The Jeep Renegade has long been a favorite among off-road adventurers who desire a vehicle capable of handling the challenge. The compact SUV is also attractive in appearance and has abundant technological features. The variety of trim levels enables new owners the chance to select a Renegade that is right for them.

Performance

The standard engine in the Renegade is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder version that delivers up to 180 horsepower. The base engine has an EPA rating of 22mpg/30mpg. For better fuel-efficiency, some might prefer the 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that gets up to 177 horsepower. The smaller motor achieves 24mpg/32mpg. Both pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front or all-wheel drive. Add the tow package to pull up to 2,000 pounds.

Four-wheel drive is an option. Equip the Renegade with one of two 4WD options. The Active Drive 4x4 system enables drivers to choose the level of traction they need to conquer different types of off-road trails. Select from mud, rock, sand, or snow modes. The hill descent control automatically adjusts engine speed and braking ability to safely going down slopes.

Capability

All of the Renegade models bear the Trail Rated badge. Each SUV earned the award by completing five challenging evaluations in the categories of articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability, traction, and water fording.

The Renegade models have eight inches of ground clearance, which enables them to traverse a wide range of terrain types capably. However, the Trailhawk has 8.7 inches of clearance and larger tires for the ultimate in off-road adventures. Driver over logs, rocks, and uneven terrain with ease.

If encountering water along the way, the Trailhawk handles the challenge. The SUV quickly forges through up to 19 inches of rain without damaging the vehicle. The air intake is higher, and the electrical connections are effectively sealed. The body is also designed to be moisture-resistant.

The SUVs smaller size and wheelbase give it a tighter turning radius, which is helpful when needing to navigate around obstacles in Reno. The innovative suspension and axle articulation ensure that the wheels remain on the ground regardless of terrain types for optimal traction.

Trim Levels

Sport base models have the four-cylinder engine, nine-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. The interior has fabric upholstery and seating that comfortably accommodates up to five adults. Behind the rear seats is 18.5 cubic feet of space for gear storage. However, if needing more room, fold the second-row seats and get 50.8 cubic feet of room. The user-friendly infotainment system has a five-inch touchscreen and comes with voice command control. Listen to favorite tunes while on the backroads of Carson City, thanks to the six-speaker stereo. The USB port keeps devices ready to go. The rearview camera provides a clear image of the area behind the Renegade.

Latitude enlarges the touchscreen to seven inches and gives Reno owners another USB port. The infotainment system includes satellite radio to get weather information. Link the system with a smartphone for GPS coordinates using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. The automatic climate control regulates two zones.

Limited upgrades have more upscale features that include leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The additions make cold-weather adventures cozier.

Trailhawk is the vehicle for habitual backcountry adventurers. The vehicles come with 4WD and low-range gearing. The Renegade has the higher ground clearance and skid plates for added protection. Front-end tow hooks enable owners to assist in emergencies. All-terrain tires add traction for the journey.

High Altitude increases the touchscreen to 8.4 inches and adds navigation ability and HD radio.

When you want a vehicle that capably covers off-road terrain, visit our Carson City facility and check out the selection of Jeep Renegade models. Choose an SUV that meets your criteria and ask about taking a test drive.

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