Island(er) in the Sun: Jeep Quietly Introduces 2021 Renegade Islander Edition
The tropical-themed Renegade is based on the base Sport trim, starts at $27,675.
The Jeep Renegade (known as the "BU"), which first made its debut for the 2015 model year, is one of the most popular entries in the subcompact SUV class, and offers all-weather capabilities, as well as legendary Jeep styling. For 2021, Jeep is looking to add even more style and value to the Renegade lineup by introducing the new Renegade Islander Edition. Based on the base port trim level, and starting at $27,675 for a two-wheel-drive (4X2) model, and $29,175 for a four-wheel-drive (4X4) model, the tropical-themed Islander Edition is aimed at younger buyers looking for added value and styling in an affordable package. Read on to find out more about the new 2021 Jeep Renegade Islander Edition. NOTE: Any and all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes or other fees.
Building on the base Sport trim of the 2021 Jeep Renegade lineup, the Islander Edition comes equipped with many features that appeal to younger buyers, such as a U Connect 4 seven-inch (7.0") touchscreen infotainment system with SiriusXM Satellite Radio (including a complimentary one-year paid trial subscription), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, full Bluetooth connectivity, and USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, cloth seating surfaces, keyless entry, power windows and door locks, a cruise control, active driver assistance technologies (such as forward collision warning, blind spot detection and rear cross-path detection, and lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist), and steering wheel-mounted audio system and infotainment system voice controls. However, the Islander Edition takes things a step further, starting with its nineteen-inch (19") tires and silver-finished aluminum-alloy wheels, and an Islander Edition-specific asymmetric orange-painted front hood decal. Furthermore, the Keyless Enter-'n'-Go system (Jeep's version of a keyless access system) and a remote vehicle starter system are standard equipment, and the Black cloth seats are embroidered with the Islander Edition "Tiki Bob" logo in both front seat backrests, offset by Gloss White-painted trim accents on the steering wheel spokes and front and rear door speaker grilles. There are four available exterior paint colors on the Renegade Islander Edition, and all four of them are also available on other Renegade models: Jetset Blue Clear Coat (Gloss Dark Blue), Bikini Pearl Coat Metallic (Metallic Teal), Omaha Orange Clear Coat (Gloss Bright Orange), and Glacier Metallic (Metallic Silver) (all add an additional $245 onto the Islander Edition's base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)).
Being a well-equipped model, there are limited options available on the 2021 Jeep Renegade Islander Edition. With any exterior paint color option, you can opt for a White Clear Coat (Gloss White)-painted roof at no additional charge, and the Trailer Tow Group (available for an additional $595), includes a full-size spare tire and wheel (a feature not often seen in the subcompact SUV market), a Class III trailer tow hitch, and a four-pin trailer towing wiring harness. The Convenience Group, available for an additional $1,195, adds features such as a split-folding (40/20/40) rear bench seat with a center armrest pass-thru, an eight-way, power-adjustable front driver's bucket seat with power lumbar adjustment, dual heated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel (both of which can work in conjunction with the standard remote vehicle starter system to warm the interior on cold days prior to entering the vehicle), a four-way, manually-adjustable front passenger bucket seat, rain-sensitive front windshield wipers, an automatic-dimming day/night inside rearview mirror (ISRV), all-weather front and rear floor mats, a rear cargo area compartment tonneau cover (shade), and a front windshield wiper blade de-icer. Power is delivered via the Renegade's standard naturally-aspirated 2.4L "Tigershark" Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine producing a class-leading 180 horsepower and 175 lb. ft. of torque, mated to the ZF-derived "948TE" nine-speed automatic transmission. Both standard front wheel drive (FWD) and optional four wheel drive (4WD) are available.
Jeep produces the renegade alongside the related Fiat 500X in Melfi, Italy, and the 2021 Jeep Renegade Islander Edition will be reaching Jeep dealerships nationwide very soon. What do you think of the 2021 Jeep Renegade Islander Edition? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here for more information as it becomes available!