A red 2022 Jeep Renegade is shown from the side rounding a city corner.

Get to Know the Quirkiest Member of the Jeep Family: The Renegade

If there’s one thing the Jeep Renegade isn’t, it’s ordinary. From the moment you lay eyes on it, this unique SUV will draw you in. Its unique appearance and fun-loving personality add excitement and enjoyment to any type of drive. Jeep certainly broke the mold when it created the Renegade, and like its namesake, you can expect a few surprises out of this rogue explorer. Yes, there’s more than meets the eye with the Renegade, especially when it comes to off-road capabilities and features designed to make any drive better. The 2022 Jeep Renegade showcases some of the most desirable features for this model yet. Although it’s unique, it’s no secret that the Renegade is a Jeep through and through, and when it comes to some of the coolest features about it, the Renegade will undoubtedly surprise you.

Standing Out

This may not be the most surprising tidbit of information about the Renegade, but it’s perhaps the most obvious. The Renegade isn’t built like the rest of the Jeep models, sporting a build that’s both cool and durable at the same time. Its classic Jeep features are accentuated by curvy elements and a small stature, making it easily maneuverable through a variety of different driving scenarios. You’ll find pleasing materials dotting its exterior to make it appealing to a versatile array of drivers, including a dual-pane panoramic sunroof to let the light in, as well as available LED headlamps, taillamps, and running lamps, which add subtle luxury to this otherwise practical model. Plus, the Limited trim receives a nice amount of upgrades for 2022 to further enhance its upscale appeal, including a redesigned grille, 18-inch wheels, and more.

The thing that drivers love about the Renegade is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, offering a fun approach to any journey, with detailed styling and a unique box-like shape to set it apart from its rivals. Squared-out lights and plenty of pizzazz throughout its exterior make the Renegade a head-turner, and with a variety of trims to choose from, adding more style or functionality is easy in this small-sized traveler. From fun-loving and sporty to incredibly luxurious, the Renegade showcases the perfect vibes for many drivers, and with its affordable sticker price, it’s no surprise that the Renegade is a fan favorite in the Jeep lineup.

A red 2022 Jeep Renegade is shown off-roading through a river.

A Turbocharged Engine

Not only does the 2022 Renegade capture your attention with its looks, its performance is bound to excite you. Many subcompact SUVs lack the power and excitement that drivers are looking for, but the Renegade, once again, surprises us. Its turbocharged 1.3L four-cylinder delivers an impactful ride, marked by pleasing acceleration and outstanding efficiency. Providing it with 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque, this impressive engine allows the Renegade to tow up to 2,000 lbs when equipped with the available Trailer Tow Package. In addition, its fuel efficiency is impeccable, as it’s able to get up to 32 MPG on the highway.

As well as being pleasingly powerful, this turbocharged engine pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission for smooth riding, no matter where it’s traveling. Maneuvering the Renegade anywhere is easy with its responsive, lightweight design. All in all, the Renegade’s exciting turbocharged engine is a pleasant surprise for many drivers who are looking for an SUV that’s different from the others. And rest assured, the Renegade was born to be different.

Legit on the Trails

This is where the Renegade gets really interesting. In addition to being adorably styled and surprisingly exciting to drive, it traverses the trails like a seasoned veteran, making it a true Jeep legend. The Trailhawk model really impresses drivers with off-road tendencies not found in the competition. With an Active Drive Low 4×4 System, which provides enhanced control over any type of terrain and a high air intake to allow for better water fording capabilities, the Renegade can surpass many other subcompact SUVs on the trails and beyond. Impressive suspension and articulation allow the Renegade to enjoy incredible traction in some of the trickiest situations, making this Jeep a true gem on the trails.

A Selec-Terrain Traction Management System makes it easy to take on the terrain, with various modes, including snow, sand, rock, hill descent, and more, while two 4×4 systems come in to make a ride in the Renegade more controlled than ever. Its durability extends from every angle, with its front fascia designed for the elements, and its red tow hooks ready for action whenever needed. The high ground clearance allows it to maneuver over obstacles easier and more efficiently, while its overall ruggedness makes the Renegade a phenomenal model in the Jeep lineup. Tested and Trail Rated, the Renegade, like its other Jeep family members, is full of surprises, and when the journey ventures off the beaten path, rest assured the little Renegade can handle it with finesse.

The black interior of a 2022 Jeep Renegade shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

An Interior with Everything

Drivers like the Renegade, because it showcases a style all its own. It’s also the ideal travel companion, whether you’re on an adventure or simply driving into work, offering style, comfort, functionality, and much more to any type of drive. Its interior cabin wows the moment you cast your eyes inside, with unique designs, comfortable seating elements, and a variety of fun finds throughout including hidden Jeep images, trail maps, and more. Among all of these quirky elements, you’ll also find features to make your overall drive better in every possible way, including a new Jeep Air Filter, which purifies the air, making it much more enjoyable and clean inside.

Perhaps where the Renegade shines the most is with its flexible seating, able to accommodate anything and anyone on board. From 40/20/40 split-folding seats in the rear to an adjustable cargo floor, the small Renegade doesn’t let its size impact the drive. Loads of storage solutions throughout make the Renegade the ideal travel companion, whether you’re frequently hitting the road for work or you’re loading up the family for a weekend getaway. Like we mentioned before, the Renegade really thinks of everything with its interior features, especially when Mother Nature wreaks havoc on your travels. With a heated steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors, and a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, staying cozy and warm, even on the chilliest of days, is easy in the Renegade.

The Renegade is not only pleasing to look at, but it’s also enjoyable to ride in, with a surprisingly expansive cabin, made possible by its boxy frame. Ample headroom and legroom can be expected in this subcompact SUV, as well as better visibility as a result of its higher stance. When you’re riding in the Renegade, you can expect an all-around comfortable ride, with plenty of versatility and space to handle anything your travels toss its way.

The Remarkable Renegade

The Renegade has been wowing crowds since 2014, and in the short time since, it’s gone on to become one of the most beloved Jeep models available. From its quirky design features to its serious talent on the trails, the Renegade is full of pleasant surprises, making it a must for many drivers. The versatility of this subcompact SUV is simply unmatched, and with anything and everything that drivers need, from power to style, there’s a reason why more travelers are turning to the Renegade. Although it’s a little different from the rest of the lineup, the 2022 Jeep Renegade deserves a place in the Jeep inventory, because, at the end of the day, it’s a true Jeep through and through. When it comes to its appearance and its performance, it’s obvious that the Renegade was born to stand out.