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.
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:
Longitude (adds over Sport):
Limited (adds over Longitude):
Trailhawk (over Limited):