Top Safety Pick

2020 Jeep Renegade

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights built after September 2019

2020 Jeep Renegade 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian
Not available

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2020 models built after September 2019

Tested vehicle: 2020 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Renegade was introduced in the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the front-end structure, front door hinge pillars, and front door sills were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes.

Beginning with 2020 models built after September 2019, an additional modification was made to the front-end structure to further improve occupant protection in driver-side small overlap crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1911
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 3
Left toepan (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 6
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1911
Head
HIC-15 103
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.30
Right 0.44
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 0.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 31
Right 21

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Renegade was introduced in the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the front-end structure, front door hinge pillars, and front door sills were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes.

Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the right side of the frontal airbag but began to slide to the right into the gap between the frontal and side curtain airbags, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1932
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 5
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 8
Right lower dash (cm) 8

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1932
Head
HIC-15 80
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 3.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.32
Right 0.42
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 31
Right 35

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1932
Head
HIC-15 50
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.39
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.6
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 26

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Renegade was introduced in the 2015 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the front-end structure, front door hinge pillars, and front door sills were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1919
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1919
Head
HIC-15 190
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 65
Right 123

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4-door 4wd

The Jeep Renegade was introduced in the 2015 model year. Two side impact tests of the Renegade were conducted, the first by the Institute of a 2015 model and the second by Fiat Chrysler of a 2019 model as part of side crash test verification. Side ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1920 CES1508
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.5 -18.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1920 CES1508
Head HIC-15 286 90
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.5 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25 24
Lateral force (kN) 1.2 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37 32
Average deflection (mm) 30 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.89 4.24
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.78 0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.9 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5 1.8
Combined force (kN) 4.3 4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.4 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 170 104
A-P moment (Nm) -41 27

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1920 CES1508
Head HIC-15 245 242
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.6 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.9 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30 33
Average deflection (mm) 24 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.46 3.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.59 0.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.6 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2 2.5
Combined force (kN) 3.3 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 133 104
A-P moment (Nm) -39 -45

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,365 lbs
Peak force 18,051 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.36

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 14
Distance below top of head (mm) -2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.7
Head contact time (ms) 67
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 400

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Technology Group II (Sport trim)
  • optional Advanced Technology Group (Latitude & Limited)

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-20 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Latitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group; Advanced Technology Group package
  • Altitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group; Advanced Technology Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with LED Lighting Group; Advanced Technology Group package
  • High Altitude trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the gradual right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Latitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group; Advanced Technology Group package
  • Altitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group; Advanced Technology Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with LED Lighting Group; Advanced Technology Group package
  • High Altitude trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 66.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 55.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.6 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 52.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 152.8 m
Straightaway left edge 112.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 82.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 70.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 65.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 58.9 m

Trim level(s)

  • Latitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Altitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • High Altitude trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Latitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Altitude trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • Trailhawk trim equipped with LED Lighting Group package
  • High Altitude trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 66.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 55.3 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.6 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 52.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 152.8 m
Straightaway left edge 112.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 82.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 70.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 65.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 58.9 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
  • Latitude trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
  • Altitude trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced Techology Group package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
  • Latitude trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
  • Altitude trim equipped with Advanced Technology Group package
  • Limited trim equipped with Advanced Techology Group package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 42.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 47.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 40.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 118.2 m
Straightaway left edge 95.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 53.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.1 m

Trim level(s)

  • Sport trim
  • Latitude trim
  • Limited trim
  • Trailhawk trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Sport trim
  • Latitude trim
  • Limited trim
  • Trailhawk trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-20 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 42.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 47.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 40.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 118.2 m
Straightaway left edge 95.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 53.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.1 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019-20 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Latitude
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Latitude
Seat type cloth
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 6
Clearance angle (degrees) 74
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 62
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated