2023 Jeep Renegade Loses Base Trim

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2022 Jeep Renegade in red.

  • Jeep hasn’t introduced pricing for the 2023 Renegade, however we anticipate costs to begin round $30,000.
  • That looks as if a drastic worth improve, however solely as a result of Jeep will eradicate a slow-selling base trim.

There’s an rising pattern within the automotive business, and it’s reached the entry level of the Jeep lineup. The boxy, pug-cute little Jeep Renegade has misplaced its base trim.

It could be a consequence of the continued world microchip scarcity, with automakers triaging their lineups to make use of the chips they’ll get as effectively as attainable. It could even be a perform of America’s tastes — among the blame for hovering new automobile costs falls on consumers’ preferences as we maintain shopping for fancier vehicles. Luxurious automobiles make up a much bigger share of the vehicles we purchase right now, and base fashions with restricted content material are disappearing from showrooms.

However, regardless of the trigger, many inexpensive automobiles are dropping their most inexpensive types for the 2023 model 12 months. Jeep’s little runabout is the most recent. Its Sport trim is disappearing for 2023.

That can most likely create the phantasm of an enormous worth improve. Jeep hasn’t launched pricing for the 2023 model 12 months. However, for 2022, the Renegade Sport begins at $24,695 (plus a $1,595 vacation spot cost). The subsequent step up, the Latitude, begins at $29,145. If 2023 pricing goes unchanged, dropping the Sport will imply over a $4,000 improve within the base worth.

Different modifications for 2023 are modest. Jeep introduces a brand new Latitude Premium Group that provides an 8-way energy driver’s seat, heated entrance seats, cornering fog lights, and a heated steering wheel to the brand new base trim. A step up the trim ladder, the Renegade Restricted provides adaptive cruise management. A brand new Restricted Elite Group provides full LED exterior lights, computerized excessive beams, and parking sensors.

The Renegade Trailhawk, which our take a look at driver mentioned makes the Renegade “among the many finest off-roaders in its class,” will get its personal Elite Group choices bundle, including leather-based trim, seat heaters, and a heated steering wheel.

The Renegade additionally will get in on the opposite main automotive pattern of current years — a blacked-out bundle. Referred to as Excessive Altitude, it will get gloss black badges and 19-inch wheels painted a darkish gray shade Jeep calls Granite Crystal.

We’ll deliver pricing when we now have it.

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