The Jeep Renegade is offered with a choice between two 4-cylinder engines. A new 1.3L turbocharged four makes 177 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. It is standard on the Renegade Limited and Trailhawk and optional on the Sport and Latitude trims. The other engine in the lineup is the 2.4L Tigershark engine, rated at 180 hp and 175 lb-ft. It comes standard on Sport, Latitude, and Altitude models. Both engines send power to the wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and 4-wheel drive is an option on most trim levels, though the Trailhawk trim includes it as standard equipment.
The 2019 Jeep Renegade is available in five distinct trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The Sport is the most value-oriented of the trim levels, costing several thousand dollars less than the Latitude, at an MSRP of $22,025. This trim level comes standard with the 2.4-liter engine, front-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a rearview camera, a four-speaker audio system, a USB port, and push-button start.
The Latitude trim adds a little bit of luxury and style to the Renegade, with air conditioning, Uconnect, cruise control, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, an additional USB port, a five-inch touch screen, and Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the edgy, aggressive Altitude trim includes a ParkSense rear backup camera and Keyless Go.
The Limited focuses on turning the Renegade into a compact luxury SUV. This trim, with prices starting at around $26,000, includes the turbocharged 1.3-liter engine, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-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.
Finally, standard options for the off-road-oriented Trailhawk include Jeep's Selec-Terrain system, an increased ride height, skid plates, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, and full-time four-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 Jeep Renegade returns for 2019 with updated front and rear fascias, along with a new 1.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to replace the previous 1.4L four. The unit makes 177 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, and is standard on the Renegade Limited and Trailhawk and optional on the Sport and Latitude trims. The 6-speed manual transmission has been discontinued.
The Jeep Renegade proves that Jeep styling can translate successfully to a subcompact crossover. 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, and it easily goes off-road and handles challenging weather and road conditions.