New 2016 Jeep Renegade at Monroeville Chrysler Jeep for Pittsburgh, PA
The Renegade ushers in a new look that fits more plausibly in the Jeep lineup than that of the bigger Cherokee. It's a tall, slab-sided, and upright little utility, but its stylists deliberately oversized some of the details to emphasize its heritage. The headlights flanking the seven-bar grille are large and round; the rubber-lipped wheel arches are large and trapezoidal, to emphasize strength. The taillights are stamped with "X" shapes in an homage to wartime fuel cans.
Under the Renegade's Hood
The standard engine in the Renegade is a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder, with 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It's paired only with a six-speed manual gearbox. Among our editors that have driven this combination, it might be the favorite: it makes the most of the Renegade's size with a more energetic feel, so long as it's unencumbered by all-wheel drive. The combination is roughly 150 pounds lighter than versions with the bigger engine and more complex transmission, and it moves the basic front-drive model around adequately. We haven't been able to test this combination with all-wheel drive, which adds back on roughly 150 to 200 pounds.
Design of Jeep Renegade
The side profile is upright and square, with that bluff front end, a vertical tailgate, and a windshield with very little rake. For something so slab-sided, so upright, so tall for its overall length, the Renegade could hardly be anything but a Jeep. The Jeep grille and its hallmark seven slats are more pronounced than on the grand Cherokee; the round headlights are a lovely callback, and they're etched with a mini Jeep icon in the lamps. The rubber-lipped wheel arches are large and trapezoidal, and the bumpers at each end are stamped to show off their strength. Every Renegade comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; an AM/FM radio with four speakers; a removable, height-adjustable cargo floor; 12-volt power outlets in the dash and cargo area. The base Sport model does not come standard with air conditioning or a rearview camera, and it also omits the fold-forward front passenger seat offered on all other trim levels (the seat allows lengthy cargo to load in the vehicle diagonally).
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All Jeep Renegades come with seven airbags and stability control, while most models also come with a rearview camera. On the options list, there's a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking; a lane-departure warning and correction system; rear cross-traffic alerts; and blind-spot monitors. Give us a call today for more information on the 2016 Jeep Renegade!