2019 Jeep Renegade gets new turbo, less pedals, improved crawl ratio

For 2019, the Jeep Renegade will retain the 2.4L 4 cylinder as it’s base engine, and gain a more powerful, smaller displacement, 1.3L turbo 4 as the premium engine option. The 9 speed automatic is now the only transmission available on all trim levels, and the Trailhawk now has a 21:1 crawl ratio. Continue reading

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Jeep Comanche Concept: it’s what’s on the inside that counts

Let me get this out of the way, and just say that the Renegade looks funny with a pickup bed. It might actually be the rag top/pickup combo that’s throwing me off, but in any regard, it’s weird. Looking at what Mark Allen and the Mopar team used to build this little trucklette can probably tell us a lot more about future Jeep design than the exterior appearance can. So let’s focus on that. Continue reading