2020 Jeep Renegade crashes Nicely, earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS
Each Renegade will keep drivers safe, however, the top headlights are far from standard equipment.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is one secure subcompact crossover, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found when analyzing the model. The Small Jeep’s performance earned it a Top Safety Pick.
The IIHS ratings reveal the Renegade just squeaked by to meet the standards for a Top Safety Pick with the bare minimum. It earned a very good rating in all but one crash test; at the small-overlap passenger-side test the Renegade scored an Acceptable rating. Anything under Acceptable could have staged the crossover.
The remaining part of the award is based on optional equipment, sadly. The frontal-crash prevention technologies are discretionary, which will cost buyers more cash, but the IIHS rated it Superior. In both the 12 miles and 25 mph test, the Renegade’s automatic emergency braking avoided a collision.
The headlights that sealed the Jeep’s Top Safety Pick will also be optional. Specifically, buyers will need to Appear at a Latitude, Altitude, Limited or High Altitude trim. The prior three need the LED lighting team and an innovative technology bundle, while the High Altitude trimming just needs the innovative technology bundle.
With all this gear, the IIHS rated the discretionary headlights Acceptable. Trims with just the LED lighting team scored Marginal, while versions without the discretionary goods, which run fundamental halogen reflectors, earned the lowest score of Poor.
That makes the cheapest Renegade with all the equipment tested to earn the security award a $28,955 automobile for a front-wheel-drive Renegade Altitude trim. The purchase price includes a $1,495 destination fee. That’s lots of money for a fairly small crossover. Also, look at some of the security technology is standard on most of the Renegade’s competitors.