The Renegade is equipped with a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that has plenty of power delivery. The optional upgrade is a 177-horsepower, 1.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that offers refinement and plenty of power for daily driving. Both engines use a 9-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, though four-wheel drive is available.
Regardless of the engine, the Renegade has excellent handling and ride quality. The steering is responsive and well-weighted, and the small frame makes the Renegade highly maneuverable. Passengers have plenty of comfort with the absorbent suspension that glides over road imperfections.
For off-roading, the Renegade offers the trail-ready Trailhawk trim with skid plates and an advanced traction control system. Properly equipped with the Class III tow package, the Renegade can tow up 2,000 pounds.
Renegade Interior Space and Comfort
The Renegade offers two rows of seats with space for five people. Both the front and rear seats are soft and supportive for long-distance comfort. Passengers have plenty of space to stretch out and relax. Cloth seats are standard, but you can upgrade with leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, and heated front seats. The cabin is enhanced by standard dual-zone climate control, and remote start is available.
The cargo hold of the Renegade provides 18.5 cubic feet of space with the seats up. With the seats folded down, space opens to 50.8 cubic feet. This is ample room for shopping bags, luggage, and camping gear. The cabin has plenty of small-item storage spaces for passengers to keep keys and phones on the drive.
The Renegade arrives equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen and a sharp infotainment system with straightforward menus that feature crisp graphics. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are included, giving you the option to stream music and access your phone’s features and apps on the go. Bluetooth® connectivity and satellite radio are also standard. Optional features include navigation, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 9-speaker stereo, and HD™ Radio.
Numerous advanced safety features are included for the Renegade, such as a rearview camera and lane-keep assist, a feature that keeps you centered in your lane on the highway. You’ll also have automatic emergency braking, a feature that applies the brakes automatically to lessen the impact of a possible collision. Available features include front and rear parking sensors, hands-free park assist, and automatic high-beam headlights.