FQ Magazine - Jeep Renegade 4XE Plug-In Hybrid Review!

The All-New Jeep Renegade 4XE is now equipped with hybrid technology that offers excellent 4x4 performance, great urban efficiency and low consumption. Currently available at Glyn Hopkin with a fantastic offers!

Have a read of some excerpts from FQ Magazine's incredible review below, and click the link at the end to enquire about the all-new Renegade at Glyn Hopkin.

Under the metal

"It’s under the metal where the alterations to Jeep’s best-selling vehicle in the UK have happened. It’s not all-electric; Jeep has played it safe and has gone down the plug-in hybridroute. In other words, an electric motor and battery have been paired with an existing petrol engine, offering a good blend of performance and efficiency."

Interior

"For the last half-decade or so, the Renegade has come well kitted out – and that hasn’t changed just because the 4xe has been ushered in. You get DAB radio and an 8.4-inch media touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. There’s loads of safety equipment, too, including parking sensors and a “Drowsy Driver Detection” system – obtainable for the first time in a Jeep.

The cabin is the same as any Renegade, offering lots of headroom and a high seating position. There are five seatbelts, but the SUV is far more comfortable with four-up because legroom isn’t so generous, especially in the rear."

Performance

"I was quite happy with the clout in my test car. The drive felt even smoother than a regular Renegade, with the engine powering the front wheels and the electric motor driving the rear. Performance is perky, with 62mph reached in 7.5 seconds – and efficiency, due to a 26-mile electric range, is relatively impressive, with up to 134mpg possible. What’s more, CO2 emissions are just 49g/km.

The SUV is particularly peachy when you select “Electric” and drive it in pure battery mode. The standard “Hybrid” setting focuses on the EV power well, though. The shift between petrol propulsion and electric is almost imperceptible when driving in a relaxed way. But, if you’re pressed for time, and push your right foot down, the internal combustion unit can get raucous.

Now, you might think the move down the plug-in hybrid path has affected the Jeep Renegade’s ability off the tarmac. Well, it hasn’t – all the 4xe versions are remarkably talented in this respect, especially the Trailhawk with its tough underbody “armour” and elevated ride."

Trim Levels

"The 4xe range includes a trio of trim levels – Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk. They all feature four-wheel-drive and a six-speed automatic dual-clutch ‘box, as well as an array of exterior colours. But the £34,500 Limited grade I drove is the one you want to go for – unless you drive over rocks regularly. In that case, the expensive Trailhawk will be your cup of tea."

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