Top 10 things to know about the New Jeep Renegade

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There is a new Jeep on the market and at first glance, it looks particularly interesting. It’s noticeably smaller than any other Jeep, and noticeably cuter – especially given the colour palette available, which seems to have been borrowed from the company that makes Skittles.

In this video, we’ve picked ten things about the new Jeep Renegade that you need to know, covering the engine, interior, build quality and a few little surprises that Jeep has built into the car as standard.

We’ll be using this space to go into detailed comparisons with this car’s rivals.

Here at Cars.co.za, we were all unexpectedly surprised by the new Renegade. The build quality is impressive and overall, as a package, it's an attractive urban car. But the pricing is, shall we say, challenging.

With the range starting at R340 990, the car is priced above a few of its key rivals, even overlapping bigger cars in the next segment, such as the Toyota Rav4, which starts at R311 000.

The car featured in the video is the 1.4 T Limited Launch Edition, which at the time of writing, features SatNav, leather upholstery and those rather nice 18-inch wheels included as freebies in the price of R375 990. We’ll use this car for comparisons below.

We’ve chosen the Mini Countryman and Subaru XV, as both cars are roughly equally sized and offer that rugged, I-might-actually-go-offroad feeling.

See a detailed comparison of the three cars below, here:

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Top 10 things to know about the Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade vs Rivals - Specs
Jeep Renegade 1.4 T Limited Launch Edition Mini Cooper S Countryman
Price R375 990 R393 988
Engine 1.4T Multi-air turbo petrol 1.6 turbo petrol
Power/Torque 103 kW/230 Nm 140 kW/240 Nm
Fuel economy 6.0L/100km 6.6L/100km
Acceleration 10.9 seconds 7.5 seconds
Top Speed 181kph 216kph
Boot space 351/1297 (seats down) 350/1170 (seats down)
Park distance control Rear Optional
Bluetooth Yes Yes
SatNav Yes Optional
Leather Upholstery Yes Yes
Airbags 6 6
 
Jeep Renegade 1.4 T Limited Launch Edition Nissan Qashqai 1.6T Acenta
Price R375 990 R364 800
Engine 1.4T Multi-air turbo petrol 1.6 turbo petrol
Power/Torque 103 kW/230 Nm 120 kW/240 Nm
Fuel economy 6.0L/100km 6.2L/100km
Acceleration 10.9 seconds 9.1 seconds
Top Speed 181kph 200kph
Boot space 351/1297 (seats down) 430/1585 (seats down)
Park distance control Rear Optional
Bluetooth Yes Yes
SatNav Yes Optional
Leather Upholstery Yes Optional
Airbags 6 6

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