Jeep Avenger review - Reliability and safety
The Avenger uses tried-and-tested parts from the Stellantis family of brands, which includes Vauxhall, Citroen and Peugeot
At the time of writing, Euro NCAP hasn’t published a crash safety score for the Avenger. However, the closely related Peugeot 2008, Citroen C4 and Vauxhall Mokka all received four-star overall ratings, so we expect it’ll be a similar story with the Jeep.
In terms of safety kit, every Avenger is equipped with six airbags, Isofix on the front passenger and rear seats, cruise control, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, drowsy driver detection, traction control and rear parking sensors. Mid-range Altitude-spec models add adaptive cruise control, while range-topping Summit cars feature lane centering and traffic jam assist, along with a 180-degree rear-view camera and automatic high/low beam.
The Avenger is also too new to have made an appearance in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, but the related Citroen C4/e-C4 did manage to claim first place on our list of the best cars to own, which is based on owners’ feedback from Driver Power. The 2008 also took the 53rd spot, while the Mokka rounded off the top-75 car list.
Unfortunately, Jeep as a brand failed to make an impact on owners who responded to the survey, and as a result it failed to make it onto our best car manufacturers list. Once again, however, Peugeot and Citroen’s performance may reassure potential buyers, as they finished 9th and 11th, respectively, while Vauxhall came in 24th.
The Avenger comes as standard with a three-year warranty, but you can get four years of warranty coverage, plus complimentary servicing and roadside assistance for the same period if you sign up with Jeep Shield. The Avenger’s battery gets a separate eight-year/100,000-mile warranty, which can be extended by three years should you wish.
The electric Jeep Avenger should only need to be serviced once every two years or 16,000 miles, whichever comes first. That’s a long time between services compared to a petrol or diesel-powered car, but electric cars have considerably less in the way of moving parts than their combustion-engined counterparts.
In this review
- 1Jeep Avenger reviewJeep’s charming little electric SUV will win hearts with its looks alone, but it’s more than just a pretty face
- 2Electric motor, drive and performanceJeeps have often compromised on-road manners for their ability off-road, but not the Avenger
- 3Range, charging and running costsRange and charging speeds aren’t class-leading, but competitive among small EVs
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Jeep Avenger could be sold on looks alone, and features iconic Jeep design cues and ‘easter eggs’ young buyers will lap up
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Avenger’s ability to carry more than two people depends on largely on who’s up front
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingThe Avenger uses tried-and-tested parts from the Stellantis family of brands, which includes Vauxhall, Citroen and Peugeot