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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

Jeep Renegade 4xe rear
Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£31,845 - £35,730
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
21–255 yrs / 75,000 miles1yrs / 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.  

Warranty

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.

Servicing

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. 

Road tax

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.

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