Jeep Avenger Review 2024

Jeep Avenger At A Glance

Honest John Overall Rating
The Jeep Avenger is ideal for electric SUV buyers seeking something with a little personality. It's not the most practical choice but it's easy to drive and represents decent value for money. We like it more than the Fiat 600e.

+Fun little electric SUV. Retains some of the Jeep charm. Very useable 249-mile range.

-Some of the interior finishes could be plusher. Not that spacious for rear-seat passengers. Not available as a 4x4.

The Jeep Avenger is a fabulously fun little electric SUV that stands out in an increasingly saturated market. It's got more character than the (very similar) Fiat 600e, while it still feels sufficiently 'Jeepy' to satisfy the brand's loyal audience. We're sure it'll put a smile on your face.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of this Jeep Avenger review, we have to tell you about the #duckduckJeep trend. Apparently, it's a thing for Jeep owners to carry a load of rubber ducks in their boot.

When they see another Jeep parked up, they'll leave a rubber duck on the bonnet - a fun way of acknowledging a fellow member of the Jeep tribe. The phenomenon has gone global - the hashtag has more than 265,000 posts on Instagram.

What's that got to do with the Jeep Avenger? Well, it's quite important that the brand gets its first ever pure-electric car right. If it doesn't, it has the potential to alienate quite a loyal bunch of followers.

Controversial, then, that the Jeep Avenger is a little two-wheel-drive electric SUV that's more at home in the city than it is out on the trails. But what it has in its favour is a sense of fun - that's why you'll find hidden 'Easter eggs' dotted around the interior, while its bold exterior design has a clear link to the original Willys Jeep.

The Avenger is based on the same platform as a number of other electric Stellantis models - including the aforementioned Fiat 600e, as well as the Peugeot e-2008, the Vauxhall Mokka Electric and the DS 3 E-Tense. That means it comes with the same 54kWh battery pack, capable of returning a range of up to 249 miles.

Power comes from an electric motor which - if you select sport mode - produces up to 156PS. It's not quick by electric car standards, although it is slightly swifter than some of its Stellantis peers.

Despite being strictly two-wheel drive, the Jeep Avenger has a few tricks that give it a bit more off-road ability than rivals - including short front and rear overhangs, and a number of selectable off-road drive modes.

There are three trim levels available: Longitude, Altitude and Summit. All are well-equipped, although we expect most buyers will go for the top-spec Jeep Avenger Summit. This just about sneaks in at under £40,000, which means the Avenger looks competitive against rivals such as the Kia Niro EV and Smart #1.