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Jeep Renegade - best small 4x4s

Jeep has an image built on iconic 4x4s and the Renegade does the brand proud

The Renegade’s squared retro-looks are a nod back to it’s four-wheel drive bloodline. But if you want a 4x4 Renegade, you’re stuck with more expensive Limited and Trailhawk models. 

You do get some interesting features for the price however, the range-topping Trialhawk has skid-plates to protect the engine, suspension and fuel tank along with ‘Selec-Terrain’ which lets you choose between ‘Rock Mode’ and ‘Active Drive Low’ with ‘Hill Descent Control’.

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While front-wheel drive models have a choice of petrol and diesel, the four-wheel drive models are limited to the 138bhp and 168bhp diesels. This is no bad thing as they deliver decent performance and low-down torque - ideal for most steep inclines you may encounter.

The Renegade uses ‘Active Drive’ which can disengage four-wheel drive in favour of front-wheel drive for better fuel efficiency. This produces a combined WLTP cycle of 51.4mpg in the Limited version with the six-speed manual gearbox. 

Best small 4x4s to buy now

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    1. 1. Skoda Karoq
    2. 2. Volvo XC40
    3. 3. Dacia Duster
    4. 4. Mini Countryman
    5. 5. Mazda CX-3
    6. 6. Jeep Renegade
    7. 7. Fiat Panda 4x4
    8. 8. Suzuki Jimny
    9. 9. BMW X1
    10. 10. SEAT Ateca
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