Review: Jeep Renegade Sport is more expensive with a turbo engine. worth the price?

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With a turbocharged engine and only 4×2 front-wheel drive, which takes off-road capability from the model, but makes it smarter and more efficient, is the 2022 Renegade Sport worth the hefty price tag? This is what we will analyze in this article.

price: Jeep Renegade Sport T270 ($123,908) + metallic paint ($1,565). Total: 125,473 Brazilian Real.

Interior appearance and finishing

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

The face of the rebel does not change. The SUV underwent a new make-up, acquired new bumpers and grille designs, as well as full LED headlights and headlights with a renewed interior arrangements. However, the appearance of the pocket square has been preserved, which is a positive point – As Mobiauto already said in detail here.

Inside, the Jeep 2022 Renegade has been given a new steering wheel, just like the one on the compass And Leaderand followed the economic changes. So much so that the analog dashboard with the on-board computer is similar to that of its Fiat cousins ​​- only the digital kit comes in the top versions.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

The multimedia system screen remains in the middle on the console, which is a negative point. After all, to look at the map, for example, the driver takes his eyes off the track completely, which does not happen with floating power plants.

The seats are soft and upholstered with light fabric and stitching. The door panels and armrest receive the same finish and leave the interior beautiful, despite its simplicity.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

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The interior space remains the same, with good distances for the knees, shoulders and head thanks to the shape of the box. Only the trunk comes with a capacity of 320 liters in VDA (or 385 liters, by water bags), which is among the smallest in this class.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Dimensions: 4,268 mm long, 2,570 mm wheelbase, 1,805 mm wide, 1,696 mm high, 385 liters (water) of the trunk, 55 liters of fuel tank.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

PERFORMANCE AND DRIVING

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

The 1.3 turboflex GSE engine has become the main novelty of Renegade in the 2022 line. In the entry versions, it replaces the disputed 1.8 E. The performance issue is over, in fact, because the Renegade T270 is very smart to ride.

With 27.5 kgfm of torque delivered before the engine hits 2,000 rpm, the SUV starts well and picks up speed with ease. So much so, that it was 2.4 seconds faster than the old Sport 1.8 version at 0-100 km/h. In addition, it has a higher final speed, going from 182 km / h to 210 km / h.

Compared to 4×4 configurations, it is about 200kg lighter. The maximum off-road capabilities are gone – forget the electronic front differential lock, it helps with punctuality in extreme situations from a lack of grip – agility comes from 0 to 100 km / h faster than one second.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

engine: 1.3, four cylinders front / transverse / in-line / 16v / turbo / flex / camshaft: compression ratio / direct fuel injection / overhead one 10.5:1

Energy (G/E): 180/185 hp (E/G) at 5750 rpm

Torque (G/E): 27.5 kg/m (E/G) at 1750 rpm

Weight/Power: 8.1 kg/hp

Weight/torque: 53.8 kg/kg force m

exchange: Automatic, six gear

popularity: straight ahead

0 to 100 km/h (G/E): 8.7 / 8.8 (E / G) sec

maximum speed: 208/210 km/h (G/E)

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

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Independent McPherson struts are tuned on both axles for added comfort. On the road, in high bends, for example, the body tilts a lot. However, they do very well in the city, taking on speed bumps, ditches and road imperfections without hitting the cabin.

Interior comfort is enhanced by the seats, which have a good size of foam, as well as 215/70 tires with wide sidewalls. In addition, the good insulation of the doors leaves the passenger compartment closed against most external noises, including the roar of the engine itself.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Since the rebel is lighter than the compass and the commander and Fiat ToroThe 1.3 Turbo doesn’t have to scream as much at higher revs in acceleration and taking. Ufa.

Braking is a bit scary. For cost reasons, the four-wheel disc brakes have the same specifications as the 4×4 versions – which, as we say, weigh about 200 kg. In Renegade Sport, they end up getting overgrown: you have to calibrate your foot well so you don’t suddenly brake.

Technical information: Electric steering/front suspension: McPherson with independent wheels, low oscillating pads with triangular geometry, stabilizer bar and coil springs and rear suspension: McPherson with independent wheels, transverse/side couplings, stabilizer bar with coil springs/ ventilated front and rear disc brakes Solid disc/ Turning diameter: 10.8 m / ground clearance: 186 mm, angle of attack: 21 degrees; central angle: 22 degrees; Departure angle: 31° / Net weight: 1,468 kg / Payload: 400 kg

Consumption – Inmetro and Mobiauto

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Remember the drunken reputation? It shouldn’t change much. The Renegade Sport T270 is slightly more economical than the old 1.8 flex, but worse than competitors such as Hyundai Creta, VW T-Cross, Nissan Kicks and Chevrolet Tracker.

Renegade Sport T270 (Inmetro) consumption: 7.7 km / l with ethanol and 11 km / l with gasoline in the city; 9.1 km/l with ethanol and 12.8 km/l with gasoline on the road.

Renegade Sport 1.8 Flexible Depreciation (Inmetro): 6.9 km / l with ethanol and 10 km / l with gasoline in the city; 8.6 km/l with ethanol and 12 km/l with gasoline on the road.

During the evaluation, we drove 800 km with air conditioning, on a 70% and 30% urban road cycle, and the Renegade came to 8.5 km/l, infused with ethanol. Weighing in at around 1,500kg, it’s still a sore rung when it comes to delivering better efficiency.

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Technologies and security

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Although it is an entry-level version of the 2022 Renegade, the Sport offers a very interesting set of standard items, especially when we talk about technology and safety. The 7-inch multimedia center is the same as that used on the Fiats and has wireless connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Six airbags are standard, and it still carries important elements like Independent Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Alert with correction. During the evaluation, the process of self-restraint did not start – oh boy! – But the lane change alert works fine, with accurate corrections and without intimidating the driver, as in the compass.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

The sensitivity of these elements can even be regulated by the multimedia center. For roughly R$125,000 ordered, it lacked a set with a larger digital screen and digital air conditioning, to truly put the Renegade above the competition. These items are supplied with the mid-longitude version, but they start at R$138,000.

Finally, USB Type-C ports are fun, as they are really suitable for the latest smartphone chargers.

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Jeep Renegade Sport T270 – Standard Items

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Visible: 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, front and rear carpets, and full LED headlights.

comfort: Power door and trunk locks, power outside mirrors, 12V socket, driver seat with height adjustment, 60/40 split folding rear seat, air conditioning, power windows in the four doors with one-touch system, front arm support, height and depth adjustment of steering column, Power steering, trunk lighting.

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Technique: 7-inch multimedia center with Android Auto and Wireless Apple CarPlay, reversing camera, six-speaker audio system, USB Type-C ports, 3.5-inch screen for on-board multifunction computer, traction control pocket +, start-stop system

safety: Hill Start Assist, Speed ​​Limit Alert, Stability and Traction Control, Cruise Control, Alert, Electronic Parking Brake, Driver Fatigue Detector, Electronic Roll Control, Six Airbags, Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor, Independent Emergency Braking, Isofix, Alert Change the path with the patch.

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Conclusion

The SUV made a good jump in performance and gained new equipment in the 2022 line, even in the entry version, but it costs R$14,000 more

Using competitors as a reference, which in their entry versions are already in the R$120,000 range, the Renegade Sport 2022 is worth what you ask for. The 1.3 turbocharged engine guarantees an excellent jump in performance and even an impressive dose of fuel economy compared to the 1.8 Flex.

The minimalist interior and retro-style dashboard counteract it, but the interesting equipment list and good driver assistants make up for it. Moreover, the best-selling SUV in Brazil in recent years has modernized its appearance without losing its personality, which is one of its strongest points.

Photos: Murillo Joyce / Mobyauto

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