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||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|21–25||5 yrs / 75,000 miles||1yrs / 12,000 miles (est)||From £781 / £1,562|
Picking the plug-in hybrid Renegade over its petrol or diesel counterparts will almost always be a decision based 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 will certainly benefit from sizable 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 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.
Low CO2 emissions and status as an alternative fuel vehicle means first-year road tax is low at £10 or £25 depending on spec, with a flat-rate £140 annual payment thereafter.
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 offroad prowess
- 2MPG, CO2 & chargingThe Renegade'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 it 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