Jeep Renegade Trailhawk   Jeep Wrangler
184-hp 2.4L Tigershark Base Engine 285-hp 3.6L V6 VVT
9-speed automatic Transmission 6-spd. manual or 5-spd auto
2,000 lbs Max Trailering 2,000 lbs
My Sky Dual Panel Roof Roof Options Full convertible, manual

Jeep Renegade vs Jeep Wrangler

Steering wheel and dashboard of the Jeep Renegade

If you’re as excited as we are for the arrival of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, you’re probably on the lookout for details and insight into what the vehicle will be like when it hits showrooms –  including ours here at –  later this year. If you’re considering the Renegade but aren’t sure if it’s the right model for you, you may be interested in seeing a comparison showing some of the similarities and differences between the Jeep Renegade and other popular models.

Today, we’ll compare the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk model with the current Jeep Wrangler you know and love. When taking a look at the Jeep Renegade vs the Jeep Wrangler, the first thing you’re probably wondering about is price. While we don’t have an official price yet from Jeep regarding how much you can expect to pay for the 2015 Jeep Renegade, it’s expected to come in lower than the Wrangler, likely due largely to the difference in engine capability between the two models.

2015 Jeep Renegade Milwaukee WI

While the Wrangler comes with a more capable engine, you shouldn’t expect lackluster performance from the Renegade –  in fact, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by it! The Renegade Trailhawk model comes standard with a 2.4L Tigershark engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. With that powerful combination, you’ll be looking at excellent fuel economy and a smooth, confident ride no matter where you take your Renegade. You’ll also notice that the maximum trailer weight is the same for both the Wrangler and Renegade Trailhawks.

When you’ve got a bit of hauling to do, either model would be a good fit. As for the top-down options, you’ve got the traditional Jeep Wrangler with a full removable top –  for many, this is the ultimate Jeep experience. But not so fast –  the Renegade’s got a whole new trick in store! The available My Sky roof lets you retract or entirely remove the two roof panels and store them flat in the cargo area. This way you can crack your roof open a bit or let the full light of day in. It’s an innovative system we’ll be sure to let you check out when you come in for your test drive!  

Jeep Renegade driving downtown