Jeep Renegade 4xe review: The plug-in off-roader

The Renegade 4xe is an electrified Jeep, offering plug-in hybrid functionality to give you a petrol engine and electric motor. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
You'll only get 31 miles from the 11.4kWh battery, with the electric motor driving the rear wheels and the gasoline engine the front wheels. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
This compact SUV has boxy looks, so it's a bit like a toy truck, but with a 330-litre trunk, it's not the largest. At least it's easy to park. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Driving in Hybrid mode the car will manage battery and petrol use, but when the charge is gone, it can feel a little underpowered. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The chunky grab handle for the passenger might be overkill on the weekly food shop, but the utilitarian feel retains those offroader vibes. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
On the Trailhawk trim you get terrain options, including a 4WD Lock - and even with no battery charge you can still use the four-wheel drive system. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Jeep Renegade offers short electrical range, a useful AWD system so it will actually go off road and is fun to drive. But the overall range is short. (image credit: Pocket-lint)