2017 Jeep Renegade

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Key Specs

of the 2017 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

Notable Features of the 2017 Jeep Renegade

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 spar...
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

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(2.0)

Least reliable vehicle I've owned

by PepperT from Rome, GA on September 12, 2018

I regret buying this Jeep. Nothing but issues. Less than 9000 miles and was in shop for 2 weeks. Can't sit comfortably in front with carseat in back, unless you're short. Worst vehicle I've had in my ... Read full review

(5.0)

I love my new Jeep Renegade

by Lancekaye from Highland Park on August 27, 2018

I love the new Jeep Renegade. Looked at several cars before choosing the Renegade. Its a bit boxy, but has great room inside. Drives like a refined Wrangler. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Jeep Renegade currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Jeep Renegade Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 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.

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.

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