Can a Jeep Renegade tow a caravan?

In this blog post, we will answer the following question: Can a Jeep Renegade tow a caravan? We will also write a short review of the new Jeep Renegade and the new turbo engine range. 

Can a Jeep Renegade tow a caravan?

With a towing capacity of 2000 pounds (907.18 kgs), a Jeep Renegade is not the best option to tow a full-loaded caravan. However, it is great for towing small campers, boats or a small trailer. 

The new Jeep Renegade is available in two configurations – front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive – and offers two 4 × 4 systems, the possibility of disconnecting the rear axle, functions such as Selec-Terrain, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. 

The 4 × 4 skills offered by the new Renegade are best expressed by the level of Trailhawk equipment, created especially for off-road getaways and equipped with specific technical and visual features. The other three equipment versions of the model that will be on sale in September are Sport, Longitude and Limited.

Jeep Renegade Towing Capacity

Car modelTowing CapacityPayload CapacityCurb weight
Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs/ 907.18 kgs1118 lbs.3056 lbs.
Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1263 lbs.3210 lbs.
Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3056 lbs.
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1263 lbs.3210 lbs.
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1263 lbs.3210 lbs.
Jeepster 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3358 lbs.
Jeepster 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3358 lbs.
80th Edition 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3358 lbs.
80th Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3358 lbs.
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3358 lbs.
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3358 lbs.
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9AM)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3327 lbs.
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9AM)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3532 lbs.
Islander 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3210 lbs.
Islander 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A)2000 lbs.1118 lbs.3056 lbs.

Jeep Renegade: A review

Jeep Renegade, the brand’s best-seller in Europe, comes with a revised design, more safety features, a state-of-the-art infotainment system and a new range of engines, designed to deliver maximum efficiency and top performance on both asphalt and off-road.

Style. Renegade now has a bolder look – with a new front with unmistakable Jeep design elements, including circular headlights and trapezoidal side wing trim. There is a clear link between the design of the new Renegade and that of the new Wrangler while maintaining an appearance adapted to both the urban environment and off-road routes.

Key innovations in the new Jeep Renegade include LED headlights (including daytime running lights, low beam, high beam and fog lights – optional on the Limited and Trailhawk) that add safety and efficiency. 

At the rear, the new Renegade now has LED taillights for the Limited and Trailhawk versions. The taillight design is a key element of the rear, especially with the presence of the X-shaped graphic element inspired by Wrangler.

Interior. Functionality, an extremely important aspect since the launch of the model, is at a higher level. It has been improved with a new centre console with dedicated storage space for a smartphone, new cup holders and extra storage space, including a pocket that can accommodate an iPad Mini or other small accessories. 

Depending on the level of equipment, the new Jeep Renegade has one of three infotainment systems – Uconnect with 5-inch touch screen, Uconnect with 7-inch touch screen or Uconnect with an 8.4-inch touch screen. The infotainment systems integrate the Apple CarPlay function and are also compatible with Android Auto.

Configurations. The new Jeep Renegade is available in two configurations – front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive – and offers two 4 × 4 systems, the possibility of disconnecting the rear axle, functions such as Selec-Terrain, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. 

The 4 × 4 skills offered by the new Renegade are best expressed by the level of Trailhawk equipment, created especially for off-road getaways and equipped with specific technical and visual features. The other three equipment versions of the model that will be on sale in September are Sport, Longitude and Limited.

Security systems. The new Jeep Renegade has been developed to provide maximum safety thanks to state-of-the-art systems, available as standard or optional, including six airbags and ESC with ERM (Electronic Rollover Mitigation) system. Also available as standard in all ranges are the Lane Sense Departure Warning-Plus and Intelligent Speed ​​Assist systems with Traffic Sign Recognition.

Jeep Renegade: A new range of petrol turbo engines

Jeep has prepared two new gasoline turbo engines for the new Renegade. Built around a modular structure, they are available in two configurations – 1-litre three-cylinder, 120 hp and 190 Nm coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and 1.3 litres with 150 hp coupled with a DDCT transmission with dry double clutch – and front-wheel drive.

The 1.3-litre engine is also available in 180 hp connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter and all-wheel drive. The maximum torque for both versions of the 1.3-litre engine is rated at 270 Nm. The new petrol engines comply with Euro 6/D standards and are equipped with particulate filters

The third generation MultiAir technology makes its debut on this new range of engines and ensures combustion efficiency by adjusting the closing and opening of the valves. By implementing specific technical solutions, the efficiency of the engine during reduced stress is increased by recirculating the combustion gases by opening the intake valves earlier, but at the same time increasing the efficiency of the engine during intense stress by delaying the closing of the intake valves.

MultiJet II turbodiesel engines with Stop & Start technology. The new Jeep Renegade 2019 can be equipped with one of the two available diesel engines – 1.6 litres or 2 litres. 

Both use the second generation of MultiJet technology, developed and patented by the FCA group. Customers can opt for two engines and three power levels – 1.6 litres with 120 hp coupled with a manual transmission or a DDCT unit with dry double-clutch, respectively 2 litres with 140 or 170 hp and manual transmission or with an automatic transmission with nine steps.

To provide increased efficiency, these engines adopt SCR on filter technology, a solution that integrates the functionality offered by Selective Catalyst Reduction with a DPF substrate, to reduce emissions by injecting AdBlue and reducing engine emissions.

Road and off-road behaviour. We can notice a few dynamic differences if we refer to the previous generation, but an extra agility thanks to the fact that they are lighter than the previous ones. In addition, the quiet one-litre 3-cylinder unit did not seem undersized at all, the generous torque (190 Nm) and gearbox flooring being key elements in this regard.

Finally, something about the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Thanks to the independent suspension that allows articulation of up to 205 mm and a ground clearance of 210 mm, the Trailhawk version is a benchmark in its segment. Moreover, in this case, the Selec-Terrain system integrates Rock mode for increased grip and better control in extreme situations.

Conclusions

The new Jeep Renegade is in itself an innovative thing. Starting with the Suzuki Samurai or Lada Niva, no one has thought of making a compact SUV lately. Unlike the models mentioned above, the new Renegade is also a car that you can easily live with every day. 

With off-road performance close to that of the Toyota Land Cruiser, the small Jeep is much more compact than most cars that boast increased capacity on rough terrain.

As long as you are properly equipped and do not exceed the towing capacity, you can trust the Jeep Renegade for a trip with a small trailer in the back.

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FAQ on Can a Jeep Renegade tow a caravan?

Can you tow with a Jeep Renegade?

When properly equipped, you can tow with a Jeep Renegade. Just keep in mind that, with a towing capacity of 2000  lbs, it is best to tow smaller trailers and small boats. 

Can a Jeep tow a caravan?

A Jeep Wrangler is the best to tow a small caravan, the pop-up trailer of trailer-tents. With a towing capacity of just 2000 lbs, you have to know the Jeep’s limits when buying a caravan/trailer.

Is the Jeep Renegade reliable?

The new Jeep Renegade is not very reliable, with a low score of two out of five. 

References

Jeep Renegade – Tow Car Awards

2021 Jeep Renegade Review 

Jeep Renegade – Practical Caravan

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