Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s Renegade has the ongoing distinction of being one of the most affordable sport utility vehicles (SUVs) on the market. Just because the price tag seems too good to be true, that does not mean that this vehicle is diminished in any way. It still has more than enough power, capability, and technology to push it to the top of its class. Perfect for someone who loves to drive Bismarck streets but also venture beyond the city limits, the 2018 Renegade is one of our favorites here at Eide Chrysler.
There is a reason the Renegade sports the Trail Rated badge - it has proven that it is more than capable of dominating the off-road scene. Every 4x4 trim comes with the optional SelecTerrain Traction Control System, a feature that lets the driver choose traction settings (Snow, Mud, Sand, and Auto) based on the road conditions in order to ensure that you always have complete control. An additional setting (Rock) is available on the Trailhawk trim level, making it a perfect choice for when you want to get serious about your off-roading adventures.
The base engine for the 2018 Renegade is a 1.4 liter (L) MultiAir turbo, which will get you 160 horsepower (hp) and 184 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque (paired with a six-speed manual transmission). The other engine available through different models is the 2.4 L Tigershark MultiAir 2, capable of 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. With the base model you get front-wheel drive (FWD), but all-wheel drive (AWD) (for which Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is famous for) is available across all trims. Also available is a nine-speed automatic transmission (for the 2.4 L engine) that improves efficiency, performance, and provides you with a seamless driving experience.
The new Renegade’s prowess does not just center around being great at off-roading. This tough SUV can also tow, capable of pulling up to 2,000 pounds (lbs) with the 2.4 L engine, meaning that you can pull your other off-roading equipment (bike, ATV, boat, etc.) or a smaller camping trailer to whatever Bismarck ND destination you had in mind.
No brand new vehicle is complete without top of the line safety tech, and Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has made sure that the Renegade passes that test. Standard in all trim levels are seven airbags, including rear side curtain, full-length front, seat-mounted, and knee bolster. There are a number of safety systems in the Renegade to help assist the driver and prevent any kind of collision, such as LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist. This feature works by detecting if the vehicle makes an accidental lane departure and if so, will notify the driver through a flashing visual indicator as well as vibrations through the steering wheel. The Blind Spot Monitoring System maintains a perpetual monitoring of the vehicle’s blind spots via sensors and will alert the driver if a vehicle enters any blind spot. Active Braking, while in tandem with Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, will at first notify the driver of an impending frontal impact and then apply additional pressure to the brakes if the driver does not exert enough to prevent a crash. Parking is made easier and safer through the ParkView Rear Backup Camera and ParkSense Rear Park Assist with Cross Path Detection.
Sometimes, looking for a vehicle that bundles everything you want together in one convenient package can be a tough task. Fortunately, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has the answer to that problem: The 2018 Renegade is an SUV that offers up comfort, reliability, and some serious off-road performance potential - all for a very reasonable price. If you like what you have heard so far, come on down to Eide Chrysler so we can get you acquainted with this top tier SUV.