2019 Jeep Renegade Essentials
The Jeep renegade sees its first refresh this year (2019) since its original debut back in 2015. Although the style updates are minor in the grand scheme of things, buyers will now be able to opt for a more powerful powertrain as the subcompact SUV maintain its off-road capabilities and its funky shape. A standout in its class, thanks in large part to its boxy shape and overall unconventional design, the 2019 Jeep Renegade is considered the best entry-level off-road-capable SUV on the market. Even those who won’t hit the path less traveled in their Renegade will still be able to appreciate other fun features such as the new dual-pane panoramic moonroof.
The standard engine on the 2019 Renegade is a 2.4-liter inline-four engine that makes 175 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. As for the new powertrain offered, that’s a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes standard under the hood of the Limited, Trailhawk, and High Altitude trims and makes 200 lb-ft of torque.
As an entry-level SUV, the 2019 Jeep Renegade has a starting MSRP of $23,770 (including the destination fee) for the base Sport Trim equipped with front-wheel-drive. The top-tier trim, the High Altitude, starts at $30,635, while the adventurous Trailhawk Trim starts at $29,290. All prices include the destination fee.
As is customary, the fuel economy of the 2019 Jeep Renegade varies across trim levels. The all-wheel-drive models powered by the 2.4-liter engine, along with the Trailhawk all-wheel-drive trim powered by the new turbocharged engine all have a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg. The Limited front-wheel-drive model powered by the turbocharged 1.3-liter engine features the best fuel economy numbers with a combined 27 mpg.
Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not tested the 2019 Jeep Renegade, the 2018 model earned acceptable ratings in the driver-side small overlap front crash test. Additionally, the Renegade is also pending its crash test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but the 2018 model did earn four out of five stars for rollover and frontal crashes. Side-crash reports were never made available.
The Trailhawk trim reigns supreme when it comes to off-road prowess, although the Renegade does enjoy its unique positioning as one of the smallest SUVs on the market that can lead where the pavement ends. As we mentioned, the Trailhawk offers added ground clearance, hill descent control, waterfording abilities up to 19 inches deep, skid plates, and a 21:1 crawl ratio. Rock crawling, loose dirt, gravel, snow, and even sand are no match for the 2019 Renegade Trailhawk.
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