Farewell to the Tiny Titans: Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X Exit the U.S. Market

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Fiat 500X
Fiat 500X (Credits: MotorTrend)

The Renegade, Jeep’s tiniest model, is set to bid farewell to the U.S. market after the conclusion of the 2023 model year. Fiat has also confirmed that the related 500X will be discontinued for the 2024 model year.

These subcompact SUVs, known for their compact size and affordability, represent some of the smallest offerings in Stellantis’ U.S. lineup. With the Renegade’s departure, the Compass will now be the entry-level Jeep, while the discontinuation of the 500X leaves Fiat with only one model—the recently unveiled 2024 500e electric hatchback, scheduled for an early 2024 release.

Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade (Credits: Jalopnik)

Introduced in 2015, the Renegade underwent a few updates during its nine-year production span. However, recent sales have slowed, with just 15,561 units sold in the U.S. during the first three quarters of 2023—a 35 percent decline. The outgoing 2023 model, starting at $29,445, positions the 2024 Compass as a close alternative with a starting price of $29,995. Jeep intends to continue Renegade production for other markets, including Mexico, Europe, and South America.

As for the 500X, it has been in the market since the 2016 model year and played a crucial role in sustaining the Fiat brand in the U.S. However, its sales have dwindled to the hundreds, reaching only 757 units in the first three quarters of 2023. Priced at $31,840, the 500X’s standout feature was an optional canvas top, initially introduced with the Yacht Club Capri special edition.

Stellantis acknowledges that there may be 2023 Renegade and 500X models remaining in dealership inventories for some time. So, if you’re eyeing one of these models for your garage, now might be the opportune moment, potentially with a significant discount.


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