There is a lot to love about the new Jeep Renegade. From world-class off-road capability to outdoor freedom to standard nine-speed automatic transmission, the new Renegade is the best of the best in off-road SUVs. And it handles the normal daily driving conditions as well, the 2018 Renegade is really the complete package. All this has led us to strive to find out everything we can about the new Renegade. So, let’s get started and learn about the release date and new features of the 2018 Jeep Renegade.
Since the model was introduced a few years ago, the exterior styling remains the same, but the crossover has been equipped with a redesigned interior. Jeep did not provide images, but said the cabin has new seating fabrics, revised colors and updated eyeglass treatments. Other changes include a redesigned Selec-Terrain shifter dial, a relocated USB port and the addition of two new storage compartments.
Speaking from the inside, the entry-level Renegade Sport now comes standard with a 5-inch Uconnect 5.0 audio system featuring Bluetooth connectivity, six speakers and voice control technology. The model can also be equipped with an optional Uconnect 4 system that has a 7-inch screen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Additional changes are limited, but all Renegade models now come standard with a ParkView Backup Camera. The Renegade Sport also benefits from a new My Sky roof panel system.
Jeep fits a 1.4-liter turbo-4 at the base of the Renegades. It develops 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque thanks to a 6-speed manual transmission. It’s a decent living combination when configured with front-wheel drive, but that zesty feel fades when it’s saddled with all-wheel drive, which adds about 150 pounds. Most Renegades will be equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, it gives a moderately faster vehicle, but is also noisier to use and heavier on the road.