The Jeep Renegade was formerly priced from $29,500 to $41,500 in Australia depending on the trim level, a figure that surpassed those of its rivals in the region. However now Fiat Chrysler has decided to bring that price a bit closer to earth for the 2016 model year, reducing the price of the compact crossover by $1500 to $2500 depending on the trim level.
The entry-level Renegade Sport with a five-speed manual transmission will now start at $28,000 instead of $29,500, while the dual-clutch automatic model will start at $31,000 instead of $32,500. The Renegade Longitude was formerly $34,500 and will now cost $33,000 while the Renegade Limited will enjoy a $2500 price reduction from $38,500 to $36,000.
Finally, the range-topping Renegade TrailHawk is now $1,500 cheaper costing $40,000 instead of $41,500.
Those customers that bought a 2015 Jeep Renegade in Australia will receive the difference in pricing back from Fiat Chrysler Australia. The change will be welcomed by journalists, customers and dealers in the country, some of which felt you didn’t need to pay a price premiuim for the Jeep when the competition offered similar products for less. CarAdvice.Au even took 1 point off of the Renegade’s final score in their review upon learning the pricing, however maybe they’ll tack it back on now that FCA has attempted to remedy the issue.