The current generation of Jeep’s smallest crossover has been around for a full 7 years and normally, we would expect to see a redesign in the near future. However, the latest reports suggest that the current model will stay in production for a little bit more and that another update is in the works. Allegedly, we will see another facelift that should keep the model fresh for some more time. Besides aesthetical updates, there is also a chance to see new powertrain options on the offer.
Despite the updates, we don’t believe that base design characteristics could change drastically. Instead, we believe that the 2022 Jeep Renegade will continue to deliver familiar characteristics. This small SUV is quite capable off the road, while it also delivers a spacious and practical interior, along with a comfortable ride. Also, the infotainment system is pretty good.
Despite the potential changes, we don’t expect to see the 2022 Jeep Renegade before the last quarter of the year.
2022 Jeep Renegade Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Jeep Renegade could bring few updates. This particularly refers to the styling. The test model has been spotted in Brazil (which is one of Renegade’s main markets) and it wears a complete camouflage. This clearly indicates we are about to see quite notable styling changes. At this point, the details are still unavailable. Still, we presume that the focus will be on the front end, where we could see a new bumper and a slightly revised front fascia. Smaller revisions are possible in the rear end too, as well as typical mid-cycle updates, such as new wheels, color options etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle should remain pretty much the same. This refers to all aspects, including the suspension setup, which is one of the nicest in the class and provides a pretty comfortable ride.
On the other hand, we don’t believe that this update could bring bigger interior updates. The cabin layout should remain pretty much the same, including the dashboard design. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the current model already features a quite decent interior quality. The materials are decent enough, while the build quality is also okay. Also, there is a fair amount of tech features on the offer, which makes everything not just more functional, but also more appealing.
Besides good overall quality, this small crossover offers a surprisingly spacious cabin. Both rows of seats accommodate adults with ease, and we particularly like the amount of headroom. The cargo area is also quite decent. You may count on about 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 50.8 cubic feet with those seats folded, which is above-average for the class.
Of course, this update could also bring novelties regarding new standard features. However, we don’t believe that too many things could change for the next year. Most of the things should remain the same as in the current model, which comes with things like a 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo, keyless entry, remote start, dual-zone climate control etc. Additionally, you can get goodies like a 120-Volt power outlet, 8.4-inch touch screen, navigation, HD Radio, a nine-speaker stereo, and an additional USB port.
On the other side, we would like to see a little bit more safety features on the standard features list. The current model comes with a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. Additionally, you can get upgrades like front and rear parking sensors, hands-free park assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.
2022 Jeep Renegade Engines
Novelties are expected under the hood as well, at least on abroad markets. For example, the small 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower will be offered in Brazil. So far, this unit has only been available in Europe. Also, we are getting reports about the possible mild-hybrid version.
On the other hand, the North American model will probably continue with two familiar engine options. Base models will continue with a good-old 2.4-liter inline-four, which puts out around 180 horsepower. If you’re for something more efficient, there is also a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine, with a max output of 177 horsepower. Both engines come standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Jeep Renegade Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Jeep Renegade sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 23.000 dollars. Some of the potential rivals are models like Honda HR-V, Kia Soul, Ford EcoSport etc.