When you are looking for a small SUV, you know that the Renegade might be perfect for you. After all, it’s the smallest SUV in the Jeep family.
Even though you may not see it as a sport-utility car, the truth is that the 2018 Jeep Renegade has a lot of charisma and is incredibly practical when you use it for urban driving.
Debuted in 2015, the Renegade still looks pretty good and this is why we are only expecting a minor update on the interior and in terms of the equipment. So, let’s check out what you can expect from the new 2018 Jeep Renegade.
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2018 Jeep Renegade Release Date
Even though there is no official date for the release of the new 2018 Jeep Renegade, we are expecting it to happen during the second half of 2018.
2018 Jeep Renegade Price
Just like it happens with the release date, there is no official price yet released by Jeep. However, according to most rumors, the new 2018 Jeep Renegade starting price should be around $18,000.
2018 Jeep Renegade Redesign and Changes
Even though the 2018 Jeep Renegade is the smallest SUV of the manufacturer, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t beautiful. The truth is that when you look at its front, you clearly see the classic Jeep design with a wide grille and round headlights. However, so that the 2018 Jeep Renegade can perform well offroad, it comes with extremely short overhangs.
One of the things that most people don’t like is when they are looking it on the side. The truth is that the 2018 Jeep Renegade seems a bit clumsy. However, overall, the 2018 Jeep Renegade is quite beautiful and it was built to allow you to drive in any condition.
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2018 Jeep Renegade Specs
Under the hood, there are no changes whatsoever. In the United States, you have two options for the engine of the 2018 Jeep Renegade. The standard option is the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that is capable of producing 160 of horsepower. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and is the standard engine for the first 3 trim levels. You also have the option to choose between the FWD – the standard, and the AWD as optional.
The second engine option that you have is the 2.4-liter Tigershark I4 engine that is capable of producing 180 of horsepower. This is the engine that already comes in some models of Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler. In case you choose this option, you will have a 9-speed automatic transmission and you will also be able to choose between AWD and FWD layouts.
2018 Jeep Renegade Interior
One of the major changes that you will see in the 2018 Jeep Renegade is in terms of the interior and the equipment. However, some rumors state that neither the dashboard or the front panel will change, which is a shame. However, you can expect to see a lot of changes in the cloth of seats, color schemes of bezels, as well as they will probably add some new materials.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade should also include some new storage compartments as well as the Selec-Terrain shifter should suffer a complete redesign.
We are expecting to see more changes in terms of the equipment but this will ultimately depend on the trim level that you choose. For example, the Sport trim that was the standard now includes 7-speakers, a better 5 inches multimedia system, and the ability to connect iOS and Android smartphones. All trim levels also include a rearview camera as standard and you have an option to include a sunroof.