For all those who are in a market for a small, yet sufficiently powerful SUV, with affordable price and handsome styling, then you should check out the all-new 2018 Jeep Renegade. This model is the Company`s smallest sport utility vehicle standing below Compass, Patriot, Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models. As well, this is the least expensive vehicle in the whole subcompact crossover market. So in order to keep it as one of the best selling vehicles in the lineup, Company will give it some adjustments in almost every segment.
The Renegade was firstly introduced as the 2015 model year and since then it hasn`t gotten any significant changes and upgrades. So, for this new model we can expect changes in the styling and for the interior, upgraded tech features. Some sources also say that it might get a new special trim level.
The key competitors of the new Jeep will be Nissan Juke, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR and Mazda CX-3. It will be available in three trim levels besides the base. Those are: Latitude, Limited, Trailhawk.
2018 Jeep Renegade powertrain and performance
When it comes to the engine part, the 2018 Jeep Renegade will probably continue with the same units which power the current model. Those are the two engines. The base is a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. This one is able to make 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It will be coupled to a six-speed manual transmission.
The second, optional powertrain will be a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. This engine will have the output of 184 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. As for the transmission, this engine will be mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The front wheel drive system will be standard. However, the all-wheel drive will be available too.
Design of the exterior and interior
The 2018 Jeep Renegade will share the same platform with the Fiat 500X model. As for the exterior design, the new Renegade will keep its well-known boxy appearance. Perhaps, many could find it not so eye-catching but it is surely unique. When it comes to the changes, the front end could get slightly revised seven-slot grille and different shape of the headlamps. We can also expect some minor adjustments on the rear fascia. However, the overall shape should stay unchanged. The new Jeep will ride on the standard 16-inch steel wheels. Moreover, we can expect some new exterior colors too.
The interior of the 2018 Jeep Renegade will also be upgraded with the new, latest technology. The Company promises that the comfort, luxury and the quality will be in the top of the class. The seats are cozy and available with leather upholstery. Furthermore, the dashboard will be wrapped in high-quality and soft materials. The new Jeep will also get latest three-dimensional GPS navigation system. The standard equipment will include sound system with 4 speakers, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera and so on.
Release date and expected price of the 2018 Jeep Renegade
The 2018 Jeep Renegade should appear on the market sometime during this year. When it comes to the pricing, the base model should start at roughly $19,000. The price of the higher trims will go up to $28,000.