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The Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV with a decidedly outdoorsy nature. Based on the same platform as the Fiat 500X, the two-row cute ute is the smallest in Jeep's lineup. Both share a punchy 1.3-liter turbocharged engine and (available) all-wheel drive. But unlike its city-dwelling cousin, the Renegade is more of a country mouse. It boasts a rugged-looking exterior replete with plastic cladding and, on the inside, a utilitarian cabin that won't mind a little trail dust. And on the trail is where the little Jeep excels. With impressive off-road hardware, including all-terrain tires, skid plates, and hill-descent control on the Trailhawk model, the Renegade can tackle tough terrain better than anything in its class, including the nature-loving Subaru Crosstrek. But this off-road bent saddles the Renegade with a higher price tag and less refinement than some competitors. For instance, the street-oriented Hyundai Kona offers a more upscale interior with more features for less money; it's also more fun to drive, especially with its available 195-horsepower engine. Once you leave the tarmac, though, the Renegade is not only tough, it's tough to beat.
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Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The standard turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder is neither refined or particularly quick. The engine’s redeeming trait is the useful torque it develops low in the rev range to help the Renegade accelerate away from stops. It pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. While all-wheel-drive models can tow up to 2000 pounds, Jeep doesn’t recommend towing with front-drive versions. The Renegade is not intended to hustle hard, but it holds its own better than one might think. While it can feel stiffly sprung in its most off-road-oriented Trailhawk model, the ride in other versions is generally composed and comfortable. Steering is quick to respond to driver inputs, and there’s less body roll around corners than you might expect from a vehicle shaped like a Christmas ornament. If an engaging driving experience is an important factor, the turbocharged Kia Soul and Mazda CX-30 both offer better performance and much more fun.
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Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
As with the exterior design, the Renegade’s interior is made to appeal to the part of our brains that once created full-length dialogues between two dinosaur-shaped erasers. It’s filled with odd shapes, toyish trimmings, and small design surprises—such as maps imprinted into cupholders and the phrase "Since 1941" stamped into the dash plastic. Consider us amused. Too bad its chunky roof pillars make for significant blind spots, by far the most egregious in this class of vehicles. The Renegade’s seats have clearly been doing their yoga stretching exercises, as they have no problem folding flat to create a level load floor. But even then, the space is average at best. Limited storage pockets and the lack of a full-length door cubby up front make storage opportunities scarce compared with other vehicles in the segment.
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Jeep Renegade 2022 Exterior Images
Jeep Renegade has 5 images of its exterior, top Jeep Renegade 2022 exterior images include Front Angle Low View, Front Side View, Side View, Tail Light, Front Deep Low Angle View.