Jeep Renegade is the smallest Jeep model, initially launched in 2014 at Geneva Motor Show. The name of the car was previewed by Jeep Renegade Concept revealed in 2008. Renegade is made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and is based on the same platform as Fiat 500X, having FWD or AWD and a range of manual and automatic transmissions mated with petrol and diesel engines. The car is characterized by great driving fun and very good build quality. The model featured here is an entry level variant, but, even so, it has rear independent suspension and a decent equipment.
Model: Jeep Renegade / Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 120
Body type: SUV, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 23,298 Euros
Engine: 1.6-litre (1,598 cc) in-line four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, intercooler, common rail, direct injection, with DOHC and four valves per cylinder. The maximum fuel injection pressure is 1,600 bar, and the compression ratio is 16.5:1. The engine block is made from cast iron, and the cylinder head is made from aluminum. The maximum output is 88 kW / 120 PS/hp at 3,750 rpm and peak torque is 320 Nm (approx. 236 ft-lbs), available at 1,750 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Tyres: Bridgestone Turanza T001 225/55 R18
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 10.2 seconds
Top speed: 178 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 4.6 liters of diesel per 100 km
Emissions: EU5+, 120 CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 48
Dimensions (mm): L 4,236 / w 1,805 / h 1,667
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 351-1,297
Wheelbase (mm): 2,570
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,390 kg/1.465 kg
Front suspension: Independent McPherson strut, flat front steel crossmember, high-strength steel mono shell lower control arms, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bar.
Rear suspension: Independent McPherson strut, high-strength steel links, non-isolated steel rear cradle, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bar.
Main standard equipment
Multistage frontal airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, curtain airbags for front and rear seats; ABS; ESP; ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation); TCS; Hill Holder; electric parking brake; front and rear electrically operated windows; electrically operated side mirrors, heated; steering wheel controls; leather steering wheel; height and depth adjustable steering column; front central armrest; 3.5-inch display integrated into instrument cluster; Uconnect multimedia system with 5-inch touchscreen, and six speakers; board computer; cruise control and speed limiter; rear parking sensors; start/stop; fog lights; central locking system.
Main optional equipment (price in Euros, without VAT)
black tinted rear windows (150); dual-zone automatic climate control (390); 18-inch alloy wheels (300); heated front seats (226); Uconnect multimedia system with 5-inch touchscreen, navigation, voice control, Bluetooth, USB, AUX (775)
+ fun to drive
+ good ergonomy
+ large side mirrors
+ torquey engine
+ stiff and silent suspension
+ precise steering
+ great manual transmission
+ good build quality
+ good infotainment system
– poor rear visibility
– cheap look for some interior plastics
Driven by Adrian M. for 276 km, 7.3 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 10,468 km total mileage of the car.