New 2019 Jeep Renegade SUV
Jeep Renegade SUV
The 2019 Jeep Renegade offers upscale features and real off-road ability in a compact-crossover SUV as affordable as it is efficient.
2019 Jeep Renegade Pricing
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2019 Jeep Renegade KBB Expert Review
In the competitive field of subcompact SUVs, the 2019 Jeep Renegade is a standout. Unlike the Mazda CX-3 or Honda HR-V, the Renegade offers two engine choices plus an advanced 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system with settings for Snow, Sand, Mud and, on the Trailhawk trim, Rock. A new engine this year offers more power with impressive torque, while a revised interior is made more user-friendly. The Renegade’s boxy design maximizes space, allowing four adults to fit comfortably, although cargo space remains on the small side. With a starting price around $23,000, the Renegade is a bit more expensive than a Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul or Fiat 500X, but it’s the only one in this group that can actually tackle tough off-road conditions.
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If you’re looking for a small, fuel-efficient SUV that has real off-road ability, a whimsical design and loads of cool features, the 2019 Jeep Renegade deserves a good look. The upright greenhouse provides good headroom and outward visibility, while the Renegade’s overall image is pure Jeep.
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When it comes to driving, you’ll have more fun in a Mazda CX-3 or Nissan Kicks. The Honda HR-V offers better resale and reliability, as do many of the Renegade’s competitors. The slightly larger Subaru Crosstrek can go anywhere the Renegade can, offers better fuel economy and comes standard with all-wheel drive.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Renegade gets a new face, an upgraded dash and a new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine standard on Limited and Trailhawk trims. New options include 19-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control and parallel-park assist. The manual transmission is dropped along with the 1.6-liter turbo.
The 2019 Renegade jettisons the old 1.4-liter turbo in favor of a new 1.3-liter turbo producing 177 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the old engine, this one is available only with the 9-speed automatic. While unique in this segment, we’ve had issues in the past with this transmission, namely its sluggish response time and shift habits. We’ll have to wait and see if this new model delivers faster shifts. The standard engine remains the 2.4-liter Tigershark, which offers 180 horsepower, but only 175 lb-ft of torque. The Renegade is a heavy vehicle, even more so when equipped with its 4-wheel-drive system. As a result, acceleration is about average for this class. On the road, the Renegade’s performance is adequate for daily commutes, but a far cry from the more athletic performance of the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR. However, when the paved road ends, most of the Renegade’s competitors lack the ability to follow, the one exception being the Subaru Crosstrek.
Similar to the advanced 4x4 systems found on Land Rovers, the Jeep Renegade’s 4-wheel-drive system allows the driver to select up to five settings; Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and, on Trailhawk trims, Rock. The Trailhawk also includes Hill Descent Control and a 20:1 rock crawl ratio.
MY SKY OPEN AIR SUNROOF
The My Sky sunroof features removable panels that can be stored in the cargo area creating a very Wrangler-like open-air experience. If you just want fresh air, the front panel can be slid back or vented like a traditional power sunroof. The Renegade also offers a power glass panoramic sunroof.
You and the 2019 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 were telling you, “Hang in there. You can make it.” The Jeep Renegade can fit five but is really more comfortable with just four people on board. 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.
Round headlights? Check. Seven-slotted vertical grille? Check. Rugged attitude? Check. Short overhangs for rock climbing? Check. One of the best things about the 2019 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.
Notable Standard Equipment
Jeep’s Renegade for 2019 comes in four trims: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. The base model's roughly $23,000 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, tilt/telescopic steering column, rearview camera, power windows and door locks, and 16-inch wheels. Most glaring is its lack of standard air conditioning and cruise control. 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 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Notable Optional Equipment
Four-wheel drive is optional on all new Jeep Renegade models except Trailhawk, where it's standard. The 1.3-liter turbocharged engine is standard on Limited and Trailhawk models, optional on all others. Other options that vary by trim include blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, 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 -- Rock.
Under the Hood
Two 4-cylinder engines are available for the 2019 Jeep Renegade. Sport and Latitude models come with a 2.4-liter engine, while Limited and Trailhawk use a new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that is optional on the other trims. Both can be had with 4WD instead of the standard 2-wheel-(front) drive (2WD). A 9-speed automatic is standard across the line. The Jeep Renegade can tow up to 2,000 pounds with the 2.4-liter engine and 4WD. Towing is not recommended for 1.3-liter models.
1.3-liter turbocharged inline-4
177 horsepower @ 5,750 rpm
200 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
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)
The 2019 Jeep Renegade has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $23,000 for a base, 2WD model. That’s an attractive price but offers few frills. With popular features such as air conditioning and a touch-screen infotainment system, expect costs to rise to the 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 the Fiat 500X, Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V, above that of the more hard-to-define Kia Soul but below a comparably equipped Subaru Crosstrek. 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.
Jeep Renegade Consumer Reviews
April 10, 2019
I love this car
I bought this car new and have had it for 2 years and I love it as much today as I did when I drove it off the Dealer's lot. My white...
March 21, 2019
Renegade Trail Hawk is a leader
The Renegade Trail Hawk is an excellent vehicle. It beats my Kia Sorrento by a million miles. It uses steel to protect the...
March 01, 2019
Love my Renegade
I had a Liberty loved it but unfortunately they quit making them and I don’t like SUVs that look like a minivan so I bought a Renegade I...
October 26, 2018
Not sick of it yet.
My three year lease is almost up. Started shopping for a new vehicle and realized there’s nothing about this vehicle I don’t like. ...
September 13, 2018
No problems yet
I have the 6 speed manual sport 1.4l with 4x4. I love this thing. I am consistently averaging above 30 mpg. I have easily towed up to...
June 01, 2018
Fun 4WD in the Mountains
Great car! We have one con, that the gas tank could be a bit bigger. Handles well, especially in mountain hairpins. Weve taken off road...
May 31, 2018
Unique, Fun to Drive, Affordable
I absolutely love my Omaha Orange Jeep Renegade Latitude! I chose the 1.4L turbocharged, 6-speed manual drivetrain and its smooth,...
April 08, 2018
SO MUCH FUN!!! BEAUTIFULLY BUILT & STYLED!
I have had my Jeep Trailhawk for1 year and 2 months! Its a 2016 bought in January 2017. I love this Lil SUV!! I bought the Trailhawk...
April 04, 2018
Dependable and fun to drive
My fifth Jeep including 2 Grand Cherokees. I wanted a vehicle that looks like a Jeep, not like all the other cars on the road. This is...
March 05, 2018
fabulous sturdy beast
Its masculine and adrenaline rushing while looks like a cute chubby boy. Great SUV thats compact utilitarian and luxuriously crafted...
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How does it compare?
|#1||2019 Jeep Renegade||180|
|#2||2019 Subaru Crosstrek||152|
|#3||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||148|
|#4||2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||148|
|#5||2019 Hyundai Kona||147|
|#1||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||31|
|#2||2019 Hyundai Kona||30|
|#3||2019 Honda HR‑V||30|
|#4||2019 Subaru Crosstrek||29|
|#10||2019 Jeep Renegade||25|
|#1||2019 Nissan Rogue Sport||5 / 5|
|#2||2019 MAZDA CX‑3||4.8 / 5|
|#3||2019 Hyundai Kona||4.8 / 5|
|#4||2019 Subaru Crosstrek||4.7 / 5|
|#10||2019 Jeep Renegade||3.9 / 5|