2018 Jeep Renegade Review
The 2018 Jeep Renegade is a capable subcompact SUV with a sharp interior, powerful performance, and the off-road prowess expected of the Jeep name.
Drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen can learn more about the performance, interior, and technology of the 2018 Jeep Renegade with our in-depth model review.
The Jeep Renegade is offered with two powertrain options: a turbocharged 1.4L 4-cylinder that mates to a 6-speed manual transmission or a turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder that mates to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of which engine you choose, you’ll enjoy quick acceleration for merging, passing, and smooth shifting.
The Jeep Renegade also offers a comfortable ride quality, whether you’re cruising the city streets or hitting the rugged trails. It also handles well, maintaining its composure through turns without any body roll. Front-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is available for all models.
Off-road is where this vehicle really shines, however. Most vehicles in this class can’t do much more than navigate slippery road surfaces, but the Jeep Renegade’s four-wheel drive and Selec-Terrain system give you the option to choose from different drive modes to align the performance with the terrain. The Trailhawk model also comes with full-time four-wheel drive with low-range gearing, as well as a variety of off-road-oriented features.
Interior Space and Comfort
The Jeep Renegade offers seating for five on cloth upholstery, with leather upholstery optional. Both the front and back seats are supportive and provide ample headroom and legroom, ensuring that even tall adult passengers enjoy long-distance comfort. Heated and power-adjustable seating and a heated steering wheel are also available to enhance the comfort further.
All Jeep Renegade models come with split-folding rear seats to configure the space for both passengers and cargo. With the seats folded, there’s 50.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and the folding front-passenger seat accommodates longer or awkwardly shaped cargo.
Despite its rugged appeal, the Jeep Renegade is equipped with a long list of standard technology features. A 5-inch touchscreen Uconnect® infotainment system with Bluetooth® connectivity is included, which features a straightforward menu and rapid response times, as well as physical controls for redundant functions. This system can be upgraded to a 7-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, which gives you virtually endless media and entertainment options.
A rearview camera comes standard, but plenty of advanced safety features are available. Blind-Spot Monitoring, Active Lane Keep Assist, Rear Parking Sensors, Forward Collision Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking are just a few of the options, which work to monitor the perimeter of your vehicle and alert you to potential collisions. Some of these features can also apply the brakes or gently steer in an effort to avoid a collision as well.
Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Renegade
With its upscale interior, car-like handling, and cutting-edge technology, the Jeep Renegade offers similar appeal to a luxury sedan, but also provides the rugged capability you want from a Jeep.
Drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen can find out more about the Jeep Renegade by visiting Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Contact our team or stop by our dealership today to schedule your test drive!