With the 2017 Jeep Renegade priced at $24,645 and abundant character, best-in-class off-roading prowess, easy-to-use technology features, and agile handling, the new model is certainly welcome news. Throw in the rewarding, practical ride quality, and the reliability of the nameplate and you’ve got yourself an excellent option. The Jeep Renegade release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
The Jeep Renegade 2017 first perfectly within the subcompact crossover segment and shoppers looking around in its class will certainly find it to be a standout. Not everything is blissful about the Renegade, in fact cynics have debated for some time now about the correlation between its sales figures and the competition available. The argument has been the Renegade features and capabilities have been overtaken by events. But even despite this, the sales are still soaring high as ever.
The uniquely-styled Renegade is a peach on the road. The suspension does a great job in smoothening potholes and mundane road conditions including in off-roading maneuvers. The interior is well-cushioned and comfortable, and the stakes have been taken a notch higher by the number of technologies available.
Opting for the 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk model, however, reduces the cushioned ride quality and replaces it with a rough-and-tumble one. This downside is well-compensated by the wide array of off-road abilities that Jeep says is unrivaled in its class. unlike the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the 2017 Cherokee Trailhawk’s average suspension articulation, that of the Renegade makes it a cinch on the road and therefore offers better maneuverability on crowded streets and tight streets.
If you are hellbent on getting an all-rounded vehicle in this class, chances are the Jeep Renegade 2017 isn’t the best option for you. Its automatic transmission sounds clunked and confused, the fuel economy ratings are middling, wind noise intrusive; and the cargo capacity, modest. But this American-inspired vehicle has, nevertheless, solid reasons to make those downsides disappear away.
Some of the options available in its class include the Nissan Juke, 2017 Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek, and the Fiat 500X.
2017 Jeep Renegade Review of Trims
Although speculative at the time, we expect Jeep to make available all the existing model’s trim models. Therefore, expect four trims for the newest 2017 Jeep Renegade: Trailhawk, Sport, Latitude, and Limited.
2017 Jeep Renegade Interior & Exterior Redesign
Some of the standard features available for the Sport model include charging ports, folding and reclining rear seats, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker premium sound system, full power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, a height-adjustable driver seat, an auxiliary audio jack, keyless entry and ignition, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Opting for the Latitude model gets you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a fold-flat front passenger seat, body-colored door panels, a heated and power adjustable exterior mirrors, voice commands, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED lighting, automatic xenon headlights, cruise control, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, and a 5” touchscreen with Uconnect control interface.
Upgrading to the Renegade Limited gets you a 115-V household-style power outlet, automatic climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, folding rear seats, heated front seats, a leather upholstery, an upgraded driver information display, dual exhaust tips, heated and ventilated front seats, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.
Opting for the 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk model offers you a premium cloth upholstery, all-terrain tires for the seventeen-inch wheels, hill descent control, four-wheel drive, a raised suspension system, skid plates, unique exterior accents, a removable cargo floor panel, red interior stitching, underbody skid plates, distinct interior and exterior colors, and underbody skid plates.
2017 Jeep Renegade Engine Specs
Standard engine for both the Sport and Latitude models is the turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder option that cranks out 160 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. The 180-horsepower- and 175 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 2.4L four-cylinder is offered as an option for both the Sport and Latitude but is available as standard for the Trailhawk and Limited models.
The 2.4L-engine-equipped FWD models are expected to return 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 21/29/24 mpg with the four-wheel drives.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 5.2 in. (101.2 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 10.6 in. (166.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 100.1 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: max 50.8 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3044 lbs.
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 9.1 sec
MPG: 22/31 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black, Colorado Red, Glacier Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Jetset Blue, Mojave Sand, Omaha Orange, Solar Yellow …
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
2017 Jeep Renegade Release Date & Price
Availability for the vehicle is scheduled for early 2017. Pricing details are yet to be announced, but we don’t expect a significant deviation from the current price. It should go for sale for anything around $24,645.