2018 Jeep Renegade Erie PA

2018 Jeep Renegade
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The 2018 Jeep Renegade is the daily driver of choice for those who want genuine off-roading capability but not lose essential commuting aptitude. Other vehicles tend to lean strongly one way or the other, but the Renegade deftly manages to deliver both to match the high standards of Jeep and its fans. Let's get into why that is exactly in the ensuing article, sure to be eye-opening in terms of the 2018 Renegade's abilities and achievements! Fans will note that the Selec-Terrain shifter dial receives a design change that accommodates users even more, and also that both the USB ports and leading storage sections are found in more smartly-located areas. There is a huge amount of cargo space, (50.8 cubic feet) plus, standard on each Renegade is Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, a ParkView backup camera, and six speakers. There are also 7- and 8.4-inch touchscreens feasible to pick out, and for 2018, the Renegade introduces Apple CarPlay and Android Auto adaptability.

Engine Performance

  • Turbo 1.4-liter MULTIAIR I-4
  • 2.4-liter TIGERSHARK with MULTIAIR2
  • 9-speed auto or 6-speed manual transmission

Safety Features

  • Rear Cross Path detection
  • Advanced multistage driver/front passenger airbags
  • LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus

Vehicle Design

  • Flex Fuel capability
  • ParkView rear backup camera
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto standard

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What engines and other 4x4 components are found on this vehicle?

A standard turbocharged 1.4-liter I-4 engine that reaches 160-horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for the Renegade. Also available is the 2.4-L Tigershark that originates 180-hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. On 4x4 configured models, buyers will note a disconnecting rear axle as well as a (PTU) power take-off unit that cooperate together to save on fuel usage. Flex Fuel is possible on most engines, depending on drivetrain setup and model level. Controlling the power to the wheels is either the C635 6-speed manual transmission or a 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission, and both work excellently when bound to either of these impressive engines. Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems involve the Jeep Selec-Terrain system by design, presenting four modes on all but the Trailhawk, which has five (Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, then Rock mode for Trailhawk model). The Trailhawk model has, as standard, the Jeep Active Drive Low system with an incredible 20:1 crawl ratio, and for articulation, the front suspension gives 6.2 inches of travel while the rear suspension gets up to 7.5 inches of travel.

Can you speak to the infotainment technology within the 2018 Jeep Renegade?

The 2018 Jeep Renegade has a standard Uconnect 4.7-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it can be had with Navigation as a feature. It also incorporates voice command and streaming audio, the popular HD Radio, Bluetooth handsfree calling, and SiriusXM Radio capability. Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect touchscreen. Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect 7-inch touchscreen or steering wheel controls. Audio demands are undoubtedly met by an accessible BeatsAudio premium audio system that appropriates 9 speakers (with a 6.5-inch subwoofer) and a 506-Watt, 8-channel amplifier for hi-def sound quality, and is available on all models besides the Sport and Upland. There is a standard 3.5-inch monochrome Driver Information Digital Cluster Display located next to the speedometer, and on the Limited models (& within the Popular Equipment Group) there are standard heated leather-trimmed front seats and also an 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment.

What features are involved generally with each model?

The 2018 Jeep Renegade model list is framed with 4 models: Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. You may also see out there some offshoots named the Upland and the Altitude, which build-out slightly from the core models and tend to add black-painted accenting on various elements. The popular Trailhawk model secures towing capability for up to 2,000-lbs when bought with the Towing Package, as well as supports items like Hill-descent Control, 8.7" of ground clearance, skid plates, brand-centric red front & rear tow hooks, and 8.1" of wheel articulation. It then further dials down on 4x4 superiority with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 System and the strength to ford 19-inches high of water without soaking key systems and has a 20:1 crawl ratio. The 2018 Sport model allows accessories like the ParkView Back-Up camera, Hands-Free Calling inside the Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Uconnect 3 with a 5" touchscreen, and remote keyless entry. The Limited model has things like 18" aluminum wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, configurable & heated 8-way front seats, a bolstered incarnation of Uconnect 4, and a couple of sunroof styles: the CommandView Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof or the My Sky. The My Sky sunroof is created with the election to either retract or be removed and stored in the back cargo area. Cool outer colors contain Anvil, Colorado Red, Hypergreen, and Glacier Metallic Clear Coat, among several others. Interior colors abound with all kinds of options, like Polar Plunge leather with Grillz accents, Black Sandstorm with Metal Diamond accents, Black leather with Grillz accents, Trespass Black with Metal Diamond accents, Polar Plunge with Metal Diamond accents, and Trailhawk Black with Ruby Red accents.

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade contracts roughly 70 safety & security details, like Forward Collision Warning-Plus With Active Braking, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, auto high-beam headlights, multistage driver & front passenger airbags, full-length front & rear side-curtain airbags, rain-sensing wipers, Rear Cross Path detection, a purchasable Blind Spot Monitoring System, an opportunity to get a Uconnect 9-1-1 Call button, and the ParkSense Rear Park Assist System. It also has a stiff body structure, made of 70-percent high-strength steel. With the purchasable Keyless Enter 'n Go System, owners can be up to 200 feet away and unlock the Renegade! Plus, there is the option for Uconnect Roadside Assistance Service as well as the emergency-scenario Uconnect 9-1-1 Call button which connects you to an emergency operator instantly. The 9-1-1 button is prominently-colored in red and is just above the driver near the map lights. That should certainly embolden even the timidest of drivers to drive with confidence and peace of mind. We absolutely recommend looking into the 2018 Jeep Renegade as soon as you can!

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