2017 Jeep Renegade Release Date, Specs and Info

The new 2017 Jeep Renegade is certainly one of the few models from Jeep that has actually embraced a styling and playfulness evolution. It’s practical and rewarding to drive. Some of its attributed include easy-to-use technology interface, lots of character, and best-in-class off-road capability. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2017.

2017 Jeep Renegade white color, grille

The 2017 Renegade will for the first time come equipped with a nifty removable cargo light on both the Trailhawk and Limited trims, new automatic wipers, and a new premium audio option.

When the vehicle debuted two years ago, some Jeep critics and enthusiasts were quick to air their concerns on whether the badge of a manufacturer built on a reputation of unquestionable off-road capability could be worn by a subcompact crossover. The skepticism was further fuelled by the fact that Jeep has a reputation of building underwhelming small crossovers like the Patriot and Compass.

2017 Jeep Renegade blue color, alloy wheels

But with a long-term Renegade Trailhawk in our fleet and several road tests under our belts, we can therefore conclude that those fears are unfounded. The Jeep Renegade for 2017 is an excellent subcompact crossover that comes with an off-road athleticism, an easy and fun to drive character, and a fairly comfortable cabin.

2017 Jeep Renegade side angle, red color

However, the Renegade disappoints on several fronts including but not limited to a middling fuel economy rating, intrusive wind noise, clunky and confused automatic transmission system, limited cargo capacity, and tight rear-seat legroom. Well, if you can’t live with this shortcomings, there are several other options worth considering. They include the 2017 Honda HR-V, the 2017 Fiat 500X, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2017 Mazda CX-3.

Available Trims – Jeep Renegade

2017 Jeep Renegade exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The subcompact 2017 Jeep Renegade crossover SUV is available in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk trims.

Interior Colors & Exterior Review – 2017 Jeep Renegade

Standard accessories and equipment available for the Sport trim includes an auxiliary audio jack, power locks and windows, 16” wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, four-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, a USB port, and cloth upholstery.

2017 Jeep Renegade steering wheel and lcd screen

The Latitude comes equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable heated exterior mirrors, ambient LED lighting, body-colored door handles, air-conditioning, foglights, automatic headlights, roof rails, alloy wheels, and a fold-flat passenger seat. Electronic add-ons include a six-speaker audio system, voice commands, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 5” touchscreen, an additional USB port, and Uconnect interface.

2017 Jeep Renegade interior, leather seats

The Limited comes standard with an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a 115-V household style power outlet, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, 18” wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, an upgraded driver information display, heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, dual-exhaust tips, and heated front seats.

2017 Jeep Renegade rear shift knob

The off-road-themed Trailhawk trim comes fitted with all-terrain equipped 17” tires, a underbody skid plates, a raised suspension system, hill descent control, an all-wheel-drive mode, red interior stitching, a removable cargo floor panel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, premium cloth upholstery, unique exterior accents, tow hooks, an upgraded driver information display, a 115-V household-style power outlet, and a full-size spare.

2017 Jeep Renegade front angle, grille and headlights

Some of the optional features available for the lower trims include a navigation system, rear parking sensors, a 6.5” touchscreen display, lane-departure warning system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and voice texting, rear-cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning system, and forward collision warning and braking systems.

2017 Jeep Renegade rear angle, black color, taillights

Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Renegade

A 1.4L turbocharged engine rated at 160 hp and 184 pounds of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission system comes fitted on the base model.

Selective on both the Latitude and Sport trims, and standard for the Limited and Trailhawk trims is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 180 horsepower and 175 pounds of torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission system is the default system. You have the choice of either the four-wheel-drive or the front-wheel drive version except for the Trailhawk trim that is offered as a four-wheel drive only.

2017 Jeep Renegade engine

During our test drives, the Trailhawk posted a lackluster acceleration of 9.9 seconds for a sprint of 0-60 mph, and 9.4 seconds for the all-wheel-drive 2.4L engine-fitted versions.

With the Trailer To w package, expect the four-wheel-drive 2017 Jeep Renegade to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Renegade

2017 Jeep Renegade silver color, exterior

The new Jeep Renegade for 2017 should be expected in U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of this year latest. As for the price, the MSRP has been set at $17,995.

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2019 Jeep Compass

Details about the Release Date of the 2019 Jeep Compass

The comeback of the 2019 Jeep Compass will mark then years after the first model has been released. But this is only the second-generation Compass model and maybe it took them a bit too long to finally release date next gen model, it comes at a very important period.

Jeep is reviving some of its familiar brands and they are doing so in order to rival the companies which have been doing to same. All of the rival automakers have already prepared and came out with a set of vehicles that can be hard to go against. Jeep comes with a new Compass model which has a lot of markets that it can compete in and can boost sales by a very large margin that way.

Jeep should release the upcoming vehicle by middle of 2018. It will most likely still carry a label as a 2019 model. Even though they are already preparing and showcasing it. The first time we were able to see the Compass car was for the Los Angeles Auto Show, when they showcase the vehicle for the first time. It was one of the first presentations which took the public by storm. Everyone was finally relieved to see that the company is bringing this model to us this way.

2019 Jeep Compass Price Details

The prices for the 2019 Jeep Compass have already been released. Luckily, there are many details that are already familiar about the car. The same set of familiar trims will be available and can get them at your respective markets as well. The base trim is still Sport FWD and you can get it for $22,090. Next in line is the Sport 4×4 which you can get for $23,590 while the Latitude 4×4 costs $25,635.

If you go for the Latitude FWD you will then need to pay $25,635. The upper trims still include the Trailhawk and the Limited which goes at $29,690 and $30,090 respectively. These prices will different for other markets, but here in America this is the set that you get.

Rumored Details for the 2019 Jeep Compass

With the expected arrival of the 2019 Jeep Compass, there are a bunch of rumors that emerged. One of them is related to the production of the vehicle. As it stands, this is an international model which will span across various markets across the globe. But as far as the North American market goes, its production will be in Mexico.

So the rumors were shun when this detail was released. And it quickly shows how serious they are in presenting their best Compass to the public. The rumors which initially emerged showed us a lack luster performance on the designer’s part. This brought to many people’s attention an idea that his model is not going to meet the expectations. But so far, this is all not true. The car is on schedule and will arrive by the destined release date.

2019 Jeep Compass Exterior Details and Changes

Generally speaking, the look of the 2019 Jeep Compass is a lot more mature now. They have taken a lot of details form the existing fleet of Jeep cars and molded them all into one. The result is a very handsome looking car with all the necessary elements and details of a family vehicle.

The front end has a steeply racked lower fascia which is important for off-road duties. It comes with the addition of HID projector beam headlights and LED daytime running lights. At the same time, lower fog lights help with providing additional visibility at certain times. They also wrapped wheels in some durable and semi-aggressive tires which will help with driving in various different terrains.

All trims of the 2019 Jeep Compass will have a blacked-out roof with black for the A-, B-, and C-pillars. On the other hand, the D-pillar have the color that matches the body of the car. The rear end of the car includes attractive rump, with a scalloped tailgate and clear-lens taillights. There are some chrome accent strips featured here as well and satin-chrome accent panels. All of this brings to the new second generation being a much handsomer vehicles.

New 2019 Jeep Compass Size

As this is the new generation 2019 Jeep Compass vehicle, everybody is expecting to see changes for the body. Even though they seem apparent and it is only logical that they do decide to change the size of the model, it is still not clear by how much they are planning to change it. The automaker has refrained from something on this and we have predicted that the changes could come, but so far it is even hard to guess based on the pictures.

This only means that if the changes have been made, they are very slight. The current model is 173.0 inches long and with a wheelbase of 103.8 inches. The height is 64.6 inches and the width is 73.8 inches. As far the inside goes the passenger volume is 101 cu ft while there is enough room in the cargo bay to fit anything you need as it gives us a space of 27 cu ft.

2019 Jeep Compass New Color Introduced

The 2019 Jeep Compass is getting a second generation model. As such you can probably predict this car getting new aesthetic. We were hoping to see changes in the design but also in color. The current set of colors is pretty standard and is getting dated.

Even the last update has not brought any new variations which we could call unique. So we are hopeful to get something new here. But there are no news that would excite us and confirm this rumor. There is surely going to be an update when it comes to color variants but for now they are keeping it to themselves. We hope to learn more once the release date gets nearer and they are probably keeping the news for then.

Interior Design of the 2019 Jeep Compass

Moving inside the 2019 Jeep Compass, we noticed a few similarities with the current Jeep models. This is particularly noticeable with the Cherokee interior. There are a few elements translated from this version and it includes also the dash that has a twin-barrel gauge cluster which also includes TFT center display of 3.5- or 7.0-inches. In the center mid area there is the 8.4-inch Uconnect system with dual vents surrounding it. A Uconnect 5.0 comes standard but you can expand to 7.0 inches optionally.

They upgraded interior design with a different look and better materials. The two-tone leather seats come with red contrast stitching. Black leather is standard and there are various features for the front which help with the driver easily using the car. The rear area includes 60/40 style seats. There is quite enough space for the passengers to fit in the back and enjoy the ride. We can say that the entire interior has been designed smarty and functionally. The overall layout is great and there is a lot that you can enjoy with this vehicle.

2019 Jeep Compass Engine Choices

The engine choices for the 2019 Jeep Compass are familiar but are not being carried over. So they will still use  2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder turbo engine. But it will not be the completely same engine that was used before. This time they will update it very nicely and upgrade it with 10 hp of more power.

It all results to an upgrade of 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. This has been done with FCA’s MultiAir2 valve train technology which greatly helped to improve the specs of the car. There are also thee transmission choices available with the six-speed manual transmission being standard. You can link it with FWD or 4WD drivetrain systems. Also provided are the six-speed Aisin automatic and FCA’s nine-speed automatic transmission. The former one comes with a FWD while the later includes a 4WD system.

2019 Jeep Compass Top Speed and Acceleration Ability

The updated engine of the 2019 Jeep Compass will also provide slightly different specs. Although we already have a familiar engine on our hands with great potential, they have managed to improve it slightly and get better production out of it. The vehicle is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in time of 9.3 seconds for 4WD models while the FWD ones do it in 9.8 seconds. The top speed for all versions is still limited to 110 mph.

Fuel Economy Ratings

With the newest setup of the 2019 Jeep Compass, we are getting some improvements in comparison to the older one. It is not much, but any advancement in creating a more efficient car is welcomed. This time the rates go to 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. This EPA rating was released for the 4WD version with a nine-speed automatic and it looks pretty decent. Other official ratings have yet to come out and we expect that the company releases them soon.

2019 Jeep Scrambler

When is the Release Date for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler?

With the confirmations of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler, the release date is one of the parts that we are most concerned about. The mysterious Jeep vehicle has been roaming the roads with various coatings camouflage. There are  confirmations that this will be the first Jeep Wrangler pickup model.

After that, more and more information started emerging. This helped us to understand that this new car is going to be made based on the 2018 Wrangler JL model. But there are still more information that we need to learn about.

One of them is the exact release date. Many information have been released for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. However, we still need to learn about its release date. This is something that will probably be announced pretty soon. And we expect it to be somewhere at the end of next year. The vehicle is pretty close to its finish, based on the current look. So it will probably not take too long until we get the final and production version.

Expected Price for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

There is no a clear definition on the price of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. It is a model which is still under development.  There are many rumors circling the model and expectations. But how much exactly will it cost remains for us to see. This vehicle is still searching for its audiences. The makers are currently facing this kind of a problem. But before the release date, we expect them to solve the situation.

When it comes to the price, the starting price of the Wrangler Unlimited is probably going to be somewhere at $31,000. As for the Scrambler models, the price will rise a bit. It will most likely be somewhere at $34,500. This is hopefully going to be a perfect fit for the segment. We are going to get the confirmation sometime in the future. However, we are probably not going to wait too long on it.

Rumors on 2019 Jeep Scrambler

The photos and rumors about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler are not something new. There is a whole lot that we have been hearing about the new vehicle, but there is still much more that we are expecting to find out soon. In fact, the thing that we do know is that the vehicle is focused to be more off-road orientated and that this version of the Wrangler is going to be more stable. This is owed to its off-road driving and trailer towing capability. Their aim is also to incorporate class leading towing ability and also improved payload capacity.

But, even with all these rumors in place and making a while lot of sense, there is still much that we are not certain about. Since the model is going to use the lengthen version of the Wrangler Unlimited JL’s frame, there is a great possibility that the vehicle will lengthen the bed.

But the changes in the dimensions and the entirety of the car will most likely result in a less maneuverable vehicle. The 2019 Jeep Scrambler might end up being vulnerable to high centering. All of this is in the realm of rumors for now, so some of it might not come even true. At least we are only hoping for the bad ones not to come true.

Possible Exterior Look of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

Viewing the 2019 Jeep Scrambler and basing all of this on the released information, we have a pretty good idea how the Scrambler will look like. They are going to use the same design as for the standard Wrangler model. This means the inclusion of the grille, bumper, fender, hood and windshield which will be very much identical. This does sound great like the updated Wrangler has adopted really nice features.

There has also been a leak that says that there are going to be three top options. In the running are a three-piece hard top in black, a Premium Black Sunrider soft top and a three-piece hard top with a matching body color. It is still not clear if the bed can extend into the cab by folding the rear seats, but the windshield can still be folded flat.

But the most interesting part for the outside of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler is the cargo bed. There is a possibility that it will be made from composites of plastic with a bed lining also made from plastic elements. This is done in order to save weight and there are also some added storage units positioned there to add more utility.

New Color Choices of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

So far there have not been any exact details with the color of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler. The camo and the materials placed over the car do not allow us to see which color the coating is underneath. But we are fairly certain that the vehicle will transfer all the options form the base Wrangler models.

Since these models are going to borrow a lot form the newest Jeep Wrangler, why not borrow the color choices as well. There are some new options added there and the vehicle will gain additional options to choose from. It will not be a bad choice for the future Wrangler Pickup to use the same ones also.

What will Happen with the Dimensions of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler?

Based on the pictures and on the information about the 2019 Jeep Scrambler, the vehicle is going to be lengthen. This is a logical turn of events as the cargo bed is going to extend the vehicle and give it a significant amount of length. If we take a look at the base Wrangler vehicle the pickup model is something that has been expected to arrive for a long time.

They did a good job on it but we still have to see if the dimensions are as good as they say so they vehicle is kept in balance. All in all, they also need to deal with the weight which might cause an issue so there are not problems in relation to maneuverability.

2019 Jeep Scrambler Interior Setup

As per reports, the 2019 Jeep Scrambler will simply transfer the interior of the current Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK. The 2018 version of the Wrangler has been updated with some great stuff and the people who get the Scrambler will enjoy having them as well.

The identical parts include the dash, the instruments, the infotainment system and the seats. But they will replace the low grade plastic with some premium one. So we will get some better high-end materials as well as better materials for the seats.

The old school transfer case is still here. They also confirmed that a FCA’s well-loved 8.4-inch Uconnect system is back. This system is very user friendly and allows for additional convenience. The arrangement of the buttons and the setup is very easy to use. There are also some auxiliary buttons which will help. All in all, the interior is upgraded in a great manner and will serve very well to all the people who buy the 2019 Jeep Scrambler.

Engine Variants for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler

The newest 2019 Jeep Scrambler is going to share the same powertrains as the Wrangler SUV. This means that under the hood of this car we are expecting to get new 2.0-liter “Hurricane” turbocharged four-cylinder engine. There are rumors of his one as of capable of making 300 horsepower. And the model will also be a hybrid system.

This being the base engine, there is also going to be an added version, namely the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, with a lot higher volume. The secondary engine is supposedly going to produce 350 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The final option is the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine producing 240 horsepower and also 420 pound-feet of torque. The rumors on transmission system say we’re looking at the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, while a 4WD system is going to be standard.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

With the familiar powertrain of the 2019 Jeep Scrambler neatly fitted under the hood, we are expecting to get similar stats as the SUV Wrangler has. This includes the transferred acceleration and also the top speed. This news is still not official but will can probably expect the company to announce them really soon.

2019 Jeep Scrambler Fuel Economy

The fuel economy specs for the 2019 Jeep Scrambler are also not official as of yet. But we are certain that they are going to be somewhat favorable. They are trying to help the car consume as less fuel as humanly possible. And there is a great possibility that they achieve in it. The plastic and weight reduction elements will most likely help. And it can probably do the trick in order to get better fuel economy.