For decades, Jeep SUVs have boldly been exploring the unexplored. With their refined performance and innovative technology, they have proven to be road warriors. One such road warrior is the Jeep Renegade.

The Jeep Renegade is capable enough to handle all types of road conditions near Mount Pocono, East Stroudsburg, and Scranton. With this specs review, you'll learn about its engine performance, fuel efficiency, interior room, and much more. Once you reach the end, you'll know if this is the ideal SUV for your drives near Tobyhanna and Stroudsburg areas.

Let's get started with a look under the hood!

Jeep Renegade Engine Specs

Under the hood, you'll find one of two energetic engines. First off, there's the 2.4L Tigershark® engine, which generates 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. With the proper equipment, the Renegade can tow up to 2,000 pounds. With the Class III hitch receiver and 4-pin wiring harness, your hooked-up trailer will remain steady and in control.  

There is also the 1.3L Turbo 4-cylinder engine, which produces 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission to deliver an efficient and smooth drive. To further improve its efficiency, it's also equipped with Engine Stop/Start Technology. 

Fuel Efficiency

While an adventure is always on the horizon with the Jeep Renegade, it takes a highly efficient fuel economy to get you to your destination. Thankfully, whether you go with the 1.3L or 2.4L engine, your SUV will sip fuel to keep you cruising along.  

According to EPA estimates, the fuel economy for the 1.3L engine reaches a respectable 24 city MPG/32 highway MPG. If you choose the 2.4L engine, you can expect an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 city MPG/30 highway MPG.

To further enhance the efficiency of your SUV as you're driving, the model comes with available Engine Stop/Start Technology. This advanced system will shut off your engine when you come to a complete stop. Once the brake pedal is released to resume your journey, the engine will automatically restart-saving you fuel in the process!

Advanced Transmission

A smooth-shifting transmission helps improve efficiency and deliver a steady drive. Luckily, the 9-speed automatic transmission achieves this along with a 9.81 ratio spread.

The Renegade's transmission can handle both low speeds and high speeds with ease. As you're trying to merge onto a busy highway, the Renegade can quickly accelerate and get up to speed. If you're coming down a ramp, it'll find the proper gear to continually deliver a smooth drive.

Jeep Renegade Handling Capabilities

Engine? Check. Transmission? Done. Next up? The drivetrain!

The Jeep Renegade comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) for improved efficiency. However, two 4-wheel drive (4WD) systems are also available to enhance your handling capabilities, even during those brutal winter storms!

First up, there's the available Jeep Active Drive, a fully automatic 4WD system that seamlessly moves between FWD and 4WD at any speed. In addition to improving your handling capabilities, this system also improves efficiency by automatically disengaging 4WD and operating in FWD during highway drives. If you lose any traction, the system will automatically redistribute torque to help you regain your grip on the road.

The Jeep Active Drive system also utilizes the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, which allows you to optimize your Renegade's performance to meet the task at hand. Operate in Auto mode to have the Renegade autonomously adjust its driving style based on your current conditions. You can also choose between three other modes:

  • Snow
  • Sand
  • Mud

A Rock mode is also available on the Trailhawk trim. It delivers low-speed 4WD capability to help you tackle rough terrain. It works in tandem with the available Jeep Active Drive Low 4WD system that offers a Trail Rated® crawl ratio for tough jobs, like pulling a boat from the water. 

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Interior Passenger & Cargo Room

The interior dimensions of your SUV are just as important as its power. After all, you want a comfortable cabin that can easily accommodate you, your passengers, and their belongings. Well, the Jeep Renegade has done a splendid job of provide ample space for you and all your passengers!

For instance, the headroom measures 41.4 inches up front and 40.5 inches in the rear. Up front, you can enjoy 53.1 inches of hip room and 55.9 inches of shoulder room, while the rear row has 51.9 inches of hip room and 55.1 inches of shoulder room.

Then, there comes the legroom-important for stretching out your legs during long drives. For passengers in the second row, 35.1 inches of legroom is available. If you move to the front, you can make use of 41.2 inches of available legroom.

Finally, there's the matter of cargo space. If you need to use the second-row seats while storing cargo, you can keep those seats standing and utilize the 18.5 cubic feet of cargo room. For maximum space, you can fold the second row to open up to a generous 50.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Choosing the Proper Trim Level

When you choose the Jeep Renegade, you also have to choose the trim level that comes with the power and features you'd like. Every trim comes with its own lineup of safety technology, performance systems, cabin amenities, and much more.

For the 2020 Renegade, you'll have your choice among:

  • Sport
  • Latitude
  • Upland
  • Altitude
  • Limited
  • Trailhawk
  • High Altitude

Test Drive the Jeep Renegade Today

If you want to see the Jeep Renegade in person, come to Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, and Tobyhanna to get into the driver's seat. We'll even get you out for a test drive around East Stroudsburg and Scranton, so you can fully experience this Jeep SUV.

Contact us to test drive the Renegade today!

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