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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.
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.
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee uses electrically power-assisted steering, with computer control — as most new cars do.
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.
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:
Also see:Nine-speed automatic • 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee
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