Jeep is widely known for building SUVs with excellent off-road capabilities, and this subcompact crossover SUV will not disappoint. The 2018 Jeep Renegade is indeed very capable off-road, especially the Trailhawk trim. But the Renegade is also comfortable in the city streets, making it a daily vehicle that is suitable for anyone who wants a small but capable SUV.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade is a five-passenger subcompact crossover SUV with greater off-road abilities. It is sold in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade is offered with one of two available engines. Standard on the Sport and Latitude models is a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Optional for the Sport and Latitude and standard for Trailhawk and Limited models is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. It is matched with a nine-speed automatic transmission. All Renegades can be equipped with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, the Trailhawk is 4WD only.
In track testing, the 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4WD with 2.4-liter engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, which is about average for a subcompact crossover SUV. The Renegade Trailhawk did it in 9.7 seconds.
Official EPA fuel economy for the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine rated at 26 mpg combined (24 city/31 highway) in both 2WD and 4WD configurations. The 2.4-liter engine with 2WD was rated at 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway), and the 4WD at 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway).
The 2018 Jeep Renegade 4WD variant has selectable drive modes for different terrains. The Trailhawk has a more advanced 4WD system that has enhanced low-speed off-road gearing and an extra drive mode. With the Trailer Tow package, the Renegade 4WD and the 2.4-liter engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade price list: Sport 4×2 $19,450; Sport 4×4 $21,040; Latitude 4×2 $22,940; Altitude 4×2 $23,635; Latitude 4×4 $24,440; Altitude 4×4 $25,135; Limited 4×2 $26,470; Trailhawk 4×4 $27,940; Limited 4×4 $28,240