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What engine options should we expect the renegade to come with?
So far I was able to find out it will have a 1.4-liter turbo four engine
 

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From the searching that I have just done

All sources seem to indicate a 1.4liter turbocharged 4 cylinder for the US market.

And for European markets a 1.3 liter turbo diesel and MAYBE Fiats 0.9L twin air two cylinder.

Transmission options will be 6 speed manual or 6 speed DCT apparently. Not sure which markets will receive both.

Front wheel drive is standard and AWD is optional.
 

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A 1.3 liter turbo diesel would be great for the american market.
I know Jeep has plans for a USDM Wrangler Diesel, so maybe this will be part of their efforts to bring more diesels to the american market.
 

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I wish the U.S. Renegade had the diesel option. I'm getting closer to needing another vehicle, and the Renegade would be perfect. Maybe in a few more years.
 

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Yup, I'd love to have the 2.0-LITER MULTIJET II TURBODIESEL as an option here in the US. It is rated to tow 3300 Lbs, It would make a perfect back up emergency tow vehicle for my horse. My trailer weighs 2000 Lbs. Horse weighs 960 Lbs. and tack weighs about 300 - 350 Lbs. That will bring me between 3260 Lbs. and 3310 Lbs. Definitely not the major tow vehicle, but a good back up in an emergency if needed. With the shorter wheel base than my Dodge Cummins diesel, I would just keep my speed to about 50 mph or less.
 

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Yup, I'd love to have the 2.0-LITER MULTIJET II TURBODIESEL as an option here in the US. It is rated to tow 3300 Lbs, It would make a perfect back up emergency tow vehicle for my horse. My trailer weighs 2000 Lbs. Horse weighs 960 Lbs. and tack weighs about 300 - 350 Lbs. That will bring me between 3260 Lbs. and 3310 Lbs. Definitely not the major tow vehicle, but a good back up in an emergency if needed. With the shorter wheel base than my Dodge Cummins diesel, I would just keep my speed to about 50 mph or less.
you consider the Eco 1500? That little diesel sixer is supposed to be a rockstar..
 

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you consider the Eco 1500? That little diesel sixer is supposed to be a rockstar..
I thought about it, but I already have a '92 Dodge D250 CTD in excellent condition. Only a little more than 240,000 miles on it and I get 24 mpg when I'm not towing. Our camper fits this truck and I can tow the horse trailer with 2 horses in it plus extras. 4 wheel disk brakes, Banks exhaust and B&D exhaust manifold. I really don't need another pickup and I'm not going to replace it with one with a smaller bed (camper won't fit).
I only have just under 200,000 miles on my '02 Jetta TDI. This is the vehicle I will replace. Just saying that if the Renegade had an optional 2.0L diesel here in the US, it would not only be my daily driver, but (in an emergency) I could use it to tow the horse. Seeing as California (specifically southern California) has "Fire Season" 12 months a year. It would be nice to have another vehicle to use for towing if for some reason I needed it.
 

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I thought about it, but I already have a '92 Dodge D250 CTD in excellent condition. Only a little more than 240,000 miles on it and I get 24 mpg when I'm not towing. Our camper fits this truck and I can tow the horse trailer with 2 horses in it plus extras. 4 wheel disk brakes, Banks exhaust and B&D exhaust manifold. I really don't need another pickup and I'm not going to replace it with one with a smaller bed (camper won't fit).
I only have just under 200,000 miles on my '02 Jetta TDI. This is the vehicle I will replace. Just saying that if the Renegade had an optional 2.0L diesel here in the US, it would not only be my daily driver, but (in an emergency) I could use it to tow the horse. Seeing as California (specifically southern California) has "Fire Season" 12 months a year. It would be nice to have another vehicle to use for towing if for some reason I needed it.
good choice, i've even heard how some eco 1500 owners are still trying to break the 20mpg market, so getting one of them you won't accomplish anything when it comes to mpg's
 
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