The 2015 Jeep Renegade has been considered to be an interesting crossover SUV, mainly because it quite heroically combines the playfulness of the Jeep into a compact car version. The new Jeep Renegade is a peppy SUV that offers an enthusiastic ride by providing a comfortable and rewarding ride in addition to being practical.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade comes at a price of $23,295 and is offered in a 1.4L Inline-4 engine that is responsible for churning power of 160hp and provides a torque of 184lb-ft. Additionally, this Jeep can seat 5 people and offers a combined mileage of 27MPG. It rivals the 2015 Ford Escape and the 2015 Kia Soul Wagon. The main features of the 2015 Jeep Renegade are discussed in the subsequent sections.
Pros - Affordable, best off-roading option in this price range, comfortable ride
Cons - Can pose some problems
Off-roading beast "This is one of the budget-friendly options from Jeep and its off-roading capability is second to none among its direct rivals. Also provides a comfortable ride
throughout and really delivers throughout any journey" "One of the few dealerships that do not force you to buy the most attractively priced option or their preferred models. The people there consider your budget and needs
and then lead to the car that they think would be best for you"
good family car I love the fact that it’s extremely spacious especially for a little person like myself!! I love how quiet it is when I drive. I love mostly how smooth it is when I ride! It has great features, however I wish there were a few more. I’m happy with the color, it’s a beautiful dark blue and not just another simple color.
maintains good balance and grip over the rough terrain The puppy-like or cute lookS of this SUV make you feel small inside but it has enough space in the seats give good headroom but the legroom is poor.The tires, suspension and braking are equipped with the right math as the roll,pitch, yaw was balanced. cabin and has a limitation in the cargo utility.The rear This made me more confident in driving. Thanks to the engineers for that.
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Pricing And Features
Engine And Performance
Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is the all-new model for this year and mars an import model for the company. The Renegade is super affordable and thus is less powerful than its bigger siblings. The two engine options of 1.4-liter and 2.4-liter provide decent power yet are great on the overall performance. Jeep has always been great on the off-road capabilities and this one is no different. Thus the Renegade faces head-on competition from equally capable SUVs like the Ford Escape and Kia Soul.
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2015 Jeep Renegade Pricing and Features
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is offered in four trims, namely, Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Tailhawk. The Tailhawk trim is made for off-roading. Apart from the base trim, i.e., the Sport trims, most of the features found in the higher trims are similar.
16-inch steel wheels
18-inch alloy wheels
hill descent control
115-volt power outlet
keyless entry, power
remote engine start
tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
heated power-adjustable outside mirrors
auto-dimming rearview mirror
17-inch alloy wheels
height-adjustable driver seat
upgraded driver information display
premium cloth upholstery
60/40-split folding rear seat
dual-zone automatic climate control
remote rechargeable flashlight
The Latitude trim is the most practical and functional trim in the Jeep Renegade line-up. It offers not only the most basic advanced features as standard, but it also includes premium quality materials for its interior and it is relatively cheaper than the higher trims.
2015 Jeep Renegade Engine and Performance
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is offered in a 1.4L Inline-4 engine that is responsible for providing a power output of 160hp and a torque of 184lb-ft. The handling of the 2015 Jeep Renegade is quite sturdy and provides a strong grip, despite feeling smooth on the roads.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade comes with a four-wheel-drive drivetrain that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Despite providing a good grip, the manual transmission has been criticized for slowing down the engine leading to a slowed response in the acceleration. The 2015 Jeep Renegade sprints from 0-60MPH in 8.7 seconds and reaches its quarter-mile in 16.0 seconds.
Kia Soul Wagon
6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Shiftable Automatic
6 Speed Shiftable Automatic
0-60 (MPH) (seconds)
Quarter Mile (MPH) (second)
From the data, it is evident that the Ford Escape has a relatively more powerful model than its rivals. It offers the maximum power and torque. Additionally, the Ford Escape is also relatively slower than its rivals. The Jeep Renegade comes second in terms of its engine performance and it provides the fastest acceleration whereas the Kia Soul is the least powerful model and it is also the slowest one.
2015 Jeep Renegade Fuel Economy
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is considered to provide adequate fuel economy that is on par with most of the subcompact cars. The Jeep Renegade has a fuel capacity of 12.7 gallons that is used to run a decent mileage.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade offers 24MPG within city limits, 31MPG on the highways, and combined mileage of 27MPG. These figures can best be considered as average since most of its rivals provide a better fuel economy in the market.
Kia Soul Wagon
It is evident that despite having almost similar mileage, it is the Jeep Renegade that seems to offer the better individual fuel economy. However, on the flip side, the Kia Soul has the least amount of fuel capacity and provides. The Ford Escape comes next in terms of fuel economy but it provides the best range in terms of mileage.
2015 Jeep Renegade Interior
The interior of the Jeep Renegade doesn’t base its design on style and attractiveness, rather it focuses on the practicality and usefulness of the interior spaces. The cabin seems spacious and is filled with all the standard technologies as one would expect from an SUV. The cabin is made up of cloth and refined plastic which looks minimalist and not dull.
The Jeep Renegade moreover, includes cloth upholstery. The higher trims are offered in leather upholstery. The 2015 Jeep Renegade can easily accommodate 5 passengers with maximum comfort. The design of the cabin makes sense here as it attempts to offer the maximum comfortable space to each individual occupant.
Kia Soul Wagon
Front Row (Head/Shoulders/Legs) (.in)
Second Row (Head/Shoulders/Legs) (.in)
Cargo Capacity (Cu. Ft)
From the data, it becomes evident that the Jeep Renegade offers the maximum interior space and seating arrangement for a comfortable ride. However, it provides the least cargo capacity. The Ford Escape second and offers a decent cargo capacity whereas the Kia Soul offers the minimum interior space and its rear seats feel cramped but it provides the maximum cargo space. The main interior features of the 2015 Jeep Renegade include:
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Front And Rear Door Pockets
Electric Power Steering
Rear View Camera
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
How intuitive is the infotainment system?
The infotainment features of the 2015 Jeep Renegade comes equipped with the Uconnect infotainment system which is responsible for manipulating a majority of the infotainment features. The Jeep Renegade comes with a 5.0inch touchscreen display and a four-speaker audio system.
The interface of the Jeep Renegade is decent but it is nothing interesting or exciting. The features included are quite outdated and simple. Most of the advanced features are included in the optional packages. The main infotainment features of the 2015 Jeep Renegade include:
Auxiliary Audio Input
2015 Jeep Renegade Exterior
It has been speculated that the exterior of the 2015 Jeep Renegade neatly split the difference between tough and cute while keeping the undeniable essence of the Jeep lines intact. The design of the 2015 Jeep Renegade makes it look like a traditional jeep that is all set to attract young buyers.
The exterior includes a tall, slab-sided, and upright little utility with some of the details deliberately oversized to emphasize its heritage. At the front, a traditional seven-slot vertical Jeep grille is flanked by large round headlights. Overall, the size of the Renegade along with its dimensions makes it appear brutish yet uptight.
Kia Soul Wagon
Curb Weight (lbs)
Ground Clearance (.in)
From the data, it is evident that the Ford Escape is the biggest model in this segment and offers the maximum ground clearance. It is also the heaviest model in the segment. The Jeep Renegade comes second. It is also moderately weighed to be in sync with its dimensions. The Kia Soul Wagon is the smallest model in this segment and it is also the lightest one. The main exterior features of the 2015 Jeep Renegade include:
8" X 7.0" Aluminum Wheels
My Sky Fixed/Removable Roof Panels
Full-Size Spare Spare Tire W/Matching Wheel
My Sky Power/Removable Panels
Black Painted Roof
2015 Jeep Renegade Safety
With regards to safety, the new Jeep Renegade has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA. However, the IIHS has certified the safety features of the Jeep Renegade as “Good”. This implies that most of the safety features would perform decently in the hour of need.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade includes a plethora of both active and passive safety features to mitigate any damage caused by an inconvenience. These features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and so on. The main safety features of the 2015 Jeep Renegade include:
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Keep Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring
2015 Jeep Renegade Final Verdict
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is an interesting yet small and capable off-roader with a pleasant interior. The Jeep Renegade provides a smooth and stable ride that mostly attracts people. The Jeep Renegade, however, responds slowly to throttle and acceleration which might cause boredom to some drivers.