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2015 Jeep Renegade: Configurator, Availability, User Manuals, Win A Renegade & More

2015 Jeep Renegade: Configurator, Availability, User Manuals, Win A Renegade & More

Spec'ing Up A 2015 Jeep Renegade

The guys at Car and Drive spec up their perfect Renegade, a 2015 Renegade Trailhawk (their favorite version) which in the end amounts to what puts you into Cherokee and Wrangler territory, something many of you have likely already noticed.

A new article from Car and Driver: How We’d Spec It: The Wrangler-est 2015 Jeep Renegade

When the 2015 Renegade hit the scene, Jeep die-hards immediately decried its front-drive bones, the fact that it’s built in Italy, and, well, basically everything about the little crossover that made it not a Wrangler. The Renegade doesn’t have solid axles, massive suspension articulation, or a ladder frame, but it does offer a stiff, well-isolated unibody; fuel-efficient engines; adorable styling; and a high level of capability. (It’s also magnitudes better than the tragic Jeep Compass/Patriot siblings.) And now that the little Renegade’s online configurator is up and running, we can show you how we’d build one out.

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 (base price: $26,990)

Of course, just as we’re dogging those Jeep maniacs for assailing the little Renegade, we go and pick the most Wrangler-like version for our build, the $26,990 Trailhawk. The only Trail Rated member of the Renegade family, the Trailhawk sports bright-red tow hooks, knobby all-terrain tires, a raised ride height, slimmer front and rear bumpers, and a standard four-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing. But we didn’t choose it because we dislike other Renegades—the bare-bones Sport model is actually quite fun, especially with its standard 1.4-liter turbo four and six-speed manual—we chose the Trailhawk because it looks about as bad-ass as a car-based, B-segment SUV can look.

The Renegade Trailhawk also happens to come standard with a Wrangler’s worth of standard equipment, as befits its position near the top of the Renegade hierarchy. For starters, the 2.4-liter “Tigershark” four-cylinder engine and nine-speed-automatic combo that’s optional on the base Renegade Sport and midlevel Latitude is included; we’d love to mix the 180-hp Tigershark with the lower-spec Renegades’ standard stick shift, but we’ve found the automatic to be smooth and unobtrusive in operation. Also included are dark-finished 17-inch wheels, fog lights, a backup camera, heated door mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and Chrysler’s excellent Uconnect touch screen with six audio speakers. The Trailhawk also gets a full complement of underbody skidplates, as well as a black-painted roof.

Anvil paint ($0)

Trailer Tow Group ($395)

Passive Entry / Keyless Go ($295)

Remote engine starting ($200)

Cold Weather Group ($495)

Hood Decal ($150)

Even though the Renegade Trailhawk is pretty much good to go the way it sits, we thought of a few enhancements and went to work on Jeep’s order sheet. Because all of the Renegade’s 10 available colors are free, and we like free stuff, let’s begin our option crusade with our chosen paint color: Anvil. The dark gray-ish-blue hue is aptly named, and it also looks fantastic over the Trailhawk’s black-plastic body cladding. To complement the black-painted roof and because decals are just the best, we dropped $150 on a matte-black hood sticker that covers the cute “power dome” on the Renegade’s hood. The $395 Trailer Tow Group is a steal and brings a hitch and 4- and 7-pin wiring—the better to take full advantage of the Trailhawk’s 2000-pound tow rating.

Finally, our existence in Michigan is gray, brutal, and cold for roughly half the year. It gets slightly less so when our rides have heated seats, so we opted for the Renegade’s $495 Cold Weather group. In addition to heated front seats, the package also brings a heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icers. Jeep requires that the Cold Weather group come bundled with the $200 remote-engine-starting feature (also handy in Michigan-beria) and the $295 proximity key with push-button ignition. We skipped the Renegade’s marquee option, the removable MySky roof panels, largely because we wanted to keep our Trailhawk’s MSRP semi-reasonable. If open-air motoring is your thing, Jeep will sell you two versions of MySky, one with a power-opening front section ($1395), and another that’s fully manual ($1095).

Our perfect Renegade slides in just under $30,000 ($29,770, to be exact), which is deep into Wrangler and even Cherokee territory. Still, it’s less expensive than the Cherokee Trailhawk—yep, the Trailhawk is our favorite version of that Jeep, too—and far better-equipped than any four-door Wrangler Unlimited you could buy for less than thirty grand. Isn’t it just the cutest? Sorry, Jeep dudes, we couldn’t help ourselves.

Build & Price Your Renegade

What many have been patiently waiting for is finally here. Take a moment to build the Renegade of your dreams whether that be an entry-level Renegade Sport or the range-topping Trailhawk. Then share your Renegade in this discussion.

i thought it would be great to have one mega collection of configurated jeep renegades seeing how renegade configurators for both u.s. And canadian jeep websites went live just recently, and most importantly in full, with just about everything we need to know:

even if you're not from a one of the jeep renegade markets originally mention here, still include your configurated renegade!

Here's my renegade:

2015 jeep renegade trailhawk 4x4
  • alpine white exterior
  • black interior

packages added
  • +$395 - trailer tow group
  • +$1,495 - trailhawk premium group

  • msrp: $25,995
  • options subtotal: $2,385
  • destination charges: $995
  • net price: $29,375

What Jeep Dealers Are Saying

While nearing its final stages before getting into the hands of consumers, the biggest question in the Jeep Renegade world is WHEN. Below, you'll find just some of many reports on availability, see the rest and get the latest updates from across the nation by visiting the following discussions:

Called my local Jeep dealer two weeks ago, who happens to be the largest in the region, and was told they would have them on the lot in 4-6 weeks.
That is interesting because this is a direct quote I just got from one of the largest dealerships in Los Angeles:

"The Renegade will be released in the second quarter at some point. Right now we dont even know our allocation of how many units we will be getting. I can keep you informed if you would like through email or give you a call when I know more"
I was just at a jeep dealer today test driving a 2015 Wrangler Unlimited X and they guy told me they had a renegade in their back lot a few weeks ago. He said it was a mule car and the guy brought it in for an oil change as he was test driving it for jeep. I live near Philadelphia.
I work at a dealership in the US, and while the sales guys keep tempting us with a March timeframe, I find it odd that this model is not in the current parts catalog. Other models coming out are usually in the catalog, for example the Dart was in the catalog way before the model launched. Our dealership wished to get a jump on the game, and put together an accessory catalog for this new model. However, there is nothing on the US Chrysler website for dealers, there are leaks of course to the press but nothing to dealers which makes me wonder if there is a techincal issue holding things up.

Jeep Renegade Manuals

Recently, Jeep made a number of User Manuals available to the public. These being:
  • Owner Manual
  • Uconnect 3.0 Manual
  • Vehicle Warranty
  • Uconnect 65A/65AN Manual
  • User Guide
Follow this link to access and download the manuals.

U.S. Renegade User Manual

The U.S. Renegade User Manual is now available in a live link as a .pdf file, download yours now:

Lots of interesting information in there, a good read.
When I posted originally only the "User Guide" was available, now the "User Manual" is available as well, plus others:

Owner Manual
Uconnect 3.0 Manual
Vehicle Warranty
Uconnect 65A/65AN Manual
User Guide

I've been diging through them and lots of great info but some seems missing like wheel size. It is listed in the European owners manual but I could not find it in the U.S. Owner Manual, maybe I missed it?


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