The Jeep Renegade is offered with a choice between two 4-cylinder engines. The FIAT-designed 1.4L turbocharged MultiAir engine comes as standard; it delivers 160 hp and 184 lb-ft. The 1.4L turbocharged engine is connected to the front or to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
Automatic buyers get the 2.4L Tigershark engine, rated at 180 hp and 175 lb-ft. The bigger, 2.4L engine sends power to the wheels via a 9-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive is a $2,000 option on most trim levels, though the Trailhawk trim includes it as standard equipment.
The 2017 Jeep Renegade is available in six distinct trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk and Deserthawk. The Sport trim is the most value-oriented of the trim levels, costing several thousand dollars less than the Latitude, at an MSRP of $17,995. This trim level comes standard with a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a 4-speaker audio system, a USB port and push-button start.
The Latitude trim adds a little bit of luxury and style to the Renegade. The Latitude trim adds air conditioning, cruise control, a 6-speaker audio system, satellite radio, an additional USB port, a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth and a rearview camera.
The Altitude trim is edgy and aggressive. It wraps around a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 6-speed manual transmission. Standard features include a ParkSense rear backup camera and Keyless Go; an optional 180-horsepower 2.4L "Tigershark" 4-cylinder engine and FIAT's 9-speed automatic transmission up the game. Jeep's Active Drive 4WD system is an option with either powertrain.
The Limited trim level focuses on turning the Renegade into a compact luxury SUV. This trim, with prices starting at around $25,000, includes 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, a 9-speed automatic transmission, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and remote start.
Standard options for the Trailhawk and Deserthawk models is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine making 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim, priced at $26,645, includes a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, a 9-speed automatic transmission, Jeep's Selec-Terrain system, an increased ride height, skid plates, all-terrain tires, tow hooks and full-time 4-wheel drive with low range.
Classic Jeep Look Provides For Lots Of Visual Interest
Nimble Handling In Turns
Accessible And Intuitive Technology Features
Trailhawk Model Provides Best-in-class Off-road Capability
The 2017 Jeep Renegade introduces the Altitude and Deserthawk trims. The Altitude trim includes 18-inch wheels, badging, seven grille rings, taillamp surrounds, rearview camera, proximity key with a push-button start and a Gloss Black finish. The standard Altitude trim includes a 160-hp 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. Altitude upgrades include a 180-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission or all-wheel drive with either powertrain.
The Deserthawk trim includes a MOAB map on its hood, U.S. Army-style star decals on its D-pillars, and black-painted 17-inch wheels, black leather seats featuring contrasting stitching, the Trailer Tow Grow, rock rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, a proximity key with push-button start, 4-wheel drive, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and 9-speed automatic transmission, and four available colors, including the trim-exclusive Mojave Sand.
The Jeep Renegade proves that Jeep styling can translate successfully to a subcompact crossover. Think: rewarding but practical. The smooth highway ride, well-shaped front seats and, optional Uconnect infotainment system give a modern vibe to the cabin. The Renegade's high profile and boxy design provide for plenty of headroom. The Renegade can be configured from rugged to elegant; it goes off-road and handles challenging weather and road conditions. The 2017 Jeep Renegade is the recipient of the IntelliChoice award for the 2017 SmartChoice Maintenance Costs Compact Utility category.