The EPA posted some of the Renegade's official fuel economy numbers on Monday.
The initial fuel economy numbers posted by the EPA are for a Renegade 4x2 model with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Still to come are fuel economy numbers for the 4x4 version and models with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the six-speed manual transmission.
The Renegade is an all-new compact SUV that slots below the Jeep Cherokee in the brand's lineup.
In comparison, the 2015 Trax with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission returns 26 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
The 2015 Nissan Juke with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 28 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, the EPA said.
The 2016 Honda HR-V 2WD model with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 25 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Fuel economy numbers on the Mazda CX-3 have not been posted.
The Renegade begins rolling into Jeep dealerships this week.
The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Tuesday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $2.31 versus $3.41 a year ago.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers get some critical and long-awaited information about the 2015 Jeep Renegade that should help in the decision-making process.