The Jeep Renegade made its debut in 2015. It wasn't Jeep's bestseller, but it was a popular choice for those who enjoy the great outdoors and off-road excursions with family and friends. It's got the power to take you off the grid with the comfort that families enjoy while heading out on adventures as well as for everyday use. It's as comfortable off-road and it is on. Here are the five best Jeep Renegade models ranked in order of their popularity.
5. 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Trim
Motor Biscuit, ranks the 2017 Jeep Renegade as the most reliable of all model years. This was the third model year for the Renegade, which gave Jeep a couple of years to work out some of the kinks. It didn't sell as many units as the Wrangler, but it performed over and above all other model years in most driving environments. There were a few drawbacks for the 2017 Renegade including gas mileage in the 4-wheel drive versions at about 21 mpg in town and 29 on the highway. The base engine did a little better with 24 mpg for city driving and 31 mpg on the highway. The Trailhawk trim was best for those who enjoy offroad adventures. This model year received a rating of 4.2 overall from consumers. While Motor Biscuit gave it high marks, four models did better in the eyes of consumers.
4. 2015 Jeep Renegade
The 2015 Jeep Renegade received an overall consumer rating of 4.2 out of a possible 5.0 according to Cars.com. This is the year that the new model made its debut and there were a lot of curious Jeep owners ready for the luxury ad comfort of a subcompact SUV. The 2015 Renegate was inspired by the Fiat 500L. It was available in a choice of two or four-wheel drives, with a Trailhawk trim for off-road enthusiasts. You could order this version with removable roof panels for summertime fun. Another feature that made the new Renegade such a popular choice was safety. Although not a stock feature, the Renegade could be ordered with an optional forward collision warning. This was an option that appealed to drivers with families or those who are more safety-conscious. When the 2015 Renegade was first rolled out, Jeep fans were pleased that they now had a choice for a subcompact sports utility vehicle with more room for their families and a few other luxury features that made for a comfortable ride.
3. 2016 Jeep Renegade
The 2016 model year of the Jeep Renegade was still popular with fans of the convenience that the subcompact SUV offered. It was offered in the Trailhawk trim for those who enjoyed going off-road. Drivers who were less inclined to take the vehicle into wilderness areas liked the option of getting it in a two-wheel drive system that provided better fuel efficiency. This version was also offered with removable roof panels for drivers who enjoyed the warm breezes in summer. The 2016 edition was given an overall consumer rating of 4.4 out of a possible five, which took it up a few points from the 2015 version that was down by two points. Another selling feature of the 2016 Jeep Renegade was the affordable price tag. The base model starts at $17,995 in two-wheel drive and goes up to $26,995 for the four-wheel-drive edition with the Trailhawk trim. The fuel efficiency stayed about the same for both models. The rating breakdown gives it a 4.2 for performance with a 4.3 for reliability and value for the money. It excelled with a 4.6 for both exterior styling and interior design.
2. 2018 Jeep Renegade
The 2018 Jeep Renegade received a 4.6 consumer rating, outdoing the 2016 version. Some notable upgrades were made to the SUV body styling. It also received a few new tech features including Apple CarPlay and Android's Auto connectivity as available features. It gained a standard safety feature that drivers liked as well. The new backup camera made driving the Renegade safer than ever. It was still available with the optional forward collision, and now added the option of automatic braking, but this safety features both cost extra. The average fuel efficiency was marginal with a combined rating between 24 to 26 mpg. It wasn't the best for fuel economy, but drivers also liked the price range that hovered between $18,750 for the base model and $27,445 for the Trailhawk trim. The 2018 Jeep Renegade offered a few new tech goodies that were not available in previous versions. It did a fair job of keeping up with its competitors with the addition of the backup camera as standard fare, but Jeep still made buyers pay more for anything else, which was a bit of a putoff for some buyers.
1. 2021 Jeep Renegade
The 2021 Jeep Renegade received an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5. Drivers liked the SUV's compact body style. It was ideal for families of five with ample room to ride in comfort for everyday trips. The more powerful engine was another selling point. It was available in a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. Those who preferred more power had the option of ordering the Turbo 1.3-liter four cylinders. Emergency braking was also available. There were a few new exterior design features, and the combined mpg rating was between 24-26, depending on the drive train and the add-ons. The new model year also offered more safety features than previous versions of the Renegade. The two drawbacks to the 2021 Jeep Renegade are the decrease in fuel efficiency and the higher price tag that ranges between $22,850–$30,025. Still, this did not prevent voters from giving it high marks of 88% recommending this vehicle. It received a 4.5 for value for the money, 4.6 for performance, 4.7 for interior design and reliability, and 4.8 for comfort and exterior styling.
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