2016 Jeep Renegade

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$13,973–$22,533 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2016 Jeep Renegade base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • On-road poise and stability
  • Suspension refinement
  • Cabin quietness
  • Trailhawk's off-road capability
  • Delightful design details

The Bad

  • Hard plastic upper door trim
  • Modest four-cylinder power
  • Automatic transmission slow to kick down
  • Traditional moonroof not offered
2016 Jeep Renegade exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Jeep Renegade

  • Subcompact SUV based on Fiat 500L
  • Two four-wheel-drive systems available
  • Off-road Trailhawk trim level available
  • Removable roof panels available
  • Forward collision warning available

2016 Jeep Renegade Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The subcompact Renegade SUV was introduced last year. Though it looks like a pure American Jeep, underneath is a modified platform shared with the Fiat 500L that Jeep calls its "small-wide 4x4 architecture." The five-seat Renegade is built in Italy and offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines, a manual or automatic transmission, and front- or four-wheel drive. The Trailhawk trim level is equipped for off-roading, and its four-wheel-drive system includes a low range. Competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.
New for 2016
A Beats premium audio system with a 6.5-inch subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier is a new option, as are rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Significant Standard Features

  • Power windows and door locks
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Height-adjustable, removable cargo floor panel
  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 180-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance (Trailhawk)
  • Removable or power retractable/removable roof section 
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Uconnect multimedia system with 5- or 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • 7-inch instrument panel screen 
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
Vehicle Overview

The subcompact Renegade SUV was introduced last year. Though it looks like a pure American Jeep, underneath is a modified platform shared with the Fiat 500L that Jeep calls its "small-wide 4x4 architecture." The five-seat Renegade is built in Italy and offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines, a manual or automatic transmission, and front- or four-wheel drive. The Trailhawk trim level is equipped for off-roading, and its four-wheel-drive system includes a low range. Competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3.
New for 2016
A Beats premium audio system with a 6.5-inch subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier is a new option, as are rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Significant Standard Features

  • Power windows and door locks
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Height-adjustable, removable cargo floor panel
  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 180-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or four-wheel drive
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance (Trailhawk)
  • Removable or power retractable/removable roof section 
  • Air conditioning
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Uconnect multimedia system with 5- or 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • 7-inch instrument panel screen 
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning

2016 Renegade Video

The 2016 Jeep Renegade stands out from the subcompact SUV pack in both obvious and subtle ways. Watch the video for more.

Latest 2016 Renegade Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(1.0)

Worst car I have ever owned!

by Dmac1221 from Gainesville, Tx on April 21, 2018

Defect with brakes, less than 8,000 miles and have groves in front rotors. Fuel economy is horrible, my tundra full size truck had better gas mileage. Seats are stiff and uncomfortable. Engine cuts ... Read full review

(5.0)

We just liked the look of the Jeep!

by Donald H. & Linda H. Bowen from Warsaw, Va 22572 on March 27, 2018

The car is great! Interior is roomy and very comfortable. Handles very well and rides smoothly! My husband had a Honda Fit and it was red. So, this new Jeep just needed to be red! It is so pretty! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Jeep Renegade currently has 0 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
3 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
3 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jeep

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Renegade received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker