2015 Jeep Renegade To Get Over 30 MPG In Every Configuration

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Chrysler has just dumped out another batch of specs on the 2015 Jeep Renegade, most importantly reporting that both the 2.4 and 1.4 turbo engines will be able to get more than 30 miles per gallon on the highway.


It might not be a dune-bashing off-road beast, but it just might prove to be a tidy little utility wagon that can crush all the dirt it's realistically going to get thrown into: the parking lot of your neighborhood farmer's market.

Estimates on in-town, combined, and "off-road" fuel consumption have yet to be confirmed, but output for the 2.4 Tigershark engine has been claimed at 184 horsepower, 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The 1.4 turbo will make 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft, with the turbocharger's boost dialed up to 22 psi at 4,000 RPM.


Jeep calls the transmission over-engineered; capable of handling 1,475 lb.-ft. of torque for all of you who plan on dropping in a new turbo the size of another SUV. By "capable of handling," I should clarify that Chrysler claims that "Jeep Active Drive" can provide up to 1,475 lb.-ft. of torque to the wheels to "enable optimal grip in low-traction conditions."

Towing is a measly 2,000 pounds, and only recommended with the 2.4 and tow package.

Hopefully we'll learn some more about the 2015 Jeep Renegade when we get to pass judgement on it in person at the New York Auto Show.

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If I had to replace our Scion xB, I would totally take the Renegade into consideration if the price is comparable. It's kinda weird looking, gets decent mileage, and isn't too huge. I know it is total sacrilege, but if there was a low, 2wd model available, that would totally seal the deal. I live in Northern California and a couple trips through the snow a year aren't enough for me to waste gas all year long on all wheel drive.