2017 Jeep Renegade – Keene, NH
The subcompact adventure-seeking SUV of the Jeep® lineup is the 2017 Jeep Renegade in Keene, NH. It’s still a fresh-faced model, considering it was released in the summer of 2014. However, it quickly gained popularity in the Jeep market, thanks to its quirky, fun, and durable design, exceptional off-road capability, and abundance of technology features. With four trims to choose from: base Sport, Latitude, Limited, and the off-road capable Trailhawk, you’ll be able to get a Renegade that suits your needs both on and off the road. Honestly, this dual-capability is actually quite rare in the Jeep lineup. The only other model I can think of that adequately performs on the road, as well as it does off the road, from the 2017 Jeep model lineup is the Cherokee. The Wrangler is king of the hill, sure, but not when it comes to on-road performance.
That’s just the nature of most Jeep vehicles. However, the Renegade was obviously produced to change that. With a ridiculously low starting MSRP of $17,995, it’s also a great gateway vehicle to the Jeep world.
In order to get the most off-road capability out of the 2017 Jeep Renegade, you’ll need to upgrade to the Trailhawk trim, which earned its Trail Rated badging from Jeep after it successfully completed the Rubicon Trail, a trail notorious, yet celebrated, for its difficulty.
At the core of this legendary 4×4 capability, is a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 engine. That MultiAir technology offers outstanding power and torque with reduced emissions. It’s standard on the Trailhawk trim, and is paired to the available nine-speed automatic transmission, kicking out 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. But, it’s still able to get up to 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Perfect for those looking to off-road with their Renegade, but also need it as a daily driver.
But, where would the Renegade Trailhawk be without some of Jeep vehicles other 4×4 systems? Enter Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 systems. The latter of which is found on the Renegade. Both systems feature a rear axle disconnect that can switch from two-and-four-wheel drive to help with fuel-efficiency when the 4×4 capability isn’t needed. The Jeep Active Drive Low adds a capable crawl ratio of 20:1 for increased off-road performance.
Proficient On-Road Performance, As Well
If you’re just looking for a fun and fuel-efficient subcompact SUV, then the Renegade is able to fit that bill as well. From its turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, you can expect 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, with the engine sipping fuel at 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
Abundance of Technology
Whether it’s meant to enhance performance, safety, fun, or convenience, the 2017 Jeep Renegade is loaded with a plethora of technology features. Some of which, the competition only wishes it had.
Selec-Terrain Traction Control
Take the Selec-Terrain Traction Control system, for example, which can be equipped to every Renegade model with 4×4 capability. This system lets the driver select from four modes (five on the Trailhawk trim): Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock (Trailhawk only). With just the turn of a dial, you’ll experience performance that’s tailored to ensure optimum traction and performance for any environment or hazardous road condition.
7-inch Full-Color Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
If you’re looking for any information, then a 7-inch digital display is right in front of you where all your other vehicle information typically is. Using steering wheel-mounted controls, you’re able to scroll through Navigation, Selec-Terrain Traction choice, ParkSense Rear Park Assist, and any other important vehicle information necessary to enhance your experience on, or off, the road. Information, like the gas level in your tank, or the temperature of the engine.
Uconnect 6.5 Nav
With the Uconnect 6.5 Nav, you’re getting a simple and efficient system that’s designed to keep you connected to all the important things.
You’ll have a 6.5-inch display screen, that can access Am/FM radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a sensor-assisted GPS, GPS navigation, and Uconnect Voice Command, providing hands-free phone and voice texting (not Apple compatible). You’ll also be able to use an Aux/USB media hub for iPod mobile device integration, speed-adjusted volume, and plenty of audio controls that are integrated into the center stack.
Nine-Speaker BeatsAudio Sound System
If you’re looking to amp-up yourself or your friends for the drive, the available nine-speaker BeatsAudio sound system should do the trick. It’s that amazingly clear and high-definition sound provided by BeatsAudio, but in your car. The studio-quality sound is powered by an eight-channel 506-watt digital amplifier, which runs through nine premium-quality speakers, including a 6.5-inch subwoofer in the rear.
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the abundance of technology-based features the 2017 Renegade offers.
Don’t let the fun design of the 2017 Jeep Renegade fool you; it’s also tough as nails.
Aesthetically, like all Jeep models, the Renegade has a few traditional styling cues that let you know that it’s indeed a Jeep. Styling cues, such as the iconic seven-slot grille, strong stance, and round headlights. Yes, the design itself might be quirky. But, it also retains the same basic brick shape that most Jeep vehicles have had and will always have.
Just because the shape of the Renegade is traditional doesn’t mean the other styling cues are. Take, for example, it’s slightly-rounded roof and small spoiler that’s poking out just beyond the back windshield. Or, the X-shaped taillights, 45-degree angle slanted windshield, and low-hanging rear end. Like I said before, it still sits with that aggressive stance, but beyond that it looks more playful than anything.
Which isn’t bad, since it appeals to a whole new type of audience, helping Jeep expand its horizon a bit on the market. Especially in 2017, where small and funky-looking crossovers are the new craze. But, those crossovers only have half the capability of the Jeep Renegade, simply because the Renegade is still an SUV at heart.
One more point, the paint colors help make it stand out as well. You can have anything from bright orange, dark blue, black, or even gunmetal gray.
Not surprisingly, the Renegade can hold its own off-road. It does have a Trailhawk trim with Trail Rated badging, after all. However, its sole purpose isn’t off-road use, which means it couldn’t hold its own against something like a Wrangler Rubicon. Against another subcompact SUV on the market though, the Renegade is a force to be reckoned with.
It doesn’t sit on a Rubicon platform, which is quite obvious due to its 3,200 pound weight and subcompact size. Rather, it’s actually built around a traditional economy car unibody structure, with the engine mounted transversely up front. Ironically enough, it shares more engineering similarities with a Fiat 500X and not a Jeep Wrangler.
Granted, the Renegade is not a Wrangler substitute, and it’s built around an economy car unibody structure. But, it’s still a Jeep, which means the effort put into the design quality and durability isn’t something to worry about. With a stiff body structure that’s made from 70% high-strength steel, magnesium and aluminum, you can expect not only reliability and durability of design, but also fuel-sipping characteristics.
Bottomline: it serves its purpose well, providing a nice middle ground for a small family looking for a capable subcompact crossover, and is also ideal for a single guy or girl, or a fun-loving couple, looking for a practical on-road vehicle for a daily commute, but who also want a vehicle that can perform adequately off-road on the weekends for some adventure.
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