The 2018 Jeep Renegade Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

September 2nd, 2020 by

 

The 2018 Jeep Renegade is the perfect mini SUV that is just as tough and ready for the rugged roads then it looks. This bad baby has just as much off-road capability as many of its competitors, and it’s also the brand’s smallest and least costly SUV. It’s highlighting features like Selec-Terrain, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system, and overall affordable price makes it the perfect choice for Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

Engine and Capabilities

The 2018 Renegade SUV has two available engines, the first one being the turbocharged 1.4-liter, and the second being the optional 2.4-liter on Limited and Trailhawk models. One’s engine choice will likely be dependent on the transmission that buyer prefers. The 1.4-liter is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 2.4-liter only uses a 9-speed automatic, though the fuel economy is quite comparable. Both engines can come in 4WD. According to some car reviewers, the 6-speed manual transmission is probably the easiest to use, though it’s not recommended for towing purposes unless one opts for the 2.4-liter and 4WD.

One of the highlighting engine features is the Selec-Terrain system. Similar to the more costly Range Rover, 4WD Renegades allows the driver to choose between four settings: Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud. Each of these adapts the 4WD to refine performance per road condition. This system works best on the high-tier Trailhawk trim, which also includes the Rock model and Hill Descent Control.

The ride overall has great acceleration and strong enough performance for the majority of buyers. This Jeep’s great handling and maneuverability in no doubt creates a joyful drive.

Exterior

As one should expect, Jeep keeps its timeless boxy style but with a sweet and sexy twist. This mini SUV crossover has a very sleek body and a beautiful set of round eyes. We also can’t forget to mention how lovable its traditional set of the seven-slotted vertical grille is. Surely the offspring of the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, with angles that are somewhat reminiscent of the Willys MB of the 1940s. It has a modern look, and thoughtfully placed black trim as well as curvaceous surfacing. If we’re judging just on looks alone, it’s impossible to hate this compact.

Interior and Features

The interior of the 2018 Renegade has the standard five seating capacity but with great legroom, as well as a cargo capacity of 18.5 cubic feet. The storage capacity is even more enhanced once the rear seats are folded, creating over 50 cubic feet. 

A highlighting cabin feature is the My Sky Open Air Sunroof, which is optional on all trims. This sunroof provides owners with a power vent-and-slide front panel including two large panels that can be removed manually, and stored inside the vehicle.

Standard entry-level features include AM/FM radio with USB input, a 6-way-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, power windows, and door locks. More impressive features are found in the Latitude model with a 7-inch Uconnect touch-screen infotainment system and fog lights. Optional goodies dependent on the trim include blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning, leather seats, navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, 506-watt Beats audio with nine speakers, the My Sky removable-roof system, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, and rear park assist.

How To Purchase Our Used Car Of The Week

Driver’s Auto Mart currently has the 2018 Jeep Renegade available as a Latitude model and for an incredibly low price of about $14,000. This car also includes premium options like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, front fog lights, and Remote keyless entry. Those who are interested in this vehicle can simply view our online pre-owned car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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