There will be two different engine options for the U.S., including a 2.4-liter I-4 Tigershark engine that produces 184 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.4-liter Tigershark will be mated to the company’s nine-speed automatic transmission also found on the Cherokee. The other powertrain option for the U.S. market is a 1.4-liter Multiair Turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Although final figures are not yet released regarding fuel economy, Jeep does expect more than 30 miles for highway ratings for both motors.
Jeep also pointed out the 2015 Renegade will feature segment-exclusive technologies that are typically only found in more high-end SUVs. The Renegade will be available with Uconnect Access, allowing for Chrysler’s road side assistance, celluar connection for one-tough emergency contact should it be needed, and Blue-tooth options related to music streaming and text message “reading” over the speakers. The Renegade will also feature either a 5-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen radio, as well as the segment’s largest full-color instrument cluster display that features personalized layouts.
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