The newest model 2019 Jeep Renegade is a subcompact crossover SUV with great off-road capability. The new Renegade looks rugged, and off-roading is the main highlight of this SUV, as other competitors are way off in this category. The interior is surprisingly modern with the refreshed infotainment system and newest phone connectivity.
The Deserthawk trim level is removed for 2019 model, new sunroof is added, manual transmission with an all-wheel-drive setup is available and much more.If you are looking for fun, and if you think driving Mazda CX-3 or Kia Soul is fun, you should give a chance to Renegade.
2019 Jeep Renegade Recognized Look
Every Jeep model comes with an identity that is easy to recognize and 2019 Jeep Renegade is no different. The trademark seven-slot grille seats up front, and the front part looks distinctive. However, besides the “Jeepness” that Renegade owns, the design looks rugged and boxy but with some cartoonish flavor. Generally, the styling is the same with a couple of minor tweaks and revised sunroof.
The My-Sky open-air roof panel system feels premium. We could say that the Renegade is a four-door baby of a Wrangler model. Headlights are revised and are available in a rounded shape. The upcoming Renegade looks modern more than retro thanks to a lot of black trim surfacing and the taillights at the rear are unique. Those taillights are very similar to the ones from popular army jerrycans. However, the model will measure the same dimension like the predecessor. It has a wheelbase of 101.2 inches, length is 166.6 in, width 74.2 in and height 66.5 in. The new model like the current one will be available in with four trims Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk.
2019 Jeep Renegade Interior and Space
The interior of the 2019 Jeep Renegade is packed with odd shapes and fabric materials. However, the overall feel inside the cabin is pleasing and comfortable. The legroom is good and there are 19 cubic feet of storage capacity behind the rear seats. With the rear seats folded flat, the area expands to a 50 cubic feet, respectfully. When speaking of updates, new bezel treatments, fabric seats, and interior colors are the highlight of the offer.
The center stack is redesigned and climate controls are all-new. The rotary shifter is revised and now comes in a horizontal orientation. While the interior design of the 2019 Jeep Renegade is far from luxurious, the layout is simple and straightforward. As for the infotainment, the standard or base trim Sport trim will get a 5.0-inch touchscreen with voice control and Bluetooth connectivity with the optional upgrade to 7.0-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2019 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Spied Testing
The model that is the highlight of the company`s offer is 2019 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. This model is caught testing couple months ago in Arctic Circle. The whole body of this model is camouflaged, but from the image that we see, the model will get the new bumpers, headlights, grille and tail lights. Also, its reworked front faschia is now more aggressive than the current version of the crossover. As for the interior, in this section, this trim will get much more quality materials.
The newest My Sky open-air sunroof is optional on all models and it offers a power vent-and-slide panel with other two removable panels. This model will also get 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is standard on this trim. However, there is also an option to upgrade to 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with navigations, 506-watt Beats audio with nine speakers this will be offered in all trims except Sport one. However, this model will have under the hood mighty 2.4-liter engine. For the safety, it will also include features like blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and park-assist system.
2019 Jeep Renegade Engine and Output
The upcoming 2019 Jeep Renegade is available with two drivetrain options. Sport and Latitude trim levels are offering a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This unit cranks 160 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque and is coming with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2.4-liter engine is optional for mentioned models and is standard on top-range models such as Limited and Trailhawk. It is capable of producing 180 HP and 175 lb-ft of torque and it comes with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. This engine will be available in trims Sport, Latitude, and Altitude. Furthermore, it comes standard on the Limited and Trailhawk models. Both drivetrains can be equipped with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive setups.
Acceleration of this model is not so good, The 2019 Jeep Renegade model with 4×4 2.4-Liter and automatic transmission is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 9.1 sec, while top speed is 116 mph. The 2019 Jeep Renegades model with 4-wheel drive system will give the driver the ability to four modes; Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The 2019 Jeep Renegade can tow up to 2000 pounds. The 1,4-liter turbocharged engine is capable to give in city/highway fuel economy of 24/31 mpg for the 2WD and 24/31 mpg for the model with 4WD. The next one engine that comes with 2.4-liter inline-4 and 9-speed transmission has EPA fuel economy of 22/31 mpg for the 2WD and 21/29 mpg 4WD.
2019 Jeep Renegade Price and Release Date
The 2019 Jeep Renegade starts at $21,000. However, features like automatic transmission or new touchscreen infotainment system will make you pay additional $5,000. If one needs an AWD system it must pay extra $1.500.
The Trailhawk and Limited models will cost over $30,000. The newest Jeep’s subcompact crossover SUV will hit the markets later this year.