Updates for 2017: The Jeep Renegade remains relatively unchanged. It's the newest Jeep in the line-up and will be introducing new features, such as keyless ignition later this year.
The 2017 Renegade is a new age of Jeep. It represents Jeep reaching out to a younger generation with the Renegade being an entry level Jeep meant for first time buyers or for anyone looking for an entry into the world of Jeep.
The Renegade still keeps all the note-worthy signs of being a Jeep. The iconic seven-slot grille is still front and center. Just looking at the creative new design, it seems fit to be seen as the Wrangler's little brother.
That doesn't mean it lacks in the off-road department. It might be small and it might be compact, but it still is meant to be taken on the trail. The Renegade comes standard with Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system, skid plates, and 17-inch off-road aluminum wheels.
What this new Jeep is meant for is the new buyer. The college kid who needs a new car, but wants something more friendly for around campus until the weekend hits and it's time to hit parts unknown. The lower starting price than a full-fledged Jeep is attractive for the driver needing to dip their toes in the water. Don't be afraid, however, that price tag does not mean you'll be lacking for features or quality. The Renegade is still powerful where it counts, and it holds up the legacy of the Jeep brand just fine.