2019 Jeep Renegade Boosts Power With New Engine - Dodge Nitro Forum
Dodge Nitro News This section contains news related to the Dodge Nitro and Dodge Nitro SRT (concept) - It also contains site related news, so be sure to check this section often. Only Administrators may start topics in this section.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
rickaren's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 22,861
2019 Jeep Renegade Boosts Power With New Engine

2019 Jeep Renegade Boosts Power With New Engine

Oct 01, 2018

Jeep Renegade sales haven’t set the United States on fire, but Jeep is aiming to change that with a much-improved powertrain in the 2019 series — accompanied by a few technology updates and a new face.

The brand new ‘GSE’ four-cylinder, engineered by people from both “the former Chrysler” and “the former Fiat,” is smaller than the old 1.4 liter “FIRE” engine, but generates a good deal more power — 177 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, up from 160 and 184.

Reportedly, the engine is less “peaky” and provides a much smoother power curve for greater responsiveness. Indeed, the 200 pound-foot peak torque comes in at a low 1,750 rpm. The downside is a 91 octane (premium gas) specification, though owners can use regular gas with lower performance.

The Chrysler 2.4 liter engine is still available — standard on the Sport and North — and has gained in power to 180 hp and 175 pound-feet of torque (peak torque is at 3,900 rpm).

The more powerful 1.3 is standard on the Limited and Trailhawk. The 2.4 is made in Michigan, while the 1.3 is made in Poland; the Renegade itself is built in Italy. Fuel economy with the 2.4 is 22/31 for FWD, and 21/29 for AWD; 1.3 economy hasn’t been announced yet.

All Renegades now come with a nine speed automatic — no six speeds. Ground clearance is 6.7 inches on FWD, 8.0 on AWD, and 8.7 inches with the Trailhawk. Curb weight is 3,166 pounds (2.4 FWD) to 3,335 lb (1.3 AWD), with the Trailhawk coming in at 3,532 lb due to its extra off-road gear. The drag coefficient goes from 0.35 to 0.37.

Active grille shutters and stop-start systems are now included on all but the Trailhawk to increase gas mileage, and an LED Group includes LED headlamps, daytime running lights, cornering fog lamps, and taillights. The Advanced Tech Group has added adaptive cruise control, parking assistance, and front parking centers.

Cosmetic changes include new gauge graphics, an exterior refresh focusing on the front fascias, new wheels, and new colors (Bikini, Slate Blue, and Sting Grey).

There are four models: the Sport, North, Limited, and Trailhawk. Continuing colors are Colorado Red, Omaha Orange, Granite Crystal, Jetset Blue, Glacier, black, and white. Interiors can be done in black, black with Sandstorm, black with grey, or Trailhawk Black.


Nitro Year: 2007 (1 of 91,815 sold in 07)
Nitro Model: R/T 4X4 Stone White
CAT-BACK Exhaust, CAI, Projector Head Lamps
Fully-Equipped w/all factory options
rickaren is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Dodge Nitro Forum > Dodge Nitro News & Polls > Dodge Nitro News

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Nitro Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2019 Jeep Renegade rickaren Dodge Nitro News 4 10-08-2018 04:34 PM
2017 Jeep Renegade Gets 2 New Models rickaren Dodge Nitro News 0 11-10-2016 03:35 PM
Shipping of New Jeep Renegade Starts rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 03-18-2015 08:17 AM
Win 2015 All-new Jeep Renegade rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 2 02-09-2015 04:07 PM
Jeep Renegade to power global sales rickaren Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep News 0 05-06-2014 09:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome