One of the smallest SUVs on the market, the new 2023 Jeep Renegade, is about to arrive with a modest upgrade. According to many reports, the forthcoming SUV will look more rugged with an upright shape, which should make it a great choice among many rivals.
On top of that, the off-road Trailhawk trim is available as well, and it looks more unique thanks to a red tow hook, a higher suspension, underbody skid plates, and all-terrain tires. Anyway, it still has no rock crawling ability like its big brother, the Wrangler. As for mechanical updates, the Renegade comes with an all-wheel drive using a 177-horsepower turbocharged 1.3-liter 4-cylinder coupled to a 9-speed automatic.
2023 Jeep Renegade Redesign
The exterior of the 2023 Jeep Renegade is one of the most unique in the segment thanks to a boxy styling. This SUV generally has a lot more personality than the other average models. It is easily recognized by its boxy shape and distinct front-end with a 7-slat grille and new round LED headlights.
As on other models, the appearance of this SUV can change a bit depending on the trim. For example, choosing the Limited model, you will get more chrome and a more premium-looking grille. The most favorite Trailhawk model offers even more ruggedness. It comes with unique wheels and red tow hooks for improved capabilities. As for size, the Renegade is very subcompact and is similar in size to the Fiat 500X, Nissan Kicks, Chevrolet Trax, and Honda HR-V.
This interior of the new 2023 Jeep Renegade is stylish just like its exterior. Also, the cabin is practical and pretty spacious for a boxy SUV. Headroom and legroom are excellent, and there is room behind to accommodate two average-sized adults. Cargo space is average and is in line with models such as the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V. The base Sport trim is pretty nice equipped.
As standard, the Renegade comes with an infotainment system of 7-inch, and it uses the latest Uconnect 4 system with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and SiriusXM. The list of standard safety tech features is longer than we thought, and you can count on a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and a backup camera.
2023 Jeep Renegade Engine Specs
Beneath the hood, the 2023 Jeep Renegade should keep the same engine as its predecessor. This means we can once more expect a 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. This engine is very economical, and it can achieve 30 mpg when equipped with 4WD. Its worth mentioning that the base trim f the Renegade has front-wheel drive, while all other trims have 4WD.
Interestingly, the Renegade can be got with a manual transmission, but every Renegade comes standard with 9-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Jeep Renegade Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Jeep Renegade in base trim and front-wheel-drive format should cost around $23,000. As you can see, the Renegade is more expensive than competitors including the Nissan Kicks and Kia Seltos. For the adventure crowd, the manufacturer is offering the mud-loving Trailhawk trim, which looks more rugged.
Moreover, like the Limited trim, the Trailhawk hovers around $30,000. As for the release date, it is set for the end of this year. Direct rivals to the Jeep Renegade are models such as the Kia Seltos, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Kona, and Subaru Crosstrek.