2016 Jeep Renegade WARNING REVIEWS

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Starting at
$17,995
Engine
1.4L inline4

Power
160 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
24/31
Seats
5

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2016 Jeep Renegade Overview

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The 2016 Jeep Renegade is an attractive compact crossover that offers astounding headroom, an attractive cabin and real-deal off-road ability in Trailhawk trim. A small footprint contributes to the 2016 Jeep Renegade's surprising agility.

When the Renegade debuted last year, some Jeep enthusiasts and critics were concerned about whether a subcompact crossover could (or should) wear the badge of a manufacturer built on a reputation of unquestionable off-road capability. Jeep's track record of building underwhelming small crossovers (see Compass and Patriot) certainly contributed to the skepticism. But with several road tests under our belts and a long-term Renegade Trailhawk in our fleet, we can happily report that those fears are unfounded. The 2016 Jeep Renegade is a fine subcompact crossover SUV that has an abundance of character, is easy to drive and can surpass the competition when the road gets rocky. On-road, the distinctively styled Renegade is a peach. The ride is well-cushioned, with the suspension doing an admirable job of soaking up bumps and potholes. Jeep's intuitive infotainment system is placed front and center in an attractive cabin highlighted by plenty of headroom. The Trailhawk version's ride quality is a little more rough-and-tumble, but in compensation it provides off-road abilities that are unmatched in this segment and even in the compact crossover market. Indeed, when we put a Trailhawk on our RTI ramp (designed to measure maximum suspension articulation), we found it scored better than a Cherokee Trailhawk and Land Rover Discovery Sport. Part of that is thanks to the Renegade's small footprint, which also makes it a cinch to place on the road, navigate tight streets or park in crowded lots. Subcompact crossover SUVs are getting more popular, and Jeep's 2016 Renegade is one of the best available. If you're looking for a solid all-round subcompact crossover, however, there are a few things that keep the Renegade from being at the top of its class. Neither of its two available engines is all that great. The base turbocharged four-cylinder is OK but only comes paired with a manual transmission, while the bigger 2.4-liter engine posts just class-average acceleration and below-average fuel economy. Inside, legroom in the second row is at a premium and should be reserved for short trips as not to fatigue your passengers. A small cargo area further reduces the Renegade's capacity as a road trip vehicle full of people and luggage. The subcompact market is heating up, with new entrants coming onto market every year. We do like the 2016 Mazda CX-3. It's a fun, sporty alternative that boasts one of the most powerful engines in the class. Similarly light-footed and powerful is the Nissan Juke, but its interior is not nearly as roomy. Conversely, the 2016 Honda HR-V is easier to live with thanks to its versatile cargo area, but isn't as sporty. There's also the 2016 Fiat 500X, which is mechanically related to the Renegade and therefore shares similar pros and cons, or the bigger 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, which is the only vehicle among these rivals that offers some enhanced off-road capability. It's a diverse group, to be sure, but the 2016 Jeep Renegade could be a compelling pick if a sense of fun and genuine off-road ability are high on your wish list.

The Jeep Renegade certainly isn't the first carlike Jeep, but it's the first one to prove that Jeep styling and playfulness can translate successfully to a subcompact crossover. It's rewarding to drive, yet still practical.

For the Jeep Renegade's sophomore year, the nine-speaker premium audio option is now a Beats-branded unit. New automatic wipers are optional on the Latitude trim and standard on Limited and Trailhawk versions. The nifty removable cargo light/flashlight on the Limited and Trailhawk has been dropped.



2016 Jeep Renegade Problems




2016 Jeep Renegade Reviews From Owners (50 Reviews)

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By Corley Roberts

on Feb/28/17 03:19 PM (UTC)

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Cheap components and horrible customer service!

I bought this vehicle new from Tennessee Franklin Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram in September and it has been back for repairs on numerous occasions, with unsuccessful outcomes and extremely poor customer service. Noises during shifting of gears I was told are 'normal' for this vehicle and so they refused to look into a solution for this. The Uconnect unit has been replaced after previous botched attempts from service, the 911 and assist buttons work intermittently, the mph and outside temperature changes to metric on it's own, and the back up camera doesn't always work. I have contacted the owner several times and have not heard from him at all. I have contacted the General Manager and heard from him once when he first addressed the issues, however as the issues continue I haven't been successful in getting a response from this dealership. I'm extremely disappointed in the poor communication, and lack of customer service that came with this vehicle purchase.

By Leticia Martinez

on Feb/11/17 07:59 PM (UTC)

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Very nice

Other shoppers should know the price on the car and how good of a car it is.

By Stephanie

on Oct/28/16 05:53 AM (UTC)

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Love it

Not sure if anyone else has had the issue of the music changing aides of the car like being on the right then going back to center? I just bought the jeep Monday and this happened Friday morning...not sure if it had anything to do with the electronicsame of my Bluetooth connectivity to my phone, other than that so far greater car gas mileage is at 15.8 hoping it keeps going up, it started to 13.9 and in less than a week I've burned through over half a tank of gas..given it only had 35 miles on it when I bout it and now around 150

By Amber

on Sep/14/16 02:39 PM (UTC)

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Jeep Renegade Latitude

Very happy with my Jeep. There is a lot of attention to detail and driving down the road it is more unique than the average ride. The tail lights are bright and stick out so it is good reassurance on feeling I will not be rear ended. The Latitude is a lot more quiet than I thought it would be. It handles very well and I look forward to driving it this winter. If I had to point out any downfalls it would be that the transmission takes a few seconds too long to go into first. The head rest is also a bit far forward for my liking.

By Happy Camper!

on Sep/04/16 04:34 PM (UTC)

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Happy Camper...

I purchased a Jeep Renegade and absolutely love it! Everything I needed in an SUV is completely in the Jeep. I just use mine for casual use around town and at the beach. It is comfortable, easy to get in and out of and has lots of room for a smaller SUV. Jeep did a bit of "overkill" with the Jeep symbol throughout the vehicle, but it didn't distract me from purchasing it. If your looking for something fun, easy to drive, dependable, then this is for you. Two Thumbs Up!

By Crafty

on Feb/08/17 01:29 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Wanted to love this vehicle

The comfort level and features were excellent in my Renegade Trailhawk, but going through a buy-back now because of reliability issues. Add on that the engine will cut power at inopportune times, like pulling out with cross traffic coming, the very small gas tank, way worse than advertised gas mileage, the 9 speed transmission paired with a 4-cylinder engine, and a few other small items, and I can't get rid of this vehicle fast enough.

By Sam B

on Feb/06/17 08:05 PM (UTC)

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Fun for a Week

The Jeep Renegade was my first new vehicle purchase ever. I loved it's quirky design and affordability. Unfortunately after a few short months of owning it, Chrysler has offered me a credit and I am trading it in for something new. I've had it in the shop 4 times in 6 weeks literally. First it needed a "technology update", the the thermostat went out, then the check engine light was on, and now it needs some sort of module. When I buy a brand new vehicle, I expect reliability. So disappointed in this purchase. I thought I'd be a Jeep girl for life but I am moving on to something new.

By Ryan D

on Feb/03/17 06:21 PM (UTC)

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Avoid this nightmare...

I just traded my 2016 Renegade in today after months of headaches. The dealership tried to fix the same issue of poor sound quality with the beats "premium" sound system multiple times, and then issues with the ESC, Hill Start Assist and Dynamic Torque Steering systems started popping up frequently. The Chrysler Star Support Program is as much of a joke as the parts supply chain from Chrysler. In 9 months, this thing dropped 8k in value. Do yourself a favor and get literally ANY vehicle except this Jeep/Heap.

By BU TH In NC

on Jan/21/17 07:10 PM (UTC)

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BU TH review

This is a really capable compact suv. It can go most anywhere and do anything. I have had other Jeeps such as the JKU and KL TH and the Renegade holds up well compared to them. It does some things really well and some things not as well as the other Jeeps. The front seats are really comfortable. The infotainment is just OK and not as good as the 8.4 system in the KL. I would not spend the money again for Beats audio upgrade. Two features that there are no excuses for the lack of availability are power lift gate and Homelink. The sunroof needs a glass roof option but the MYSKY removable panels are nice. gas mileage is not what I hoped for considering the lack of real power in 2.4L engine. The 9spd works much better than in my KL TH. I have driven everything in this segment and it really a star compared to some of the others such as the HR-V, Encore, Soul etc. I would not let the fact that it is Italian made scare you this is a a real Jeep.

By Thomas Ramirez

on Dec/22/16 10:19 AM (UTC)

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Get rid of Nav and Sat Radio

Car is cute and seems to be capable. Ride is ok but rough as compared to a car. Would really like to have had NOT to buy the $1200+ option for the large screen display and SatNav/Radio. A plain smartphone could replace and stay up to date more than a car's expensive option. Why is it so hard to find a loaded car minus the expensive option but poorly functioning Sat/Nav/Radio that your already paid on your smartphone?

By Nathan Sims

on Oct/25/16 06:38 PM (UTC)

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Great Renegade

If you are looking for a compact SUV with a unique look and lots of options, then the Renegade is for you. I love the way it drives and it's lots of fun. The my on roof is a great feature too.

By Barb Dimeler

on Aug/26/16 09:14 AM (UTC)

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Happy with mine

I am very happy with this vehicle. Test drove the hind, Toyota, and nisson. Likes the cabin feel best in the jeep as well as the height. Others have better trunk room- that was not what I was looking for. Do consider adding extra glass protection/insurance. Rear window shattered in my first month.

By Weekender

on Jun/11/16 03:47 AM (UTC)

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Well, um

This vehicle would be great for local driving but it is awful for road trips. I had to stop twice on a six hour trip for fuel refills. What good is great mileage if you have to pull into a gas station like 8 cylinder gas guzzling SUV? Needs a larger fuel tank. Technology is adequate nothing special.

By Yankee Pat

on Jun/03/16 11:36 PM (UTC)

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A Cherokee and a Mini Cooper walk into a bar...

First off, my 4WD Renegade has an automatic and the 2.4L engine (the only way 4WD Renegades come), but those weren't listed by Edmunds as options for the 75th Anniversary edition for some reason. With that out of the way, I'll keep this concise: I enjoy my ride. No, the 'Gade isn't very powerful, but I wasn't expecting it to be, and that's something you should know whether or not you're ok with after a test drive. I love the ride height, ride comfort, capability, and style/quirkiness that I got for the price. The two things I don't like have to do with the UConnect/Bluetooth system. Most importantly, when placing and/or receiving calls on Bluetooth, I can hear the other party very clearly, but they can barely hear me. If they can hear me, they tell me there is a profound background noise that goes above and beyond what one customarily expects over a Bluetooth system. It's especially bad at highway speeds. I'd strongly recommend any potential buyers to test out the Bluetooth phone system at highway speeds (e.g. 75 mph) before purchase. I didn't, and am now left with a problem that my dealer and Chrysler both seem highly ambivalent about fixing. The other UConnect issue, more minor, is that the system won't let me switch back and forth between USB and Bluetooth as an audio source unless I manually disconnect one of these sources. I've found a way around this, so it isn't that big of a deal. The horrible call quality, something I was not expecting when I purchased a brand new 2016 automobile, is the major issue. Otherwise, I'm happy with the purchase, and find the Jeepster suits me.

By Ryan R

on Apr/15/16 03:12 PM (UTC)

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Jeepetto 2016 Latitude 4x4 Manual 1.4L Turbo Beast

Jeep and FCA have come up with a very nice and well equipped CUV. Make sure to go with the Turbo 1.4L engine and a manual transmission and you get a excellent driving vehicle as well. None of the automatic transmission horror stories to be found in this set up. Car is peppy, and has good handling for a vehicle with a slight CUV lift. I went with the Cold Weather package. Interior amenities are plentiful on even a stock Latitude model. The package just checked all the marks for a truck that will be used in the Colorado mountains.

Look forward to doing some mods on the engine and exhaust, to pull even more pep out of this little Jeep. The Fiat turbo 4-cyl found in the Abarth is very tuneable, and has a excellent after market. I will utilize this once Jeepetto is fully broken in.

We also picked the car out in the very nice Anvil Grey offered just in 2016. Good call of jeep to make this color for all the renegades and not just trail hawks

Around town getting 24 mpg, with a ton of spirited driving. I received a great deal from Autonation Jeep West. So overall the value is totally there. Hope to have many happy years in my turbo jeep.

By Gary Jackson

on Mar/27/16 11:26 PM (UTC)

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Lacking a track record

Only in second production year. Not sure all the bugs are worked out yet. A lot of sketchy reviews. Lack diagnostic plug for my insurance drive tracker That would cost me $200.000/year In additional insurance. Maybe In a couple more model years with Improved reviews.

By Debi Scholar

on Mar/25/16 09:38 AM (UTC)

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LOVE, LOVE my new 2016 Jeep Trailhawk!!

Picked up my new Colorado Red, 2 MySky sunroofs, Trailhawk a few days ago and LOVE IT! Typically, I'm a Ford lover, e.g. Escape and other models, but I absolutely HATE the way the new small SUVs look like station wagons (in my opinion). I wanted a vehicle that was a small SUV with big functionality, some nice add-ons, and more of the "box" look that my old Ford Escape had.

The Trailhawk has multiple off-road options, which I may not use often enough, but wanted the capabilities anyway. I read some other reviews about lack of quick acceleration, and I haven't really noticed that problem at all. Although, I don't think I usually try to go 60 MPH within 5 seconds anyway. I love the technologies of UConnect, the ease of use of setting all the controls, the automatic windshield wipers (they're perfectly timed based on rain!), and strong, sturdy environment that surrounds me. This may sound weird...but I feel like I'm in an extremely, well-made, sturdy vehicle that is "stronger" than even my Ford Escape was. That "secure" feeling is very meaningful to me. The only thing that I wish..... that the MySky front option had the ability to open the opaque but leave a transparent window so that I could use the "top down" daylight in the winter months without cold coming in. I also wish the back seats were a little more "comfy" like the front seats but I rarely have people in the back seat anyway. I love the various key-less options, Display options, etc. I also have the blind spot alerts which I LOVE. There are so many things that are perfect, I can't write them all down.

I went to Autoland dealer in NJ, and they were less than helpful trying to find my 2016 Red Trailhawk with the options I wanted. Yet, 1 day later, Salerno Duane in NJ found my exact match vehicle in a tri-state dealer and had it to me in 3 days. I used Salerno Duane previously so am thrilled with their willingness to help me.

If you're looking for a unique SUV that is solid and well thought out, you'll love this new 2016 Renegade line of vehicles!!

Debi S - New Jersey

By Ashley

on Mar/04/16 11:59 AM (UTC)

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Red Lady Bug

I purchased my Jeep Renegade after totaling my Honda Civic, and while we test drove several suvs this one we fell in love with. It's sporty, functional, and for having a kid it works great for us. The dealership we purchased it from was very helpful and gave us a great price on it as well. So far I have only had one issue with the rear back door lock, but the dealership got it taken care of in a timely manner. Overall I love this vehicle and the look of it.

By Andrew Egan

on Sep/13/16 11:50 PM (UTC)

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Love my Dawn of Justice

First new car I have bought in over 23 yrs. After making ur deal, be prepared for dealer add ons that can cost as much as $9300.00. The warranty on Jeep is really bad. For the price u pay, u dont get much quality assurance from jeep. The cheaper cars have much better warranties. The jeep rides great, and very comfortable with all the options they have to offer. I still have not used all the options, nor have I learned to use all of them, just one at a time. Even though I am enjoying the ride of the new Jeep, I really was not satisfied with the dealer, and I only had the jeep for 2 weeks, I have no idea if any thing the dealer told me will be backed up, as in 4 free oil changes, and if the warranty is any good, bc I had trouble with warranties before. BTW, there only only 2 features of this jeep I dont like, small but aggravating. Fuel tank panel does not lock, and inside, no room to easily hook up the seat belt. Really, 2 bad designs, but not a major factor

By James Walterr

on Sep/02/16 08:19 AM (UTC)

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Great looking vehicle, fun to drive

So far I love the way the vehicle looks and drives for the most part. The ride is a bit rough, but when buying the trailhawk version I knew that would be the case. The gas mileage is awful. Highway is 23 city is 18. Its nowhere close to the 22-29 that was on the window sticker. Still getting used to the short wheel base and trying not to lose control on sudden stops. Overall I'm pretty happy with the vehicle after 30 days.

By Jane DeZee

on Aug/22/16 08:23 AM (UTC)

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''This Vehicle Has Design Flaws"

When you have the Driver's ONLY window open you get that wafting of air flow that make your EAR DRUMS WANT TO EXPLODE. I had this WITH ALL THREE of the new Jeep Compasses that I owned BUT ONLY WHEN ONLY THE REAR WINDOWS WERE OPEN(only the rear windows open at one time). The driver's manual even noted this; that you could adjust the window level of openness to ''try'' to correct this problem. It is a MAJOR PROBLEM when it is happening with the front driver's window ONLY OPEN. The fan/air conditioner/heat cluster is DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE PASSENGERS ''LEFT KNEE''. I did not notice this until I had a passenger in the Jeep with me. The passenger seat bottom is ''half'' directly IN FRONT OF THE fan/air conditioner/heat control cluster. My 2016 Jeep Latitude has NO CUP HOLDERS IN THE BACK SEAT. The 60/40 split back seat has no cup holder when one side is folded down. The ONLY STORAGE foe maybe a ''small''water bottle is in the rear door pocket and that is on an angle tilted. The vehicle HAS NO SPARE TIRE but a ''fix kit'' that won't do any good on a ''blow out'' tire. In the hatch there is a top level storage and under that a Styrofoam storage tray that is ''worthless'' when you get a flat tire. The seat fabric reminds me of BURLAP; COARSE,SCRATHY, STIFF and hard. The drivers seat is SOFT AND SPRINGY AND BOUNCY. When you make ''LEFT'' turns the seat bottom ''gives'' too much and colapes. I parked in a parking lot to unload some papers for recycling and there was a storm sewer drain. The Renegade was on a downward slop and the hatch would not open; after sever attempts the hatch finally opened with a piece of plastic breaking off on the hatch AND a screw falling out from somewhere. I am Not Happy with my purchase. I miss my Compass Latitudes EXCEPT FOR THE M.P.G'S. I NEED a vehicle with BETTER M.P.G'S

By EJ

on Jul/12/16 05:29 AM (UTC)

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Great little truck

Purchased in 2016. Great feeling for a small suv. no problems with the transmission or cruise control.Rear leg room is tight gas mileage around 23 mpg.

By Laura W.

on Jul/01/16 10:56 AM (UTC)

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Very disappointed

We bought my Renegade in August 2015, brand new off the lot. I have had it in the service dock 6 times since then. The last time it was there, I didn't get it back for 3 weeks. The customer service at the dealership was horrible. The brakes squealed horribly the first 2 months I owned it. Got that fixed and then I had a terrible "Clicking, rattling, ticking" noise coming from somewhere in the front end/steering column area when I would turn the wheel in any direction. I understand this is a first year model and they don't know what issues it will have, but the dealership would pull it in the dock, replace something and say "It's fixed". I would drive it home and have the same issues. So I would have to drive it back again and have them listen and look. That happened 4 times, with each time replacing something different. So my now "brand new" car has had parts replaced that didn't even need replacing. I am now currently looking into the Lemon Law to see what can be done. I am glad we purchased all the extra warranties, $33,000 and I haven't even been able to enjoy it. We own a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and also had a 1990 Jeep Wrangler and love(d) them. We consider ourselves to be a jeep family, but I will tell you this: I am not a Renegade fan one bit!

By Ken Gissing

on Jun/04/16 08:17 PM (UTC)

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By Jason

on May/10/16 11:07 AM (UTC)

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Renegade Nation

Great design, true jeep quality. Love the detachable roof get so many compliments on the Jungle Green Color!

By Ann Marie Prince

on Apr/19/16 10:09 AM (UTC)

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By Michelle

on Sep/29/16 09:40 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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One of the WORST cars I've ever owned

I had bought this car due to its affordable price point for a new car, but I ended up trading it in within a year of owning it, because it kept dying on me, and was NOT RELIABLE AT ALL. The battery kept dying, and for this being a new car, I would not recommend this car for ANYONE.

By Pamela

on Mar/14/16 01:07 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Cup holders and compartments i need more!

I love the car. But the placement of the shift and cup holders is awkward. There are no side cup holder and not enough cubbyholes to place items like key cards convenient but hidden. The rear door is heavy needs assistance to open and close. The acceleration is not good with the air conditioner on

By Cal

on Mar/09/16 06:58 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Sofia is a great vehicle!! so far so good!!

I have a 2016 Omaha Orange Renegade Trailhawk, i purchase at the end of February.
So far i love this vehicle, i love the funky style, interior, and electronics. I have owned Mitsu for 25 years, and have an Outlander, which is awesome, and i love it. i sold my other Mitsu to my sister, and wanted another, but only limited to Outlander or sport in USA. so sad.:(
So i looked, drove and reviewed all the information and criticism of the Renegade, so i wait a year, until all the little problems were fixed, such as the key fobs, brakes, engine and transmission(shame on the usa uaw workers, poor quality at the start), but all seems good on the 2016;s, It is a good vehicle, and i hope i have lots of fun with it.

By Piero

on Nov/15/16 08:35 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Jeep Renegade 1.4 T manual 75th anniversary

I was looking for a car 4x4 and with a manual transmission, and besides Subaru and BMW only some pick up trucks are available with these features. At the end I decided to get this renegade which it looks great in this trim level. The car handle pretty well even though is heavy for the type of the vehicle, but honestly I saw the weight as a good thing, because u feel like that you are driving a bigger car. The materials are good, heavy doors and the dash board is soft and it feels of good quality at the touch. The engine has a little of turbo leg, under 2 rpm is a little lazy to revs up but than it has sufficient power to go around, especially going up to the hills the engine is really torquy. The mpg is very sensible... But with a light foot I've done 28 mpg, not bad for the typology of car. At the end it feels safe, it's stylish, easy to mantain, to park, I would definitely buy it again, but only with the manual transmission, I tried also the 2.4 automatic and honestly it drives like a 4 speed automatic, that engine is also great but the automatic transmission hide its qualities. I hope there would be a trailhalk version with the 1.4 T manual.

By Jenifer Rhodes

on Oct/20/16 01:55 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade



BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

DO NOT BUY!!!! I have had it into the dealer repeatedly and the issues are still not resolved. I have a rattle in the drive shaft that vibrates my whole car. It literally bogs down and vibrates until it decides to shift. But this is apparently normal for a new Jeep Renegade. Moving onto the safety issue. While making a roll stop, when I go to push my gas pedal down to go, it simply does nothing but roll onto the road I am trying to turn on. Thank goodness I did not pull out in front of anyone because I would have been smashed. This has happened more than once and also to my husband that thought is was just my driving. But he had to eat his words when it happened to him. The dealer says its nothing but it should be a major concern since this could cause an accident. Time will tell. I highly recommend NOT purchasing a Jeep Renegade. There are better made cars out there with WAY less problems. Oh yeah, my heated front seat has gone out as well but that is just a minor issue compared to others. But it is still NEW and should NOT have any issues. I bought a new Nissan Juke in 2012 and did NOT have one problem with it. Very, very disappointed.

By John Clayton

on Jul/08/16 08:57 AM (UTC)

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Eh.

Rented on on a recent trip to HI. for 2 weeks. I liked the way it looked and it was very comfortable. Lots of interior room for the front seats. I did not sit in the back. Cargo area was small, but after all it is a small vehicle so i didn't expect it to be huge. Transmission was weak. It had these dead areas and hesitations when you accelerated. It did shitf smoothly during normal driving and when you didn't punch it. We had the larger of the 2 engines which wasn't enough. It accelerated okay but it was whimpy sounding. It zipped instead of roared. I like a big beefy motor with lots of power. My other 2 vehicles are v8's. If this had some muscle behind it or a stick shift it would be better. Gas mileage was good averaging in the mid 20's per gallon. That's good for me because my Chevy truck and Jeep WJ both get in the low teens. Ha ha. But this thing has a 10 gallon tank! Which means it seems like you go through more gas than you do, because you can't store much. Overall styling was great. We took it on the sand for a short trip and the 4x4 worked quite well. If i had air downed the tires , it would be very good. I like a lot about this vehicle but not enough to buy one at what they are selling for. Drop in a much larger 6 or small 8, clean up the shifting and lower the price. One could purchase a stripped down Wrangler for the price and do much better.

By M Pate

on Jun/07/16 08:12 PM (UTC)

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1400 Mi Highway road test

I was really curious about this vehicle, so I rented one to drive from NC to FL. It was a 2WD 2.4L 9A Latitude trim level. The seats are very supportive, the steering was tight and I thought the vehicle handled very well. The ride was a little choppy for what I consider a car more than a truck. The very first thing I did not like was the automatic transmission. It was constantly changing at speed and almost drove me nuts, felt like the engine was missing or something. Finally, I discovered the way to overcome this was to pull it over to manual mode and shift it yourself. On the first leg of my trip I only averaged 27mpg allowing the vehicle to shift itself. I checked the mpg history on the computer and it read 21.5. Not good. On the way back, I manually shifted it and achieved 32mpg, which I believe exceeds the manufacturer claims. This was averaging about 65mph. So the folks that claim you need a manual transmission may have forgotten the auto has a clutchless manual mode. The 2.4 also has a lower torque curve than the turbo. I had a dealers license for almost 20 yrs as well, and from a resale perspective I would suspect a manual transmission might be very difficult to sell. This is not a Wrangler.

I have 3 Jeeps, 2 XJs and a Comanche. They all have the 4.0L six, feel nothing like this car, but I'd like to hear what folks have to say about the Trailhawk.

By Erica Keebler

on May/20/16 02:12 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Love my Renegade!

We were looking for a sporty SUV to be able to get good gas, have a manual transmission and also fit a car seat for my 6 month old baby. We were torn between the Nissan Rogue and the Jeep Renegade. The jeep has a lot of head-room,so since we are a tall family that was a must! I was adamant on having a manual transmission, since that's all I have ever owned and plus they are just a ton of fun to drive. We went to a car show and the Jeep is what we picked out of all of the vehicles we looked at. The latitude version that we got did not have the cold weather package or navigation, but we did get the sunroof with removable panels!
After owning this for a month, I still really love my jeep. It drives like a dream in the snow, it heats up really fast so I really don't find myself regretting not getting the cold weather package; the gas mileage is amazing (I average between 24-26mpg); the manual transmission is smooth and the uphill assist is pretty cool for those hills at stoplights. I am also really loving the sunroof, with the removable panels...this is a must and I use it all the time.
I find myself wishing for Navigation, but nothing that my phone can't fix for now and I might end up changing out the system down the road. But the radio is really nice, and the Bluetooth set-up was really simple with my Microsoft phone, and it works great for everything that I need!

My complaints: The cup holders. There is only two in the front seat area, and then angled ones in all of the doors that you can only use bottled drinks. The backseat has no cup holder except the door ones for bottles. This seems really inconvenient since sometimes I have more than two people in the car and if we go to Starbucks then only two people can use the cup holder for their drinks. My other complaint would have to be the e-brake. It's just a button...and it kind of weird's me out since it's not a lever that I am used to. It hasn't failed or anything bad, it's just something different that I need to get used to. The back trunk area is pretty small, but that's what you get with a smaller SUV, I am able to fit a small stroller with no issues in the back.

Overall...I just need to find a fix for the cup-holder situation and it's perfect. I never thought that I could find a sporty SUV to drive my daughter around instead of a 'mom' SUV, Sedan or Van.

*all of the hidden Jeep Easter-eggs are a cool addition too!!!

By Mark Breese

on Apr/15/16 07:04 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Little Jeep with an Attitude

Bought this for daughter who will be on job sites in construction (the VW bug wasn't going to cut it). Best of all worlds for a young kid. Can and will climb the mountains. Can cross the river if needed (patriot and others fail). Trailhawk is only way to go. while she won't (hopefully) be doing the big off-road courses... hmmm i can't wait to do the off-road adventures. You must get with removeable top. Very in jeep mode. and the easter eggs are everywhere and deserved.

This... is written by an Audi/Mercedes owner who is now seriously hunting real Jeeps.

By Mary Rosser

on Dec/23/16 08:12 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Don't walk away - RUN!!!!

I purchased a 2015 Renegade. The car continually went dead and would lock the key into the ignition. It was in the shop 6 times over 4 months and still was not fixed. I finally traded it for a 2016 with a push button start (cost an additional $4000). Now this car continues to go in the shop due to the check engine light coming on. I so wish I had researched this better. I did not realize it was a Chrysler product until after purchasing the 2015; even so I thought it would be Jeep Tough-WRONG!! This is the LAST American made vehicle I will purchase. I've owned a Toyota in the past=No Problems, and I now have a Honda Element with over 150,000 miles on it; it is still running fabulous (very few minor repairs over the 8 years I've owned it). Between the two Jeeps, they have been in the shop more times then the 2007 Honda. Don't walk away - RUN!!!! Chrysler does not stand by their product, had it not been for the dealership taking responsibility I would have been out a lot of money from the 2015 Renegade. Chrysler did nothing but give me the run around. If the 2016 does not get fixed this time I will be calling Chrysler again. UGH!!! So Unhappy with this product!!!!!

By June Conway

on Nov/01/16 10:30 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Great value, fun to drive, a few minor faults

I have driven my Renegade 500 miles at this point and find I am loving it more than I expected. I had eliminated most models and was down to the Renegade or a Subaru. I am short (5'2") and found that with the Subaru's in order to put the clutch to the floor with my short legs it required me to be right on top of the steering wheel. With Renegade I can put the clutch to the floor without being right on top of the steering - maybe that is due to the excellent design of the telescoping and adjusting steering wheel. With the manual transmission the Renegade is plenty peppy. I have seen lots of reviews stating they have not been able to replicate the sticker EPA. My sticker said 24 city, 31 highway, average 27. I am exactly 27.5 at the moment. The Renegade looks like a cute little toy in my mind (probably because I am used to my crossover which seems to be twice the size) and the design features are fun - my teenagers especially like them. The heat/air conditioning controls are intuitive and easy to use without taking your eyes off the road. The dashboard is visually easy to follow. The radio entertainment system is likewise easy to use and my Latitude comes with a free year of Sirius XM radio for added fun. There are both USB and Bluetooth connections. I have chosen to dedicate an MP3 player with all my favorite music connected via USB permanently and have had a few glitches trying to work this out. I think it is finally working but it has been a little frustrating at first. The bluetooth with my Windows phone works fine for calls but I also use my phone with Cortana for hands free texting and so far this has an odd glitch. It can totally understand my voice when dictating the text, but it can't seem to understand my command to send the message. Likewise it can't understand my voice when I command it to read a message. Their hands free texting requires a subscription to UConnect. I am used to attaching my phone to a car vent holder in the center panel and attaching a charger, but the center vents in the Renegade are recessed in such a way that the charger doesn't fit. I'll have to look at finding a new phone holder that extends out farther than my current one. The backseat doesn't have cupholders so this was actually almost a deal breaker for us since I have kids and we are often eating on the run. However I did find some "Faguan" cupholders that attach to the headrests and are able to holder even the giant drinks from McDonald's, so I am hopeful this will solve the problem. I had also expected many more USB/charging ports. Again, with kids in the back seat, they are always fighting to charge their technology - especially on road trips. I had to buy a few extra long chords and splitters to solve this problem. Speaking of road trips - that might be difficult with the size of the trunk. Every day grocery shopping will be fine. And if I am hauling something without passengers in the back there is plenty of room if the seats are down. But otherwise I find the trunk small and wish it were another foot deeper. I may end up fudging a shelf as I've seen some people do online because there is plenty of height storage - just not floor storage. The trunk claims to already be "two level" where first there is a pump/sealant system rather than spare tire in a styrofoam holder, then a top carpet, then maybe 4-5" or so (I didn't measure so that's a guess) and then the floorboard. You can pull the floorboard out and place it down right on the carpet and eliminate that smaller 4'5" storage space if you wish. I personally did not feel comfortable with not having a spare tire so paid the extra $360 for a spare tire, jack, and tools which, when I receive it, will end up replacing the space where the pump and styrofoam holder are. The dealer told me they aren't sure when it finally comes in if it will fit completely within the same space as the styrofoam holder or if, in addition, it will eat up that 4'5" storage area. Speaking of small, the gas tank is small 12.7 gallons so more stops at the gas station. Steering is tight and shifting is easy. In fact almost too easy - there is an electronic emergency brake (strange) which doesn't work to do hill starts on extreme hills. Instead, they built in a "hill assist" so you don't roll. Kind of takes some of the skill out of it for me. Nonetheless it is so fun to drive I have forgiven them. Paradoxically the vision is both excellent and horrible. The view out the front windshield is awesome (at least for my height - taller people may be blocked by the mirror) but the front side has horrible blind spots. The back sides are the worst blind spots - overcome when backing up by using the camera BUT in New England we have intersections where roads can join at less than 45 degrees and if you are looking over your right shoulder to see oncoming traffic you cannot see at all. Seats are comfy. Cute style. Overall high fun factor.

By Cerito

on Sep/30/16 09:18 PM (UTC)

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My First SUV

I always bought a 6 cyl sedan and once a turbo 4. The performance of this engine took some getting used to but I have learned how to drive it to my liking. One thing is floor it, and when it drops into passing gear I let off the gas pedal 1/2 the way. The car seems to perform best that way when I want a burst of speed. It's fun to drive around town. Has good take off, and good breaks. Road trips are not as enjoyable (driving) as the sedan's I've had due to lack of power. My cars are always above 250 hp. But I'm only on the freeway about 4 times a year for trips over 2 hrs. Steering is pretty good, definitely not the worse I've had. Gas millage is not as good as I expected but, as I said, I've had 6 cylinders and around town Jeep is better than the sixes. On the road maybe same or possibly worse. My Accord with a 6 cyl could do as well as 38 mpg if I milked it but it had cylinder deactivation. I miss Android Auto and feel the UConnect Nav is slow at start up. My FWD Jeep has all the tech bells and whistles (lane sense plus, fwd collision plus, rain sensing wipers (I love those), park assist Beats Audio and climate control. Beets needed a dealer software update before it sounded worth the money. Now it sounds great. I've had no other problems. Everything works though I may decide to turn some off now that I've experienced it for a month. I am definitely not unhappy with my Jeep. One other thing, This car has written power train break in instructions. I followed the break in directions to the letter and I don't experience the tranny or engine problems others claim. I hade to be neutral in a lot of my ratings since I've only owned for one month.

By Larry631

on Sep/14/16 07:48 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Great "little" vehicle...

My title says "little" but at 6'6" I've found my Renegade to be quite roomy. I've had it a little over a month and while the MPG isn't up to the window sticker level, it is acceptable. I find the controls well placed and easy to use. The ambient interior lighting is nice. Engine is peppy enough to get me where I'm going and I haven't experienced any of the transmission shifting issues some other have said are annoying. The removable roof panels are a great feature and the sound system is 1st rate. It is definitely a looker so plan for plenty of questions about the vehicle.

By Vanessa Krasniewicz

on Jul/17/16 02:46 PM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Growing on me

It's a bit quirky about the shifting, but once I started cruise controlling a lot the fuel economy increased dramatically and the car drove better. Entertainment system is easy to use and it grips the road very nicely

By SUSAN K K FERNHOLZ

on Jun/19/16 11:37 AM (UTC)

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VERY DISAPPOITED.

I was so excited to get a Brand new Jeep - i had a 2006 jeep liberty. I tried one out and loved it. But when they didn't have the color I wanted they got it from another dealer. When you turn it on it vibrates. It vibrates in cruise and i am so unhappy at this point. a new vehicle should not vibrate at all. it is a 2.4l engine not sure if that is part of the issue. I am so disappointed is anyone else haveing his problem? WORKING WITH THE DEALER BUT NO SUCCESS

By Jungle Jeep

on May/21/16 11:55 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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Mini Jungle Jeep

I've had my 2016 75th FWD Jungle Green Renegade for a month and I can say I love it. Steering is precise, brakes are highly responsive and the ride is more comfortable than expected. Though I didn't think I would like the My Sky Dual Sunroof, I love it and would definitely recommend it. For those that complain about the 2.4 Tigershark engine, If your expecting a V6 performance then this vehicle is not for you. The engine is not as refined true but it's a mute point for regular drivers since you can't truly tell the difference other than the delay of the transmission when split second power is needed. I do like the transmission though you do need to step on the gas a little harder for it to upshift for quick passing maneuvers, so unless your an agressive driver it won't bother you. They styling I think is perfect and I'm amazed that now I can park anywhere since it's so compact but it doesn't feel that way when you're inside. My only complaint is the Beats audio, it seems all audio comes from the front dash speakers and subwoofer is pathetic. Jeep shouldn't have let Beats audio into the vehicle, I've tested a 2015 and that premium audio is way better. Overall Jeep has done a good job and I hope they start offering the Jungle Green color for all trims because if they did I would have purchased the Trailhawk.

By Victor

on Feb/24/16 11:41 AM (UTC)

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My yellow submarine!

Check around at different dealers and on line. Got great deal on line plus got the renegade in my color with the equipment I wanted $5,300 less at a dealer 150 miles away. Worth the drive through the country side. They were a pleasure to deal with, and we were in and out with in a couple of hours. Of course it helped knowing what I wanted.

By Kelly

on Dec/06/16 08:07 AM (UTC)

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Kicks Butt in Canadian Winter!

I bought my 2016 Jeep Renegade in the summer and am I glad I did! We just got hit with a blizzard from hell and this car can pile through snow banks over the bumper. I can switch to from auto to 4 wheel drive in motion and just pile through snow banks while other vehicles are stuck all over town. I am super impressed with this little Jeep. It might be small but its mighty. In addition it warms up quickly in -30 temp, and I love the rear windshield wiper. I do not have winter tires on this car but it seems to be handling just fine without them.

By Chris

on Feb/11/16 09:00 AM (UTC)

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Great SUV

I looked at the Ford Escape and the Nissan Rogue. I test drove Hawk and the Limited. For longer over the road trips I chose the Limited. It has excellent comfort, handles well in rain and snow. 4 wheel drive shifts seamlessly. Eastern Carolina Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge staff were great to deal with out of the three dealers that I dealt with.

By Happy Camper!

on Sep/04/16 04:34 PM (UTC)

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Happy Camper...

I purchased a Jeep Renegade and absolutely love it! Everything I needed in an SUV is completely in the Jeep. I just use mine for casual use around town and at the beach. It is comfortable, easy to get in and out of and has lots of room for a smaller SUV. Jeep did a bit of "overkill" with the Jeep symbol throughout the vehicle, but it didn't distract me from purchasing it. If your looking for something fun, easy to drive, dependable, then this is for you. Two Thumbs Up!

By CrazySte

on Jul/24/16 12:46 PM (UTC)

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AWESOME look of the Interiors, AWEFUL Gas Mileage

i should specify: WE DIDNT PURCHASE THIS CAR, BUT WE WERE ABOUT TO: WE RENTED IT AND CHANGED OUR MIND! /I rented this Car for a long work trip, so i ended up driving a 2016 Jeep Renegade Limited that was given to me with just over 5000miles on it, and in a month i drove 1800miles on it: i learned a lot of things about this Car, and changed our mind. /We own an old SUV that is a total Gas guzzler that barely gets 20mpg, and we need to switch to something that is more fuel efficient that will allow us to take trips without the headache of the Gas Cost, and the little Jeep Renegade seemed to be the perfect fit; too bad in the month i drove it, which i was mostly driving on highway, i was never able to get more than 27-28mpg. /Keep in mind that the 27-28mpg i obtained it by filling up with Premium Fuel, when i initially rented the Car, it was filled with Regular, and i barely seen a 25.1 because most of the times it was down in the 24mpg on the Highway, anyway i am OK using Premium, but for a Car this size: IT'S A GAS HOG! /People buying a Small SUV, are looking for something that can do at least 30+mpg on the Highway, and this Renegade doesn't even come close to it, which makes it harder to justify selling the bigger one we have already that gets about 20-21mpg and it's a waaay bigger than this Renegade. /It is very frustrating to know that in Europe as well as South America this nice Renegade is sold with several different Diesel Motor options, one of which features 170Hp and does well over 40mpg: WHY DOESN'T FCA BRING THEIR DIESEL IN U.S.??? /The Transmission may seem strange at the beginning, but as i was progressing in the Trip i had the chance to drive some long stretches of Highway with Speed Limits of 80 and 85mph, and that's when you realize that the Transmission actually works great: once you reach 80mph, it sets itself in 9th Gear and maintains it, and it gets a pretty good Gas mileage to be at that speed: traveling at 75mph-80mph on Cruise is when i reached 27mpg average, if you drop down to 70mph, the Car starts play shifting between 7th 8th and 9th Gear and the Gas mileage drops to mere 26mpg. /BUT IT MAKES SENSE: this Car is sold all over the world, and in many Countries the Speed Limits are around 80 to 90mph, so rather than making different versions for each country, FCA made a Gearbox that fits all... so for us here in the US, with the exception of a had full of States that understand modern Cars capabilities, we are forced to barely see the last 2 gears, for those unlucky ones that live in a State stuck in the ages of 65-70mph Speed Limits, you may as well consider your Car a 7 Speed, and not a 9, and with that, forget also about better Gas mileage. /But the Car itself looks great, the Interior is really beautiful, very well designed in every detail, and with the long trips i took, it turned out to be surprisingly comfortable and spacious. /TALKING ABOUT A BAD EPISODE: during a part of the Trip, i was working in an area where every day i had to drive 8 miles on a Gravel Road; while on the first day i was very slow in doing so, i soon gained confidence and that's when i started having issues with the Electronic Stability Control doing some weird things, like as i am driving on the straight and hitting a hole or multiple holes, the system engaged itself and steered the car while i was driving on the straight: it was kinda scary, so i attempted to disable the ESC, which is not quite a "Click and Play": when you press the "ESC OFF" button one time, the Display says it has disabled ONLY the "Traction Control", to disable the "Electronic Stability Control" you have to press and hold the "ESC OFF" button for about 5 seconds, and then the Display gives you a message saying "ESC OFF" and a Yellow Warning light appears on the dashboard. /GOOD TO GO...!!! NOT SO FAST, as i gained confidence with the Car and the gravel Road, i started enjoying the daily commute on the Gravel and so the Car started Drifting around some curves... it was really fun to do so, but then, one day, with surprise, even with the ESC OFF, as i was drifting and controlling a slide, all of a sudden the ESC self activated and steered the Car in the direction where i was Counter Steering, thus sending me in the opposite direction of the turn i was taking: THAT WAS SCARY! /The Rental place stated it could have been a side effect of the Vibrations from the Gravel Road, which may have confused the 'G sensor', so they suggested me to try one of the other driving modes and see if this bad behavior continues. /Unfortunately changing Mode didn't solve it, it only changed how quickly the system self activates and how it acts despite the fact the Display says that the ESC is OFF: one time as i was testing other driving modes, the Car almost threw me into a Ditch. I got furious with it. WHY CAN'T I TURN OFF THIS FEATURE, and why does the Display lie and say it is OFF when it is still ON??? - - - I AM NOT BUYING THIS GAS DRINKING DEATH TRAP!!!

By David Lancy

on Nov/04/16 07:13 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


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This vehicle is underrated

We've owned a Renegade Latitude for several months. We had a Subaru Cross-Trek but it was a dog, no uumph whatsoever, even with the 5 speed. We test drove our Renegade with 1.4l Turbo engine and 6-speed standard transmission and were blown away, bought the vehicle on the spot. It has plenty of get up and go...up hills, passing on windy two-lane roads (we drive in the mountains quite a bit) and accelerating well in 4th or 5th gear (e.g. no need for down-shifting to pass most of the time) We've had it off-road, it's rugged but comfortable. It has great ground clearance and we can launch our sailboat much more easily than with our Subie or, earlier, Compass and RAV4. Sound system is great, navigation, sun roof, storage...all more than satisfactory. This is truly the best SUV we've owned out of about 5 dating to 1987. We see the Renegade as a marvelous hybrid of Fiat/European sophistication in engine and drive-train coupled with Jeep utility and fun.

By Cecilia

on Jun/26/16 08:25 AM (UTC)

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2016 Jeep Renegade


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Exterior Design
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Good looks bad behavior

I fell in love with the Renegade when I saw it, it suited me and so I bought it. Less than a month later the steering wheel was off to the right when the vehicle was driving straight and when I tried to straightness the steering the vehicle went to the extreme left. Had to take it back for test drive and alignment. Less than two seeks later the air conditioner was not working had to take it back yet again, this time I had to leave it but it was repaired the same day. Now during this time I still had problems with the vehicle pulling to the left, the acceleration is horrible, at 55mph the vehicle dances for lack of a better word just have to hold on to steering really tight. Other drivers pulled up to me on two different occasions to tell me the vehicle was driving sideways. Now mind you everytime I took it to the dealership they said the problem was fixed. Only the A/C was really fixed nothing else. Took it back and the right back tie rod was bent, they were convinced that I backed into to something and caused the damage. I DID NOT. After a few hours of back and forth with the dealership and jeep I ended up paying over 400.00 for parts and repairs. The vehicle still runs crappie, still pulls to the left, steering making noise while turning, steering locking while driving and at other times, acceleration is horrible ( while merging on to the thru way I almostill got rear ended because the vehicle would not move), it jerks when the gear changes which is randomly at times. In all I am fed up with this vehicle and am getting no where with jeep. They got my money, my business and my trust and now I am stuck with a bad product which may cost me my life or that of my child. Situation is bad and for a big organization jeep needs to do the right thing. Trust me they won't go bankrupt. 1/7/2017: Been to the dealership 9 times now, nobody really cares, the vehicle had ac fixed 3x, the acceleration problem still there,

By JB

on Jul/14/16 01:06 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Jeep Renegade


Build Quality
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Reliability
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Fun-to-Drive
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Comfort
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Exterior Design
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Performance
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Interior
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Value
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WORST VEHICLE, DEALER, MANUFACTURER EVER...

1. First to second gear shifts “hard”
2. General feeling as if the transmission is “drunk”
3. When braking, the transmission downshifts “hard” almost alarmingly so. Is unnerving when going around corners and parking.
4. Reverse is doing something weird. I reverse slowly with foot on brake and the transmission feels like it’s trying to fight the braking, like go faster, almost “pulsing” back.
5. Changing gears often feels like it’s revving too high and transmission suddenly “remembers” to shift, and is uncomfortable (not a smooth ride at all).
DON'T GO TO BAXTER IN OMAHA, DON'T BUY THIS VEHICLE. WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. BEEN TO DEALERSHIP OVER 10 TIMES. DEALER PRETENDS LIKE NOTHING IS WRONG. PROMISED CHRYSLER REP WOULD COME OUT TO LOOK AT VEHICLE BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED. CALLED CHRYSLER, THEY WANT ME TO TAKE VEHICLE BACK TO DEALER AGAIN (WHY? IS 3RD TIME A CHARM?). (SO THAT THEY DON'T THINK I COPIED THE ABOVE MY INITIALS ARE JB '78. SENT THE ABOVE EMAIL TO RSCHRODER 5/31/16. HOPE YOU LIKE THE REVIEW...)


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2016 Jeep Renegade Problems Report:


  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Reviews
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Defects

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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    101.2 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    166.6 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    79.6 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    66.5 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    6.7 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3044 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    41.2 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    55.9 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    35.1 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    55.1 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    18.5 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    MANUAL
  • Final Drive Ratio
    4.44 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    215
  • Rear Tire Profile
    65



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    4
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Manual


Interior

Interior Features



Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo Engine
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    12.7 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Trailhawk 2.4L / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.0 sec @ 80 mph
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    Motor Trend

Trailhawk 2.4L / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.2 sec @ 80 mph
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Sport 1.4L / AWD / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.4 sec @ 83 mph
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Limited 2.4L / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.8 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.8 sec @ 81 mph
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Latitude 2.4L / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.5 sec @ 83 mph
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Latitude 2.4L / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.0 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.9 sec @ 80.8 mph
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Latitude 2.4L / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.0 sec @ 81 mph
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Latitude 1.4L / AWD / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 83.3 mph
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    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $11,286
  • Private Seller Price
    $13,012
  • Dealer Price
    $14,315
  • Original MSRP
    $17,995


2016 Jeep Renegade Problems Report:


  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Reviews
  • 2016 Jeep Renegade Defects

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2016 Jeep Renegade JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Jeep Renegade Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    24 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    31 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Jeep Renegade Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years

2016 Jeep Renegade Key Factors

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Pros

  • Plenty of easy-to-use technology features
  • Lots of character
  • Agile handling
  • Best-in-class off-road capability for Trailhawk model.

Cons

  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Middling fuel economy
  • Intrusive wind noise.
  • Confused and clunky automatic transmission
  • Tight rear-seat legroom


2016 Jeep Renegade True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,762$1,824 $1,887$1,954 $2,022$9,449
Maintenance$246$824 $589$1,812 $1,121$4,592
Repairs$0$0 $134$318 $465$917
Taxes & Fees$2,399$181 $164$149 $136$3,029
Financing$766$608 $443$273 $98$2,188
Depreciation$3,881$2,562 $2,256$1,999 $1,793$12,491
Fuel$1,806$1,860 $1,916$1,973 $2,033$9,588
True Cost To Own ®$10,860$7,859 $7,389$8,478 $7,668$42,254

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Jeep Renegade NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 10/20/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle loses power during turning operations. when making a left or a right turn on dry pavement, the traction control light illuminates and the vehicle loses power. when i initially took the vehicle into the dealer the issue was only occurring during left turns. dealer did a pcm software update and now the problem occurs during right and left turns. i have come disturbing close to being hit while losing power mid turn. i and others are having the same issue. this needs to be addressed before someone gets seriously injured or killed. car was brand new when problem started. *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 10/31/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

After making a left turn on a dry paved road the traction control light rapidly flashed and power was lost for 5-10 seconds. dangerous issue. took to service shop they can not replicate


Date Complaint Filed: 10/31/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Loss of acceleration/power when turning right or left on dry surfaces. traction control module comes on when this happens. instrument panel flashes that the back brake lights are out and the right/left hand turn signals not working. happens when starting vehicle and stays on until you shut off car a few times.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/11/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This happened 2 times today. the first occurrence happened when turning left at an intersection to merge onto a highway. at 15 mph during the (obtuse) left turn i switched the vehicle to 2nd gear and the traction control light blinked a few times while cutting power to my engine. the vehicle behind me saw this and thankfully didn't hit me. the 2nd time happened as i was taking a left into a shopping center. while stationary i started releasing the clutch while applying gas in 1st gear. the traction control light blinked a few times and cut power again while in the middle of traffic, but this time there were vehicles coming towards me. luckily the vehicle restored power in time for me not to get t-boned. this is a good vehicle but the traction control is seriously flawed.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/11/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My traction control light will start blinking and cut my acceleration, while turning left sporadically whether at a complete stop or still moving and normally just on dry asphalt. i have had the vehicle into the dealership 3 times. the first time was for 2 days, and they said there was an update, this didn't fix the issue. the next time was 1 week later for 5 days where they drove my vehicle and advised they could only produce this incident once, and said the problem was with the abs software having the wrong download.the dealership also advised that the vehicle did not know there was a problem because there was no error code in the computer. the 3rd time was 2 days after i picked up, and the vehicle was kept for 7 days, where they drove my car all week and were not able to replicate. after having the vehicle back for 4 days it started up again, and now does it almost every day. the dealership advised there is nothing they can do, and jeep/chrysler were not helpful either. i have noticed now when i have another person in the front seat that the traction control will start blinking and cut the acceleration going right. i have also noticed that you have to be around 20 mph or higher around a curve for this to happen when you are not at a complete stop.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/08/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My car "service engine" light came on as well as a message on the dashboard with the words "safety assist" and "security". i immediately brought the car to the dealer. after 2 days in the shop, they said it was (as posted on the paperwork released to me) "cylinder 3 misfire and cold start rough start. found cylinder 3 plug fouled out poss from moving vehicle all winter without ever driving vehicle. replaced #3 spark plug, swapped coil #3 with coil #2 to see if misfire moves to cylinder #2. this way if condition is not resolved, i will know if coil is bad or engine has a mechanical problem. rfh flashed and abs flashed" they released the car to me and said it was fixed and safe. upon driving to work at 5 am, in the dark, i had no exterior lights and could only use my high beams if i held them on. i had no back lights. cars approached very close to my car and i had no idea why. when i got to work, i had another worker check the back of my car and there were no back lights or brake lights. i called the dealer and left a message and dropped the car off after work. after further review, they have now told me the engine needs to be replaced....on a 2016 car. ridiculous. thank you *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 04/26/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle accelerated on its own. driver took foot off the brake from dead stop and the renegade suddenly accelerated on its own without touching the accelerator. the insturment panel flashed and flickered various trouble indications and then stopped with the message to service the electric emergency brake.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/30/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I had the car for less than 3 weeks, brand new, check engine light came on. all tests were performed and the final solution after one full week of testing is to replace the transmission. the car has 700 miles on it. i am extremely concerned driving a brand new car with my kids in it that replacing a transmission is only the first step.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/30/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My jeep renegade in 3 short months has had 4 different incidents of things flying up and breaking the windshield. the first three i was simply driving on the street i live on. no construction, no loose asphalt, and no debris in road. the last incident happened when a small bird hit the windshield and completely shattered the drivers side windshield.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/21/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I purchased my jeep in may and it only has 2000 + miles on it . while driving today the parking brake engaged automatically. it did it again 3 times on the freeway while i was on my way to the dealership about it. every time i slowed down for a car it would engage and send that error. this will be the second time in a month i have had to take it to the dealership for issues. the first one was the overhead console was not working at all.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/18/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

We purchased a brand new 2016 jeep renegade latitude on june 11, 2016. on july 1, 2016 at approximately 400 miles the car began to malfunction. on july 1, the vehicle was started via the push-start ignition and ran until the windshield wipers were powered on, at which point the car shook violently, several dash indicator lights came on (engine, parking break, etc.) and the car continued to idle heavily and shutter until the engine killed. upon restarting, only the engine light was showing, so my husband began to drive it to the dealership. approximately 3 miles later, at top speeds of 40 mph the car's accelerator and power steering failed and he veered off of a two-way highway into a field. the car was towed to the dealership where they "updated the computer" and sent us on our way without acknowledging the extreme safety hazard regarding the finicky computer system that controls the car and can fail at any moment without warning. on july 15, the satellite radio searched for a signal for several hours, with no other symptoms. on july 17, the car failed again, upon ignition. several dashboard indicator lights came on the and the car could not be shifted into any gear. on july 18 the car would start, but not shift, and again, has been towed to the dealership for service. today is july 18, so now we're playing a game of "wait and see" if another computer update will "fix" this death-trap of a vehicle. i feel like this car is a hazard to us and anyone around us on the road or sidewalks where we may be forced to veer off to avoid a collision if the system fails again. there needs to be a recall on this vehicle, immediately, before people are injured or die due to a defect that the dealerships and jeep are obviously aware of, but refusing to acknowledge.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/22/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Multiple times when taking off from a stop, under completely dry conditions with clean pavement, the vehicle traction control system has kicked in. the only way to get it to turn off has been to come to a complete stop again, which is very dangerous when pulling out onto a 55mph highway.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/25/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Twice now with less that 950 miles on my vehicle the vehicle the traction control has engaged on clean dry pavement, stopped at a stop signed and turned right each time and at about 5 mph the traction control engaged and engaged what seemed like a engine brake to decelerate the engine. this is a safety hazard and many people are reporting the issue on social media sites and forums for this vehicle. *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 07/26/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Traction control engaging too aggressively . tc seems to come one when not needed during turns and the engine loses power.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/10/2016

Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 jeep renegade traction control - while making a left hand turn the vehicle's traction control light began blinking on and off and there was loss of power/acceleration. once the light went off the vehicle began to move again. this has happened 3 or 4 times, while turning or driving on a slight hill. the loss of power is a major safety issue as when turning, you are crossing traffic. the driving conditions were dry, smooth road.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/21/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My car stopped brand new in the middle of the freeway on the first road trip from california to utah driving at 80mph (there are some parts in utah where that's the speed limit) and it almost caused an accident driving on i-15 since there were 18 wheelers driving next to me and lost complete control of the car i had to get out of the car and push it to the shoulder, luckily all the drivers were able to stop for me to do it.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/22/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When cold the transmission shifts rough and this causes the car to hesitate and lurch forward and in some instances the car will not accelerate especially when attempting to enter traffic causing several near misses. this has happened many times not just the date entered below.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/06/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 jeep renegade. the contact stated that the vehicle would independently start without inserting the key in the ignition. the failure recurred three times. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 2,700. *dsy see also 10904646.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/08/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Brand new vehicle that has a transmission that will not shift between first and second gear without bucking and jerking and when cold poses a hazard when pulling into traffic. i have complained to the dealer they say all do this. it has a zf 9 speed transmission that everyone knows should be recalled


Date Complaint Filed: 08/29/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | STEERING

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 6Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle was purchased may 16, 2016. on august 6, 2016 the vehicle completely shut off while traveling 60 mph down the interstate. the electronic traction control light came on and the 4-wheel drive lights shutoff completely. it only traveled approximately 20-30 feet before coming to a complete stop. all the lights on the dashboard came on and stayed on. after the stop, the driver was able to put the vehicle in park and attempted to restart the vehicle to remove it from the interstate. the vehicle did not restart, did not turn over; absolutely nothing happened. shortly after the complete shutoff, the vehicle was hit by another vehicle. now that the vehicle is in the shop, the body shop is also unable to start the vehicle. they have replaced the air bag assembly and seat belts and the light indicating the fuel shutoff is still on.






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The 2016 Jeep Renegade is an attractive compact crossover that offers astounding headroom, an attractive cabin and real-deal off-road ability in Trailhawk trim. A small footprint contributes to the 2016 Jeep Renegade's surprising agility.

When the Renegade debuted last year, some Jeep enthusiasts and critics were concerned about whether a subcompact crossover could (or should) wear the badge of a manufacturer built on a reputation of unquestionable off-road capability. Jeep's track record of building underwhelming small crossovers (see Compass and Patriot) certainly contributed to the skepticism. But with several road tests under our belts and a long-term Renegade Trailhawk in our fleet, we can happily report that those fears are unfounded. The 2016 Jeep Renegade is a fine subcompact crossover SUV that has an abundance of character, is easy to drive and can surpass the competition when the road gets rocky.

On-road, the distinctively styled Renegade is a peach. The ride is well-cushioned, with the suspension doing an admirable job of soaking up bumps and potholes. Jeep's intuitive infotainment system is placed front and center in an attractive cabin highlighted by plenty of headroom. The Trailhawk version's ride quality is a little more rough-and-tumble, but in compensation it provides off-road abilities that are unmatched in this segment and even in the compact crossover market. Indeed, when we put a Trailhawk on our RTI ramp (designed to measure maximum suspension articulation), we found it scored better than a Cherokee Trailhawk and Land Rover Discovery Sport. Part of that is thanks to the Renegade's small footprint, which also makes it a cinch to place on the road, navigate tight streets or park in crowded lots.


Subcompact crossover SUVs are getting more popular, and Jeep's 2016 Renegade is one of the best available.

If you're looking for a solid all-round subcompact crossover, however, there are a few things that keep the Renegade from being at the top of its class. Neither of its two available engines is all that great. The base turbocharged four-cylinder is OK but only comes paired with a manual transmission, while the bigger 2.4-liter engine posts just class-average acceleration and below-average fuel economy. Inside, legroom in the second row is at a premium and should be reserved for short trips as not to fatigue your passengers. A small cargo area further reduces the Renegade's capacity as a road trip vehicle full of people and luggage.

The subcompact market is heating up, with new entrants coming onto market every year. We do like the 2016 Mazda CX-3. It's a fun, sporty alternative that boasts one of the most powerful engines in the class. Similarly light-footed and powerful is the Nissan Juke, but its interior is not nearly as roomy. Conversely, the 2016 Honda HR-V is easier to live with thanks to its versatile cargo area, but isn't as sporty. There's also the 2016 Fiat 500X, which is mechanically related to the Renegade and therefore shares similar pros and cons, or the bigger 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, which is the only vehicle among these rivals that offers some enhanced off-road capability.

It's a diverse group, to be sure, but the 2016 Jeep Renegade could be a compelling pick if a sense of fun and genuine off-road ability are high on your wish list.

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