Jeep Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid costs, insurance, warranty & tax
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||5yrs / 75,000 miles||1yr / 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 favourable Benefit-in-Kind rates. 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 is in group 22 and top-spec Trailhawk is in group 25. This means the Renegade 4Xe will 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 rival can't really be beaten here, however, due to its seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. This won't make much difference on an average three-year lease, however.
Exact service interval information isn't 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 gets a £10 discount on the regular £155 road tax (VED) rate for non-hybrid cars. Owners will therefore pay £145 a year after the first 12 months on the road. During the 2021/22 tax year, company-car users enjoy a reasonable 12% Benefit-in-Kind rate on entry-level Longitude cars, which equates to a tax bill of £781 for 20% earners; this increases to 13% for the top-spec Trailhawk version, 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 & insurance - currently readingThe 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 & practicalityThere'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