2018 Jeep Renegade
Why Buy the Jeep Renegade?
There’s no subcompact crossover SUV quite like the 2018 Jeep Renegade, which balances a comfortable every day drive with actual off-road power. The Renegade is an especially great pick for families who need a smooth daily driver during the week, but still want to keep their off-road-adventure options open. None of the Renegade’s competitors offer four-wheel drive – and four-wheel drive with low range gearing is an especially rare bird. You’ll find the latter on the Renegade Trailhawk, the line’s all-out, off-road-ready model.
Which Renegade Should I Buy?
Well, that all depends. What kind of driver are you? If you’re out for an affordable daily driver that delivers both a smooth ride to work and the occasional off-road adventure, the base Sport model will suffice. Next up is the Latitude, which adds modern flourishes like ambient LED lighting, an extra USB port, and upgraded cloth upholstery. Starting with the Renegade Limited, the more powerful four-cylinder engine comes standard, boosting your performance on-road and off. (This engine is, however, optional on lesser models.) Inside, you’ll find a luxurious cabin that includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, and tech features like a 115-volt household-style power outlet.
If you’re looking for a subcompact SUV that can take you deep into off-road territory, there’s no better match than the 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. This SUV starts with the Latitude’s equipment and adds the more powerful engine and a range of high-performance gear to get you through sand, snow, and mud in style. That includes a unique four-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing to help you explore especially rugged territory.
Is the Renegade 4WD or AWD?
You can add four-wheel drive to any 2018 Jeep Renegade model. That is, all except the Renegade Trailhawk, which comes standard with a unique four-wheel drive system with low-range gearing designed for rugged off-road use. With four-wheel drive, your Renegade is ready to tackle soft surfaces – see sand, snow, and mud – with maximum traction.
Can the Renegade Tow?
Yes! Properly equipped, the 2018 Jeep Renegade can tow up to 2,000 pounds. Buyers should note, though, that while all four-wheel drive models are rated to tow 2,000 pounds, only the Renegade Altitude is recommended for towing when equipped with front-wheel drive.