New 2016 Jeep Renegade at Brown's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Patchogue, NY
The 2016 Jeep Renegade is a style of its own when compared to other Jeep brands. The Renegade gets great fuel efficiency at upwards of 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Of course the distinguishable features like the seven slotted grille still remain but the re-done look definitely makes for a modern compact vehicle. The Renegade is built small with the idea of competing on an international level where in some instances small cars are quite popular. The price of the automobile tends to help newcomers to the brand as it allows access to Jeep equipment at an affordable price. This year's models focus on improvements in safety and technology.
Under the Renegade's Hood
The Renegade rolls out with an entry 1.4-liter inline 4 cylinder that is turbocharged with the ability to get 160 horsepower and 184 horsepower. This entry level is a manual transmission but there is also a 9 speed automatic transmission with a Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This produces 175 lb.-ft. of torque and weighs more however it is also a first of its kind. Both motors have fuel efficiencies up over 30 miles per gallon and the MultiAir technology increases efficiencies and reduces emissions more than a traditional motor and valve system.
Design of Jeep Renegade
There are 4 trim levels offered in this year's Renegade lineup. The entry level model is the Sport which comes with automatic headlights, keyless entry, 16 inch wheels, two sunroofs, adjustable driver seats, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rearing folding seats, sound system and media connections. The Latitude builds on this with fog lamps, automatic headlights, leather steering wheel, cruise control, roof rails, LED lighting and exterior mirrors that are heated. Also adding to the electronics is a backup camera, a touchscreen, satellite radio, Bluetooth hand-free technology and a stereo system with additional speakers. The Limited model adds on many amenities including a driver information display, electronic rear view mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels and climate control with the ability to control different zones. Leather seats, heated steering wheel and heated front seats also come on the Limited model. The 2016 Renegade also offers a Trailhawk model for the off road oriented customer allowing for more features to be used including hill descent control, raised suspension, tow hooks and skid plates to protect the underbody.
The 2016 Jeep Renegade has high rising seats which created good visibility to the front and the sides. It has square cornered styling and a low window line along with large rectangular mirrors which helps in vision and safety but does not do much for the aerodynamics. The Renegade has the option of a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning with a correction system, rear cross traffic alerts and blind spot monitoring. There is also stability control, seven air bags, camera with gridlines for reference and more. When all is said and done there are over 70 safety features helping the Renegade in becoming the most skilled off-road capable vehicle in its class.