Flash Drive

2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

Model Tested: 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4

The 2020 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk is compact, but agile. It has short overhangs for serious off-road adventures.

Engine:1.3-liter turbocharged inline four, 177 horsepower, 200 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 9-speed automatic, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 22-mpg city, 27-mpg highway, 24-mpg combined

Base Price: $27,795

As Tested: $37,015


Off-road prowess worthy of the Jeep brand and Trailhawk name

Lots of serious Jeep technology

Good fuel economy—our best was 28.8-mpg highway

Good torque from tiny 1.3-liter turbo engine

The 2020 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk — Selec-Terrain knob allows the driver to fine tune the vehicle’s capabilities to match the terrain.

Smooth Auto Stop feature

Nimble city traffic warrior

2000 lb tow capacity


Very good front legroom

Comfy seats with leather seating surfaces

Good range tilt/telescopic column

Rear seats tight unless fronts are up considerably

Great shoe room under front seats

Cowboy hat headroom

Wide rear armrest with cupholders

The 2020 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk front seat room and comfort are great. The backseat is a little snug.

Adults can fit in middle position, but limited knee space

Large visors with ample side slide


Three serious, functional tow hooks

Manual liftgate opens high for tall people

Big cargo area opening, no lift-over

Flat cargo deck

Cargo area on the short side

Small bin beside spare tire

Split rear seat folds almost flat; slight slope

The 2020 Jeep® Renegade has a couple roof options that either let in light and/or light and fresh air.

Huge Kenwood speaker in corner of cargo area

Two nice vinyl seatback pouches

Rear doors only have bottle notches

Small front door bins with hard to access area

Large locking glovebox

Small, but deep console bin

WOW Factors:

Highly competent off-road

Excellent size urban errand runner

Unique optional removable roof panels

The 2020 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk is a compact crossover SUV so cargo capacity isn’t its biggest attribute, but space is decent.


Polarizing styling

Awkward front door bins

$1495 destination charge

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 is much more than a clever marketing moniker—it’s a highly capable and very versatile SUV. Depending on how hard you hit the option list the price can vary by almost $10,000, but if you’re frugal you can get a lot of off-road athleticism and a fun, versatile daily driver for close to the base price.