When you are looking for a subcompact crossover, the Jeep Renegade is an excellent option. It has proven to be a popular choice among many. But if you are looking into purchasing one, you may be wondering if the Jeep Renegade comes with a spare tire. We have done the research, and we have the answer for you.
The Jeep Renegade comes standard with only a Tire Service Kit, except for the Trail Hawk version, which comes standard with a full-size spare. All other trim levels have the option to add a full-size temporary-use spare tire. There is also the option to add a full-size spare with a matching wheel to some trim levels and configurations.
We discuss the options for each trim level below, so keep reading.
Jeep Renegade Spare Tire Options
In recent years it has become a lot more common for new cars to come without a spare tire as standard equipment, as is the case with most trim levels of the Jeep Renegade.
The majority of the new Renegades come with only a Tire Service Kit. On every trim level that comes with this kit, there is an option to add a full-size temporary-use spare. Here are the trim levels this applies to:
- High Altitude
- Orange Edition
- Upland Edition
- North Edition
Some of the trim levels have an additional option to add a full-size spare with a matching wheel. This is only possible if you have the 4×4 version of these trims, and only then, if you also add the Trailer Tow package. Here are the trim levels this is available on:
- High Altitude
- Orange Edition
If you purchase a Jeep Renegade Trail Hawk, your vehicle already comes with a full-size spare as standard equipment. There are no additional spare tire options available on the Trail Hawk.
Where Is The Jack On A Jeep Renegade?
While many Jeep Renegades do not come standard with a spare tire or jack, it is an available option. If your Renegade has a spare, your jack will be with the spare tire underneath the floor of the cargo area in the back.
You can see that location in this video, which shows how to change a tire on your 2020 Jeep Renegade:
Does the 2019 Jeep Renegade Have A Spare Tire?
The 2019 Jeep Renegade does not have a spare tire with most trim levels. The lone exception to this is the Trail Hawk, which comes with a full-size spare tire.
The remaining trim levels come standard with the Tire Service Kit, which includes a small are compressor and tire sealer. The trim levels this applies to are:
- High Altitude
- Upland Edition
On those trim levels, there is the option to add a full-size temporary-use spare.
There is an additional option on some trim levels. On the following trim levels, you can add a full-size spare with a matching wheel:
- Limited 4×4
- Latitude 4×4
- Altitude 4×4
- High Altitude 4×4
When you add a full-size spare with matching wheel on those trims, you must also add the Trailer Tow package.
What Is The Tire Service Kit For Jeep Renegade?
If you have the Jeep Renegade Trail Hawk, or if your Renegade came with the optional spare tire, you won’t have the Tire Service Kit. Every trim level other than the Trail Hawk comes with it as standard equipment, though.
The Tire Service Kit is a small air compressor, along with a bottle of tire sealer. It will seal small punctures and air your tire up to get you to your next stop. Once at your next stop, hopefully, you can have your tire replaced or a more permanent repair performed on your tire.
If you would like to see the Tire Service Kit in action, watch this video:
If you no longer have a kit like this, you should be able to get a replacement from your Jeep dealer. There are aftermarket universal repair kits, like these that we found on Amazon:
Airman ResQ Pro+ Tire Repair Kit
Slime Smart Spare Emergency Tire Repair Kit
Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit (Digital)
These kits are not direct replacements for the factory Tire Service Kit, but they are similar and designed to accomplish the same goal.
Are Spare Tires Universal?
The spare tire that came with your car is not universal. It was designed specifically for the vehicle it was included with. If you attempt to use it with a different vehicle, it may not even bolt-on. There is a good chance the bolt pattern for the wheel is different.
Even if the bolt pattern of your spare tire’s wheel matches a different vehicle, you should only use it on the car it was designed for. The wheel may not have the proper offset to clear your suspension components or car body properly while in use. The wheel and tire may not be heavy-duty enough for your vehicle, especially if they were designed for a much smaller or lighter vehicle. Also, if the circumference of the spare isn’t within the specifications called for by the manufacturer of your vehicle, it may not be safe to drive on.
You should always make sure your spare is for your specific model of vehicle. If you need to purchase a new spare, a tire shop or a website that sells tires may be able to help you select the right tire for your vehicle.
Why Do New Cars Not Have Spare Tires?
Nearly a third of currently produced new cars do not come from the factory with a spare tire. Some studies show that about 20% of drivers don’t know how to change the tire on their vehicles.
An ever-increasing number of people would rather call for roadside assistance instead of changing the tire themselves. Some speculate that this has led car companies to conclude that people will not miss the spare tire if it is not included. Anyone who would like the spare can still pay extra for the optional spare that is available on many vehicles.
The reasons for not including the spare vary, but some that are often cited are:
- Ditching the spare saves weight, making it easier to meet fuel standards
- Some newer cars come with run-flat tires, negating some of the benefits of having a spare
- Manufacturing costs can be reduced by not including the spare tire.
- On a lot of cars, storage space is limited, and by removing the spare, they free up some of that space.
Many of the cars that do not come with a spare will come with a tire repair kit instead. While it won’t take care of significant damage, it may get you to the next top, where you can find some assistance.
Experts suggest you verify what your car has for a spare before you need it, rather than wait until you have a flat to find out there isn’t a spare in your vehicle.
A majority of new Jeep Renegades do not come with a spare tire. Only the Trail Hawk has a spare as standard equipment. All other trim levels come with a Tire Service Kit. There is an optional spare available on the trims that don’t have a spare. The 4×4 version of some trim levels have a full-size spare with a matching wheel available, but they must also get the Trailer Tow Package if they do.