While there's no shortage of excitement surrounding the 2015 Jeep Renegade, one of the limiting factors to the little trucklet will be its price. With the Kia Soul well-equipped from $16,995 and the Nissan Juke kicking off at $19,998, the 2015 Jeep Renegade can't afford to stray away from that competitive price bracket in Canada.
And judging by some potentially leaked pricing info, it won't. A quick Google search of "Jeep Renegade Price" reveals (at least for now) that the Italian-built Jeep will start at $18,595 (USD), which could potentially make its starting MSRP under $20,000 in Canada. The "as shown" price of $25,895 (USD) seems to indicate the Trailhawk model shown on Jeep's consumer page.
If the under $20,000 figure is correct, it's likely for the base, two-wheel-drive Sport model, with the Latitude and Limited trims falling somewhere between there and the $25,895 (USD) as-equipped price of the Trailhawk.
Not to burst everyone's bubble, though, but this pricing information could be a bit of a fluke. See, that starting figure in US dollars is identical to the current Jeep Compass price in the States. It seems possible that someone behind the Jeep USA website or at Google may have plugged the Compass' pricing in by mistake. Of course, it would also make sense for the Renegade to pick up where the Compass left of; only time will tell.
Considering this, we reached out to Todd Goyer, head of brand communications for Jeep USA, to see if we could get anything official on pricing. "I can't comment on pricing. It will be announced closer to launch," Goyer told Autoblog Canada.
While that's a disappointment, what Goyer added isn't. We can confirm that the Renegade should arrive in European showrooms during the fourth quarter of this year, while Canadian and American dealers can expect to see the new 2015 Jeep Renegade land during the first quarter of 2015.
It is still extremely early for pricing on the 2015 Renegade, but if this figure is correct, we think it's rather reasonable. If we get any official information on pricing between now and the Jeep's European arrival in Q4, we'll be sure to let you know.
UPDATE: We've reached out to Jeep public relations about the Compass pricing on the Renegade's search page. This is their official statement from head of brand communications, Todd Goyer: "We have not announced pricing yet. The search engine picked up the next available pricing information, which was for the Compass. We're working with the search engine to fix the problem."