2016 Jeep Renegade

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Jeep Renegade highlights

Customer rating


  • Characterful exterior
  • Agile handling
  • Great off-road Trailhawk model


  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Tight rear seat
  • Lots of road noise

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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Fun little SUV with off-road capability

With good looks and lots of personality, this compact SUV is great around town. But look a little more closely and you’ll see it’s hiding a few tricks up its sleeve including useful four-wheel-drive capability. If you choose the Trailhawk trim, you’ll get something that’s at home in the city during the week but equally as happy trekking through mud on the weekend.

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What is new for the 2016 Jeep Renegade?

  • The Renegade is available in a new trim called the 75TH Anniversary Edition.
  • Renegade trims have been upgraded with Remote Start, Sunroof(s), and Beats Audio System as standard equipment this year.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Jeep Renegade

1. Agile handling 

If you’re after an agile compact SUV, look out for a front-wheel drive Jeep Renegade. Because of its small footprint, its handling is incredibly car-like. This makes it great for city driving, especially if you regularly need to navigate tight parking garages.  

2. Off-road ability  

The 2016 Jeep Renegade has incredible off-road ability, especially with the adventure-focused Trailhawk trim. Standard four-wheel-drive trims have an extra inch of ground clearance compared to front-wheel-drive models while Trailhawk Renegades get an extra 0.8 inches on top of that. This off-road trim also has unique front and rear fascias to improve approach and departure angles, alongside underside skid plates to protect the vehicle as you’re adventuring.  

3. Characterful exterior 

The Jeep Renegade has distinctive styling that gives it a lot of character. The round headlights make it stand out and its wide, upright stance is just as practical as it is attractive. You also have a choice of colors to look out for; everything from bright Solar Yellow and Omaha Orange to the more understated Jetset Blue and Glacier Metallic.  

4. User friendly features 

The base Sport model is quite light on features but does still include an auxiliary jack and USB port. Jump to the Latitude trim, and you get a well-equipped little SUV with roof rails, cruise control, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. The Limited model gets a few more luxury features such as heated front seats and automatic climate control.  

5. Fun with friends 

This is a fun small SUV with plenty of space for you and your friends. Up front, you get 41.2 inches of legroom with 35.1 inches in the back. There’s also a bit of space for cargo with 18.5 cu-ft behind the back seats, which can open up to 50.8 cu-ft if you just want to take one friend with you upfront and fold down the rear seats. Look out for fun available features such as the My Sky® open-air sunroof. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Jeep Renegade is a small, sporty 4x4 that customers say is fun and easy to drive.

RepairPal gave the Jeep Renegade an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Jeep Renegade 4th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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Jeep Renegade features and specs

Sport 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Cloth Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Manual Transmission
  • No A/C
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Charged Engine

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