2017 Jeep Renegade Review

In a lesser vehicle, the term “compact SUV” might have many negative connotations. After all, smaller size could mean less horsepower or trail capability. However, the 2017 Jeep Renegade isn’t like other vehicles in its class. With its efficient engine and major interior comforts, it’s much bigger in comparison. In this review by the team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR), we’ll show our Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge customers just how much of a punch this SUV packs.2017 Jeep Renegade Review

Adventure and Economy

When many customers shop for SUVs, they just assume they’ll have to make some compromises on fuel efficiency. However, with the enhanced 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged 4-cylinder engine found in the 2017 Jeep Renegade, drivers can still maintain 31 highway/24 city MPG.1

Despite this impressive economy, your Renegade won’t lose any speed. When you find yourself on a clear stretch of road, you can still push the engine up to 160 horsepower.

Jeep has long been known for making some of the best all-terrain vehicles around. Even though the Renegade may not have as many off-roading features as some other cars in the Jeep lineup, its front-wheel drivetrain and rugged suspension allow it to veer off the beaten path. Hill Start Assist is also included for these more adventurous excursions.

Safety You Expect

As in all Jeep vehicles, safety is a major priority in the Renegade. After all, if you’ll be taking it out on an adventure, you may encounter some more hazardous terrain. To navigate that safely, your vehicle must be equipped with a group of safety technologies.

The two most prominent protective technologies installed in the Renegade are Electronic Roll Mitigation and Stability Control. With these features, your car can stay on track, even when traversing bumpy paths. A rear backup camera is also available in the Uconnect® suite to increase driver awareness.

To complement these features, the Renegade is equipped with seven advanced airbags. These airbags-including inflatable knee bags and side curtains-line the entire cabin, ensuring all occupants will have proper cushioning no matter where they’re sitting.

Interior Comforts

When you sit down in your Jeep Renegade, you won’t have to worry about feeling cramped or uncomfortable. With 41.1 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom, drivers can settle into their low-backed cloth bucket seat and relax. If at any time you need to adjust your seat, it can be tweaked in six different ways.

For convenience, drivers can start their vehicle’s engine with just the push of a button. This technology also includes keyless entry, which you can use to remotely start your car-an incredibly useful feature on those cold winter mornings!

When you hit the road, you might want a bit of entertainment, too. Fortunately, Uconnect® is available for your Renegade. This suite includes a 5-inch touchscreen which you can use to access your MP3 or mobile device.2017 Jeep Renegade Review

Learn More about the 2017 Jeep Renegade

If you live in the Chicago, Skokie, or Park Ridge areas, then your weekly driving is bound to include a mix of city travel and outdoor adventure. You’ll need a car that can do both with power and efficiency. And the 2017 Jeep Renegade is exactly that vehicle. If you’re interested in learning more about this compact SUV, contact our team at Marino CJDR. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have. Schedule a test drive today!


1. EPA estimated MPG with 1.4L engine and 6-speed manual transmission, 4×2. Actual mileage may vary.