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2015 Jeep Renegade Overview

Jeep Renegade Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Jeep Renegade 27
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Renegades, 6.7 months of data per Renegade, average 11800 miles

New design, spring introduction. Combined with the 2016.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Jeep Renegade

2015 Jeep Renegade Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearComment
2016 The Jeep Renegade is essentially a Fiat underneath, and Fiats haven't been earning good marks in our quarterly car reliability survey. The ZF nine-speed automatic transmission used in the Renegade is also used in various Chrysler and Acura models, and many owners of those cars haven't been happy with it. On top of this, it hasn't yet been a year since the Renegade launched. So it should not come as a surprise that the limited amount of reliability data we have so far for the Renegade suggests worse-than-average (but not awful) reliability. While this doesn't constitute a red flag, a yellow flag is warranted. Buyers who expect virtually no repairs during the first few years of ownership, as some do, should probably await more solid reliability stats for the Renegade or buy something else. The Honda HR-V similarly seems to be suffering from some first-year niggles. We don't have reliability data for the Chevrolet Trax, but the modest amount we have for the closely related Buick Encore suggests that it has been very reliable. The Subaru Crosstrek has an excellent reliability record in our survey. full 2016 Jeep Renegade review
 

Jeep Renegade repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (36%)

Brakes and Traction Control (21%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 14 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Jeep Renegade.

TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Jeep Renegade

2015 Jeep Renegade Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
2016 Given the Jeep Renegade's far-from-aero shape and relatively large, 2.4-liter engine, it should come as little surprise that, even with a nine-speed automatic transmission, its EPA ratings of 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway are significantly lower than those for most competitors. The Cherokee, though 600 pounds heavier, earns the same ratings with the same power train. Opt for a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine and the six-speed manual it is paired with, and the Renegade's ratings improve to 24/31 (with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive). The 2.4 with front-wheel drive manages 22/31. In comparison, when fitted with an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive the Chevrolet Trax achieves 24/31, the HR-V 27/32. and the Subaru Crosstrek 26/34. In my real-world suburban driving the Renegade's trip computer reported averages ranging from 19 to 25 mpg, and usually towards the lower end of this range. The Trax's trip computer on the same roads (but with warmer temps) reported averages between 30 and 40, and most often around 36-37. The Trax did not have all-wheel drive, but this shouldn't explain more than two-to-three mpg. The HR-V and CX-3, tested with all-wheel drive, tended to average about 35 and 33, respectively. The Renegade isn't in the same league. Some much larger SUVs have been better. full 2016 Jeep Renegade review
 
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