2018 Jeep Renegade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
MSRP
$17,759 - $26,166
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
160-180
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.0Comfort 4.2Styling 4.3Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Jeep Renegade doesn’t just look more rugged and off-road capable than its rivals in the compact SUV class, it actually is. Jeep’s smallest and least expensive SUV is equipped with ample ground clearance and an advanced 4-wheel-drive system that give the Renegade impressive performance in all types of weather and over all terrains. Four trim levels are available with prices starting around $20,000 for a 2-wheel-drive model.

Jeep Renegade Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $17,759 - $20,538
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, 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Styled Steel
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chevronDown icon Latitude $19,987 - $22,874
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
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chevronDown icon Altitude $20,473 - $23,362
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 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $22,470 - $25,765
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Upland Edition $20,250
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.58
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Low maintenance, easy to understand and use.

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My Jeep renegade simply gets me from point A to point B. There’s not fancy bells or whistles, but it is a comfortable car that does the job. The speakers really are not to awesome in it, so if you really love music, you may have some issues with that. I do have the version that is like the least ‘tricked out’ so that also may be part of the problem. I cannot say I would ever get a Jeep again.

Taylor D
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Why you need to get a Jeep renegade.

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I love the size of the car. I also like how comfortable it is. I can also put a tent onto which I love. I also like enjoy that it has a lot of compartments in the back for storage. You can also take the side doors which is cool. I also like the white it looks so nice in the dark. You can also connect to a iPhone or Samsung which is good. The car also has backup camera.

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The Jeep renegade drives like a dream.

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My renegade drives wonderfully. I have now driven it in the mountains and on curves, it is been a dream. The interior is comfortable and appealing. I love the screen - it makes listening to the radio and plugging in my phone to the car incredibly easy. Gas mileage is a little less great than I was hoping, but so far that is my only complaint.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,759 - $20,538
$19,987 - $22,874

Horsepower

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo, 1.4L I4 MULTIAIR TURBO, 2.4L I4 ZERO EVAP M, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo, 1.4L I4 MULTIAIR TURBO, 2.4L I4 ZERO EVAP M, 2.4L I4 MULTIAIR
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Not Available
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Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Optional
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AC

AC
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Optional
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Optional
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Not Available
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Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR17
P215/60TR17

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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3056 - 3327 (.lbs)
3056 - 3327 (.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
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
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

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
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Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
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Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
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Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

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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
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Side
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
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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

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Electrical System > Wiring > Front Underhood Aug 8, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 8, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V524000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Renegade, Compass and Grand Cherokee, RAM 1500 and Promaster, Fiat 500x, Dodge Journey, Challenger, Charger and Durango and Chrysler 300x vehicles, 2017-2018 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles and 2018-2019 Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition.
Consequence:
A vehicle stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the powertrain control module, free of charge. The recall began October 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U87.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Fuel Pump Oct 16, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 16, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V731000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Jeep Renegade 4X2 flex fuel/E85 vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine. In certain operating conditions such as high power demand in conjunction with high altitude and/or high ambient temperatures, a manufacturing error in the fuel pump assembly may result in a loss of fuel pressure.
Consequence:
A loss of fuel pressure can cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 6, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UB2.

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