2015 Jeep Renegade Returns 31 MPG on the Highway, EPA Says | Edmunds

2015 Jeep Renegade Returns 31 MPG on the Highway, EPA Says


WASHINGTON — The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade compact SUV returns 25 mpg in combined driving (22 city/31 highway), according to the EPA.

The EPA posted some of the Renegade's official fuel economy numbers on Monday.

Renegade competitors include the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and Nissan Juke. Upcoming competitors include the 2016 Honda HR-V and 2016 Mazda CX-3.

The initial fuel economy numbers posted by the EPA are for a Renegade 4x2 model with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Still to come are fuel economy numbers for the 4x4 version and models with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the six-speed manual transmission.

The Renegade is an all-new compact SUV that slots below the Jeep Cherokee in the brand's lineup.

In comparison, the 2015 Trax with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission returns 26 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The 2015 Nissan Juke with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 28 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, the EPA said.

The 2016 Honda HR-V 2WD model with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 25 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Fuel economy numbers on the Mazda CX-3 have not been posted.

The Renegade begins rolling into Jeep dealerships this week.

The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Tuesday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $2.31 versus $3.41 a year ago.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers get some critical and long-awaited information about the 2015 Jeep Renegade that should help in the decision-making process.

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