The Jeep struggled to sell Renegade on the US market. So because of low sales, they discounted him in 2023. Interest in this model started dropping in 2016, and buyers often buy cheaper Compas that offer more cabin space. The only Reneage advantage was that he offered more offroad-capable SUVs. But in this class, customers are looking more for fuel efficiency and interior space. Also huge complaint about the previous generation of Reneage was the weak engine that was not fuel-efficient like the competition. The 2025 Jeep Renegade promises to change that.
Based on a newly developed STLA chassis. That will be specially built for a small SUV. It promises excellent driving capabilities and best-in-class handling. We also hope that the 2025 model will keep the positive sides of the previous generation. Including sharp and precise steering and good offroad capabilities.
The rumors from Jeep report that a new hybrid engine is being developed for this platform, and we expect to see big news under the hood of this small SUV.
2025 Jeep Renegade Hybrid
The 2025 model will feature a newly developed engine. At this moment, there are no official details about the engine specification. But we doubt that the new engine will be stronger than the one we found in the previous generation. The 2023 model comes with a 1.3-liter hybrid at the top of the offer. This engine produces 180 horsepower. This mill was reserved for top-tier trims, and the base engine was a 1.0-liter hybrid that produced 120 horsepower. The previous Renegade was slow and not impressive in terms of acceleration and top speed. But the 2025 Jeep Renegade is promised to change that. The upcoming engine will probably be a 1.5-liter hybrid that will offer more than 220 horsepower. Also, we think that 1.3 liters will be kept as a base option, but it will be more efficient in the 2025 model.
The power will be transferred to the front wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox. And some trim levels will get all-wheel drive like TrailHawk.
As we mentioned, fuel efficiency will be improved. Based on our predictions the estimated efficiency will be around 29 MPG in the combined drive for a more potent engine and 1.3 Liters will provide 33 MPG. In the city, 1.5 liters will have around 22 MPG and the base engine will have around 27 MPG.
The towing capacity will also be improved thanks to the new stiffer chassis, and we expect it to be around 2800 pounds.
2025 Jeep Renegade Interior
The interior of a new Reneage will be redesigned from the ground up. The new interior will offer more space and more features. Including both technical and safety features.
Starting from a tech perspective, we will find a new 9-inch touchscreen on the center console that will be in charge of the infotainment system. Also, the driver will get a new 7-inch digital driver case.
The seats on the high-end model will get a leather finish, and we also see a premium leather finish on the door panels. The base equipment will include standard seats with standard door panels. But Jeep, promises us that the new Reneage will be made of more quality materials.
The standard equipment in this SUV will include all modern connectivity options, including both Android Auto and Apple Car Play. And we hope we will see a wireless charging pad on top-tier trims. The additional equipment will include a premium navigation system, satellite radio, and fast charging ports in the second row.
This small SUV will also have up-to-date safety features. That will include:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Cross-Trafic Alert
- Parking Sensors
- Multiple Airbag System
- Lane departure warning
- Automatic Breaking System
- Forward Collision Warning
What does Reneage have to offer vs. the competition?
In the last few years, this small SUV segment has started growing in popularity. So car manufacturers are entering this race with new and refreshed models. The Honda HR-V offers the ultimate small SUV that offers good driving dynamics and excellent fuel efficiency. The KIA Soul comes as the cheapest option, but it offers a solid finish inside the interior and also has one of the best-in-class towing capacities. Toyota and their Corolla Cross promise to give us a sporty design that will be paired with sporty performance. And all that will be combined with plenty of space inside the cabin.
The Renegade offers best-in-class offroad capabilities with new engine and styling options. With good price politics, we expect this crossover to generate good sales numbers.
Also, we hope that it will offer best-in-class driving capabilities thanks to the new platform and new engine options.
Price and Release Date
The starting price of the 2025 model is expected to be around $32,000. And top-tier trims will go up to $37.000.
The release date is set for 2024.
The most interesting trim, the Trailhawk, will probably start at $34,000, and it will offer the ultimate small crossover that can go offroad.
As we mentioned before, this class will be crowded, but thanks to its rising popularity, we expect that the new 2025 Jeep Reneage will find its place among the customers.
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