Jeep has been busy working on its crossover range and it was
recently caught while testing refreshed 2019 Jeep Renegade.
Jeep presented the mid-updated Cherokee at the Detroit Auto
Show and upcoming pint-sized Renegade will draw some
inspiration from this model regarding interior design. We hope
that new Renegade will use Wrangler’s 2.0-liter turbo engine
but based from what we can conclude from the prototype this
will be the light update and the smallest high-riding Jeep will
likely continue with the same engines under the hood.
The styling of the freshened Renegade receives light updates as
well which we see as the good decision. However, what’s is
important, the model will get modernized equipment.
2019 Jeep Renegade: Styling
Based on what we can draw from the spy photos, Jeep’s compact
utility vehicle, the new 2019 Jeep Renegade won’t present
radical changes on its cute styling. The Fiat 500X-based model
will keep the same shape of the front, side and seems rear
panels. The circular headlights will also survive the mid-cycle
update but Jeep appears to repositioned indicators and fog
lights. The grille also seems to have slightly reshaped
The story is similar on the rear side, where we should expect
redesigned bumper and slightly different taillights.
Inside the cabin, the fresh Renegade will get revised materials
and modernized equipment. The center stack of the prototype
will likely get even larger touchscreen option. We will also
see redesigned climate controls like on the refreshed Cherokee.
Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system will be available in
different options. The Renegade will also get updated safety
gear and we expect more accessible active safety systems.
2019 Jeep Renegade: Powertrains
When it comes to the engine department, we still don’t have
clear hints that Jeep would introduce some upgrades. It would
be great news for the new Renegade to get a 2.0-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the newest Wrangler and
Cherokee. In the Cherokee, this engine delivers 271 hp and it
seems too much for the small Renegade. Having that in the mind,
we are inclined to expect the same engine options as in the
The actual Renegade exploits a 1.6-liter turbocharged
four-cylinder engine. This unit now delivers 160 hp and 184
pound-feet of torque. Jeep now pairs this engine with the
six-speed automatic transmission but the new version could
improve performance with the nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The updated version of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit should
also arrive in the new version. The current 2.4-liter unit
produces 180 hp and torque of 175 lb-ft. The transmission will
be a 9-speed automatic.
Jeep will, of course, offer the 2019 Jeep Renegade with the
front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive option. The
off-road-ready Trailhawk will continue with upgraded
suspension, underbody protection, all-terrain tires, etc.
2019 Jeep Renegade: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Jeep Renegade will debut later this year. The
refreshed version should keep the price under control and
expect base version from around $18, 500.