This is why you should consider buying the 2022 Jeep Renegade

Jeep creates SUVs exclusively, although there are various models available. Therefore, whether you want a more luxurious and family-friendly car, or something more rugged, that can cross streams and climb mountains, Jeep has a model to suit you.

Despite having an all-American image, Jeep is actually owned by Fiat, which means that Jeep vehicles often share parts with Fiat cars. The base Renegade, for example, has many features in common with the 500X.

The 2022 Jeep Renegade is arguably one of the most adaptable subcompact SUVs out there, while not the fastest, most economical, or most efficient. While its rivals endure rough terrain and inclement weather, the Renegade’s hardware provides unmatched mobility when the occasion calls for it.

The Trailhawk version of the Renegade has a higher suspension, off-road tires, hill control and a standard four-wheel drive system. It is especially prepared for adventure.

It goes without saying that a vehicle like Jeep’s Wrangler or Cherokee would be better suited for really tough off-road driving. But it’s still comforting to know that the Renegade has some extra capacity if needed.

Let’s take a closer look at why you should consider purchasing a 2022 Jeep Renegade

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The 2022 Jeep Renegade has decent performance and exceptional off-road capabilities

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The standard 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is neither smooth nor particularly quick. The engine’s useful low-rpm torque, which helps the Renegade’s acceleration from a standstill, is its saving grace. It is paired with either front- or all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Although all-wheel drive models can tow up to 2,000 pounds, Jeep does not recommend using front-wheel drive models for towing. Although the Renegade is not meant to be pushed hard, it stands up better than you might expect.

The four-wheel drive system in the Renegade has a number of traction modes (more on Trailhawks) and a simulated low range that makes low-speed crawling manageable. The Renegade isn’t a scaled-down Wrangler, but it’s plenty of off-roading expert for most demands.

The ride in other models is often calm and pleasant, while its most off-road oriented Trailhawk model can feel stiffly sprung. As you’d expect from a car with an ornamental design, the steering is responsive to driver input, and there’s less body roll when cornering.

The 2022 Jeep Renegade has some great features, including its user-friendly infotainment system

2022 Jeep Renegade infotainment
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Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk and Limited are the four variants of the Renegade series. There are fewer than before, but this year’s feature upgrades at least partially compensated for the reduction in range. This small SUV range is the most complete on the market.

The mid-level Latitude is where we’d put our money, but even the entry-level Sport has an 8.4-inch touchscreen with CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as navigation and automatic climate control.

Better interior materials, a 7.0-inch display in the dashboard, 17-inch alloy wheels and tinted windows are added to the Latitude. Customers can add a heated steering wheel, front seats and driver’s seat for an additional fee and a little more luxury.

The Trailhawk eliminates automatic emergency braking but adds off-road features, including a tall suspension and oversized tires.

While the Renegade Limited is a pretty plush little SUV with leather seats, Kenwood audio, a dual-window panoramic sunroof and 19-inch wheels, a fully loaded version of it can cost up to $33,000 with extras.

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The interior is not the most comfortable, but it is spacious

2022 Jeep Renegade interior
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Five people fit comfortably in the Renegade. The vehicle’s boxy shape provides plenty of headroom, allowing anyone over six feet tall to feel comfortable even in the back seat. Although three people can fit in such seats, only two will be comfortable on long trips.

In addition, there are many soft surfaces around the cabin and the materials seem nice, the Renegade is more practical than luxurious.

Heated seats and leather trim are appealing extras, this budget compact crossover won’t be confused with a more expensive SUV. Both the Subaru Crosstrek and Honda HR-V have more upscale interiors for customers to choose from.

With the second row of seats folded down, cargo space behind the rear seats increases to 50.8 cubic feet from 18.5 cubic feet. Bulky items are easily loaded thanks to a wide tailgate. Towing capacity for all-wheel drive versions is 2,000 pounds. Those numbers bested the Hyundai Kona in terms of towing and interior cargo space.

The 2022 Jeep Renegade leans more on the affordable side of the scale

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The entry-level Sport 4X2 model of the 2022 Jeep Renegade costs $22,495. The Sport trim can be upgraded to 4WD for $1,600, while all other trims come with it as standard. The entry-level Latitude trim costs $26,495, while the luxurious Limited trim and the capable off-road model Trailhawk both cost $29,995.

The Renegade costs slightly more than most other vehicles in this class. For example, the Hyundai Kona, Nissan Kicks and Chevrolet Trailblazer have starting prices close to $20,000. The Subaru Crosstrek and Kia Seltos, which are tougher choices, are cheaper than the Renegade.

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