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2017 Jeep Renegade

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Key specs

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166.6” x 66.5”


Front-wheel drive



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

5 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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 4×4 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Trailhawk Rocks

Read some of the negative reviews thinking we may have gotten lucky with ours. We still own our 2017 Trailhawk that my wife uses for commuting to work. Bought it used from Hertz with 24K miles late 2018. Of course we bought an extended warranty. Sure enough, the right front brake caliper froze. Had the whole front braking system replaced under warranty and never had another problem with the brakes. Only other problem we had was an occasional transmission hesitation that only seems to happen when I’m driving it. Happened about twice a year. My wife never experienced it because she drives like an “Old lady.” Oh, cigarette lighter fuse burnt out one time while using an air compressor. It was a royal PITA to replace because it’s hidden deep under the DS dashboard. You’ll have to remove the knee panel to get to it with very little space. We have the smaller screen infotainment system. Very basic but works ok. Backup camera is small and barely useful, but works. Engine noise can get loud from a four cylinder Tigershark. Other than those issues, this Trailhawk is a blast to drive. The Tigershark is a beast and enough to get this tiny AWD out of any spots where most of its direct competitors would get stuck. I didn’t like its AWD at first until I realized that the “Fresh” tires Hertz installed before we picked it up were cheap asian made all season touring tires that were slippery on any road surface. After replacing them with proper tires, this tiny SUV can go anywhere though i still wouldn't dare bring it to where the "Real" Jeeps can go. I've taken ours through gravel, sand, mud, some rocks, and snow. Hasn't failed me yet. Knock on wood. We've driven it from FL to NJ without any problems. It's tight inside as expected. The engine pulled our heavy load easily. We've also been blessed to own a Tigershark engine that doesn't burn excessive oil. Yes, they do exist. The ride can get jiggly from the short wheelbase. Handling is good with good tires, but treacherous with bad, cheap tires. One note on the realtime AWD system in normal mode. There is a slight lag transferring power to the rear wheels. Similar to most realtime AWD systems in the market at this price level. Our Honda Pilot with VTM4 torque vectoring AWD system doesn't have this issue as a comparison. Follow a good maintenance schedule with this little beauty and they can last a long time.


Great Car for the Money

I Really like this car I bought it used and have driven it for a good couple of months Car works great love the jeep style on the outside and inside you'll never forget what your driving! Two complaint's are that the car rumbles quite bad and my cars transmission likes to have hiccups but everything else about the car is great.


Good vwhicle

85000 miles on it and the only issue has been a starter problem, it’s going bad and I will replace soon. The moulding at the front of the removable roof panels started to separate. Other than that it has been an awesome vehicle and I feel like the 2.4 has plenty of power.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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