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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.

Engines

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
AvailableEurope,
Latin America
North AmericaAll but
North America
WorldAll but
North America
Europe,
Africa
Europe,
Asia-Pacific
Stop/Start?NoNoYesNoNoYesYes
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
Size215/65R16215/60R17225/55R18215/65R17
TireContinental
CrossContact LX Sport
GY Eagle Sport or
Kumho KL33
GY Wrangler SRA or
Falken Wildpeak
Revs/Mile749768729722
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
Speeds9665
OriginZF/Chrysler (US)Fiat (Italy)Fiat (Italy)Fiat (Brazil?)
Engines1.4 Turbo AWD
2.4
2.0 AWD
1.4 Turbo FWD
(w/Stop&Start)
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.

Safety

Standard and optional features include:

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

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