• (4.8) 176 reviews
  • MSRP: $19,995–$27,195
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 24-26 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 160-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2017 Jeep Renegade

Our Take on the Latest Model 2017 Jeep Renegade

What We Don't Like

  • Hard plastic upper door trim
  • Modest four-cylinder power
  • Automatic transmission slow to kick down
  • Traditional moonroof not offered

Notable Features

  • Push-button start now standard
  • 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 with automatic braking available

2017 Jeep Renegade Reviews

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The subcompact Renegade SUV may look like a pure American Jeep, but 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 2017
Keyless Go push-button start is now standard while high-intensity-discharge headlights and automatic high-beam headlights are available. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Height-adjustable, removable cargo floor panel
  • 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
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance (Trailhawk)
  • Removable or power retractable/removable roof panels
  • Heated power-adjustable side mirrors
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Uconnect multimedia system with 5- or 6.5-inch touch-screen
  • 7-inch instrument panel screen 
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Consumer Reviews


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by KevinM from Staten Island, NY on December 10, 2017

The Jeep Renegade gets excellent gas mileage, and performs exactly as expected. It is a smooth driving experience, and a very comfortable car.

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2017 Jeep Renegade Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Jeep Renegade Latitude

Moderate overlap front
Roof Strength

IIHS Ratings

Based on Jeep Renegade Latitude

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Jeep Renegade Latitude

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Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Jeep Renegade Latitude

Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
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.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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