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The Jeep Renegade range has seen its prices cut for a second time, bringing the US brand’s smallest SUV more into line with its mainstream competitors.

The entry-point to the Jeep range remains the Renegade Sport, which is now priced from $26,000 plus on-road costs for the 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder, five-speed manual model, while the 1.4-litre turbo six-speed auto model now attracts a smaller premium than it did in the past, priced from $28,000 plus on-road costs (previously, it was $3000 more). In fact, the Sport auto is the big mover, with the others shifting down in smaller increments.

Here are the differences between the prices:

Model Old price (before on-road costs) New price (before on-road costs)
Sport 1.6 manual FWD $28,000 $26,000
Sport 1.4T auto FWD $31,000 $28,000
Longitude 1.4T auto FWD $33,000 $32,000
Limited 1.4T auto FWD $36,000 $35,000
Trailhawk 2.4 auto 4WD $40,000 $39,000

There aren’t any additional bits of equipment fitted to the Renegade range – rather, this is more of a revision to the pricing to try and get more buyers interested. In fact, the Sport manual model (pictured below) is being promoted right now at $26,000 drive-away – pretty sharp.

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Here’s what Jeep’s local arm had to say about the changes:

“FCA Australia has been working collaboratively with the Jeep dealer network to secure an even more compelling price point for the Renegade,” a statement from the company read.

When the Renegade launched back in October 2015, it was priced as follows: Sport 1.6 man – $29,500; Sport 1.4T auto -$32,500; Longitude 1.4T auto – $34,500; Limited 1.4T auto – $38,500; Trailhawk 2.4 auto – $41,500. This pricing was then revised in January 2016 to the levels you see in the table above.

Here’s a run-down on what equipment each trim level offers:

Sport:

  • Rear-view camera
  • Seven airbags
  • 5.0-inch touchscreen audio
  • Bluetooth phone and audio streaming with voice control
  • USB input
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Electric park brake
  • Cruise control
  • Digital speedometer
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • “Premium” cloth trim
  • Black exterior highlights including grille, door handles and mirrors

Longitude (adds over Sport):

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Auto headlights and wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Six-speaker stereo
  • Electric lumbar adjust for driver’s seat
  • 17-inch alloys
  • Front fog-lights
  • Black roof rails
  • Body-coloured mirrors and door handles

Limited (adds over Longitude):

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen media
  • Satellite navigation
  • 7.0-inch colour TFT instrument cluster
  • Nine-speaker Beats audio system
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Electric front seat adjustment (eight-way)
  • Leather trim
  • “Deep tint” privacy glass
  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Silver-finished exterior treatment on roof rails, exhaust tip, grille, mirrors

Trailhawk (over Limited):

  • Selec-Terrain with low-range
  • Hill descent control
  • Underbody bash plates
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Black bonnet decals
  • Black grille
  • Unique front and rear bumpers for better approach and departure angles
  • Tow hook
  • Grey exterior highlights on mirrors and roof rails
  • “Trail Rated” badges
  • Trailhawk leather trim

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