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2017 Jeep Renegade

$12,895 — $32,216 NEW and USED
SUV
5 Seats
24-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2017 Jeep Renegade exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
333 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

The Inexpensive Blessing

by TonTeeMKE from Milwaukee, Wi on November 8, 2018

This car is a very reliable, inexpensive car that I purchased at the right time! I initially thought I could ride my older car until the wheels fell off. Silly me! This car is safe, cute and gets us ... Read full review

(5.0)

Fun to own and drive

by CARRIE R. from MENOMONEE FALLS on November 8, 2018

I was looking for a vehicle with more room, the Renegade has met that requirement and more. I love the look of the exterior, the details make it one of a kind. It's fun to drive and looks great too. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Jeep Renegade currently has 0 recalls


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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jeep

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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