The compact Jeep Renegade is available with either a 160 hp turbocharged 1.4-liter or 180 hp 2.4-liter inline-four gasoline engine. The smaller engine is fitted with a 6-speed manual while the larger motor gets a 9-speed automatic transmission. Both offer similar performance although the marginally more economical 1.4-liter unit is not available on higher trim levels.
Serious off-road ability is available higher up the range and base models are very competitively priced if a bit sparsely equipped. On-road capability is less commendable with a bouncy ride and noisy cabin that can make long trips tiring.