The 2015 Jeep Renegade® is the newest addition to the Jeep lineup here at Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Hudson in Hudson, Massachusetts, and the Renegade Limited trim is the cream of the Renegade crop. It makes its debut with compact styling, best-in-class interior volume and all the off-road capability for which Jeep is famous.
For 2015, the Renegade (MSRP starting at $17,995) comes in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk® trims. The Limited comes with a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard 18-inch x seven-inch aluminum wheels sit on 225/55R18 all-season tires. Polished aluminum wheels are available with an available matching full-size spare or temporary use spare. There is a black painted roof with bright side rails, and a body-color roof and “My Sky” power retractable/removable panels to let in the air are available.
Automatic halogen headlamps with turn-off delay, daytime running lamps and cornering foglamps are all standard, to help make sure you can clearly see the road no matter the weather. Exterior mirrors are heated to keep them free of snow and ice on cold days, and there are variable intermittent windshield wipers with de-icers.
Inside the roomy five-seat cabin in the Limited, the rear seat splits 40/20/40 and includes a trunk pass-thru, and the front passenger seat folds forward. The front passenger has a four-way manually adjustable seat while the driver has an eight-way power adjustable seat with four-way adjustable lumbar support. The leather-trimmed, bucket front seats are also heated for colder days.
As the premium trim in the Jeep Renegade line-up, the Limited has plenty of convenience features. There is a 115-volt auxiliary power outlet, 12-volt auxiliary power outlets both front and rear, and a remote charge-only USB port. In addition to the heated seats, interior amenities include a standard seven-inch color Thin Film Transistor gauge cluster; a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls; a sliding center armrest; dual-zone climate control; and a leather-wrapped shift knob.
Entertainment comes from a Uconnect® system with a five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a either a six-speaker or a nine-speaker audio system with subwoofer. Choose the available Uconnect® system with 6.5-inch touchscreen to get SiriusXM Satellite Radio with one-year subscription, HD Radio™ and navigation.
Cargo tie-down loops and a height-adjustable rear floor make carrying cargo easier. There is 50.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the first-row seat, and the Renegade can tow 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. Trailer Sway Damping and Hill Start Assist are standard.
The Selec-Terrain™ system gives drivers the ability to customize the vehicle’s driving dynamics to match the conditions. Settings include “Auto,” “Snow,” “Sand” and “Mud.” Rugged terrain is no problem, as the Renegade has a 21 degree approach angle, 24 degree breakover angle, 32.1 degree departure angle and 7.9-inches of ground clearance. An exclusive rear-axle disconnect system switches easily between two-wheel and four-wheel drive. This both enhances handling and traction and improves fuel efficiency when 4x4 capability is not needed.
In the Renegade Limited, the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine delivers 180 hp and 175 lb/ft of torque. MultiAir technology increases power and torque while reducing fuel consumption. The result is a very satisfying EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway.
Safety features are numerous. They include electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, ParkView rear back-up camera, speed control, and tire pressure monitoring. Panic brake assist, speed-sensitive door locks, four-wheel antilock disc brakes and multiple airbags are standard, as well. Available driver assist systems include Lane Departure Warning, ParkSense rear park assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection.
The 2015 Jeep® Renegade Limited is available now, so stop by for more details and a test drive today.