While more powerful than the base engine, the Tigershark feels a bit crude. For full details such as dimensions, cargo capacity, suspension, colors, and brakes, click on a specific Renegade trim. There's also the aforementioned Fiat 500X and the improved Chevrolet Trax to consider. That's insane for a brand spankin new vehicle of this class! In this case, it's a miniature Jeep icon etched into the projectors. There was some body lean due to the higher profile, however. Chrysler has been taken to court for these problems in 2015 and apparently they didn't learn from the experience. Trim on the base Renegade Sport—mirrors and taillight surrounds, for instance—is mostly flat black, though it's more appropriate to a Jeep than the downmarket look it would convey on a small hatchback or sedan.
Changes for 2017 are minor, and we give it a score of 5. Some of its attributed include easy-to-use technology interface, lots of character, and best-in-class off-road capability. Towing is not recommended for 1. But the Renegade also backs up its mudslinging heritage with its available Trailhawk version, which comes with a higher ride height, all-terrain tires and an off-road-tuned suspension. Interior Highlights The cabin of the Renegade is surprisingly roomy and comes with plenty of head, shoulder, and legroom. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.
S dealerships during the 3rd Q of this year latest. The front seats are comfortable and nicely bolstered. You may not be able to combine other incentives with the purchase financing or leasing programs presented above. The off-road-oriented Trailhawk comes with four-wheel drive, hill descent control, a raised suspension, tow hooks and underbody skid plates. We price our cars below retail value to take the hustle and bustle out of car buying.
You get a moderate boost in acceleration, but the trade-off is a fair amount of noise from the drivetrain overall. Among the wide array of options is a nifty removable sunroof system that opens the Renegade to the sun or stars, though a special wrench and a few minutes will be needed. Behind the second row, the Renegade has 18. Plus, with our smartphones, there are more car related apps than ever before. I know, you need awd to get thru rain and snow. The interior is a slightly tougher version of what you'd expect in a subcompact car, with large, round knobs and a pair of center air vents in a pod on top of the dash.
And in a one-year test of a Renegade Trailhawk, we found that real-world fuel economy often came in. It gets a score of 7 on our green scale. The base powertrain is a 160-horsepower turbocharged 1. The skepticism was further fuelled by the fact that Jeep has a reputation of building underwhelming small crossovers like the and. The 2017 Jeep Renegade continues with a choice of two powertrains, each offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The 2017 Jeep Renegade pulls off a tough feat: the Italian-built five-door hatchback looks more like an authentic Jeep than the more suburban Cherokee above it in the brand's lineup of new models.
The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. There's also plenty of headroom thanks to the Renegade's tall, boxy design. During our test drives, the Trailhawk posted a lackluster acceleration of 9. Although a bare-bones Sport does without air-conditioning and cruise control, most Renegades come pretty well equipped and have soft-touch materials for the dash and armrests. We give it a score of 7 on our scale for design and styling.
And its cabin can seem noisy under some conditions. There's also the aforementioned Fiat 500X and the improved Chevrolet Trax to consider. Except on the Sport model, the front sunroof can also be power-operated. Vehicle Details The 2017 Renegade's 5-passenger interior is more spacious than you might think. A drop down menu will appear. Conclusion Those wanting a capable urban commuter, with ample cargo room, flexibility, and off-road capability, will find the Renegade Trailhawk is good entry-level Jeep. It gets a 6 out 10 on our feature scales.
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. Xenon headlights, automatic high beams, and keyless ignition and entry are new features. The electric power steering doesn't provide much feedback, but it's tuned well enough that it fades into the background and many drivers won't notice the difference. The carmaker could also mildly restyle the exterior styling of the 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, but this is still unconfirmed information. There is some hard plastic inside but many surfaces are soft-touch vinyl. That cabin width lends the feel of a larger vehicle, especially up front, where nicely bolstered seats are well padded and comfortable.
The base engine, which is standard in the Sport and Latitude models, is a turbocharged 1. Larger hard-plastic surfaces are mixed with soft-touch materials where passengers may touch. Find the Best Car for You Search for a Car Already know what you are looking for? The Renegade's small overall dimensions and all-wheel-drive mechanical gear limit interior length and floor depth, so adults in the rear will be less comfortable on trips. The Jeep Renegade for 2017 is an excellent subcompact crossover that comes with an off-road athleticism, an easy and fun to drive character, and a fairly comfortable cabin. With seven airbags and a rearview camera standard on all but the base model, the Renegade ticks the boxes for safety basics. If you go with the taller, off-road-oriented Trailhawk, you'll get some more body roll in the corners and a bit of bounciness to the ride. Except it will be properly equipped and powerful enough, the upcoming option will bring some more important things on the table.
The trademark seven-slat Jeep grille is far more traditional than on bigger Jeeps, and it's flanked by two round headlights, as nature intended. Rear seat cramped The two front-seat riders will enjoy the Renegade's interior; anyone riding in the rear, not so much. It can be ordered as part of an option package. Though passengers sit high, increasing the sensation of body roll on sharp curves, the Renegade holds the road comfortably and is slightly faster on winding roads, when pushed, than you might expect from such a tall and blocky vehicle. If the 2017 Jeep Renegade doesn't light your fire, there are several other options to choose from.