A Jeep is one of the few attainable aspirational vehicles you can buy. And unlike some vehicles, whose popularity ebbs and flows with the times (see: Volkswagen Beetle or Chevrolet Camaro), Jeep never fades from wish lists. And thanks to the existence of the 2020 Jeep Renegade, you can buy one for about the same price as a decently equipped Toyota Corolla.
But should you? Based on a Fiat-sourced platform and mechanical components, and built in Italy for export to the U.S., the Renegade hasn’t put up the best numbers in terms of reliability. And in spite of decent EPA fuel economy ratings, in the real world, it’s not terribly efficient. Yet, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is just so darn cute and capable that maybe such considerations don’t matter. A strong showing in crash testing also helps, and you can option a Renegade to specific preferences in a way that you can’t with other small SUVs. Want to learn more? Let’s dig into the details.