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I am very interested in the Renegade. I have been looking to replace my aging Escape for a long time, but I prefer truckish/boxy styling rather than the newer aerodynamic crossovers. The other thing is that I have to have manual tranny. If that don't happen, it will be unfortunate.

Looking forward to seeing how this vehicle develops.
 

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welcome aboard Reg, bad luck on the manual front realistically...
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Thanks for the welcome. So, there is no manual tranny for the US? Is this official yet, or still speculation? I was still hopeful.
 

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Willy,

Thanks for the welcome. So, there is no manual tranny for the US? Is this official yet, or still speculation? I was still hopeful.
I think this is still speculation...I'm hoping for at least the base model to offer a manual trans. The new Chevy Colorado in the same price point is offering a 6-speed manual as the standard transmission on the base model. There should be enough volume at this price point to justify offering the manual option in the US.
 

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Thanks everyone for the welcome. I will wait and watch regarding the manual.

The Colorado has peaked my curiosity also, as it should have a manual. I just hope it hasn't grown too much in size.
 

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Welcome to the forum! You will be able to get the Renegade with a manual in 4x4, but not in the Trailhawk model. Your choice may depend on how much you want a manual with a locking diff.
 

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Welcome to the forum! You will be able to get the Renegade with a manual in 4x4, but not in the Trailhawk model. Your choice may depend on how much you want a manual with a locking diff.
I can live without the locking differential. My off-road needs are minimal - fire roads, easy trails.

Thanks for the welcome and info!
 

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Welcome Reg!

From what I've seen, you will be able to get a manual on the Sport and the Latitude, but only with the turbocharged 1.4L. So no towing capability if you want a manual. But you can get it in 2WD or 4WD, but only Active Drive 1, so you won't get a crawl mode or skid plate.

Unfortunately, the manual limits some of the other options available on the Renegade.
 

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Welcome Reg!

From what I've seen, you will be able to get a manual on the Sport and the Latitude, but only with the turbocharged 1.4L. So no towing capability if you want a manual.
Thanks for the welcome. Sorry to hear I cannot tow and have a manual. I often trailer a dirtbike or utility trailer for mulch or whatnot.
 

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if it really does come with a manual that will be awesome, i don't think there are many suv's out there that do come with a manual, at least if that's the case this will be one of the few
 

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if it really does come with a manual that will be awesome, i don't think there are many suv's out there that do come with a manual, at least if that's the case this will be one of the few
At one time, a RAV4, CRV, Escape, Tribute, Element, and others could be had with a manual. Now, only a CX-5, Forester, Tiguan, and maybe one of the Compass/Patriot base models can be bought with a manual. I would probably own a Cherokee now had it been available with a manual.

Funny too, as most of the complaints I've heard about the Cherokee is the 9-speed auto.
 

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At one time, a RAV4, CRV, Escape, Tribute, Element, and others could be had with a manual. Now, only a CX-5, Forester, Tiguan, and maybe one of the Compass/Patriot base models can be bought with a manual. I would probably own a Cherokee now had it been available with a manual.

Funny too, as most of the complaints I've heard about the Cherokee is the 9-speed auto.
got to miss those days, i think when it comes to a vehicle like the renegade they should make manual an option, anything in a segment higher up i can understand it not being an option at all.
 

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got to miss those days, i think when it comes to a vehicle like the renegade they should make manual an option, anything in a segment higher up i can understand it not being an option at all.
Renegade DOES come with manual as an option. But only on Sport and Latitude with the 1.4L turbo. As you go up in trim to Limited and TrailHawk, the manual is no longer an option (they only come with the 2.4L and 9-speed automatic).
 

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Renegade DOES come with manual as an option. But only on Sport and Latitude with the 1.4L turbo. As you go up in trim to Limited and TrailHawk, the manual is no longer an option (they only come with the 2.4L and 9-speed automatic).
Thanks for letting me know.
At least they gave us it.

That biggere 2.4L would be awesome with a manual.
 

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Thanks for letting me know.
At least they gave us it.

That biggere 2.4L would be awesome with a manual.
Yeah, some of us who like manuals also like simplicity. I would like the normally-aspirated engine and the ability to tow (with a manual).
 
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