Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade Motability Car twoThe Jeep Renegade may not have the best name in the industry or have looks that everyone will like but small crossovers do divide opinion, we are thinking Nissan Juke and Kia Soul.  Jeep are owned by Fiat and the Renegade is built on the same platform as the yet to be released Fiat 500x, but the more boxy credentials of the Renegade do make for excellent space, the front doors open to seventy degrees and the rear to eighty degrees, easing access. While the car’s lofty ride height improves forward visibility, the large pillars do obscure your sideways view, but the climb into the cabin is not an uncomfortable one. The boot offers a competitive 351 litres with the seats up, and up to 1297 litres with them folded. To drive the Renegade is a little less fun than a Mini Countryman and a little noisier too but it is very comfortable.


Jeep Renegade Motability Car cut awayThe Jeep renegade is available to Mobility customers in Sport, Longitude and Limited trim. Every Renegade comes with a 5 inch touch-screen system as standard, which you use to control the radio, Bluetooth and general settings. Entry-level Sport models get 16-inch wheels, Bluetooth, USB and aux connections, a multi-function steering wheel, and air-con. Longitude cars then add cruise control, more speakers and fog lamps. Limited Renegades have larger 17-inch alloys, active safety systems; such as lane departure and front collision warning, climate control, a 6.5″ touchscreen with Sat Nav, rear parking sensors and a 7 inch full colour instrument panel replacing the traditional dials.


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Two wheel drive Renegades on the Scheme are available with a 1.6 litre petrol that can reach 62 miles per hour in 11.8 seconds and return 47.1 miles per gallon, a 136bhp MultiAir 1.4 litre petrol that cuts the tape in 10.9 seconds and offers 47.9 miles per gallon as a Manual or Automatic. The pick is the 120 bhp 1.6 litre diesel that can reach 62 in 10.2 seconds and return an excellent 61.4 miles per gallon. The all wheel drive car is a 2.0 litre diesel with 138bhp only as a manual car or 170 as an automatic. We would avoid the 5 speed petrol and opt for the six speed small diesel if the funds stretch.

Summer Best Buy – Jeep Renegade 1.6 Diesel ‘Longitude’ Manual   –  £195 Advance Payment (£62.10 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Jeep Renegade 1.4 Petrol ‘Longitude’ Automatic  –  £395 Advance Payment (£63.44 wpms)