Want a Used Jeep? Go For the Renegade
The Jeep Renegade has only been out for two model years, but that hasn’t prevented the vehicle from popping up on used car lots. This is an excellent opportunity for a customer seeking a relatively “new” used compact SUV. It’s also a good option for any used car buyers, and we’ll describe why it may be a good idea to pursue a used Jeep Renegade for sale.
Using the 2015 model as our basis, let’s take a look at the top-three reasons why the Jeep Renegade is an excellent used option…
Affordability/Cost of Ownership
If you still want a new 2015 Renegade, you’d only have to dish out $17,995. However, go shopping at a used car dealership, and you may come across a used Renegade for close to $10,000. Or, if you’re the type of driver who enjoys having all of the available features and amenities, you may be able to secure these exclusive add-ons for a minimal extra charge. For example, you may find a great deal on the 2015 Renegade Limited, which adds the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, new wheels, and a revamped interior.
Best of all, the cost of ownership is minimal. Jeeps are known for being easy to repair, but you also shouldn’t have any issues acquiring replacement parts. Furthermore, the vehicle offers an incredible fuel economy for an SUV, coming in a 31 miles per gallon the highway. You’re really not going to find a more affordable SUV on the used market.
If you’re seeking a used vehicle, you’re probably operating on some kind of budget. This means you’ll want to keep your vehicle dent- and scratch-free, and you can successful avoid any of these blemishes by avoiding accidents and collisions.
We know the dangers of reversing into a parking space. Your depth perception may be thrown off, and you may feel rushed because of the line of waiting traffic. This is when accidents happen, and you certainly don’t want to ding up your purchase. That’s why you’ll appreciate the Rear Cross Path Detection technology with the included ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera. By using cameras and sensors, the vehicle will audibly warn you when you’ve gotten too close to another object.
Other preventative safety features include the Forward Collision Warning-Plus (prevents you from approaching another vehicle or object at too great a speed) and the LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus/Blind Spot Monitoring System (alerts you when a vehicle has snuck into your blind spot).
With all of these safety capabilities, there’s a good chance that your Renegade will remain unscathed. It will look just as it should: like it was purchased only a year ago!
If you’ve ever purchased a used car, you may have been disappointment with the engine’s performance. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the motor would struggle, especially if you’ve opted for an older vehicle. These engines have seen plenty of wear and tear, so you shouldn’t expect the kind of performance you’d typically see from a new engine.
However, since the Renegade has only been on the road for a year, you’ll still be able to enjoy a perfectly capable engine. You’ll probably come across a Renegade with the impressive 2.4-liter Tigershark I4 engine, which can pump out 180 horsepower and 175 pounds-feet of torque. Alternatively, you might come across the smaller 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, which delivers 160 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque (as well as an impressive 31 mile per gallon highway fuel economy).
As you’ve read, there are several reasons to pursue a used Jeep Renegade. No other SUV offers all of these capabilities for such an affordable price. Plus, that used vehicle will only be about one-years-old!