The Renegade aims to offer the off-road prowess expected of every Jeep in a smaller and more affordable package. This is why every single trim can be had with a 4x4 drivetrain. A 1.3-liter turbo with 177 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque is standard. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup and the Trail Rated Trackhawk offers 19 inches of water fording ability, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and a 21.5:1 crawl ratio.
Jeep sells the Renegade in four primary trims - Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk - but there are some sub-trims based on these models. In total, there are six unique Renegades to choose from. The most affordable Sport comes with 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlamps, cloth upholstery, an 8.4-inch infotainment system with smartphone integration and navigation, and dual-zone climate control. Higher up in the range, the Renegade gains leather seats, heated front seats, and alloy wheels.
The Renegade range kicks off with the Sport trim at $22,495 with 2WD or for $1,600 more - $24,095 - with 4WD. This is the only trim available with 2WD; the rest are all 4WD by default. Next is the Latitude at $26,695, the Altitude at $27,690, the Red Edition at $28,185, and the Limited at $29,995. The more capable Trailhawk retails for the same $29,995. The price of the new Jeep Renegade excludes taxes, licensing, registration, and Jeep's destination fee of $1,595. Fully loaded, the Jeep Renegade will cost over $35,000 with all the extras.
On the base Sport, the Sport Appearance Group costs $1,095 and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, black side roof rails and other extras for a more enticing look.
Moving up to the Latitude avails the $1,395 Convenience Group that includes a power driver's seat, front-seat and steering-wheel heating, a 115-volt power outlet, a 40/20/40-split rear seat, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and several other features.
Higher up in the range, the Limited can be upgraded with the Luxury Group II for $1,595, adding adaptive cruise control, front/rear parking sensors, and more. Via the Sun/Sound Group for $2,095, a power sunroof and nine-speaker Kenwood premium sound system can be equipped. The Trailhawk offers similar upgrades at slightly varying prices
It's our opinion that in the subcompact segment, there are much better alternatives out there than the Renegade, particularly if you'll never stray beyond a gravel path. That's why unless you're considering a Trailhawk, we wouldn't even bother. The Trailhawk is ideal, though, as the only Trail Rated model in the range, equipped with different front and rear bumpers for improved off-road capabilities. It also gets a 4x4 drivetrain with a low-range transfer case and better ground clearance. It looks rugged and behaves the part, but just like the Wrangler, the off-road focus comes at the further expense of on-road comfort.
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