The 2016 Jeep Renegade vs. the 2016 Jeep Wrangler

2016 Jeep Renegade orange

Renegade

2016 Jeep Wrangler brown

Wrangler

When Maple Creek and Brooks drivers compare the 2016 Jeep Renegade to the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, Jackson Dodge is prepared for adventurers, and stylists alike.The Renegade is an all-new Jeep that combines a capable drive with modern styling, while the Wrangler continues to hold to its iconic roots and backcountry supremacy.

Powertrains

The 2016 Jeep Renegade offers a surprising fusion of power and efficiency across two powertrain options:

  • 1.4L MultiAir I-4 Turbo: Delivers up to 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque while making a competitive 9.9 L/100km in the city and 7.5 on the highway.
  • 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4: Takes your output to 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque while allowing up to 10.8 and 7.7.

In contrast, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler is all about power, even eschewing the ever-present sleek lines of the modern crossover for the historic styling of its forebears. Each model fits nothing less than a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine to offer a Best-in-Class 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. You’ll only make up to 14.1 and 11.1 (city and highway L/km), but efficiency isn’t the reason people buy Wranglers.

Interior

The 2016 Jeep Renegade is bright, open, and spacious. Maple Creek and Brooks drivers will enjoy the ability to choose between eye-catching accent colours such as Red, Moroccan Sun, and Ski Grey to personalize the two-tone interior. Everyone will have enough room to stretch out and relax thanks to Best-in-Class first- and second-row headroom measures of 1,044 mm and 1,029 mm. And there’s up to 1,438L of cargo space.

The Wrangler is a different breed entirely. With removable full-framed metal doors that offer exposed hinges and your choice of either a Sunrider Soft Top or Jeep Freedom Top hardtop, this is a vehicle that impresses with Spartan utility rather than modern fittings. It also offers floor drain plugs to let drivers easily wash out the interior after their weekend exploits.

Capability

The Jeep Wrangler has defined the rugged, go-anywhere off-roader for generations, and the 2016 model is just as capable as you would expect. Engineered from the ground up to go where others fear to tread, it offers Best-in-Class ground clearance, approach angles, departure angles, maneuverability, and overall capability. A Rock-Trac transfer case with 4:1 low-range gear ratio, Tru-Lok front and rear locking differentials, and Dana 44 heavy-duty solid front and rear axles are just a few of its features.

The Renegade hasn’t been built with quite the same focus on off-roading as the Wrangler; this is a model just as at home in the city as on the trail. Of course, it does offer two full-time 4×4 systems, and both feature a Class-Exclusive rear axle disconnect to improve efficiency.

Find Your Next Jeep Here in the Showroom at Jackson Dodge

While the Renegade delivers efficiency and an up-to-date design, the Wrangler continues to focus on one thing and do it better any other model on the market. To find out more about either, just contact one of the team here at Jackson Dodge.