Suzuki Jimny vs Jeep Renegade Comparison

Cars come and go, some leave a mark, some just disappear, some pull an almost trendy following and that is the Suzuki Jimny. When people look for a mini 4X4 SUV, then definitely, the Suzuki Jimny is one of the cars that come to mind as it has been around for a while and has demonstrated over the years to be one of the best. Years passed and Jeep decided to enter the mini 4X4 SUV category and brought us the Jeep Renegade, which managed to challenge the Jimny but also provide a wider choice for us to choose from. Today we are going to compare the Suzuki Jimny vs Jeep Renegade by taking a look at the interior, exterior, engine, and practicality. Please follow through.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of September 2021.) 

 Suzuki JimnyJeep Renegade

Capacity/Doors4 Passengers/3 doors5 Passengers/3 doors
Torque130 Nm @ 4,000 rpm230 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h13.5 sec - 15.2 sec10 sec – 31.7 sec
Max Power64HP - 102HP160HP – 180HP
Engine0.66L – 1.5L

1.0L – 2.4L

Fuel Tank Capacity40L48L
Key FeaturesRadio, CD Player, Airbag, Power

Steering, A/C, ABS, Keyless Entry,

Back Camera, Alloy Wheels
Adaptive Cruise Control, Front

Parking Sensors, and a Semi-

Autonomous Feature, Standard

Lane-Departure Warning and

Lane-Keeping Ass
GearboxCVT

Manual & AT
Fuel Consumption13.6 KM/L – 16.2 KM/L

9.7Km/L – 13.6Km/L
Length x Width x Height3.39×1.47×1.68 m

4.23×1.81×1.70 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 1,070 – 41,240 USD 9,340 – 31,720

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Suzuki Jimny

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The Suzuki Jimny is a car that is practical and very well-ordered, with an almost trendy following from buyers. The Jimny is a solid-looking 4×4 that surpasses expectations with its excellent off-roading and on-road abilities, qualifying it as the best car of both worlds.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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There are storage sections in the cabin that are valuable for storing items such as beverages, smartphones, goggles, handbags, etc. In the first row, there is door panel storage, a glovebox, 2 cup holders, and the center box.

(b) Cargo Space

The Suzuki Jimny is a small car and cargo space is nonexistent. If you plan to carry cargo and passengers then you’re going to be fully disappointed. For overland trips and long-distance travel, the Jimny is best.

Jeep Renegade

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The Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV with a seating of 5 passengers. It comes in 4 trim levels: Latitude, Sport, Trailhawk, and Limited. A 9-speed transmission is standard on all trims. The vehicle offers the 4-wheel drive systems Active Drive I and Active Drive Low, both of which are paired with Jeep’s Selec-Terrain system.

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(a) Cabin Storage

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The Renegade’s interior is made with some attractive materials and its buttons are arranged well. The cabin space is average at its best. The Renegade’s seats can be folded flat to create a level load floor, also there are limited storage pockets and lack a full-length door cubby upfront making storage opportunities rare compared with other vehicles in the segment.

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(b) Cargo Space

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The Renegade has a fashionable cabin with a sizable cargo space; the cargo space is 18.5 cubic feet with its back seats upright and when the seats folded makes 50.8 cubic feet. That’s to some extent above average for a subcompact SUV.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Suzuki Jimny

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Jimny comes with 2 engine options; a 0.66L 3 cylinder, turbo petrol engine, and 1.5L 4 cylinders, petrol engine that are mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. It is powered by a traditional part-time 4WD system with an auxiliary gearbox that allows the driver to switch to 4WD mode using a gear lever. The driving modes are like a traditional 4×4.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Jimny’s fuel consumption is approximately 16.2Km/L for the Jimny linked with a 0.66L (Manual transmission) and 13.2Km/L for the Jimny linked to 0.66L (Automatic transmission) while the Jimny with 1.5L (manual transmission) fuel consumption is 15Km/L and for the 1.5L (automatic transmission) the fuel consumption is 13.6Km/L.

Jeep Renegade

(a) Engine & Performance

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Jeep Renegade powered by 8 engine options either turbo gasoline 1.0L GSE T3 I3, 1.3L GSE T4 I4 turbo gasoline and electric, FIRE 1.4L I4 turbo gasoline, turbo diesel Multijet II 1.6L I4, 1.6 L E.torq I4 gasoline, 1.8 L E.torq I4 flex-fuel: gasoline and ethanol, turbo diesel Multijet II 2.0 L I4, and 2.4 L Tigershark I4 gasoline. All of these are mated either with a 5-speed FPT C510 manual, 6-speed FPT C635 manual, 6-speed FPT C635 dual-clutch automatic, 7-speed FPT C725 dual-clutch automatic, or a 9-speed ZF 948TE automatic. And Jeep Renegade is available in petrol, diesel and gasoline, and ethanol. The hybrid version PHEV (4xe) has an electric motor of 45 kW (60 hp; 61 PS) FCA eMotor (4xe) and a battery of 11.4 kWh 400-volt Li-ion pack.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The best fuel-efficient Jeep Renegade, a front-wheel-drive model with the optional turbocharged 1.3-liter engine, earns 10.2Km/L in the city and 13.6Km/L on the highway. With AWD, those figures fall to 9.7Km/L and 12.3Km/L, respectively. The Renegade’s 2.4L 4-cylinder with front-wheel drive is rated at 9.3 Km/L cities and 12.7Km/L.

Final Verdict

The Suzuki Jimny and Jeep Renegade were planned to take you places but each one has an advantage over the other in certain circumstances. These two cars are good for off-road but the Jeep Renegade is very good for both on-road and off-road and for the power Jeep Renegade is the best with more choice of engines, Both are good cars but Jeep Renegade remains top at the markets with no hesitation while the Suzuki Jimny is a simple car with an affordable maintenance cost. If you’re planning to purchase either Suzuki Jimny or Jeep Renegade, be sure to visit BE FORWARD.

BROWSE LOW COST USED SUZUKI JIMNY ​​MODELS

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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