2017 Jeep Renegade
The Jeep Renegade is only a couple years old, but it has already made a lasting impression on old and new Jeep fans. The Renegade is different from a “classic” Jeep in the way that it’s compact and smaller. However, no need to worry, it is still off-road capable, especially with the Renegade Trailhawk trim, which is dedicated to just that.
Last year the Renegade took home some notable awards and since Jeep didn’t make many changes to the 2017 lineup, we expect this year to be a great one as well. Whether looking for a new car to adventure in or just a comfortable CUV for your daily commute, the 2017 Renegade is an affordable, modern and fun vehicle to own and drive.
4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains
1.4L I4 standard engine
Trims and Engines
The engine options have been unchanged for the 2017 model year. The base engine is still Jeep’s 160-horsepower 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The base engine produces up to 175 lb-ft of torque and gets an impressive 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The other engine on the lineup is standard on the Renegade Trailhawk and Deserthawk trims. This engine is a 2.4-liter Tigershark I4 engine that produces 180 horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque, and averages 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
There are six trims for the 2017 Renegade, including two special-editions as previously mentioned. The trims (in order for basic to highest level) include the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk trims as well as the special edition Desert Hawk and Altitude trims. Aside from the Renegade Trailhawk that comes standard with 4×4, all Jeep trims are available as 2×4 or 4×4.
Even though the Renegade is a different style for Jeep, it still has a rugged and athletic look common across the Jeep lineup. The classic seven-slot grille gives the Jeep a touch of heritage styling, while the back tail lights offer up a modern and unique feel. Other exterior features include 16-inch wheels, all-season tires, black door handles, daytime running halogen lamps, black exterior mirrors, and specific badging for each model. Optional features include 17 or 18-inch wheels, off-road tires, and all-season touring tires.
On the inside of the Renegade drivers will find five comfortable cloth seats, a silver shift knob, cargo tie downs, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. However, buyers that want to a little more luxury have options. Interior features include leather seating, heated front seats, premium cloth seats, and all-weather floor mats.
The Jeep Renegade is tech-savvy when it comes to both entertainment and safety. Standard entertainment features, even in the base Renegade include a four-speaker system, a media hub with USB and AUX ports, and radio 3.0. There are plenty of other options, many of which come standard on higher trim levels like the Renegade Latitude and Limited. These features include a 5.0-inch touchscreen with UConnect 5.0, SiriusXM radio, GPS navigation, a six-speaker system and more.
The 2017 Renegade earned a four-star overall safety rating and it has excellent standard safety features. Features such as advanced multistage airbags, dual note electric horns, an electric park brake, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, and power locks come standard. A ParkView backup camera, Keyless Go, a remote start system, and speed control are also offered too depending on trim.
Jeep vehicles are protected by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.