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2019 Jeep Renegade: What's New

What Is the 2019 Jeep Renegade?

The 2019 Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV that seats up to five people. It comes standard with a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 177-hp, turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder is also available. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona.

What’s New on the 2019 Jeep Renegade?

A new turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine with engine stop-start technology is available. Styling updates to the front end include a revised grille surround, while the instrument cluster gets new graphics. A new LED Lighting Group includes LED headlights, daytime running lights, cornering lights and taillights. The Advanced Tech Group, meanwhile, adds adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors and a self-parking system.

What Features in the 2019 Jeep Renegade Are Most Important?

Available convenience features include cruise control, power side mirrors, air conditioning, a panoramic moonroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather-trimmed seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and navigation. In addition to the features mentioned above, the Advanced Tech Group also includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and automatic high-beam headlights.

Should I Buy the 2019 Jeep Renegade?

The Renegade drives well and features a quiet cabin filled with interesting design details. In addition, the Trailhawk trim’s off-road prowess is impressive. We’ve found the nine-speed automatic transmission to be a bit balky at times, so a test drive consisting of city, suburban and highway driving is highly recommended before purchasing.

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