Jeep introduced the Renegade in 2015 as the brand's first entry in the subcompact crossover category. Sharing underpinnings with the Fiat 500X, the Renegade's appearance better fits Jeep's more rugged image. Jeep refreshed the Renegade in 2019 with styling tweaks and a new turbocharged engine.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
The only change to the Renegade's standard features list is a Global Telematics Box Module.
All other updates are in options: there's a new available nine-speaker Kenwood stereo; the safety and security group is now offered in Sport and Upland trims; an LED lighting group's availability is extended to North trim with the 2.4L engine, and that configuration and Sport 2.4L can now be optioned with the advanced tech group II; and 19-inch wheels are newly optional on North 2.4L.
Renegade trims are Sport, North, Altitude, Upland, Trailhawk, Limited, and High Altitude. Sport, North, Altitude and Upland come standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine; optional in those and standard in Trailhawk and Limited is a a 1.3L turbo four-cylinder. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board; all trims but North and Altitude are standard with 4WD.
Renegade Sport comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a 5.0-inch infotainment display with a six-speaker stereo, USB input, power windows, 3.5-inch driver info centre, cloth upholstery, heated side mirrors, tilt-and-telescopic steering column, six-way driver and four-way front passenger manual seats, a flat-folding front passenger seat, push-button engine start, air conditioning, electric parking brake and tire pressure monitoring.
North trim adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, body-colour door handles, fog lights, 7.0-inch infotainment display, satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather-trimmed steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control and automatic headlights.
Altitude brings black 17-inch wheels and exterior accents and upgraded cloth upholstery.
Upland models revert to the 5.0-inch infotainment screen and manual air conditioning and lose satellite radio, smartphone integration, ambient lighting and the leather-wrapped steering wheel, but gain a front suspension skid plate, two front tow hooks and all-weather floor mats.
Trailhawk builds on Altitude trim, adding off-road tires, fuel tank and transfer case skid plates, a rear tow hook, hill descent control, rain-sensing wipers, a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster display, premium cloth upholstery, a 115-volt power outlet and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Limited package also builds on Altitude, and adds 18-inch wheels, remote engine start, a windshield wiper de-icer, leather seating, 12-way power driver's seat with four-way lumbar and heated front seats and steering wheel.
Finally, High Altitude models get LED headlights, taillights and fog lights, 19-inch wheels, satin granite exterior accents and navigation, but gives up rain-sensing wipers, remote engine start and the wiper de-icer.
Jeep offers all trims with removable roof panels, and North and higher can be had with a dual-pane sunroof.
A safety and security option group adds blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic warning, rain-sensing wipers, a security alarm and a tonneau cover.
The advanced tech II package bundles a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist and parallel parking assist.
Jeep's fuel consumption estimates for the Renegade are 9.8/7.4 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 1.3L engine and front-wheel drive; 10.1/8.1 with the 1.3L and 4WD; 10.8/7.8 for the 2.4L engine and front-wheel drive; 11.2/8.2 with the 2.4L and 4WD; and 10.8/8.7 for the Trailhawk's 1.3L/4WD combination.
Jeep competes with popular small crossovers like the Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Nissan Qashqai and Kicks, Chevrolet Trax, Ford Ecosport, Mazda CX-3, Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi RVR, Subaru Crosstrek. Jeep's competitors also include the Renegade's Fiat 500X corporate sibling.
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