Jeep Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid boot space & seating
There's lots of room for passengers to get comfortable in the Renegade, but only an average amount of boot space
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The Jeep Renegade's boxy styling means there’s plenty of headroom all around, but this is still a small SUV, so you won’t be able to fit a six-foot passenger in the back behind a similarly tall driver – or at least, not for long.
Still, the upright styling of the Renegade and its height means that this is one of the few cars in the class to give you a traditional SUV driving position. Plus, the boxy outsides mean it’s easy to judge where the car's corners are when parking.
Jeep Renegade 4xe interior space, storage & comfort
Passenger space is plentiful up front and Jeep has done well to fill the interior with practical touches, including a pair of front cupholders, multiple USB slots and plenty of cubbyholes for smaller items, including one dedicated to smartphones. It’s only in the rear seats where things start to feel tight for an adult to spend a long time in.
The Renegade is a compact car, which means the boot has had to suffer slightly in terms of overall volume to make room for the hybrid system. The presence of a battery pack means it measures in at 330 litres – some 20 litres down on the standard car's already slightly pokey load area. Still, at least the space provided is usefully square. Fold the seats down, and there's 1,277 litres of space in total. Equip the Renegade with the optional 40/20/40 split folding rear seat to maximise versatility.
The Renegade 4xe isn’t a good tow car because its maximum limit is 1,150kg. Perhaps surprisingly, that’s even less than the 1,300kg of a Kia Niro, which is a shame because you'd think the Jeep's four-wheel drive might do a good job of pulling a caravan out of a damp field. Find out more about towing with hybrid and electric cars here.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Jeep Renegade 4xe combines plug-in hybrid efficiency with real off-road ability
- 2MPG, CO2 & chargingThe Jeep Renegade hybrid's figures are respectable, but some rivals beat it on paper
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe Renegade 4xe follows the plug-in hybrid formula: cheaper to fuel and tax, slightly more expensive to insure
- 4Performance, engine & driveIt's far from being the most engaging SUV on the road, but few cars in its class can match the Renegade 4xe when the tarmac ends
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Renegade is a comfortable small SUV with good infotainment, but its interior feels a little plasticky
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingThere's lots of room for passengers to get comfortable in the Renegade, but only an average amount of boot space
- 7Reliability & safety ratingA low Euro NCAP score disappoints, but the Jeep should be fairly reliable