Jeep Renegade is one of those compact crossovers which brings together great off-road performance and technological convenience. Several critics hold that its non-standard look lacks modern styling, but enthusiasts consider just this as a signature iconic styling. Since the third model year, the 2017 Renegade borrows its predecessor’s styling; the new 2018 Jeep Renegade should come with a significant visual overhaul.
2018 Jeep Renegade Expected Trims & Colors
In total, the upcoming 2018 Renegade is going to offer 6 trims – Trailhawk, Sport, Limited, Latitude, Deserthawk and Altitude. Color options would include Alpine White, Jetset Blue, Anvil, Glacier Metallic, Colorado Red and Omaha Orange.
Jeep has put out a contemporary styling in 2017 Renegade which drifts a bit from the conventional trademark styling of the company. Hopefully, the new 2018 Jeep Renegade will feature visual changes not just to mark a generational change but also to improve in aesthetics.
Changes which are expected in this new model include the front fascia which is going to see some new refreshments. This would include the lower stance i.e. the bumper is to be modified along with the fog lamps. As to the grille, new stylish chrome inlays could be added. This generational refreshment would also influence the side body and rear fascia to be toned up.
The interior cabin of 2018 Jeep Renegade will boast of a best-in-class comfort as that of the existing model. The multi-functions seats will be revisited for a new upholstery and split-fold functions might be improved.
Uconnect® infotainment system will include navigation convenience and will also offer auxiliary USB port. Modern features like smartphone integration and 4G LTE connectivity will not be missed out.
2018 Jeep Renegade Powertrain & Mileage
Like the current generation model, 2018 Jeep Renegade will come in 2 different engine options. The 1.4 liter MulitAir® Turbo engine will come standard and might improve on its current outputs which are 184 lb-ft of torque and 160 HP. This engine also uses a 6 speed C635 manual transmission along with 2WD. Mileage figures gained with this engine are 24 mpg in city and 31 mpg on highways.
A 2.4 liter Tigershark® MultiAir®2 Engine will come as optional which will produce outputs of more than 175 lb-ft of torque and 180 HP. Both 6-speed manual transmission and a 9-speed 948TE automatic transmission are available for this engine.
This engine also offers an AWD option. The current model gains 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway ratings from this engine, expect these numbers to see improvements. As to towing capability, this engine is capable of hauling up to 2,000 pounds.
2018 Jeep Renegade – Safety
2018 Renegade will also feature several safety technologies for a safer ride. Safety features that will come standard in the base model include:
- Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
- Electronic Roll Mitigation
- LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Speed Sensitive Power Locks
- Occupant Detection System
2018 Jeep Renegade Price and Release Date
2018 Jeep Renegade might hold a starting price of around $28,000 as the current model starts from $26,645. Dealerships could get this vehicle within the 1st quarters of 2018.