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2018 Jeep Renegade at Reedman Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Jenkintown

The Jeep Renegade aggregates the best of several worlds with its best-in-class, off-road aptitude, its open-air readiness, dual engines focused on both power and efficiency, and a rough-and-tumble look to match its namesake. The ParkView rear backup camera is currently standard on all 2018 Jeep Renegade vehicles as well. In 2018, the Sport model debuts the standard addition of a 5-inch Uconnect 5.0 radio, 6-speakers, integrated voice command with Bluetooth & handsfree calling! The Selec-Terrain shifter dial gets a revamp in terms of layout, as do the locations of the USB ports and front storage areas. There's a ton of excellent features already in this vehicle, let's get into why you should consider it in your research!

Engine Performance

  • 6-speed manual or a 9-speed auto transmission
  • 1.4-L turbocharged MULTIAIR I-4

Safety Features

  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • Full-length front and rear side-curtain airbags
  • LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus

Vehicle Design

  • Hill-descent Control
  • Several USB ports
  • Available CommandView 2-Pane Panoramic Sunroof

What are the powertrains like for this vehicle?

A 1.4-L turbocharged MULTIAIR I-4 engine is standard with 160-horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque on both the Sport and Latitude models, no matter the if they are 4x2 or 4x4. The other engine option is the 2.4-L Tigershark with MULTIAIR2 that gets 180-hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, and is found standard on the Limited (4x2 & 4x4) and Trailhawk (4x4) models, but is also available on the Sport and Latitude models in either 4x2 or 4x4 setup. If you opt for this engine and your Renegade is the 4x2 version, it will also include Flex Fuel capabilities! A slightly modified version of this engine is also available, the 2.4-liter PZEV Tigershark I-4, and is the Standard issue on the Trailhawk & Limited models, as well as an Option on the Sport & Latitude models of either drive configuration. There is either a C635 6-speed manual transmission or a 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission paired up smartly to these engines, depending on model and whether the vehicle is setup as 4x4 or 4x2. A segment-exclusive disconnecting rear axle and a power take-off unit (PTU) also work to maximize fuel competence of all the 4x4 models.

Does the 2018 Jeep Renegade have good features in each of its models?

For 2018, the Jeep Renegade entrants are comprised of 4 models: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and the Trailhawk. For music lovers, think about getting the potential also exists to possess a BeatsAudio premium sound system that uses 8 speakers and a subwoofer. The Jeep Renegade also grants high-level technology, such as a Uconnect with a 4.7" touchscreen radio and using Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, plus items like navigation, Bluetooth handsfree calling, HD Radio, SiriusXM Radio, voice command & streaming audio. The Sport model in 2018 brings features like Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Hands-Free Calling, Uconnect 3 with a 5-inch touchscreen, the ParkView rear Back-Up camera, and remote keyless entry. The Latitude model sees items such as 16-Inch aluminum wheels, novel storage solutions, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch touchscreen. Building on things further is the handsome Altitude Limited Edition, which is in truth an offshoot of the Latitude core, and one that comes in with amenities such as the high-gloss black finish on Jeep badging, grille rings, shifter boot, and rear fascia appliqué-- not to mention 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels to match. The Trailhawk model naturally acquires Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 System, can go through up to 19-inches high of water, plus is the only model with a Rock Mode within the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System. Further, it has a 20:1 crawl ratio, trademark red front & rear tow hooks, Hill-descent Control, 8.7" of ground clearance, protective skid plates, up to 2,000-lb. towing capacity when bought with the Towing Package, and 8.1" of wheel articulation! The final model in the Renegade series carries luxury in with its features such as 18-inch aluminum wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, 8-way adjustable front seats that are both heated and leather-trimmed, a configurable interior, the latest generation of Uconnect 4, and two possible sunroof prospects: My Sky or the CommandView Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof! The My Sky sunroof is designed with the option to either retract or fully remove panels that then store flat in the rear cargo area. The Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes are on all Renegades within the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, assisting with most conditions drivers could encounter.

How is safety incorporated into the 2018 Jeep Renegade?

The Jeep Renegade is here with nearly 70 safety & security features, like the popular Forward Collision Warning-Plus With Active Braking, full-length front and rear side-curtain airbags, advanced multistage driver and front passenger airbags, an option for a Uconnect 9-1-1 Call button, an available Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Path detection, and the ParkSense Rear Park Assist System. The LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus system can recognize the lines on the road and resolve if the Renegade transfers out of a lane without the turn signal being employed. At that point, a visual light will manifest on the outside mirror and the steering wheel will tremble lightly to inform the driver of this occurrence. You can start the vehicle from over 200 feet away with the available Keyless Enter 'n Go System, and look for helpful features like auto high-beam headlights and rain-sensing wipers too!

Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Renegade

So, enough talking, this vehicle is all about action! What you need to know is that it is a 4-door powerhouse on the trails and backroads, plus attains comparatively strong gas mileage on the highways. It is packed with safety, has several modes to navigate numerous conditions, and is instantly recognizable with its X-shaped brake lights and trapezoidal wheel flares! Come see what we are raving about down here at Reedman-Toll Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Jenkintown at the next possible moment you get!

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