Although the Renegade is not as old as many Jeep models, since 2015 it has provided drivers with a subcompact crossover SUV that offers great options and excellent overall performance. In 2018 the Jeep Renegade received a facelift, and the 2019 Jeep Renegade looks better than ever before with a few new options and features. Perhaps most impressive among its new offerings is the optional 1.3L turbo engine that provides excellent horsepower and torque while keeping gas mileage low.
Jeep has not skimped on great features both inside and outside of the new Renegade, including a suite of media and driver information options that make for a truly enjoyable ride. Optional HID headlamps keep the road ahead well illuminated and though the base design of the 2019 Jeep Renegade is four-wheel drive, a front-wheel drive option is available for two trim levels. Speaking of which, there are four trim levels to choose from, which greatly increase the sorts of options available and really lets you customize your Renegade exactly how you want it.
The safety features on the 2019 Jeep Renegade are better than ever before, with plenty of additional options for even more enhanced safety. These options are all packed into a slim, sleek subcompact design that is ideal for families and friends who enjoy hitting the road together. All of this comes together to create a truly enjoyable driving experience both on and off the road, which is what we have come to expect from Jeep.
Jeep has always been known for packing an impressive amount of power and performance into the Renegade's small frame, but the 2019 Jeep Renegade takes that to a new level. The base engine available in most trim levels has been unchanged from 2018, but that's not a bad thing when the engine was so good to start with. It is a 2.4L engine that provides 180hp and 175lb.-ft. of torque, which can handle just about anything the road throws at it. For those who want something more, however, Jeep has stepped up their game with the optional engine available.
In the past, the optional engine was a 1.4L turbo engine, but the new model is a 1.3L turbo engine that offers up to 177hp and 200lb.-ft. of torque. You might notice that the optional engine has slightly less horsepower than the baseline, but that is more than made up for by the additional torque and overall power efficiency of the turbo engine to ensure you are never going to notice that 3hp difference. This new engine is optional for the Sport and Latitude trim levels, and it comes standard in the impressive Limited and Trailhawk trims.
The 1.3L turbo engine adds engine stop-start and active grille shutters to improve fuel economy - though the shutters are not available on the Trailhawk trim due to its design. It is also worth noting that all four trim levels can come with four-wheel drive. In fact, the Sport and Trailhawk come as four-wheel drive standard, while the Latitude and Limited can be either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. All of these features and options come together to create a beautiful package - cramming a lot of power into the small frame of the 2019 Jeep Renegade.
While things like power and trim options are important, since you're going to be spending your time on the inside of your vehicle, that's typically what really matters. Anyone buying a new vehicle wants to know that their money will be well-spent on a ride that makes driving it a truly pleasurable experience. Despite its relatively small size, the 2019 Jeep Renegade packs a lot of features into the interior, creating a great experience for the driver and for the passengers.
Both of the front seats are adjustable in terms of height and position, including six-way adjustments for the driver and four-way adjustments for the front passenger. Front shoulder room surpasses 55 inches, while there is more than 41 inches of leg room for the driver and front passenger, creating a roomy and relaxing experience for both the driver and navigator. The front seats are cloth bucket seats, with options for leather and heating at certain trim levels.
Passengers in the rear seat are not left out, however, as they have more than 55 inches of shoulder room too, and more than 35 inches of leg room. Sometimes the passengers in the rear seat of a subcompact SUV can really be crammed in there, but even tall passengers should find the rear seats quite comfortable. Available interior options include a premium audio system with six speakers, keyless ignition, full climate controls, and a heated steering wheel. The front panel also includes satellite radio features, auxiliary audio input, and a USB connection for external media players.
There are four trim levels for the 2019 Jeep Renegade, and each one brings its own features and options to the table. Choosing just the right trim is very important, since this is typically the first step in customization and guides all additional choices. The 2019 Jeep Renegade starts with the Sport trim level, which is a four-wheel drive that comes with the 2.4L standard engine. The available Uconnect 7.0 package includes a 7-inch touchscreen display and compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Then there is the 2019 Jeep Renegade Latitude trim level, which includes options for either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and also comes with the 2.4L standard engine. At this level there are many more packages available, such as the Uconnect 8.4 package that includes an 8-inch touchscreen display and 7-inch driver information display, along with options for heated steering and seats, LED lighting, and additional safety features.
The 2019 Jeep Renegade Limited trim level takes things a step further, with options for both 4WD and front-wheel drive. This level comes with the 1.3L turbo engine standard and includes many available options for lower trim levels as standard features, such as heated seats. Uconnect 8.4 is available at this level, as are additional safety features and LED lighting.
Finally, the 2019 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk represents everything that Jeep has to offer for this impressive model. It comes with 4WD and the 1.3L turbo engine standard, along with many of the optional features of other trim levels. There are a ton of available packages with the Trailhawk, including an 8-inch touchscreen display with navigation, premium leather interior, and trailer towing - making this an ideal option for camping or tailgating.
Nothing is more important than the safety of the driver and passengers in a vehicle, as well as the security of others around the vehicle. That is why the safety features of the 2019 Jeep Renegade are so impressive. They include things like curtain overhead airbags for both the front seat and the rear seat, as well as knee airbags, front side impact airbags, and height-adjustable front seatbelts. All of this creates a safe space for the driver and all passengers inside of the vehicle in case of a collision or serious accident.
Of course, the best way to stay safe is to avoid a collision in the first place, and in this respect, the 2019 Jeep Renegade comes through again. Standard safety features include perimeter and approach lights, ABS brakes and driveline traction control for optimal driver control, and disc brakes on all four wheels. Electronic stability control helps prevent rollover accidents, and the entire design of the Renegade has been created from the ground up to make sure the driver remains in control to prevent accidents as much as possible.
Certain trim levels include additional safety options and features, which make for an even safer ride. This includes things like blind spot and cross path detection, which helps keep the driver aware of when someone is in the vehicle's blind spot or passing behind the vehicle while it is in reverse, as well as HID headlamps to ensure excellent visibility at all times. Little touches like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, which helps prevent situations like sudden driver blindness from bright headlamps of vehicles behind the Renegade, help ensure everyone inside and outside the 2019 Jeep Renegade remains safe.