2017 Jeep Renegade Review

The upcoming 2017 Jeep Renegade release is perhaps the best news that Jeep has announced in recent times. It is certinaoy going to be beneficial for them to have this model at this period as the car is going to ride on the recent success of the iconic Wrangler and also fill in the gap which has been made in the market for compact models.

2017 Jeep Renegade front view

The recently offered Compass and Patriot models may have hot in recent times but the Renegade is going to get much more attention than their cars. The time of SUVs and crossover vehicles is now and Jeep can ride this wave for a whole lot longer and that way earn themselves a lot of money and points with the fans. This release will also reinforce the Jeep badge which has been losing its potential in the recent period with these sort of models vehicles.

The Jeep Renegade first started off as a concept model which was released back in 2008. The design and the idea that this concept created was quickly transferred and combined with another of Jeep creations, the CJ-7, and it is how we got the newest Renegade. The smallest Jeep model will have a boxy appearance and a cheeky character but will also come with a bunch of Easter Eggs on its exterior and interior which are hallmark parts of each Jeep model.

2017 Jeep Renegade rear view

With a really healthy dose of attitude and more than appropriate capabilities, the 2017 Jeep Renegade finally arrives to us. You can check out the recent details in our review and find out what makes the model tick.

Exterior Appearance

The 2017 Jeep Renegade exterior appearance makes it one of the best looking Jeep models in recent times. It has a smoothed down boxy appearance that really gives it an edge compared to the rivals and other models in the compact crossover segment. The front side even has some rounded headlights and a seven spoke grille that further do the trick. The hood has a classic Jeep contoured and there are some large square taillights which are made in the pattern to appear like fuel-toting jerry cans strapped at the back of the car.

2017 Jeep Renegade exterior

There is going to be a range of exterior colors which are going to make the 2017 Jeep Renegade more than noticeable, particularly the Omaha Orange and Solar Yellow color choices. The model may look merely just like a happy commuter vehicle but the Trailhawk manages to keep some composure to the design with the bright red tow hooks  and added 17-inch wheels. You can even pick the type of the rims for the wheels as there are options between the bright chrome or imposing black offers.

Interior updates

The interior of the 2017 Jeep Renegade is as lively as its exterior appears to be. You notice the various badging and additions made to the car all over the inside. You even get a big “SINCE 1941” sign placed in the center stack, just so you do not forget. The materials and the equipment added inside are based on the ones seen from the Wrangler car, but it has a sporty element to it which is greatly noticeable. It actually looks great and makes the atmosphere of the car a bit rugged which is not an expected fact.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade is extremely comfortable and has a very suitable atmosphere which is made with ample headroom and seats which are just the right height that you would expect to see. The A-pillars may need that you get used to them a bit but all in all they are not going to block the visibility of the driver.

2017 Jeep Renegade interior

There is even a choice between a six and a half-inch touchscreens which gives you the necessary information about the car and it is neatly placed in the center stack of the car, which you can use to access the reverse-assist camera to get a better glimpse of the situation around you. We also get some  and an option list which is topped with the Beats Audio system  with  adds a subwoofer and a 506-watt amp.

Engine specs

There are going to be actually two engine choices available for the latest 2017 Jeep Renegade. The primarily option is the 1.4 liter MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder that is able to produce 160 horsepower, but if you want more power you can get a 2.4 liter “Tiger shark” 16-valve four-cylinder which produced 180 horsepower and has  variable valve lift timing. The transmission choice for both variants is a nine-speed gearbox which has a range of gear rations that can enhance and produce better fuel economy capability for the car. So this actually makes the measured EPA ratings at 22mpg for the Renegade.

2017 Jeep Renegade engine

Release date and price

The newest 2017 Jeep Renegade is going to start its journey next year. The designated release date is set to be in the beginning of the year, namely around March. The sales rates are already set and they are going to differ mainly because of the trim level. The starting price for the Sport version is $17,995 for two-wheel drive and $19,995 for four-wheel drive. The Latitude costs $21,395 for 2WD and  $23,395 with 4WD, the Limited is  $25,120 for 2WD and $26,745 for 4WD while the Trailhawk  starts its sales a the price quote of $27,120 as base MSRP.


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