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2015 Jeep Renegade specifications, comparisons, and safety features

Main 2015 Jeep Renegade page (with off-road specifications)

All Jeep Renegades are made in the massive Melfi plant in Italy; they are a conventional design, with transverse-mounted front engines and steel unibodies. The front suspension uses McPherson struts with coil springs, a flat front steel crossmember, high-strength steel lower control arms (double-shell for 4x4, single-sheel for FWD), and a stabilizer bar. In rear, a steel cradle (isolated with AWD, but not with FWD) holds Chapman struts, high-strength steel links, coil springs, and a stabilizer bar.

Number are still preliminary. In the past, there have been errors in Chrysler specification tables.


Fiat engines have cast iron blocks with aluminum heads; Chrysler 2.4 engines (including the EtorQ) use high-pressure die-cast aluminum blocks and heads.

 Fiat 1.41.4 Turbo1.4 Turbo 2.4 1.6 E.TorQ/Tritec1.6 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Latin America
North AmericaAll but
North America
WorldAll but
North America
Cubic inches83.583.5<-14497.597.5119
Bore / Stroke2.83 x 3.312.83 x 3.31<-88 x 97 mm77 x 86 mm79.5 x 80.583 x 90.4
ValvesBelt-driven MultiAir II, 16V<-<-SOHC 16VSOHC 16VDOHC 16VDOHC 16V
Compression10.0:19.8:1 (22 psi boost)10.0:110.0:111.0:116.5:116.5:1
HP138 @ 5,000160 @ 5,500168 @ 5,500184 @ 6,400108 @ 5,500118 @ 4,000138 @ 3,750
or 167 @ 3,750
Torque170 @ 1,750-3,250170 @ 2,500-4,000184 @ 2,500-4,000177 @ 4,400112 @ 4,500236 @ 1,750258 @ 1,500 or
258 @ 1750-2500
Redline6,500 rpm6,5000 rpm<-6,5006,5005,0005,000
Base fuel87; 91 preferred87; 91 pref.95 RON87E0B7B7
Max towing2,200 lb None2,200 lb 2,000 lb 2,000 lb 2,200 lb 3,000 lb
Built in ItalyUSAItalyUSABrazilItalyItaly

For details on the nine-speed (used by the 1.4 turbo, 2.4, and 2.0 engines), see our nine-speed automatic transmission page.

Wheels, steering, and brakes

 Sport / LatitudeLatitude 2.4LimitedTrailhawk
CrossContact LX Sport
GY Eagle Sport or
Kumho KL33
GY Wrangler SRA or
Falken Wildpeak
NoteLimited tires optionalLimited tires optional  

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee uses electrically power-assisted steering, with computer control — as most new cars do.

 All But TrailhawkTrailhawk
Overall Ratio 15.715.7
Turning diameter, feet (meters)36.3 (11.07)35.3 (10.76)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 2.682.76

Alternators and batteries vary by country and region. Alternators are 150 amps, except the 2.4 (160) and international FWD 1.4 engines and diesels, which are 120 amp (150 optional). Batteries vary from 450 to 640 amps; in the US, 500 for 1.4 and 600 for 2.4. The fuel tank holds 12.7 gallons (48 liters).

Front brakes are 12 x 1.1 or 11x1 vented rotors with 2.36 or 2.24” single-piston floating calipers. The swept area per caliper is 139 or 116 square inches. In rear, all cars use 10.95 x 0.47” solid rotors with 1.5” single-piston floating calipers (swept area, 102 square inches). All vehicles have a vacuum assist with standard antilock brakes and stability control; the parking brake uses an electric motor on the caliper.

2015 Jeep Renegade vs 2014 Jeep Cherokees — Specifications and Interior

Dimension 2015 Jeep Renegade 2014 Jeep Cherokee2016 Fiat 500X2014 Jeep Patriot
Towing 0-3,000 lb 2,000-4,500 lb0-1,000 lb2,000 lb max
Front Head Room w/out Sunroof 41.1 39.4 (999.9) 39.141.0
Front Head Room with Sunroof 39.7 37.9 (964.5) 39.1 
Front Legroom 41.2 41.1 (1,045) 41.440.6
Front Shoulder Room 55.9 57.6 (1,462.3) 54.354.6
Front Hip Room 53.1 53.8 (1,366.6) 53.352.3
Front Seat Travel 9.0 driver, 10.2 pass 8.3 (210) 9.0, 10.210.2
Front Recliner Range (degrees) 13-55° 6-84 (manual) / 6-61.25 (auto)  Up to 88°
Front SAE Volume (std roof) 54.8 cubic feet 55.98 cu. ft. 51.5 cu ft52.6 cu ft
Rear Head Room 40.5 38.5 (978.2) 37.839.3
Rear Legroom 35.1 40.3 (1,023.2) 34.839.6
Rear Shoulder Room 55.1 55.1 (1,399.8) 52.854.0
Rear Hip Room 51.9 49.9 (1,268.1) 52.251.0
Rear SAE volume 45.3 cubic feet 49.4740.249.1
Cargo Liftover Height 30.2 30.9 (785.6) 4x4 30.5 / 31.430.5
Min width at liftgate opening 39.0 at bottom 36.1 (916.9) at top of opening 41.338.9
Min height at liftgate opening 29.0 30.7 (780.0) 4x2 28.825.9
Distance between wheelhouses 37.6 39.4 (1,000.5) 37.838.0
Cargo vol. behind rear seat 18.5 cubic feet 24.8 to 29.7 cubic feet
(seat moves fore and aft)
12.2 (ISO)23.0
Cargo vol. behind front seats 50.8 cubic feet 54.9 cubic feet32.1 (ISO)54.2
EPA interior index118.6 cubic feet  101.7
Coefficient of drag (cD) 0.354 (FWD diesel)
0.350 (FWD)
0.360 (AWD)
0.370 (Trailhawk)
 0.35not listed
Frontal area     not listed
Wheelbase 101.2 106101.2103.7
Length x width 166.6 x 71.0182 x 73.2 (Trailhawk, 74.9)167.2 x 75.5
to 168.2 / 75.5
173.7 x 69.1
Height66.5 66.2 - 67.8 63.1-63.764.4

Transmission choices

 948TEC635 DDCTC635 MC510
TypeAutomaticDual-clutch automaticManualManual
OriginZF/Chrysler (US)Fiat (Italy)Fiat (Italy)Fiat (Brazil?)
Engines1.4 Turbo AWD
2.0 AWD
1.4 Turbo FWD
1.4 (FWD)
1.4 Turbo
1.6D (FWD)
2.0 (AWD)
1.6 E.torQ/Tritec
RegionsAllAll but US, CanadaAllEurope, Asia-Pacific
Gear range9.796.686.685.10
Axle ratios4.334, 3.734   
Final drive ratios 4.4384.438, 3.579, 3.8333.929
Overall top gear 2.382.383.39

While the C510 transmission is used with the Chrysler TriTec-based engines, the transmission appears to have no relationship at all to the old New Process Gear manual transmissions used with the Neon and other cars bearing similar engines. The transmission has a much lower first gear, which should help acceleration with the diminutive four-cylinder.


Standard and optional features include:

  • 9-1-1 call/Assist Call: Mirror-mounted buttons for emergency services, roadside assistance, Uconnect Customer Care and non-collision related emergencies
  • All-row full-length side-curtain air bags: Extend protection to all outboard front- and rear- seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. This type of air bag is housed in the headliner just above side windows
  • All-speed traction control system
  • Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system is capable of detecting if the vehicle is driving on a rough road by the oscillations in the wheel speed signals. Rough road is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, and ABS enters a different pressure control where it will hold the brake pressure for longer pulses
  • Automatic defog: Enables the Renegade’s automatic temperature control (ATC) system to measure humidity inside the vehicle and provide a fog-free windshield automatically
  • When equipped with the power-sliding My Sky roof, the system automatically reverses when it senses an obstruction during closing
  • Windows automatically reverses when it senses an obstruction during closing
  • Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses dual ultra-wideband radar sensors to aid the driver when changing lanes or if being passed by or passing unseen vehicles. The system notifies the driver of vehicle(s) in their blind spot via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Brake assist: In an emergency brake situation, the system applies maximum braking power, minimizing the stopping distance
  • Brake-lock differential system (BLDS): Allows the vehicle to maintain forward motion if one or two wheels lose traction by selectively and aggressively applying brakes to the spinning wheels
  • Brake-throttle override: Allows driver to stop the vehicle when throttle and brake inputs occur simultaneously; electronic throttle control reduces engine-power output until vehicle stops or pedal inputs cease
  • Brake traction-control system (BTCS): Helps to keep driving wheels from spinning during acceleration from a stop or during slow speeds by applying individual brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
  • Capless fuel-filler door: Provides fuel-filling simplicity and eliminates contact with any fuel spillage
  • Constant-force retractors (CFR): Regulates the force exerted on the occupant by the seat belt and then gradually releases seat-belt webbing in a controlled manner
  • Driver’s side knee air bag
  • Dual-note electric horns: Produces two different tones as the same time, similar to better cut through ambient noise better
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting, flashing the hazard lights and unlocking the doors on the Renegade after air bag deployment. Also shuts off flow of fuel to the engine
  • Electric parking brake (EPB): Utilizes parking brake switch mounted in the center console, a motor on caliper (MOC) at each rear wheel and an electronic control module. Four modes of operation: static apply and release, dynamic apply, drive away release and safe hold
  • Electronic brake-force distribution: Assists the driver to optimize stopping distances and control under all vehicle loading conditions by regulating braking pressure front-to-rear
  • Electronic locking fuel filler door: Prevents theft or tampering of the gas cap which can lead to inefficiency and unwanted release of fuel vapors (outside North America)
  • Electronic roll mitigation (ERM): An extension of electronic stability control (ESC). Uses input from ESC sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering a potential roll situation, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle position as needed
  • Electronic stability control (ESC): Enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability under all conditions. Provides the benefit in critical driving situations such as turns, and is valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions including snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between driver input through the steering wheel and the vehicle’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle input to guide the vehicle back on to the driver’s intended path
  • Express up/down windows: One-touch powered express up/down window button located on the front driver and passenger-side door
  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus: Utilizes radar and video sensors to detect whether the Renegade is approaching another vehicle or large obstacle in its path too rapidly and warn or assist the driver in avoiding/mitigating the incident
  • Front seat-belt pretensioners: During a collision, impact sensors initiate front seat-belt pretensioners to remove slack in the seat belt system, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso
  • Front-seat mounted side pelvic thorax bags: Provide enhanced protection to the driver and front outboard passenger in certain impacts. Each side air bag has its own impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where an impact occurs. Standard side air bags are housed within the outboard side of each front seat
  • Front wiper blades deicer: Prevents wiper blades from freezing to the front windshield, and improves cold-weather wipe ability
  • Hill-start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period of time after a driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the driver’s foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released
  • Hill-descent Control: This feature allows Renegade to descend steep grades with minimal driver input
  • ISOFIX: Designed to ease installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
  • LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus: Plus leverages electronic power steering (EPS) to deliver a torque-input to alert and assist the driver with corrective action
  • Occupant Restraint Controller: Detects an impact and determines whether a crash is severe enough to trigger air bag deployment and whether the primary or secondary stage inflation is sufficient. In addition, the controller detects side impacts and determines whether the rail-curtain and side seat-mounted (thorax protection) air bags should deploy. Engagement of front seat-belt pretensioners are also managed through the controller
  • ParkSense rear park assist system: The system utilizes ultrasonic sensors at low speeds in reverse to detect stationary objects. If it is determined that a collision is imminent the system will provide a momentary, autonomous brake apply/brake jerk then release. At speeds below 7 kph the system will bring the vehicle to a stop before releasing
  • ParkView rear backup camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing at low speeds. Contains dynamic grid lines to aid the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the vehicle’s trailer hitch, when so equipped. The image is displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
  • Rain-sensing wipers (outside North America)
  • Ready Alert Braking (RAB): Anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the ESC pump to set brake pads against rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application
  • Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection: In parking lot situations, this system warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the vehicle is in Reverse. The driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the side-view mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  • Sentry Key engine immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security code to discourage vehicle theft. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. If an incorrect key is used, the engine will shut off after a few seconds
  • Supplemental turn signals: Signal lamp built into the housing of exterior mirrors allows turn signals to be viewed from the front, as well as the sides and rear of the vehicle in order to alert oncoming traffic and pedestrians
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering column: Allows steering column to tilt and move toward or away from the driver to achieve a safe and comfortable distance from the advanced multi- stage front driver air bag, if deployed
  • Trailer-sway control (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds and traffic. The system monitors the vehicle’s movement relative to the driver’s intended path, then applies alternating brake pressure to slow the vehicle and then increases the pressure on one front wheel in order to counteract the sway induced by the trailer

Also see:Nine-speed automatic • 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

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