After receiving a mid-cycle update for 2019, the Renegade moves into the 2020 model year with only mild changes to its packaging availability. The Safety and Security and Advanced Technology Groups are now available on all Latitude, Upland, and Sport models, while the LED Lighting Group and optional 19-in wheels are now available on Latitude trims with the base engine. A Kenwood premium audio system and a new standard Global Telematics Box Module will be introduced later in the year. See the 2020 Jeep Renegade models for sale near you
One of the Renegade's biggest selling points is the off-road capability offered by its Trailhawk trim, which is something you don't typically find in this segment. While it's a little less comfortable on the road, the Trailhawk is the coolest and most capable of all the Renegades -- it's the Renegade at its best. With that said, if you've got no use for off-road features, the Latitude trim offers a good balance of equipment and value. We strongly recommend opting for the turbocharged engine if you go for this trim. Find a Jeep Renegade for sale
As in years past, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is a subcompact crossover SUV available in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited.
The base Sport ($23,770) comes standard with 16-in wheels, power windows and locks, manual mirrors, a backup camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding back seat, Bluetooth, a USB port, a 5-in touchscreen and a 6-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface. The Uconnect 7.0 Group adds a 7-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio.
The Latitude ($25,620) includes the above Sport options as well as 16-in alloy wheels, extra body-colored exterior trim, automatic headlights, foglamps, roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a second-row USB port. The Cold Weather Group adds a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, all-season rubber floor mats and automatic windshield wipers with de-icers.
The Trailhawk ($29,290) differs from all other trims with its off-road-oriented mechanical components and more rugged styling. It's upgrades include simulated low-range gearing for the standard AWD system, extra ground clearance, hill-descent control, the Selec-Terrain system (which is optional on other AWD trim levels and includes different settings for different low traction conditions), all-terrain tires on 17-in alloy wheels, a full-size spare, skid plates, tow hooks, special cloth upholstery, all-season floor mats, special red interior accents and an upgraded instrument cluster. The Popular Equipment Group adds a 6-way power driver seat, a 40/20/40-split back seat, an auto-dimming mirror and the Cold Weather Group (available separately). The Premium Leather Group basically includes all of that plus leather upholstery.
The Limited ($28,140) reverts to the standard Renegade mechanical component set, although the turbocharged engine is included as standard. The Renegade Limited comes with 18-in wheels, chrome exterior trim, proximity entry and push-button start (optional on all other trims), keyless ignition and the same contents as the Trailhawk's Premium Leather Group.
While it's standard on the Trailhawk, AWD is available on all other trims for an additional $1,500.
As of the 2020 model year, the Safety & Security Group, which includes blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning, automatic wipers, HID headlights and a cargo cover, is available on all trim levels. As is the Advanced Technology Group, which adds full-speed forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, an automatic parallel and perpendicular parking system, front parking sensors and automatic highbeams.
Optional on the top three trims is an 8.4-in touchscreen (includes HD radio and integrated navigation), a tow package, and the LED Lighting Group, which adds a variety of LED exterior lighting, including the headlights.
A full-size spare tire is optional on non-Trailhawk trims, but it eliminates an under-floor storage bin. All trim levels can be equipped with the "My Sky" roof, which combines a removable, power-sliding metal front sunroof with a just-removable metal rear roof panel. For something less complicated and quieter, the top three trims can add a more traditional panoramic glass sunroof.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Subaru Crosstrek -- Redesigned for 2018, the Crosstrek is slightly bigger than the Renegade, and it offers better safety ratings and a better reliability record as well. The Crosstrek's powertrain is its weak point, as most reviewers call it criminally underpowered. AWD is standard.
2020 Hyundai Kona -- A top pick in this segment thanks to its compelling design, ample feature content, strong turbocharged engine and fun-to-drive personality, the new Kona is worth inspection.
2020 Jeep Compass -- The 2020 Compass is mechanically based on the Renegade, and it even shares its base engine. If you're OK with a higher payment (or less equipment), you'll get considerably more space in the Compass.
Used Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk -- The Cherokee is bigger, it's more refined, and it offers a much stronger V6 engine. Its Trailhawk version is even more capable than the Renegade's, and a used or certified pre-owned Cherokee should be priced similarly to a new Renegade.