After the arrival of the 4xe plug-in hybrid versions to practically its entire range, Jeep has launched the next phase of its electrification plan with the launch of the Avenger, its first 100% electric model and the first of the four that it plans to present between now and 2025. This product offensive has the ultimate goal of being a fully electric brand, at least in the European market, by 2030.
For its debut in electric mobility, Jeep has opted for a body type 4.08 meter long SUV. With this size, the Avenger falls into the category of urban SUVs or B-SUV, where it will compete among others with the DS3 Crossback, Opel Mokka-e or Peugeot e-2008, models with which it shares the platform, the e-CMP2. , and propulsion system.
Despite sharing a skeleton with other models from the Stellantis group, Jeep has given the Avenger its own personality, imprinting the model with the off-road and adventurous DNA that characterizes the American brand. With a 60% of its components specifically Jeepthe Avenger features shorter front and rear overhangs and greater ground clearance, allowing it to offer an approach angle of 20 degrees, a departure angle of 32 degrees and, ultimately, off-road capability that places it the head of the segment in this sense.
To further enhance its offroad image, Jeep makes available to customers a accessories catalog that allows extensive customization of the vehicle with, for example, the possibility of choosing different patterns for the legendary seven-slat grille, stickers for the hood and roof or the color of the mirror covers. The customization possibilities are completed with sets of wheels between 16 and 18 inches and a color palette for the body that, taking its inspiration from nature, is made up of seven shades: Ruby red, Black volcano, Sand gray stone, Lake blue, Sun, Granite and Snow.
Jeep Avenger interior: modern and colorful
The interior of Jeep’s first electric car has a modern and practical design thanks, among other things, to the many spaces available to leave objects since the brand, Contrary to the current trend, it has not dispensed with physical buttonsdedicating a specific module for the air conditioning system.
The materials used in the cabin are all hard plastic, but the appearance is good. Besides, The brand allows you to choose the color of some moldings like the one that runs along the dashboard from side to side, adding a youthful and fresh touch to the interior.
In terms of digitalization, the Jeep Avenger has a 10.1 inch touch screen which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wirelessly. The instrument panel is also a 7” digital panel in the basic version and 10.25” in the rest.
In terms of space, the rear seats of the Jeep Avenger are not very spacious and only two people will travel comfortably. The trunk has a capacity of 355 liters (380 liters for gasoline) and can have automatic opening and closing of the gate
Engine and autonomy of the Jeep Avenger
The Jeep Avenger’s propulsion system is made up of a 156 CV y 260 Nm and a battery of 54 kWh gross capacity. The power, which is delivered immediately, is more than enough to move the vehicle with ease, which completes 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds. Power delivery varies depending on the chosen driving mode: Eco, Normal and Sport.
In terms of autonomy, the Jeep Avenger approves a combined consumption of 15.4 kWh/100 km that allow you to travel up to 400 kilometers. According to the brand, if the routes are exclusively urban, a range of 550 kilometers can be achieved.
The maximum supported charging power is 100 kW direct current. In that case, the Avenger would pass from 20 to 80% charge in 24 minutes. In alternating current, the maximum supported power is 11 kW.
In addition to the electric version, Jeep will put on sale a gasoline variant in the markets of Spain, Portugal and Poland. Available only with manual transmission, it has a turbocharged three-cylinder block with a displacement of 1.2 liters that develops 101 HP and 205 Nm.
Comfortable and silent
During the dynamic test on the roads of Malaga, we were able to verify that the Jeep Avenger is a vehicle that treats its passengers well, providing a great ride comfort thanks to the silent running and the adjustment of the suspension.
In addition, it was quite agile on the twistiest sections of the route, with a quick response and good corner entry. The steering, yes, we found it too assisted and not very informative. In the city, at least, it will be very comfortable to maneuver. In this sense, it is also worth highlighting the good turning radiuswith only 10.5 meters between curbs.
Made in Poland, the Jeep Avenger is now available in dealerships with a starting price of 36,400 euros for the electric version and 22,850 euros for the gasoline one.