2017 Jeep Renegade
Jeep’s subcompact crossover SUV came as an all-new model for the 2015 MY. The Renegade was actually the first Jeep’s vehicle produced exclusively outside of North America. It arrived as part of the brand’s attempt to establish itself in the increasingly popular small crossover SUV segment. As for the 2017 Jeep Renegade, it is expected to offer subtle updates that should contribute to the current model’s appeal. We expect the 2017 to offer minor cosmetic changes such as new exterior colors, while there should be certain additions to the list of standard equipment as well.
2017 Jeep Renegade Design
Although the Renegade came as an all-new vehicle in Jeep’s lineup, it still boasts a lot of traditional styling cues you expect from this name badge. Its front end is dominated by the instantly recognizable seven-slotted vertical grille and familiar round headlights. When it comes to the sheet metal, its lines are reminiscent of the iconic Wrangler and even the old Willys MB. However, the overall package is a result of a modern approach towards Jeep’s traditional design philosophy. Moreover, the 2017 Jeep Renegade will offer one of the most capacious cabins in the segment. Despite its small proportions, it provides plenty of legroom, while its 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space can be expanded to over 50 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The cabin is replete with high-quality, durable materials and the interior design gives the Renegade an exciting and energetic appearance.
2017 Jeep Renegade Equipment
The 2017 Jeep Renegade will be offered in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. One of the current model’s greatest downsides is its poorly appointed base model. We expect Jeep to correct this mistake by adding air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity to the entry-level Sport trim. As for the Latitude model, it comes with a five-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system, fog lights and a rearview camera. All-wheel drive will be optional in all trims except 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk which offers it as standard. Optional safety features include lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.
2017 Jeep Renegade Engine Range
The US version of the 2017 Jeep Renegade will be offered with a choice of two four-cylinder engines. The base unit will come as the turbocharged 1.4-liter that makes 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, matched to a six-speed manual gearbox exclusively. Those who opt for more power and automatic transmission should go for the 2.4-liter unit that churns out 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Both engines will be available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.