2019 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

The 2019 Jeep Renegade may not seem like it has received much of an update, but a new more powerful engine strengthens what was this once small ute’s weakest link. 

2019 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk

The Renegade also receives new LED headlights, brake lights, and foglights, updated front and rear fascias, and more driver-assist technology such as active cruise control and parking assist. The Trailhawk edition raises ground clearance (to 8.7 inches) and displays unique exterior trim and red-painted tow hooks. The interior is equipped with such niceties as heated seats and steering wheel, and a Beats 506-watt sound system. 

2019 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk
2019 Jeep® Renegade

That being said, this update is all about the 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that gives the Renegade the power it deserves. Not that the standard 2.4-liter engine didn’t provide decent output, rather the Renegade Trailhawk put up too much resistance in the form of higher-rolling-resistance off-road tires, a relatively high curb weight (necessary to survive off-road life), and a relatively large frontal area which brings instant Jeep recognition. Factor in the added challenge of climbing highways in the oxygen-poor Rocky Mountains and the turbocharged four-cylinder instantly proves its worth with good power and drivability when compared to its predecessor.

2019 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk

The Renegade Trailhawk carries a rugged image inside and out and now feels better prepared to tackle the steep rocky climbs as well as highway on-ramps – it’s the full small-Jeep package.

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