2018 Jeep Renegade

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Jeep Renegade highlights

Customer rating


  • Smooth ride and agile handling
  • Easy-to-use technology features
  • Capable all-wheel drive


  • Clunky automatic transmission
  • Noisy freeway ride
  • Small cargo area

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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The 2018 Jeep Renegade gets a rearview camera as standard

The 2018 Jeep Renegade packs Jeep looks and character into an extra-small SUV that’s both comfortable on the road and capable when the pavement runs out. The available Trailhawk trim comes with extras like a low-range crawl gear and raised suspension that make it a unique subcompact crossover. But if you’re not heading off road, you’ll appreciate the Renegade’s soft ride and easy-to-use technology. Unfortunately, the Renegade’s boxy shape generates lots of wind noise at freeway speeds, and doesn’t come with practical benefits: Cargo space and rear legroom are both lacking. Additionally, the automatic transmission is a little clunky.

For 2018, Jeep added a 5-inch touchscreen and rearview camera as standard equipment. Sadly, other driver aids remain optional equipment. The available 7- and 8.4-inch touchscreens have been upgraded with new software and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity.

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What is new for the 2018 Jeep Renegade?

  • The Renegade is available in a new trim called the Upland.
  • The DesertHawk trim has been discontinued for 2018.
  • Renegade trims have been upgraded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof, No A/C, and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Latitude trim now comes with Smart Key and Manual Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

2018 Jeep Renegade trims

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  • 160-hp, 184-lb-ft of torque 1.4L
  • 180-hp, 175-lb-ft of torque 2.4L
  • Smart Key
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Manual Transmission
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Jeep Renegade

What We Like

Ride: Subcompact crossovers aren’t known for offering the smoothest ride, but the Jeep Renegade feels almost pillowy on the road. Even with the comfortable ride, the Renegade still handles well.

User-friendly tech: Jeep’s new 8.4-inch touchscreen is crisp and clear, with easy-to-read buttons and a straightforward interface. The built-in navigation isn’t great, but the addition of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto make that less important.

Capability: Especially in the Trailhawk trim, which packs a lot of off-road gear into such a small vehicle, the Renegade lives up to the Jeep name. Most other subcompact crossovers don’t come close to being this ready for adventure.

What Needs Improvement

Practicality: The boxy Jeep profile might make you think there’s lots of room inside the little Renegade, but that’s not the case. The cargo space is small, even for a subcompact, and rear-seat legroom is tight.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Jeep Renegade is a small SUV that has a lot of features. Customers like the gas mileage, the sound system, and the color options. The car is also easy to drive in different types of weather conditions. The car rides smooth and customers love being able to go anywhere with little effort from themselves or their passengers.

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

Latitude 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Beats Audio System
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.1"

Head room

F 41.1"/R 40.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

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