2018 Jeep Renegade

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Key Specs

of the 2018 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

Notable Features of the 2018 Jeep Renegade

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now available
  • Backup camera now standard
  • Subcompact SUV based on Fiat 500L
  • Off-road Trailhawk trim available
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking available

2018 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. 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 2018
Interior updates include new seat fabric, bezels and colors as well as two new storage areas in the front row. A backup camera is now standard along with a 5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth connectivity. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is included with the uplevel 7- and 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia systems. A dual-pane power sunroof is available. 

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Consumer Reviews

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

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Drives Great

by Snowflakes Review from Elgin Il on October 17, 2018

Rides extremely well, plenty of leg room, awesome sound system and great on gas, I have a lot of hair so I like that I have roof space Read full review

(4.0)

Solid overall value

by regassert6 from Philadelphia on October 17, 2018

I am happy with my 4x4 Renegade so far. Very capable off road and still pleasant to drive on road. Yes, it's not a Wrangler, but when I'm peacefully driving on the highway it's also not a Wrangler....... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Jeep Renegade currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Jeep Renegade Sport

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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