Jeep Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid running costs
The Renegade 4xe follows the plug-in hybrid formula: cheaper to fuel and tax, slightly more expensive to insure
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|21–25||5 yrs / 75,000 miles||1yrs / 12,000 miles (est)||From £846 / £1,692|
Picking the plug-in hybrid Renegade over its petrol or diesel counterparts will almost always be a decision taken with running costs in mind. The 4xe should prove cheaper to run in all aspects apart from insurance for private buyers, while company-car users benefit from sizeable Benefit-in-Kind reductions. Jeep also offers a very competitive warranty (plus roadside assistance) and fixed-price servicing deals, so ownership should be a fairly painless experience.
Jeep Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid insurance group
Entry-level Longitude cars sit in insurance group 21, Limited trim in group 22, and top-spec Trailhawk in group 25. This means it'll cost a little more to insure than the Kia Niro PHEV, which occupies groups 14 and 15 depending on specification.
As with all Jeep models, the Renegade comes with a competitive five-year, 75,000-mile warranty and five years' roadside assistance. The Renegade's Kia Niro PHEV can't really be beaten here, however, with its seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty. This won't make much difference on an average three-year lease, however.
Exact service interval information is not available but Jeep offers a number of maintenance plans to help spread the cost of servicing, with fixed costs and complementary smaller services depending on the selected plan.
As a plug-in hybrid, the Renegade 4xe is eligible for a £10 discount on the regular £155 road tax (VED) rate for non-hybrid cars. Owners will pay £145 a year after the first year of ownership.
Company-car users have a reasonable 12% Benefit in Kind rate to deal with on entry-level Longitude models, which equates to a tax bill of £781 for 20% taxpayers; this increases to 13% for the top-spec Trailhawk model, for a payment of £947.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Jeep Renegade 4xe is the brand's first plug-in hybrid, combining the benefits of electrification with Jeep's trademark off-road prowess
- 2MPG, CO2 & chargingThe Jeep Renegade hybrid's figures are respectable, but some rivals beat it on paper
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe Renegade 4xe follows the plug-in hybrid formula: cheaper to fuel and tax, slightly more expensive to insure
- 4Engines, drive & performanceIt'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 & comfortThe Renegade is a comfortable small SUV with good infotainment, but its interior feels a little plasticky
- 6Practicality & boot spaceLots of room for passengers to get comfortable, but only average boot space
- 7Reliability & safetyA low Euro NCAP score disappoints, but the Jeep should be fairly reliable