The 2019 Jeep Renegade, much like other Jeep vehicle is getting a refresh for the next year. FCA offers various models under the iconic Jeep brand and the Jeep Renegade is among the popular and successful models. Based on the Fiat 500X, the subcompact crossover SUV was introduced by FCA in 2015.
This happens to be the sole Jeep model manufactured outside the USA, as of now. It is sold in selected markets including Brazil, North America, and South Africa etc. Of late, the prototype of 2019 Jeep Renegade has been spied testing.
2019 Jeep Renegade Redesign and Updates
The spy shots indicate some design changes coming to the 2019 Jeep Renegade. The grille pattern may be changed a tad and same can be said about its headlamps. Furthermore, the fog lamps have changed too. It may get full LED lamps.
The rear side design has changed too and there will be new tail lamps. Overall, the exterior design appears quite aerodynamic. The cabin will also get the facelift. This edition will also get a bigger display unit for controlling the infotainment. The model will come with a few trims like Sport, altitude, Limited, Trailhawk and altitude. As for the spy image, we expect standard 5.0-inch Uconnect screen and an optional 6.5-inch unit. The dashboard of the new model is now refreshed and the knobs are getting the polished look.
Exterior colors will include Jetset Blue, Colorado Red, Solar Yellow, Hypergreen Clear-Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, Omaha Orange etc. Furthermore, a few limited editions may be there for 2019 as well.
The upcoming model will be able to accumulate five passengers with two row of seatings. The model will provide18.5 cubic feet of stuff behind the second row. Folding the 60/40-split second-row bench opens the cargo capacity to 50.8 cubic feet of storage.
Safety Features and Amenities
The upcoming Jeep Renegade will get enough safety features and there will be plenty of amenities. The new Uconnect infotainment system will be there for sure. It will support Smartphone OS and Bluetooth. However, the size of the touchscreen will vary from one trim to another. Apart from this display, a Driver Information Digital Cluster will also be present. Based on the trim you can get features like Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Heated Front Seat, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror and also a heated steering wheel.
There will be also several airbags and you will get features like Keyless Entry, Automatic High-Beam Headlamps, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Rear Park Assist System, Advanced brake assist and Blind Spot Monitoring System.
2019 Jeep Renegade Engine Specifications
The upcoming model will use same engines like the predecessor and one new. The 2.4-litre engine that delivers 180 horses and 175 pound-feet of torque and 1.4-litre gasoline that makes 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque may be retained but their output may be enhanced. A 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine may be also there. This engine is also present in latest models Cherokee and Wrangler. With this engine, the model Cherokee can deliver 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, we expect same output for the new 2019 Jeep Renegade.
AWD will be there as an option. However, the industry buzz is that the 2019 Renegade may also get a mild hybrid setup under the hood. It is natural given the company’s push for making its vehicles more fuel efficient and green.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The trims will get Jeep’s popular Selec-Terrain a Traction Management System. The towing capacity may be above 2000 pounds. The model with the 2.4-liter engine is expect to give 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. However, the 1.4 liters will max out 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
2019 Jeep Renegade Price and Availability
We expect the base trim price of 2019 Jeep Renegade Sport with FWD to start at $18,000. For $2,000 more, one can also get 4WD. The Trailhawk model will like the current model start at $26,895 and if one adds some extra options price will go above $30,000.
Summing it up
The 2019 Jeep Renegade is a nice compact crossover that gets a decent mid-cycle refers for 2019. Furthermore, its new design, enhanced powertrain and amenities will work in its favor. However, FCA should not hike the price much.