An orange 2021 Jeep Renegade is parked on a mountain at sunset.

A Look At the 2021 Renegade: What’s New?

Jeep designs some pretty incredible vehicles, from rugged trail blazers to dependable travelers, and if there’s one thing we know for certain, when you’re riding in a Jeep, there’s no telling where you’ll be able to go next. The Renegade is heralded as being extremely charming yet exceptionally capable at out-performing many of its rivals, especially on the trails. When it comes to your next ride, the Renegade is ideal for many. The 2021 Jeep Renegade sports exciting features, upgraded technology, and even new trims and special editions, making it highly desirable among those shopping for a new vehicle.

Don’t let its small size and cute appearance fool you, as this accomplished adventurer is ready for anything and has proven itself to be quite a capable off-roader. When you’re ready to go off the grid with comfort and finesse, the Jeep Renegade will be able to get you there. When you want maximum performance anywhere you’re traveling, nothing beats a ride in the 2021 Renegade.

More Trim Levels & Special Editions

The 2021 Jeep Renegade is available in even more trim levels this year, including staples like the more basic Sport and Latitude trims, as well as higher-level options, like the Limited and Trailhawk. For those wanting top-of-the-line performance, as well as heightened style throughout, with the most off-roading chops, you can’t go wrong with the Trailhawk. Now with the new Sun & Sound Group, which pairs a Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof with a premium Kenwood audio system, you’re able to get the most enjoyment out of any journey. Roam the trails like never before with its enhanced all-terrain features, like high ground clearance and a Selec-Terrain Management System to travel any type of terrain. When you want advanced luxury, choose the available Luxury Group III, which features upscale elements inside and out, including leather-trimmed seating and a host of upgraded offerings throughout.

The 2021 Jeep Renegade is also available in a number of special editions, including the 80th Anniversary edition and the Islander edition. The 80th Anniversary includes 19-inch granite crystal wheels, in addition to other upgrades, like those found in the Luxury Group II package, which includes premium LED lighting and more, designed to illuminate the drive ahead like never before. Relish in the open-air feeling provided by the Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, also available with Sun & Sound, as well as enhanced interior elements to really make your time behind the wheel of this special edition truly exceptional.

For those who want to travel on island time, the Islander is ready to transport you to any type of oasis. Featuring 19-inch silver aluminum wheels and an available alpine white-painted roof and Islander hood elements, you’ll be traveling in style, no matter where you’re going. Its Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, specially embroidered seatbacks, and more impressive island elements throughout make this fun traveler the perfect choice when you want to break free of the mundane.

Whether you’re searching for a basic or more refined ride, the Renegade provides you with enough options to find the model specifically built for you. Choose from eight distinct trim levels, including well-balanced special editions to make the most of your time in the driver’s seat, and with all of the features designed precisely for each trim, you’ll see that each choice has its own distinct feel. So, when you know what type of ride you want in the Renegade, all you have to do next is select the trim level that’s going to get you there.

A red 2021 Jeep Renegade is parked in the mountains with the lift gate open.

Advanced Tech

More upgrades can be found in the Renegade’s tech arsenal, including a bigger standard 7-inch touchscreen in its base models and an 8.4-inch touchscreen on the higher-level trims. Even more features have been added to upgraded models to enhance your travels, like built-in navigation to help you get anywhere with confidence and the aforementioned Kenwood audio system to make the most out of your journey. Its Uconnect infotainment system keeps getting better with access to maps, podcasts, and more, in addition to tried and true connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Perhaps where you’ll see some of the biggest changes is with its lineup of superior driver assist features, which you’ll find more of in the 2021 Renegade. The Renegade models will all include more standard features designed to make your travels safer and more confident, including Blind Spot Monitoring and Adaptive Cruise Control, among others. When you’re riding in the Renegade, you can expect a smooth, capable ride with every bit of tech you’d ever want nestled inside its comfortable interior. Designed to make your travels better, the Renegade’s abundance of tech and driver assist features make any journey exciting.

Enhanced Capabilities

Among the changes for 2021 include a more powerful presence on the road and off. Its 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder packs enough of a punch for us to be impressed with 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. It’s not as exciting as some of the others in the Jeep lineup, but given the smaller size of the Renegade and its fierce capabilities on the trails, it’s a surprisingly capable machine. Plus, with all-wheel drive enabled, you’ll be able to tow up to 2,000 lbs without worry, which for its small stature, is also a most notable feature. Responsive steering, in addition to a bit more power with its turbocharged engine, allows for an energetic and thrilling ride wherever you may be traveling.

If the 1.3L engine is not enough power for you, then there is the optional 2.4L Tigershark four-cylinder. This engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. For a little extra kick when you are rolling across the trails, this is the engine to choose. However, no matter which engine you have under the hood, the Jeep Renegade is going to offer you an enjoyable driving experience.

A white 2021 Jeep Renegade is driving through a city.

The 2021 Renegade

The 2021 Jeep Renegade still sports its quirky design, complete with fun attributes throughout. This year also sports some exciting trim options to spice up the style and power of your Renegade. Two engine options help make the Renegade even more capable, no matter what you’re using it for. With more standard driver assist features on all models, your journey just got safer.

For more pristine luxury and power, the Trailhawk trim never disappoints. If you’re looking for a more basic yet extremely functional experience, you can’t go wrong with the Sport, Latitude, and Jeepster models. Choose from newly released editions, including the 80th Anniversary and Islander editions, for even more fun behind the wheel, proving that there really is a Jeep Renegade to cater to your every driving need.

If a Jeep Renegade is high up on your list of vehicles to check out, take a trip to your local Jeep dealer for a test drive. You’ll be sure to notice the enhanced power, new trims, and upgraded tech features found throughout this redesigned vehicle to make the journey one that you’ll always remember. As we look forward to the future of the Renegade, one thing is for sure. This spirited traveler will continue to advance to new levels, seeking to provide you with a ride like no other.