The 2016 Jeep Renegade has State-of-the-Art Technology

January 27th, 2016 by

Once there was a time when Jeeps were valued solely for their off-roading prowess. But, the modern world is a whole different place than what older Jeeps knew. Technology evolves so quickly, that even the Jeeps from the late 90s are considered archaic by some consumers. Enter the 2016 Jeep Renegade, a Jeep that not only has the dependable off-roading capability expected from a Jeep; but is also equipped with the latest and greatest technology.

This is because the Renegade is a Jeep that was born only a few years ago, which means the Renegade was naturally equipped with some of the greatest technology of our time. Therefore, it’s important to recognize this modern technological marvel for what it really is. Whether they help with performance or entertainment; here’s a few of the defining technological features of the 2016 Jeep Renegade.

Selec-Terrain

Selec-Terrain is a system that’s equipped on the Jeep, and a feature that provides the Renegade driver with a state-of-the-art off-roading experience. Back in the day, you had to get out of the vehicle and brave the cold weather to manually lock the hubs in for four wheel drive. Now with modern technology, the simple turn of a dial inside a toasty-warm cabin can do that and so much more. For the Renegade, it means pinpoint performance for whatever off-roading condition is presented. The dial allows you to select between four modes: auto, snow, sand, or mud. For the Trailhawk trim, a fifth “rock” option is available. These modes will apply the proper amount of power to the wheels in order to help you safely and effectively traverse any hazardous or off-roading terrain possible.

This feature of the 2016 Renegade is a best-of-both worlds scenario. Not only does it make your life easier when engaging four wheel drive, but it’s also a system that enhances your off-road experience.

Uconnect System

Years ago, if you told Jeep fans there would be a touchscreen in a Jeep, they’d probably laugh. But in 2016, the available Uconnect 6.5 Nav touchscreen in the Renegade is as advanced as they come, and it has some pretty fun features. Those older Jeep fans will stop laughing when they learn it has as some features that further enhance the off-roading experience as well. The 6.5 Nav system gives you entertainment features like streaming satellite radio, a media hub for an iPod, USB capability, hands free BlueTooth phone operation, and much more.

It also provides technology that is helpful in an off-road environment. Like a sensor assisted GPS with full navigation capabilities.

Driver Information Display

Perhaps one of the cooler features of the Renegade is the driver information display. The 7-inch full color display is centered between the RPM gauge and speedometer. With steering wheel mounted controls, it allows you to scroll through some of the features in the Renegade. Like navigation, your Selec-Terrain settings, Active ParkSense, Rear Park Assist, a digital speedometer, and other vehicle information.

It’s all provided in high-definition digital color, and is a quick and efficient way to see the important information about your car. Also noteworthy, the orange mud-splatter effect on the odometer keeps the fun looking theme going.

Price

The 2016 Jeep Renegade is a vehicle that not only performs off the road, but inside the cabin as well. It has many more technological features that weren’t mentioned on this list, and is made from a modern engineering mindset. Ensuring you get the best fun, safe, practical, and performance-oriented design possible.

This computer-on-wheels comes in at a starting MSRP of $19,995, and will get you most of the technological features. Aside from the 6.5 Uconnect Nav screen, which is an upgrade for the higher trims; and grabbing the highest trim for only 7 grand more get’s you the upgraded screen and the best technology Jeep has to offer.

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