Jeep Renegade Review
Jeep is known for creating efficient off-roading vehicles for its global customers. To carry the legacy forward, this brand created Renegade which is a Mini SUV. Available with numerous features in interior, exterior and safety segments, this 5-seater is a perfect choice for those who are into adventure trips while enjoying comforts and entertainment. For Indonesian customers, Renegade is offered in 2 trims – Limited and Trailhawk. The soul of Renegade, its 1.4-litre engine, is capable of delivering a peak power counting to 160 hp at 5500 rpm and a peak torque measuring to 250 Nm. This mini SUV is available with 4-wheel drive as well as 2-wheel drive layouts. A 2.0-litre engine is also speculated to come with the Limited variant for more power and thrill while you take this drive for your adventure trips. Renegade is a sporty drive which comes styled with boxy front and glossy black radiator grille. A mini SUV by look and heart, this vehicle has bold fenders, chrome roof rails and dark side pillars. The aerodynamic look of Renegade not only shows its sportiness but also allows it to perform in a better way. The interior is also given similar sporty appeal with premium leather upholstery on the seats and well-equipped dashboard. All the controls and instrument cluster are designed in such a way so that it is not only convenient for the driver to use them but also make the entire cabin look gracious.This Jeep drive has a lot to offer for the safety of its occupants. You get multistage dual front, side inflatable knee bolster, and side curtain-type airbags for the protection of all the passengers. During off-roading, Electronic Stability Control, Electric Power Brake, Panic Brake assist and Electronic Roll Mitigation take care of the stability of your mini SUV so that you may enjoy while staying safe. Renegade also has a seat belts alert system for front seat passengers. Apart from all these systems, you are also offered with keyless entry, ParkView with Rear Back-up camera, remote start system, speed control, and tire pressure monitoring system. With all these features and a thrilling drive every time, Renegade is offered with a price tag which may appear somewhere between Rp 500-600 million.
Mileage and Fuel economy
The 5-door, 5-seater Jeep Renegade mini SUV comes with a 1.4-litre engine. This compact powerhouse delivers a mileage of 11.36 kmpl in city drives and 17.24 kmpl on highways with the 4x4 drive trains. Talking about the 4x2 wheel drive, it shows better fuel economy with 13.33 kmpl in city drives and 20 kmpl on smooth terrains and highways. The fuel consumption with both the drive trains looks quite decent.
Renegade houses a 1.4-litre power packed engine under its striking boxy bonnet. The sole engine of this mini SUV knocks out a maximum power measuring 160 hp at 5500 rpm alongside a maximum torque counting to 250 Nm. This Jeep drive is offered with 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive trains. Also, a 2.0-litre engine may also be offered for the Limited trim for more power during your hilly drives. This 1.4-litre engine is coupled with 9-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmission for better efficiency, comfort, and power.
Acceleration & Pickup
Jeep Renegade shows a decent acceleration and pick up in both of its variants with 1.4-litre motor. This engine shoots from standstill to 100 kmph in 10.2 seconds with a thrilling top speed. This compact engine is mated with 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmission to show more efficiency and better performance.
The All-New Jeep Renegade is given an exciting styling so that it may mesmerize its onlookers without giving them a moment to think about any rival car of the similar segment. This mini SUV comes styled with a boxy front for which Jeep drive are well known. The front radiator grille is divided into 7 rectangles with cris-cross mesh and bold round headlamps. The bottom of this front facade embeds fog lamps for better visibility during foggy weather and honey comb grille for more airflow to improve the efficiency of the engine. Dark window frames, windshield frame, and fenders altogether give a sporty hint to this drive. High-cut wheel arches of this vehicle have the big 18-inch wheels with appropriate tires for that desired firm grip. Also, chrome plated roof rails are given on the sweeping roofline of this robust vehicle. To add adventure to your off-roading trips or just to offer more enjoyment during family rides, Jeep Renegade has My Sky portable roof, very similar to other Chrysler vehicles.
Jeep Renegade has overall dimensions which give it a frame of SUV. This 5-seater carries measurements worth 4236 mm x 2022 mm (L X W) along with appropriate height. The wheelbase of this SUV comes to 2570 mm which is pretty good for a 5 seater. Also, the minimum ground clearance of this Jeep vehicle is 220 mm which allows it to run on varied driveways.
The interior of this new Jeep drive has been given sporty appeal with numerous comforting and safety features. This mini SUV has luxurious leather upholstery on the ergonomically plotted seats. The dashboard has also been given similarly appealing trim with upgraded plastic material and intelligently placed controls, gadgets, gauges and touch screen. Some of the audio controls are plotted on the steering wheel for more comfort while handling this stereo system along with driving. Automatic air conditioning system is also given to this adventure drive to keep the temperature appropriate for the passengers.
Jeep Renegade is coming with a facelifted version and is expected to offer some better and advanced features than its previous version. This SUV by heart has got aspects which not only comfort its passengers but also make the journeys enjoyable and fun. Apart from a decent entertainment system, you also get air conditioning facility, start/stop engine, heated seats, comfortable leather upholstery and navigation system with touch screen. To accommodate your bags conveniently, you can find a decent boot space at the back of rear seats.
Jeep Renegade is an off-roading SUV which comes with ample space for all 5 occupants. Not only there is enough space for all the passengers but also for their luggage bags. An official boot space of 351 litres is provided behind the 3 rear seats which is pretty good. Still, if you need more space in your trunk, just fold the 3 rear seats to flat and get more of this cargo space.
Engine and Performance
This upcoming off-roading machine comes packed with an engine which gives you that power and performance to thrill. A 1.4-litre power mill is housed under the bold hood of this mini SUV which churns out a peak power measuring 160 hp at 5500 rpm along with a peak torque clocking to 250 Nm. Renegade is available both with 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive trains. A 2.0-litre engine is also expected to be offered with the Limited variant of this drive. The 1.4-litre engine would be coupled with 6-speed manual transmission and 9-speed automatic transmission to allow comfort, efficiency and power packed experience to you on rough pathways.
Stereo and Accessories
While you travel in Jeep Renegade, there is no scope of boredom. The mini SUV can not only be a true companion on your adventure trips but also during the boring city drives. This vehicle has an advanced entertainment system which keeps the boredom at bay. You get 1-year SiriusXM Radio, Bluetooth, Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM/BT, USB, and AUX connectivity. This stereo system allows you to play the music of your choice by connecting with your device. A 5-inch touch screen is also offered with this drive to use the navigation system. 6 speakers employed at different corners of Renegade never fail to deliver the crisp and clear sound of your favorite numbers to its occupants.
Jeep Renegade is an off-roader and to give that confidence to drive on rough terrains, this drive is given 18-inch alloy wheels underneath its pronounced fenders. These wheels are covered with 225/55 R18 tires for appropriate firmness and stability. Apart from this, these tires also add more value to the exterior aesthetics and make this mini-SUV look like one.
Braking and Handling
Jeep Renegade has been blessed with an effective braking system which ensures the safety of its passengers and the drive. This mini SUV is employed with ventilated disc brakes in all of its 4 wheels. This system coordinates well with the other equipment and works efficiently to deliver you a smooth braking experience. Apart from this, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is also packed in this Jeep SUV so to prevent the wheels from locking up while applying brakes at high speeds. Talking about the suspension system of this adventure drive, it comes with normal duty suspension system at front and rear wheels which is specially designed for Asian roads to ensure that Renegade is handled properly on rugged terrains.
Safety and Security
Off-roading is something which is in the DNA of Jeep vehicles and its Renegade has the same characteristics. In order to provide complete safety to its occupants, this mini SUV is packed with various safety features. There are advanced multistage dual front airbags along with driver side inflatable knee bolster and side curtain airbags for complete protection. This drive also has Electronic Stability Control, Panic Brake assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Electric Power Brake for absolute stability during off-roading. This vehicle also has an alert system for front passengers’ seat belts to ensure that they have put on the seat belts properly. ParkView along with Rear Back-up camera allows the driver to park this beast conveniently. Also, there are numerous other safety aspects like remote keyless entry, speed control, remote start system and speed-sensitive power locks to safeguard you. With all this, Jeep Renegade is also employed with tire pressure monitoring system which keeps a track on individual tires and ensure safety.
- Appealing sporty interior
- Power packed off-roading vehicle
- Poor mileage
- No Petrol engine