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Jeep has been producing rugged SUVs since the 1940s, largely focusing on improving upon the starting Wrangler model. Jeeps are crossover vehicles designed with power in mind. Regardless of the model, a Jeep’s main perk is its ability to take on both the pavement and the rough terrain. These rugged vehicles have developed with modern technology over the years, adding drive modes, new body styles, and larger wheel options than ever before. All of this innovation of technology and Jeep ruggedness have powered into the 2021 year with the 2021 Jeep Renegade.
Jeep first debuted the Renegade in 2014, making it a fairly new model for the Jeep lineup. Over the past few years, the Renegade has been among the best SUVs, embodying the classic shape of an SUV and the fun of a Jeep. So, what’s with all the hype surrounding the Renegade? On the surface, it’s affordable, it’s safe, and it’s visually appealing. However, take a closer look, and you will find there is a lot more to the Jeep Renegade than meets the eye.
Like all Jeep models, Jeep Renegade pushes boundaries, making it a great choice for those who like a little bit of off-roading adventure. You have four trims to choose from: the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. However, there are also four special edition trims: the Jeepster, Upland, 80th Anniversary, and Islander. As its name suggests, the Trailhawk is the best bet for off-roaders. Many of the trims come in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, while Upland, Limite, and Trailhawk are only available in four-wheel drive.
The Renegade has two different engine options, the first being a 1.3-liter turbo engine, and the second, the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine. The 1.3-liter engine gets 177 horsepower with 210 lb-ft of torque, with an average of 24 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway with front-wheel drive, dropping to 22 MPG city and 27 MPG highway with four-wheel drive. It has a nine-speed automatic transmission that uses stop and start technology to help save fuel costs.
On the other hand, the 2.4-liter Tigershark gets up to 180 horsepower at 175 lb-ft of torque, and up to 22 MPG city and 30 MPG highway with front-wheel drive and 21 MPG city and 29 MPG highway with four-wheel drive. This engine also uses a 9-speed automatic transmission, and it provides a bit more power without sacrificing much fuel-efficiency.
The 2021 Renegade also has Jeep’s Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, which is a drive mode feature that allows you to adjust the Renegade’s performance based on the driving condition. For example, if winter is here, Snow Mode will help prevent sliding. You can also select between Auto, Sand, and Mud modes. Rock Mode, only available on the Trailhawk, helps drivers climb rocks even better than they already can with the Renegade’s ground clearance and maneuverability. The 2021 Renegade is protected by an underbody skid plate to prevent damage from rocks, sticks, and other sharp off-roading objects.
Safety is important, and it’s safe to say that Jeep doesn’t fall short in the protection department. The 2021 Renegade has a plethora of driver assistance features, including over ten features. You can find features like Blind Spot Monitoring, Lanesense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Rear Park Assist, a Rear Park Backup Camera, Parallel and Perpendicular Park and Exist Assist, and Front Park Assist also add to the safety and driver assistance suite. Your Renegade can alert you to potential obstacles in front of you or behind you while parking, and the backup camera is essential when parallel parking. You should have no issues when it comes to parking the Renegade.
The Adaptive Cruise Control feature is cruise control with autonomy. It is able to monitor the distances between the Renegade and other vehicles and automatically adjusts its speed without the driving having to turn cruise control on and off constantly. Additionally, Full-Speed Forward Collision applies automatic braking when a potential collision is detected. Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist uses automated steering and alerts to prevent drivers from drifting into lanes unintentionally. It’s still important to pay attention, but these features will help make your drive home a little easier.
In addition to those features, the Renegade also comes with Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Automatic High-beam Headlights, Uconnect Roadside Assistance, and SiriusXM Guardian. Roadside assistance helps keep drivers safe by providing quick access to emergency assistance, and SiriusXM Guardian provides a convenient way to lock and unlock your Renegade from your smart device. Additionally, it sends out a report of the vehicle’s health to help drivers stay up to date on the Renegades maintenance. Lastly, the 2021 Renegade isn’t only safe because of its driver assistance assets. It’s also safe because of its build. Jeep uses steel combined with abundant airbags to provide extra protection in case of an accident.
Entertainment and accessibility are important when vehicle shopping. The Renegade’s tech features add convenience and fun to the Renegade by including music support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto, alongside using Amazon Alexa for tunes, directions, and commands. Using Amazon Alexa’s compatibility, drivers can start their engines and demand stats without needing to press a button.
In addition to app connection and robot commands, this model offers Family Drive Alerts, which works great for parents and guardians of teenage drivers. This feature allows owners to set boundaries on the map and on speed, and it also provides driver locations. For those who work or have classes on-the-go, this model comes with its own 4G Wi-Fi hotspot with room for up to 8 devices. This feature allows the Renegade to be somewhat of a home office when parked, making remote work even more convenient and allows you to avoid using data when streaming music or directions from your device.
One of the most fun parts of vehicle shopping is customization and visual aesthetic. Jeep always provides multiple trim options for each of their vehicles, and the 2021 Renegade is no exception. While there are performance differences, these variants can also be appearance related with things like the special badging we see in the 80th Anniversary edition.
If you are a fan of color, the 2021 Jeep Renegade does not disappoint. For fans of a classic look, you can choose the Alpine White, Black, Granite Crystal, Glacier, or Sting-Gray paint colors. If you think blue variants are the superior car color, opt for the Slate Blue, Jetset Blue, or Bikini coats. However, if you like your Jeep to look a little fiery, outfit it in Colorado Red or Omaha Orange.
Wheel options vary from trim to trim, with standard wheels changing and available additional options. If you're looking at the Sport trim, you will find standard 16-inch styled steel wheels. You can find standard 17-inch painted aluminum wheels on the Latitude and Limited trims, while 17-inch polished and painted low-gloss black wheels are standard on the Trailhawk. If you want the tall 19-inch granite crystal wheels standard, you will have to opt for the 80th Anniversary edition. However, you can opt to add 19-inch polished and painted granite crystal aluminum wheels to the Latitude and Limited.
Certain packages offer different customization options, too, like the Trailhawk’s Exterior Appearance Group Package. This package includes a chrome front air deflector, a side window deflector, and front and rear splash guards. Additionally, the Sport Appearance Group package offers black side roof rails and deep-tint sunscreen glass with different wheels and tires. Overall, there are plenty of ways to make the Renegade even sportier than it already is.