The all-new 2022 Jeep Renegade is a small SUV that comes with a tradition. However, this new model won’t introduce major changes, as some reports are suggesting. The sales are good and there is no need to make radical changes at the moment. On top of that, the 2021MY offered a lot of updates. For all these reasons, the new Renegade is mostly a carryover.
That includes the same platform, exterior design, and performances. The interior will gain technology updates but the cabin design and its layout are the same. Performances are more than solid and we hope that Jeep will finally introduce the hybrid powertrain option. If this truly happens, then the 2022 Renegade will get at least one important upgrade.
2022 Renegade Redesign Rumors
The current generation is present for a few years and it is perhaps the most successful cycle for this small SUV. The 2022 Jeep Renegade will continue with good sales. However, this model won’t offer significant changes this year. It makes perfect sense after the 2021MY arrived with a lot of novelties. Still, redesign rumors are still present.
We can confirm that the exterior redesign won’t happen. Renegade will stick to its current platform so the 2022 model is 166.6 inches long, like its predecessor. We expect to see very minor exterior refinements. That includes slightly larger bumpers and modified headlights. Besides that, the rest of the Renegade SUV will remain intact.
The interior of the 2022 Jeep Renegade will only introduce small technology updates. Besides that, we don’t expect any further changes. The cabin design is good and the use of high-quality materials is solid. Of course, the upper trim levels are offering more luxury than the entry-level models. For such a small SUV, Renegade offers generous legroom in both rows.
There will be room for five passengers as always before. Renegade comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen. An 8.4-inch display is optional and it is a more recommended choice. New driver-assistance aids are likely outcomes. However, all of the new systems will be standard in the range-topping trim levels exclusively.
Available Engines, Hybrid Specs
The same story continues under the bonnet. The 2022 Jeep Renegade will once again deploy a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 160 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The optional turbo-four engine delivers 175 horses but it also delivers more torque. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder is an optional unit that generates 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. A two-wheel-drive is offered as standard once again, and Renegade will be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds.
Jeep offers a nine-speed automatic transmission and the PHEV variant should become available. The hybrid model will combine a 2.4-liter mill with the electric motor and it will produce around 230 hp. Of course, significantly improved fuel efficiency is the main purpose of any plug-in hybrid setup.
2022 Jeep Renegade Price, Release Date
In terms of price, a new 2022 Jeep Renegade will cost around $22,000. The sales will begin in the second half of 2021 and we are still waiting for Jeep to confirm the hybrid powertrain option.