The Jeep® Renegade is an eye-catching exploration in combining car-like features with the off-road capability for which Jeep is famous. The Renegade is a compact SUV that boasts the brand's signature seven-slotted grille and round headlights, while still incorporating unique styling cues—proving that Jeep design is constantly evolving but still keeping performance and comfort front and center.

The 2020 model seats five passengers and includes LED headlights, automatic high beams, and keyless entry and ignition. The boxy design and features have carried over from the previous model year with some slight front facia redesign. Four trim levels are available, ensuring that every driver will find the perfect fit for his or her driving needs.

The Perfect Ride for…

Drivers looking for a compact SUV that's capable of performing on the pavement or trails without hogging the entire roadway. The Renegade is also a great option for drivers transitioning from a sedan to an SUV. Its smaller size makes it perfect for joining the SUV family and will ensure that anyone behind the wheel feels comfortable commanding the Renegade on the road.

Drive & Handling

Beneath the hood of the Renegade, drivers will choose between two excellent engine options. The Limited and Trailhawk trims house a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine capable of up 177 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain features engine stop-start technology and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission for ultimate fuel efficiency. The previously optional 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir 2 V4 now comes standard on the Sport and Latitude models, increasing the value of these trims. It’s paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission for 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

The top-of-the-line Trailhawk® trim comes with four-wheel drive, hill descent control, tow hooks, a raised suspension, and skid plates, making this the vehicle to choose if you love off-roading. All models are equipped with the Selec-Terrain® Traction Control System that allows the driver to choose between Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud settings. The Trailhawk® also receives an additional Rock setting for ultimate crawling capability.

Key Features


The available Uconnect 4 system offers the best in infotainment with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display that controls Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. It also displays navigation, offers Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free calling, and features SiriusXM® satellite radio capability. With this infotainment system, you’ll never have to be disconnected from your favorite playlists or miss an important call on the road. Opt for the available BeatsAudio™ premium sound system with 8 speakers and a subwoofer for a concert-worthy listening experience.

My Sky® Open-Air System

This available feature will transform your drive from average to exceptional. Feel the sunshine pour in when the roof panel is retracted or remove the panels entirely for a true open-air experience. The panels fit conveniently in the cargo area, so you and your passengers can sit back and enjoy the experience.

Alternative Options

If you're looking for rugged off-roading capability, the Jeep Wrangler might be more fitting for your lifestyle. For those that love the capability and style of iconic jeep models, the new Jeep Gladiator offers the convenience of a truck and the striking style the brand is known for.

For more information about the 2020 Jeep Renegade or any other model in the new Jeep lineup, please reach out to Hall Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Virginia Beach today.

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