2016 Jeep Renegade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Alpine White
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,116 - $23,728
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
160-180
Seats
5

How 2016 Jeep Renegade Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.1Comfort 4.3Styling 4.4Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

Taking direct aim at the Honda HR-V, Chevy Trax and Mazda CX-3, the Fiat 500-based Jeep Renegade compact SUV for 2016 offers similar “look-at-me styling,” but with true off-road capability. The Renegade also offers more distinguishing features, such as a Beats audio system and dual removable roof panels.

Jeep Renegade Models & Trims

Sport $14,116 - $16,733
Horsepower: 160 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Latitude $17,156 - $20,055
Horsepower: 160 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $17,434 - $20,423
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Trailhawk $20,469 - $23,728
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Justice $18,831 - $21,826
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
75th Anniversary $16,383 - $19,298
Horsepower: 160 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.41

Jeep renegade struggles: all the little things add up.

My Jeep renegade has many "glitches" that take away from the car. Some examples include: the seats are very uncomfortable, the moon roof is only transparent when it is open, there is no arm rest for the driver, gear shifting is spotty, particularly on highways, radio connects and disconnects at random, radio will be turned off but still playing, gas mileage is poor, cup holders too small, range to empty swings wildly making it useless. This car also has been in the shop several times, and the warranty is very short.

Aria Z
Helpful

It's great on gas and can hold up to five people comfortably.

It is a comfortable vehicle that is great for families or couples. It is spacious, modern, and very gas efficient. My only issue is this years model (2016) had a sort of recall on a part (motor fan) and took close to 4-6 months to be completely fixed. At that time I was without a car and that was very upsetting due to the fact that it was only a year old at the time. However besides that there has only been a few small problems with it. For the most part it's a great vehicle especially for younger people.

Pam G
Helpful

I love the interior and outside colors!

I really love my Jeep renegade. I have not had any alarming issues with the vehicle. Occasionally when I have my phone hooked connected via Bluetooth or plugged into the car to listen to my music, it will randomly skip. It usually does this about 20-30 minutes in. The phone volume is not the best either. Just to have a conversation with someone when my phone is connected via Bluetooth or plugged in usb, I have to turn the volume all the way to hear them. Mechanically, my Jeep renegade performs very well.

Kiki C
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,116 - $16,733
$17,156 - $20,055

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 - 180 (hp)
160 - 180 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo, 1.4L I4 MULTIAIR TURBO, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo, 1.4L I4 MULTIAIR TURBO, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 (in.)
41.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 - 41.1 (in.)
39.7 - 41.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 (in.)
35.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 (in.)
40.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65TR16
P225/55TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 (in.)
101.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.3 (ft.)
36.3 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
74.2 (in.)
74.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3044 - 3348 (.lbs)
3044 - 3348 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 (hp)
180 (hp)

Torque

Torque
175 (ft. lbs.)
175 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 (.lbs)
2000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.7 (gal.)
12.7 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Selec-Terrain ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera
  • Selec-Terrain w/Rock Mode ABS And Driveline Traction Control *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (2)

Suspension > Rear Feb 17, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 17, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16E013000
Summary:
Daystar Products International, Inc. (Daystar) is recalling certain aftermarket replacement rear control arm brackets included in Daystar's 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade 1.5" spacer kit, part KJ09168BK, shipped from Daystar to distributors between October 27, 2015 and November 5, 2015. The affected spacers may have improper or incomplete welds on the top flange on the rear control arm bracket, that can allow the rear axle to shift while driving.
Consequence:
If the axle moves there could be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Daystar will notify owners, and direct them to repair shops to have the brackets inspected and replaced as needed, free of charge. The recall began on March 11, 2016. Owners may contact Daystar customer service at 1-623-907-0081 or by email at Jbilyeu@daystarweb.com. Daystar's number for this recall is 16-01.
Trailer Hitches Jul 19, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 19, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V545000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured August 25, 2014, to June 25, 2016, equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package. The trailer hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side, not three per side as required.
Consequence:
Without the proper amount of fasteners, the trailer hitch assembly may separate from the vehicle, and any towed vehicle may no longer be properly connected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install two additional fasteners per side, free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S62.

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