The refreshed Renegade has just been presented in Brazil and many believe that the same SUV will get updates for the North American market as well. At this point, there is no official confirmation but many believe we could see various novelties, starting from the updated styling, new dashboard design, new infotainment system etc. Some sources even speculate about the new engine. Since there are no words from the officials at this moment, we suggest you stay reserved about the following paragraphs.
This update would help Renegade remain fresh and competitive. The current and the only generation has been around since 2015, so we may expect a redesign in the next few years. Meanwhile, this refresh should keep it fresh in all aspects. In any case, the overall layout will remain the same and despite the updates, the 2023 Jeep Renegade will continue to deliver familiar design and features.
Despite the potential updates, we don’t expect to see the 2023 Jeep Renegade before the last quarter of the year.
2023 Jeep Renegade Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Jeep Renegade could easily receive another update. Some sources suggest that this update would be pretty comprehensive and that we would be seeing novelties in various aspects. Of course, styling is one of them. Still, the visual updates wouldn’t be all that significant. We would rather see subtle changes, with modifications on the grille, bumper etc. Naturally, we would also expect to see new color options and wheels.
On the other hand, the overall layout would remain the same and the new Renegade would continue to deliver familiar ride quality. This is a pretty comfortable crossover, which also offers excellent off-road performance. That’s no wonder considering that you can get upgrades like higher ground clearance, selectable drive modes, low-range gearing, hill descent control, a couple of skid plates, off-road tires, and front and rear recovery tow.
This aspect should also bring interesting updates. At this point, we still don’t know the details but it is believed that the new model would bring an updated dashboard. The most prominent details would be a new infotainment screen, which would be bigger and equipped with the new software. Practically, we count on the same design approach as in the recently updated Compass, so we would be surprised to see a digital instrument cluster as well.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout would remain the same. This crossover features a boxy shape, which is highly beneficial in terms of headroom, which is pretty generous in the back seats as well. The legroom is also pretty decent, so the Renegade can accommodate adults in both rows with ease.
On the other hand, the cargo area offers 18.5 cubic feet behind the second row, which is subpar for the class. Things are a little bit better in terms of the overall cargo space, which goes around 51 cubic feet, which is average for this segment.
Of course, this update would also bring a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment. Still, we don’t expect to see significant upgrades, considering that the current model stands pretty well in this aspect. It comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, voice recognition, and a six-speaker stereo.
We presume that some of the current options could become standard. Some of the potential candidates are a premium audio system, digital instrument cluster display, ambient interior lighting, proximity keyless entry, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a household-style power outlet, and a dual-pane panoramic roof.
2023 Jeep Renegade Engines
Under the hood, we expect that the 2023 Jeep Renegade will continue with a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out around 180 horsepower. It comes coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a decent job. Base models feature front-wheel drive, while you can opt for the 4WD system if you need good off-road performance.
The overall performance is decent, though the fuel economy isn’t all that great. You may count on no more than 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, which is below average for the segment. Models with four-wheel drive are even thirstier.
2023 Jeep Renegade Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Jeep Renegade will arrive in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 24.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Kia Niro, Chevy Trax, VW Taos etc.