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2018 Jeep Renegade

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MSRP Range :
$21,040 - $28,240
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Combined Fuel Economy
24 MPG
Horsepower
160 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.1 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.0 
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Pros

If you’re looking for an affordable compact SUV that doesn’t just look rugged and ready for action but actually is, you’ll like the 2018 Jeep Renegade. Unlike many in this class, the Jeep Renegade seeks adventure. It’s up for more than a run to Costco and the mall; it likes to get dirty and it doesn’t want to stay inside when it’s snowing.

Cons

If your dreams of fording streams and fantasies of rock crawling are unlikely to come true, you may be happier in the sportier and better-handling Mazda CX-3 or the larger Honda HR-V. Although the Subaru Crosstrek offers less power than the Jeep Renegade, it gets better fuel mileage and all-wheel drive is standard.

What's New For 2018

A rearview camera is now standard on all 2018 Jeep Renegades. Jeep’s Uconnect 4 infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard on Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk models. Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited models are available with an optional 8.4-inch touch screen with navigation. A redesigned center console has increased front-seat storage.

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2018 Jeep Renegade Pricing

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$21,040 - $28,240

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2018 Jeep Renegade Expert Review

The 2018 Jeep Renegade doesn’t just look more rugged and off-road capable than its rivals in the compact SUV class, it actually is. Jeep’s smallest and least expensive SUV is equipped with ample ground clearance and an advanced 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system that give the Renegade impressive performance in all types of weather and over all terrains. Four trim levels are available with prices starting around $20,000 for a 2-wheel-drive (2WD) Sport model and max out well past $30,000 for a loaded Renegade Trailhawk model with best-in-class off-road ability and a 180-horsepower Tigershark engine. Although the new Jeep Renegade rides on the same platform as the Fiat 500X, little else is shared between the two, which compete in a crowded field that includes the Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Rogue Sport.

Driving the 2018 Jeep Renegade

Although two engines and transmissions are available, the base 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is uninspired and it’s only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. No automatic is available, which means few people choose this engine anyway. Most will buy a 2018 Renegade with Jeep’s 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which makes 180 horsepower, and works exclusively with a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s a likable combination with plenty of performance, but the 9-speed automatic isn’t as well tuned as it could be, and the engine can feel a bit crude if you rev it out. Acceleration is strong enough for most buyers and the Renegade’s maneuverability and handling are on its list of positives. Compared to the rugged Jeep Wrangler, the 2018 Jeep Renegade is much more civilized, more comfortable and it handles better, but compared to others in the Renegade’s class, like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Rogue Sport and Toyota C-HR, its on-road dynamics are not class-leading.

Favorite Features

SELEC-TERRAIN
Like a much more expensive Range Rover, Jeep Renegades with 4-wheel drive give the driver the ability to choose among four settings; Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud. Each customizes the SUV’s 4WD system to optimize performance for the conditions. The system in the even more capable Trailhawk trim level also gets a Rock mode and Hill Descent Control.

MY SKY OPEN AIR SUNROOF
Optional on all trim levels, the My Sky open-air sunroof goes well beyond the dual-pane power glass sunroof, which is also available. The My Sky sunroof offers a power vent-and-slide front panel along with two large manually removable panels, which can be stored inside the vehicle and brought along for the ride.

2018 Jeep Renegade Interior

You and the new Renegade may be in rush-hour gridlock, but the mud splatter printed on the face of the Jeep’s tachometer will remind you that the weekend is getting closer by the second. It’s as if the SUV is telling you, “Hang in there. You can make it.” The new Jeep Renegade is comfortable for five, with good legroom. There’s also 18.5 cubic feet of storage capacity behind the rear seats. That expands to over 50 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, and in all but base models, the front-passenger seat folds to accommodate longer items like surfboards.

2018 Jeep Renegade Exterior

Round headlights? Check. Seven-slotted vertical grille? Check. Rugged attitude? Check. Short overhangs for rock climbing? Check. One of the best things about the 2018 Jeep Renegade is that it looks like a Jeep. A real Jeep. It’s as if the Renegade is a greatest-hits mix tape engineered from the DNA of the iconic Wrangler and the luxurious Grand Cherokee. Its angles and upright greenhouse even sample from the Willys MB of the 1940s. Still, the Renegade manages to be more modern than retro, with plenty of black trim and curvaceous surfacing. Although the X featured in its unique taillights is derived from army jerrycans. And that’s just cool.

2018 Jeep Renegade Standard Features

Jeep’s Renegade for 2018 comes in four trims: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. The base model's roughly $20,000 starting price is tempting and grants immediate access to the Jeep brand, but is rather light on content with simpler features like an AM/FM radio with USB input, 6-way-adjustable driver's seat, rearview camera, power windows and door locks, and 16-inch wheels. Most glaring is its lack of standard air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity. We recommend stepping up even one trim level to Latitude, which brings those two basic features along with a 7-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system, and fog lights.

2018 Jeep Renegade Options

Four-wheel drive is optional on all new Jeep Renegade models except Trailhawk, where it's standard. If you want an automatic transmission, you'll have to opt for the larger, 2.4-liter engine. It's standard on Limited and Trailhawk models, optional on all others. Other options that vary by trim include blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning, leather seats, navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, 506-watt Beats audio with nine speakers, the My Sky removable-roof system, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control and rear park-assist. Four-wheel-drive models have a terrain-select system that optimizes the Jeep's traction for settings like snow, sand, mud and -- on Trailhawk models -- rocks.

2018 Jeep Renegade Engine

Two 4-cylinder engines are available for the 2018 Jeep Renegade. Sport and Latitude models come with a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, while the larger 2.4-liter is optional on those models and standard on Limited and Trailhawk variants. Which engine you choose may rest on the transmission you want. The 1.4-liter is available only with a 6-speed manual, while the 2.4-liter only comes with a 9-speed automatic, and fuel economy is very similar between the two. Both can be had with 4WD instead of the standard 2WD (front-wheel drive). The 6-speed manual transmission is easy to use, and the 9-speed models we tested were more refined than those used in earlier Chrysler vehicles. The Jeep Renegade can tow up to 2,000 pounds with the 2.4-liter engine and 4WD. Towing is not recommended for 1.4-liter models.

1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 (6-speed manual)
160 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
184 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/31 mpg (2WD), 24/31 mpg (4WD)

2.4-liter inline-4 (9-speed automatic)
180 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
175 lb-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 mpg (2WD), 21/29 mpg (4WD)

How Much Does the 2018 Jeep Renegade Cost?

The 2018 Jeep Renegade has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $20,000 for a base, 2WD model. That’s an attractive price but offers few frills. With popular features such as an automatic transmission, air conditioning and a touch-screen infotainment system, expect costs to rise to the low- to mid-$20,000 range. At the upper end, loaded Trailhawk and Limited models can reach well past $30,000. At these prices, the Renegade is in line with its close competitor, the Chevy Trax, above that of the more hard-to-define Kia Soul and but below the Subaru Crosstrek, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V. Before buying, be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying for their new Jeep Renegade. As for the Renegade's resale, it seems to hold about average values, well below the Honda HR-V and Subaru Crosstrek, but on par with the Chevrolet Trax.

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2018 Jeep Renegade Consumer Reviews

4 

Overall Rating

5 star

60%

4 star

13%

3 star

8%

2 star

6%

1 star

13%

Value
3.9 
Performance
4 
Quality
3.9 
Comfort
4.2 
Reliability
3.9 
Styling
4.3 

dj
07/10/2019
2018 Jeep Renegade

"The best vehicle ever"

Looks good. It is fun to drive
I love this car the performance is excellent and for a smaller car it has plenty of room for 4 people to be comfortable to travel.
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cheerio
06/25/2019
2018 Jeep Renegade

"I love the jeep , But"

Fun to drive, plenty of pep. great rig
all season tires not in Vermont.
As I said I love the jeep Renegade, What upsets me is the all season Tires that are put on. It's a jeep for one, it probably works well in the Southern states, but up north, the tires are not the best even in 4wd. I did not have good luck with tires, ended up changing them out for a A/T Yokohama 's. Jeep should put these on at Factory, the consumer is always spending more , and more. Up here in Vermont Every car I see has to have there tires changed over to winter tires. $ tires business is doing well
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zookeeper
05/17/2019
2018 Jeep Renegade

"Third one is not the charm"

Fun to drive, perfect size
Does not get up and go, minor little issues
This is my 3rd renegade, only because I loved the first two and have upgraded to better options. But unfortunately, it's the little things that make me wish I didn't upgrade this last time. Great car but air conditioner comes on randomly, even if it's 12 degrees outside, radio switches stations, or has to buffer constantly, and now the remote access is having issues. You would think it should have gotten better with age, but instead, no. This is the only one out of the 3 (2015, 2016, 2018) that I've had an issue with, and if I had known, I would have kept my 2016!!Read less
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MaMa
04/23/2019
2018 Jeep Renegade

"Ive always wanted a Jeep!"

good gas mileage, comfortable, looks great
I like more storage but this will stop hoarding
Started looking for a Jeep Wrangler Sahara and was out on the road for work and saw the Jeep Renegade at a dealership. Stopped in, drove one and loved it. Pretty good gas mileage too, so far i get between 27-29 city/highway. Not bad. Its comfortable, sporty and can get me through the snow without worry. I really love this vehicle. :)
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MaMa
04/23/2019
2018 Jeep Renegade

"Ive always wanted a Jeep!"

good gas mileage, comfortable, looks great
I like more storage but this will stop hoarding
Started looking for a Jeep Wrangler Sahara and was out on the road for work and saw the Jeep Renegade at a dealership. Stopped in, drove one and loved it. Pretty good gas mileage too, so far i get between 27-29 city/highway. Not bad. Its comfortable, sporty and can get me through the snow without worry. I really love this vehicle. :)
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2018 Jeep Renegade Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Uconnect
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Uconnect
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Cloth Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 24 mpg
  • EPA Class - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 31 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 26 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 160 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5500 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.31 inches
  • Torque - 184 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 2500 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P215/65R16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Sidewall Description - LBL

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 150 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 4.44
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - 4WD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 1.4 liter
  • Bore - 2.83 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Max Engine Speed - 6500 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 83 cubic inches
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 500 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Hill Start Assist

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3210 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 118.6 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 12.7 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 41.1 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 40.5 inches
  • Height - 66.5 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 35.1 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Maximum Ground Clearance - 8.0 inches
  • Overall Length - 166.6 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 55.1 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 2000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 50.8 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.3 feet
  • Wheel Base - 101.2 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.6 inches
  • GVWR - 4586 pounds
  • Width without mirrors - 74.2 inches
  • Cargo behind last seat - 18.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo with all seats down - 50.8 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 53.1 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 51.9 inches
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2018 Jeep Renegade Safety

4.0
Crash Test Rating
Frontal Crash
4 
Side Barrier
5 
Rollover Rating
3 
Side Crash
5 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2018 Jeep Renegade Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera

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2018 Jeep Renegade Rankings

Horsepower
160 HP
MPG Combined
24 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.0 Rating
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HP
#1
2018 Jeep Renegade
160 HP

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