The Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV that is praised for its excellent handling and high-quality cabin. The Renegade has received a few new updates for 2018, including a new standard five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and a rearview camera on every trim. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration apps are also now available on certain trims. Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Jeep Renegade.
Is the 2018 Jeep Renegade a Four-Wheel-Vehicle?
The Jeep Renegade gets high marks in this class for its outstanding off-roading capabilities, a rare feature among subcompact SUVs. While front-wheel drive is standard equipment in the Renegade, every trim can be upgraded with four-wheel drive. For optimal off-roading prowess, go with the Trailhawk trim. This model includes four-wheel drive with Jeep’s Selec-Terrain system with five different settings depending on road conditions, along with a higher ride height, low-range gearing, skid plates, tow hooks, and upgraded all-terrain tires.
How Long Is the Jeep Renegade?
The 2018 Jeep Renegade is 13 feet, 11 inches long. This provides more than 51 feet of cargo space along with plenty of head and legroom even for rear seat passengers thanks to the SUV’s iconic squared-off shape.
Is the Jeep Renegade Reliable?
Although the Renegade has not yet received a predicted reliability score from J.D. Power and Associates for 2018, drivers report few problems with this rugged vehicle. No recalls have been reported for either the 2017 or 2018 model year.
How Much Does a New Jeep Renegade Cost?
The 2018 Jeep Renegade has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,445 and comes with the tech features described above along with cloth seats, a six-speaker stereo, and push-button start.
The Latitude trim starts at $21,845 and adds cruise control, smartphone integration, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a larger touchscreen, and an additional USB port for rear-seat passengers. The Limited model starts at $25,645 and adds leather upholstery, heated, power-adjustable front seats, split-folding rear seats for cargo flexibility, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and heated steering wheel, remote start, and a power outlet.
The Trailhawk trim starts at $26,845 and enhances the Limited model with the off-roading features described above. You can also customize your Renegade with additional equipment packages at an added cost, such as the Safety and Security group for driver assistance features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, and a security alarm.