Go Play With the Build and Price Tool for the 2015 Jeep Renegade
Jeep's Cute Compact Gets Fully Detailed Pricing, Options
Jeep’s Build & Price tool went active for the 2015 Renegade today, filling in all of the gaps missing from the base prices we learned a few days ago. While it’s still true that the Renegade starts at under $18,000, once destination charges and options are added, the price can climb pretty quickly.
The cheapest Renegade you’ll be able to buy from a Jeep dealer will run you $18,990, for the base Renegade Sport FWD with no options. That price includes an AM/FM radio with auxiliary input, the 160hp 1.4L MultiAir turbocharged I-4, six-speed manual transmission, power windows and locks, and not much else. Air conditioning is bundled within a $1,495 package that also includes speed control and power mirrors, so if you want your Renegade refrigerated, plan on spending at least $20,495.
As we noted before, adding all-wheel drive to any Renegade will cost $2,000, which is a reasonable premium compared to other compact crossovers. The Renegade is still the cheapest all-wheel drive vehicle in its class, undercutting the Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax, and Buick Encore by at least $1,505. (We’re excluding Jeep’s Patriot and Compass from this comparison.)
If you’re one of the lucky ones for whom money is no object, your whole-hog Renegade Limited 4x4 with every option will cost $33,700. That’s a significant wad of cash, but it also gets you lots of features, including the efficient 184hp, 177-lb-ft 2.4L Tigershark I-4 and nine-speed automatic transmission. Leather seating, navigation, forward collision alert, blind spot monitoring, and premium wheels and exterior trim come along for that price, so it’s not a bad deal.
A fully loaded Trailhawk 4x4 is a bit cheaper, at $33,330, but that model starts at $26,990. It includes the aforementioned Tigershark engine and automatic transmission, a lower final drive ratio, extra ground clearance, and improved approach and departure angles for better off-road performance, as well as some cool red-painted tow hooks and a stylin’ matte-black hood. Jeep’s Selec-Terrain system comes standard on the Renegade, as it does for all 4x4 models.
For this writer, the sweet spot falls somewhere in the middle of the Renegade range: a Latitude 4x4 with navigation, satellite radio, and the MySky removable roof panels. Powered by the 1.4L/six-speed manual combo, this Renegade would set the Truck Trend staff back $26,630. The powertrain combination has us thinking of Scandinavian flicks and snowy, gravelly special stages, if not necessarily the Rubicon Trail.
Build your own Renegade here, and let us know which compact Jeep you’d consider taking home.