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.

Overview of the 2017 Jeep Renegade:

The Jeep Renegade was offered in 6 trim levels in the 2017 model year:

  • 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 powering the Jeep Renegade is 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.

When all-wheel drive is installed, it becomes less responsive. 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 or all-wheel drive.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

The design of the 2017 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 also provides exceptional curb appeal, wheel options up to 17 inches in diameter, available roof tacks, an available 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 of the Renegade 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. For example, 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 also 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 of the 2017 Jeep Renegade

The 2017 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

Jeep 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 repair manuals.

Once the CD is available, it’s important to follow the instructions closely, as well as to use the diagrams and illustrations. These simple steps can help make a repair of a vehicle less trying. The Renegade service manual software includes detailed diagrams and illustrations that can be very helpful in understanding the workings of your Jeep. Use these accordingly to identify parts and systems, and to help you visualize the repair process.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade Service Manual CD are vast and cover every aspect of the vehicle’s service and repair. However, if you encounter any issues that you’re not sure how to handle, don’t hesitate to seek help from a professional mechanic

OEM Owner’s Manual Set

When the vehicle first left the lot, included within was a 2017 Jeep Renegade owner’s manual. This helpful booklet was also wrapped with top-tier leather material or a hearty, wound material in homage to the Jeep driver’s ethos. The owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features. Additionally, supplemental booklets and informational guides are also included in the complete set.

  • 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.

2017 Jeep Renegade Price

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 about the 2017 Jeep Renegade

How long will my Renegade last?

100K-150K miles

What problems does the Renegade have?

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