Engineering:Jeep Renegade (BU)

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Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 2WD Longitude – Frontansicht, 9. November 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
ManufacturerJeep[lower-alpha 1]
Model years2015–present
  • Italy: Melfi, Potenza (SATA)[1]
  • Brazil: Goiana, Pernambuco[2]
  • China: Guangzhou (GAC FCA)[3]
DesignerJeremy Glover & Ian Hedge[4]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV[1]
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
PlatformFCA Small Wide 4×4[5]
  • 1.0 L GSE T3 I3 (turbo gasoline)
  • 1.3 L GSE T4 I4 (PHEV: turbo gasoline and electric)
  • 1.3 L GSE T4 I4 (turbo gasoline)
  • 1.4 L FIRE I4 (turbo gasoline)
  • 1.6 L Multijet II I4 (turbo diesel)
  • 1.6 L E.torq I4 (gasoline)
  • 1.8 L E.torq I4 (flex fuel: gasoline and ethanol)
  • 2.0 L Multijet II I4 (turbo diesel)
  • 2.0 L Tigershark I4 (gasoline) (China) [6]
  • 2.4 L Tigershark I4 (gasoline)
Electric motor45 kW (60 hp; 61 PS) FCA eMotor (4xe)
  • 5-speed FPT C510 manual
  • 6-speed FPT C635 manual
  • 6-speed FPT C635 dual-clutch automatic
  • 7-speed FPT C725 dual-clutch automatic
  • 9-speed ZF 948TE automatic[1]
Hybrid drivetrainPHEV (4xe)
Battery11.4 kWh 400-volt Li-ion pack
Wheelbase101.2 in (2,570 mm)
Length166.6 in (4,230 mm)
Width71.1 in (1,810 mm)
Height66.5 in (1,690 mm)

The Jeep Renegade (BU/520) is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) produced by FCA US under their Jeep marque.[7] It was first shown to the public in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show and production started in late August of that year. Standard Renegade models come with front-wheel drive. The vehicle offers the four-wheel drive systems Active Drive I and Active Drive Low, both of which are paired with Jeep's Selec-Terrain System.


Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet (Germany)

At one time it was believed that the Renegade would replace the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot in the Jeep lineup. The Patriot was discontinued after model year 2017, but the second generation Compass was launched in early 2017.

The Renegade is the first Jeep product to be produced exclusively outside of North America and is sold in the North American, European, Brazilian, South African, Australian, Japanese and Chinese markets. The vehicle is built in Melfi, Italy with the designation BU/520, alongside the related Fiat 500X; Goiana, Brazil [2] with the designation B1 (alongside Jeep Compass and Fiat Toro[8]); and in Guangzhou, China codenamed BQ.

Standard Renegade models come with front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive available on Sport, Latitude and Limited trims.[9] In the US, the lineup consists of Sport, Latitude and Limited trims, all of which come with a choice of front- and four-wheel drive, as well as the Trailhawk trim, which is 4WD only.

The Renegade has an available My Sky dual panel removable roof. The My Sky can be either retracted like a standard sunroof or removed completely for a more open-air experience, similar to that of the Jeep Wrangler.

Trim levels

In North America, the Renegade is sold in Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels:


The base Sport model includes a 1.4L MultiAir Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine or a 2.4L multiair inline 4 engine, a six-speed manual transmission or 9 speed automatic transmission, sixteen-inch, black-finished steel wheels, a black-finished front grille, black side mirrors and door handles, the Uconnect 3.0 AM/FM stereo w/ USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks and four speakers, a heater, dual air conditioning, cloth seating surfaces, a 3.5-inch monochromatic instrument cluster display screen, remote keyless entry with power door locks, and more. The Power and Air Group adds air conditioning and power windows. The Sound Group adds the Uconnect 5.0BT AM/FM stereo with USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks with five-inch color touch-screen display, voice command, Uconnect hands-free Bluetooth phone and stereo wireless audio streaming, and six speakers.


The mid-level Latitude model includes the Sport's standard equipment, plus seventeen-inch black-accented alloy wheels, exterior-colored side mirrors and door handles, the Uconnect 5.0BT AM/FM stereo w/ USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks with five-inch color touch-screen display, voice command, Uconnect hands-free Bluetooth phone and stereo wireless audio streaming and six speakers, power windows, air conditioning, and more. The MySky removable "sunroof" roof panels, both manually-removable or power-retractable, are available on this model and higher-end models. In Europe, this is called Longitude.


The upper-level Altitude model is the upgrade of the Latitude. It includes the Sport's and Latitude's equipment plus gloss black interior and exterior trim, deluxe black cloth seats with black stitching, body-color exterior mirrors with supplemental turn signals, with the larger 18" gloss black wheels (2019+ downgraded back to 17" wheels).


The top-of-the-line Limited model includes the Latitude's standard equipment, plus the 2.4L TigerShark Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, leather seating surfaces, a silver-finished front grille, chrome side mirrors and door handles, and more. The MySky removable "sunroof" panels, both manually-removable or power-retractable, are available on this model, the Latitude model, and higher-end models.


The off road-ready Trailhawk model includes the Latitude's standard equipment, plus the 2.4L TigerShark Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine (2.0L Multijet II only for Europe), a nine-speed automatic transmission, red-finished front tow hooks, off-road suspension with underbody skid plates, a rugged interior, and more. The MySky removable "sunroof" panels, both manually-removable or power-retractable, are available on this model, the Latitude model, and higher-end models.

TrailHawk models are "Trail Rated" and feature Jeep's Active Drive Low four-wheel drive system and a 20 mm (0.79 in) lift kit. It also features 17 in (430 mm) aluminum wheels, skid plates, and unique front and rear fascias compared to standard Renegade models. Like the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, the Renegade Trailhawk features red front and rear tow hooks, a red 'Trail Rated 4X4' badge on both front upper fenders, a black vinyl decal in the center of the hood, and alloy wheels with black-painted accents. The Trailhawk model emphasizes the Renegade's off-road capabilities, and is meant for the avid off-roader.

The Jeep Selec-terrain traction control feature lets you choose any of the following modes in the 4X4 TrailHawk version: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud or Rock.[10][11]

Optional features

All models other than the base Sport model offer optional features such as passive entry with push-button start, a remote start system, the Uconnect 6.5AN stereo with AM/FM HD Radio, iPod/USB and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks, SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio, voice command, Uconnect ACCESS and Apps with hands-free Bluetooth phone and stereo wireless audio streaming, GPS navigation by Garmin, a 6.5-inch touch-screen display, and steering wheel-mounted remote controls, nine premium amplified speakers with a subwoofer, SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio, power front bucket seats, the MySky retractable roof panel system (manually-removable or power-retractable), heated dual front bucket seats, and more.


All Renegade models are powered by 3 or 4-cylinder engines, sourced both from Fiat and Chrysler depending on market.

Engine Power Transmission Year Regions
FCA 1.0 L I3 GSE MultiAir3 Turbo 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C630 manual 2018–Present Europe
FCA 1.3 L I4 GSE MultiAir3 Turbo 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch 2018–Present Europe, Japan
132 kW (177 hp; 179 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic Europe, North America, Japan
FCA 1.3 L I4 GSE MultiAir3 Turbo + FCA eMotor PHEV 95.6 kW (128 hp; 130 PS) (Engine)
45 kW (60 hp; 61 PS) (Electric Motor)
139.7 kW (187 hp; 190 PS) (Combined)
6-speed automatic 2021–Present Europe, North America, Japan
132.4 kW (178 hp; 180 PS) (Engine)
45 kW (60 hp; 61 PS) (Electric Motor)
176.5 kW (237 hp; 240 PS) (Combined)
6-speed automatic
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir2 Turbo 103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–2018 Europe, Japan, Australia
6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2015–2018 Europe
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir Turbo 119 kW (160 hp; 162 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–2018 North America, Latin America
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE Turbo 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) 7-speed Fiat C725 DDCT dual clutch 2016–Present China
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE Turbo LPG 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed manual 2017–2018
Chrysler 2.0 L I4 Tigershark 114 kW (153 hp; 155 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2016–Present China
Chrysler 2.4 L I4 Tigershark MultiAir2 134 kW (180 hp; 182 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2014–Present North America, Latin America, Middle East
129 kW (173 hp; 175 PS) 2015–Present Japan, Australia
Fiat 1.6 L I4 E.torQ 81 kW (109 hp; 110 PS) 5-speed Fiat C510 manual 2015–2018 Europe, Australia
Fiat 1.8 L I4 E.torQ[12] Flex 97 kW (130 hp; 132 PS) 5-speed Fiat C510 manual 2015–Present Latin America
6-speed Aisin automatic
Fiat 1.6 L I4 MultiJet2 70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) 6-speed manual 2017–2018 Italy
88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe
6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch 2017–Present
Fiat 2.0 L I4 MultiJet2 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2015–2018 Italy
103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS)
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS)
6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe, Brazil[12]
9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic

Interior features


The Renegade offers either cloth or leather seating surfaces. It offers seating for four passengers, with a 50/50 split-folding rear bench seat, and a fold-flat front passenger's seat for more cargo capacity.

In North America, it offers a standard Uconnect 5.0BT radio with an AM/FM radio, Sirius XM satellite radio, voice command, a Microsoft-derived touch screen interface, and iPod and USB inputs, as well as a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jack. Uconnect Phone will also be standard. A rearview backup camera will be optional. The optional radio will be the UConnect 6.0 radio, offering all the features of the UConnect 5.0BT radio, while adding a touch screen interface designed by BlackBerry (a smaller version of the UConnect 8.4A and 8.4AN radios), and navigation system capabilities by Garmin.


The Renegade was safety tested by Latin NCAP in 2015 and earned a five-star rating.[13]

The Renegade was safety tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and earned a five-star rating.[14]

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was safety tested by IIHS in 2020

IIHS Jeep Renagede scores:[15]
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Small overlap frontal offset Acceptable
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
NHTSA 2016 Jeep Renegade[16]
Frontal driver
Frontal Passenger
Side Driver
Side Passenger
Side Pole Driver


2019 model year

2019 Renegade
Renegade PHEV

In June 2018, the Renegade was updated with some slight aesthetic touches: the front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, new LED headlamps (their design is inspired by the ones used for the Wrangler) were adopted, and the front grille is larger.

The infotainment system was upgraded with a new, more up-to-date processor and a more generous display that varies from 7" up to 8.4" in the navigator version. The displays are all multitouch and the customizable menus also offering the possibility to adjust the air conditioning. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility was introduced.

The Latitude version now also has USB jack on the back of the armrest dedicated to passengers sitting in the rear seats.

The European version introduced the new gasoline engines of the Global Small Engine (FireFly) family produced by FCA Poland Powertrain in Bielsko Biala (POLAND) in two versions: 1.0 L Turbo 3-cylinder 120 hp with direct injection, Multiair system and GPF filter, and 1.3 L Turbo Multiair with direct injection and GPF filter 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) and 132 kW (177 hp; 179 PS). The 1.0 L is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the 1.3 L with a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed automatic double clutch or a 9-speed ZF automatic with front or 4-wheel drive. The diesel engines introduced the SCR system and are approved Euro6D-Temp.[17]

In September 2018 the facelifted Renegade was unveiled for the North American market (MY2019) which introduced the 1.3 L GSE Turbo Multiair engine with 132 kW (177 hp; 179 PS) as a replacement for the 1.4 L Fire Turbo Multiair, while the 2.4 L Tigershark engine remains available. The North American model has the same changes applied to the European model.[18]

In October 2018, the updated version for the South American market produced by FCA of Gioiana (Pernambuco) in Brazil was introduced and presents only aesthetic updates with the adoption for all versions of the Trailhawk bumpers; the front and rear headlamps remain those of the previous model. The engines for the South American market are the 1.8 L E.Torq Evo gasoline and the 2.0 L Multijet diesel.[19]

Global sales

Calendar Year United States Canada Brazil Europe[20] China Argentina Mexico
2014 7,768
2015 60,946[21] 2,261 39,187[22] 53,940
2016 106,606 2,629 51,567[22] 76,203 26,294 2,746
2017 103,434[23] 3,015[24] 31,566[22] 72,578 24,796[25] 6,463[26] 3,486[27]
2018 97,062[23] 1,193[28] 46,344[29] 72,457 17,232[30] 11,035[31] 3,024[32]
2019 76,886[33] 664 68,726[34] 78,842 5,640[35] 7,000[36] 2,513[37]
2020 62,847[38] 355 56,865[39] 58,975 2,468[40] 6,142[41] 1,733[42]


    • FCA US LLC (2014–2021)
    • Stellantis North America (2021–present)


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