Jeep Renegade (2015–)

Model History

March 2014

Jeep Renegade unveiled

The Renegade expands the Jeep's line-up, entering the growing small SUV market. Jeep says the Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, plus a market first nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Using 4x4 technology from the Jeep Cherokee, the Renegade offers two 4x4 systems. Both provide up to 100 percent of the engine’s available torque to the ground, through any wheel, for optimal grip.

  • Jeep Active Drive – full-time 4x4 system
  • Jeep Active Drive Low – class-exclusive full-time 4x4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio

The Renegade is the first small SUV to feature a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit, to provide Jeep Renegade 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. The system instantly engages when 4x4 traction is needed.

Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for four-wheel-driving.

For customers who demand the most off-road capability from their Jeep vehicles, the Renegade Trailhawk model gets Jeep Active Drive Low (20:1 crawl ratio), Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode, an increased ride height of 20 mm, skid plates and red front and rear tow hooks plus unique bumpers. It also has 17-inch all-terrain tyres and up to 205mm of wheel articulation.

The petrol engine offering includes the 140PS 1.4-litre MultiAir2 Turbo engine paired to both six-speed manual gearbox and DDCT (dual dry clutch transmission), the 170PS 1.4 MultiAir2 engine combined with the nine-speed automatic transmission and the 110PS 1.6-litre petrol engine paired to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The diesel engine range comprises the 120PS 1.6-litre MultiJet II and a six-speed manual gearbox, the 120PS or 140PS 2.0-litre MultiJet II and six-speed manual transmission, the 140PS and 170PS 2.0-litre MultiJet II with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The new Jeep Renegade is equipped with standard Stop & Start technology on all models. This system automatically shuts down and restarts the engine to reduce the amount of time the powerplant spends idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

February 2015

Jeep Renegade prices revealed

£16,995 OTR for 1.6 E-torQ Sport 5-speed manual and £18,640 OTR for 1.6 MultiJet II Sport 6-speed manual.

£18,595 OTR 1.6 E-torQ Longitude 5-speed manual £19,610 OTR 1.6 MultiJet II Longitude 6-speed manual £20,240 OTR 1.4 MultiAir II Longitude 6-speed manual £21,010 OTR 1.4 MultiAir II Longitude 6-speed DDCT
£21,195 OTR Jeep Renegade Limited £27,995 OTR Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

April 2016

Renegade 75th Anniversary Edition launched

The Renegade 75th Anniversary sports a unique Jungle Green livery and comes equipped with either a 1.4-litre turbo MultiAir II 170PS engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a 2.0-litre MultiJet II 140PS engine with a choice of either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission and class exclusive Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, the exclusive MySky sunroof with removable panels, bronze-coloured fog lamp bezels, roof rails, and new, specific fabric seats in either Black or Black and Sandstorm cloth with Tangerine stitching.

February 2017

Renegade Desert Hawk edition introduced

Designed to enhance Jeep Renegade's popular and striking design, the new Desert Hawk version will be limited to just 100 examples for the UK.

Available in Alpine White, Anvil, Black or - exclusive to Desert Hawk - Mojave Sand, the Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk features 17-inch Low Gloss Black wheels, exclusive bonnet and rear body panel decals.

Inside, the Renegade Desert Hawk is enhanced with exclusive seats in black leather and fabric – the seat base features a Moab desert map logo – with electric lumbar support for the driver. There is also a leather wrapped steering wheel, dual zone climate control, DAB UConnect radio with 6.5-inch touchscreen, Live services, Bluetooth and satnav, 7-inch full-colour thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display and cruise control.

The Renegade Desert Hawk comes as standard with a 170PS 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It costs from £28,995 OTR for the 2.0 MultiJet II 170hp 4WD.

August 2018

Jeep Renegade facelift prices announced

Jeep has released prices and specifications for its facelifted Renegade ahead of sales starting in September.

The biggest change is the addition of two new engines in the UK, including an entry-level 120PS three-cylinder turbocharged petrol priced from £19,200.

A 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol will also be available producing 150PS (starting at £23,900), while the existing 1.6- and 2.0-litre diesel engines have also been updated. There's also a 180PS version of the 1.3-litre petrol, but this hasn't been confirmed for the UK.

Buyers can pair the engines with a six-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, as well as two- or four-wheel drive.

Further highlights of the revised Renegade range include tweaked front end styling including new LED headlights as standard on Limited and Trailhawk versions. The interior has also been updated with extra storage capacity.

There are new 16, 17, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheel designs, while extra safety kit is now standard across the range. This includes lane sense departure warning and intelligent speed assist with traffic sign recognition.

The Renegade's interior is largely unchanged, save for a new 8.4-inch infotainment display on high-spec models, featuring navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The facelifted Jeep Renegade went on sale in September 2018.

August 2019

Jeep Renegade Night Eagle revealed

The Renegade Night Eagle takes the style of Jeep’s small SUV to a dark place with the addition of 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels and grille surround, tinted privacy glass, gloss black exterior badging as well as a dedicated Night Eagle emblem. Inside the mood continues with black upholstery and gloss black accents on the steering wheel, speakers and gear leaver surround.

Based on the Longitude trim, the Renegade Night Eagle comes with 8.4-inch Uconnect Nav with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility, dual zone climate control and Adaptive Cruise Control as standard. The Night Eagle is also available in a choice of five exterior colours, including metallic paint, at no additional cost.

Following demand, the Night Eagle is available with a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine. The 1.0-litre 120hp petrol and the 1.6-litre 120hp diesel engines are combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.3-litre 150hp petrol engine comes complete with the six-speed DDCT automatic transmission.

The new Jeep Renegade Night Eagle starts from £23,445 OTR for a 1.0-litre 120hp petrol.

What does a Jeep Renegade (2015) cost?

List Price from £19,750
Buy new from £17,495
Contract hire from £195.10 per month