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2016 Jeep Renegade

There was some skepticism regarding whether or not the rugged Jeep styling and trail-blazing performance could translate to a subcompact car, and it was silenced with one test drive in the 2016 Jeep Renegade. With its off-roading capabilities, bold styling, and its comfortable and compelling interior, the Renegade is something to get excited about.

Whether you’re cruising down I-275 on your daily commute or heading to Lake St. Clair for some beach fun, the 2016 Jeep Renegade has all the power you need. The standard powertrain is the 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine, which gives drivers 160 horsepower, 184 lb.-ft. of torque, and a fuel rating of 31 MPG hwy1. For even more power, the 2.4L Tigershark® moves you with 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque from the class-exclusive2 9-speed transmission. Despite its surplus of power, it still delivers a fuel rating of 31 MPG hwy3, plus a 2,000-lb. tow rating4.
Jeep engineers silenced the critics by giving the 2016 Jeep Renegade one of two 4×4 systems for best-in-class5 capability. Sport, Latitude, and Limited models have Jeep Active Drive, while Trailhawk® trims exclusively are paired with Jeep Active Drive Low. Both offer a rear axle disconnect system to switch from two to four-wheel drive, but only Jeep Active Drive Low has a 20:1 crawl ratio. No matter which 4×4 system you have, both come with the class-exclusive2 Selec-Terrain® dial. With a simple turn, select from Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, or Rock settings.

One look at the 2016 Renegade and the iconic Jeep brand styling is made clear. Not only is the exterior stylish, but with functional features like fog lamps and heated side mirrors, your visibility is never compromised. Even more impressive is the windshield wiper de-icer. The heating elements keep the blades free of ice so you always have a clear view of the road ahead. Another dynamic feature is the available My Sky® open-air dual-panel roof6. The panels can retract, or you can remove them completely, and can be easily stored inside the rear cargo area.

Beyond feeling a warm breeze throughout the cabin, you’ll also have available leather-trimmed seats for a luxury feel, or standard cloth seats made from heavy-duty mesh fabric. You can easily fill the Jeep Renegade with tons of gear thanks to the second-row seats with either a 60/40 split or a 40/20/40 split. In any case, leave them in place for 18.5 cubic ft. of storage space7, or fold them down for an impressive 50.8 cubic ft. of cargo room7. There’s also the height-adjustable rear floor to conceal the MySky® roof panels6, or any other types of belongings. And to always remain comfortable, you’ll enjoy features like the available dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
No matter how far you travel, the Renegade makes it easy to stay connected with the available Uconnect® 6.5 NAV infotainment system. This bundles a 6.5-inch full-color touchscreen, GPS Navigation, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio8, a USB port9 with iPod® compatibility, Uconnect® Voice Command, hands-free phone10 and voice texting11, and more. And to make the most out of your music, opt for the BeatsAudio™ 9-speaker sound system with 506 watts of power.

All this, and so much more, can be yours today when you’re behind the wheel of the 2016 Jeep Renegade.