The 2017 Jeep Renegade is a subcompact crossover SUV part of a new generation of subcompact crossover SUVs. Certain models, like the Renegade, aren’t very good at keeping you comfy, but not this one. Smooth highway ride, well-shaped front seats, and, if properly optioned, Jeep’s outstanding Uconnect entertainment system that gives the interior a contemporary feel are all features of this vehicle. Because of the Renegade’s tall and boxy form, there’s also plenty of headroom for passengers.


The 2017 JEEP RENEGADE is offered in 6 trim levels:

  • Altitude: 26 combined MPG
  • Deserthawk: 24 combined MPG
  • Sport: 26 combined MPG
  • Latitude: 24 combined MPG
  • Limited: 25 combined MPG
  • Trailhawk: 9-Speed A/T

Performance and Fuel Economy

The standard engine is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It is only available with a manual 6-speed transmission. The Renegade’s dimensions are maximized with this combination, and the vehicle has a more dynamic feel when driven in front-wheel-drive mode. That particular combo may have been the favorite of our evaluators. When all-wheel drive is installed, it becomes less responsive (AWD). The tiny front-wheel-drive vehicle weighs around 150 pounds less than models with a larger engine and more complicated transmissions. The basic model, equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a manual transmission, was rated at 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined, regardless of whether it had front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The design of the 2017 Jeep Renegade pays homage to the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee with the classic seven-slot front grille and circular headlights, and optional fog lamps on certain versions. A ruggedly designed body provides exceptional curb appeal, wheel options up to 17 inches in diameter, available roof tacks, an available My Sky® sunroof, and a stylish wraparound black roof on this compact SUV. 

That extra width in the interior gives the impression of being in a bigger car, particularly up front, where the properly bolstered seats are well-cushioned and comfy. On the other hand, the rear-seat passengers do not have the same amount of space. Because of the Renegade’s tiny overall dimensions and all-wheel-drive mechanical gear, the interior length and floor depth are limited, making it less suitable for people in the back seat on long travels. The legroom for 6-footers riding behind 6-footers is just about adequate, provided that everyone involved is willing to share.

However, those in the back seat will find their knees pressed up against the backs of the front seats, even though the headroom and shoulder room are adequate. Hard-plastic surfaces are blended with soft-touch materials in areas where passengers may come into contact with them. The door panels are made of nylon and cotton, and the two-tone inside of one test car—in black and “sandstorm” tan—was especially attractive and luxurious.

The Renegade’s feature set swiftly progresses from extensive to taxing in its length. Several elements of each trim level are available as options on the trim level below it, and a variety of optional 17- and 18-inch wheels are available for purchase. There are ten separate equipment sets, including anything from cruise control and air conditioning to leather upholstery and in-car wireless internet, among other features.

Safety Features

The 2017 Jeep Renegade has a four-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with five stars awarded for side-impact protection but only four stars awarded for the front crash test and a three-star rollover rating. After a stronger performance in IIHS crash testing, it received a “Good” rating in all tests, including front, side, and roof crushes. However, this vehicle has not yet been tested in the IIHS’ challenging small-overlap front crash test, which is mandatory. The most advanced safety features available include collision warning with automated braking, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warning systems.


  • Height: 66.5 in
  • Length: 166.6 in
  • Width: 74.2 in
  • Curb weight: 3210 lbs

Engine type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 1.4 L

Fuel tank: 12.7 L

2017 Jeep Renegade

2017 JEEP RENEGADE Factory Service Manual

These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual for your 2017 JEEP RENEGADE.

  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance

The service manuals for the 2017 JEEP RENEGADE are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s service and repair.

2017 JEEP RENEGADE — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2017 JEEP RENEGADE, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2017 JEEP RENEGADE provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.


The 2017 JEEP RENEGADE and its trim levels can be bought at the following prices:

  • Altitude: $23,495 or €22273
  • Deserthawk: $26,895 or €25496
  • Sport: $17,995 or €17059
  • Latitude: $21,495 or €20377
  • Limited: $25,195 or €23884
  • Trailhawk: $26,895 or €25496

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my Renegade last?

100K-150K miles

Average annual cost to maintain my Jeep Renegade?


What problems does the Renegade have?

the 2.4L Tigershark engine has issues of excessive oil consumption, and emissions problems