Mountains Beware: The 2015 Jeep Renegade is Coming

September 18th, 2014 by

Jeep Renegade


Even though the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade isn’t expected to hit showroom floors until later this year, it is already one of the most talked-about vehicles to arrive in quite some time.

Designed in America and built in Italy, the Jeep Renegade is a small crossover that’s positioned alongside its brothers, the Jeep Compass and Patriot. With a traditional, yet still-rugged exterior, there’s no question it’s part of the Jeep family. The Renegade uses Jeep’s new ‘small-wide 4×4 architecture’, which marries Fiat’s small-wide platform and their own 4×4 architecture. Under the hood sits either a 2.4L Tigershark (9-speed automatic) or a 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine (6-speed manual), with both versions getting an estimated EPA rating in the 30’s.

The Jeep Renegade’s base model will come standard with front-wheel drive, but full-time 4×4, or “Jeep Active Drive” will be available. The adventurous Trailhawk edition features a taller ride height and clearance, including 17-in wheels, hill descent control and 4WD with lower gearing which will help when slowly scaling steep surfaces.

Take a step inside, and you’ll notice features not typically found in entry-level crossovers, such as the available “My Sky” removable roof panels, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel and Selec-Terrain traction control, which will offer dynamic modes for snow, sand, mud and mountain. The Uconnect Infotainment System features hands-free calling and a 5- and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Safety systems include a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.

For more details on the upcoming 2015 Jeep Renegade, or to check out the latest Jeep models, visit your local Jeep dealer at River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in North Aurora. For quality and professional service, please call or book online to set up an appointment.