The Jeep Renegade is a vehicle that was designed with the modern driver in mind. It offers a variety of features and options that are not available on other vehicles in its class. In this article, we will discuss some of the hidden design features that can be found on the Jeep Renegade called Easter Eggs. We will also provide information on how to access these features. So, if you are considering purchasing a Renegade, or you already own one, read on for more information! Don’t own a Renegade? Click here to read about the easter eggs Jeep designers hid on other models.
The Jeep Renegade offers a variety of function and design features that are not available on other vehicles in its class. These features include:
Jeep Renegade Safety Features
A Blind Spot Monitoring System – This system uses sensors to monitor the vehicle’s blind spots. If there is someone in or near one of the vehicle’s blind spots, an indicator light will flash on the corresponding side mirror.
A Rear Cross Path Detection System – This system uses sensors to detect objects that are located behind the vehicle. If an object is detected, the system will provide an audible warning.
A Forward Collision Warning System – This system monitors the distance between the Renegade and the vehicle in front of it. If the distance decreases too quickly, the system will provide an audible warning.
Hill Start Assist – This feature helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when starting off on a hill. It does this by holding the brakes for a short period of time after the driver releases them.
A ParkView Rear Back Up Camera – This camera provides a view of what is behind the vehicle when it is in reverse.
A Trailer Sway Damping System – This system helps to keep trailers from swaying while they are being towed.
To access these features, you will need to use the Vehicle Settings menu, although most will be turned on by default from the factory.
Jeep Renegade Easter Eggs
Other special notes about the Jeep Renegade include special designs hidden throughout the vehicle, often referred to as easter eggs.
One such design element that you will miss if not specially looking for it can be located on the lower right side of the fuel filler area. Here you will see a spider with a quote above its head that says “CIAO BABY”. If you are scratching your head wondering why it would be there your not alone but after some digging we were able to come up with the reason why. Although Jeep is thought of as an iconic American brand the Renegade is actually produced in Italy, the home country of the parent company Fiat that bought Chrysler after the economic crisis of 2008. It is produced on the same assembly line as the Fiat 500x, since the Renegade is built on the same chassis. This Easter egg is a nod to the Renegades Italian roots.
Another interesting find is located in the Trailhawk trim of the vehicle. In the area at the front of the console directly below the terrain selection button you will see a map of Moab Utah trails in the change collector. Jeep and Moab have a long standing relationship and owners regularly take their vehicles on these off-road trails. Jeep has even made Moab trim versions of their popular Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT models. But if you are in the area in your Renegade and the GPS goes out at least you’ll have some type of map to follow!
Willys Jeep Grilles are Everywhere!
You would be hard pressed to find a more iconic and immediately recognizable front end than the 7 slot front grille of the original Willys Jeep. It is that shape that you know the instant you see it and what brand it references. Jeep knows this and it is why the design is trademarked. To say that they are proud of this feature would be an understatement and it is truly celebrated in the Jeep Renegade easter eggs. Below are just a few of the locations where you can find this design hidden away in the car.
In the headlights: If you look closely at the headlights you will see the design stamped into the front of the light.
On the taillights: On the taillights of the car you can find the grill embossed there as well. Another note on the taillights is that the X pattern is also a easter egg. This pattern references the jerry can’s that carried extra fuel for the jeeps in WWII. This same X pattern can be found on the roof!
On the Speaker Surrounds: If you look on the trim panels around the speakers you again will find the seven slot grille design stamped into the pieces.
Rearview Mirror Trim Panel: By looking at the bezel that is adjacent to the rear view mirror you will see this same design cut out of both sides of the plastic panel.
Rear Hatch Panel: This one can be tricky to find if your not specially seeking it out. After opening the rear hatch of the car look up and on the inside of the plastic trim panel you will find the Willys design stamped into the panel.
Orange Paintball Splatter Redline:
Does something look odd to you on the tach of the Renegade? If you are like us you are probably asking yourself why does it look like someone spilled orange ink inside the rev counter. This is because its not ink its a reference to paint and the fact that the team who designed the Renegade loves to play paintball. So instead of the standard redline marking that signals when it is time to shift they choose to have an orange splatter to honor their favorite after work hobby!
More Willys Jeep References
Did you think we were done after the grilles? Think again. Another place you can find the original Willys Jeep is on the floor mats where an outline can be found embossed beside of the Jeep name. You can also find the outline of the iconic vehicle climbing up the lower passenger side corner of the windshield. Hey if you helped change the world by assisting in winning WWII wouldn’t you put references anywhere you could! Another place this is present is on the trim panel that surrounds the infotainment system. If you look here you will see the words “Since 1941”. This is the first year the Jeep appeared and help the allies win the war.
If you were able to buy the Trailhawk edition of the Renegade you will also find an Easter Egg below the push button start. On the lower side of the steering column trim panel you will see the words “TO NEW ADVENTURES!” lightly stamped into the panel.
There are just some of the easter eggs that are present on the Jeep Renegade. Car and Driver actually found 30 hidden throughout the vehicle. We know that you’ll have fun finding each and everyone and if you come across anymore please let us know so we can get them added!
- Arun Singh Pundir, https://www.hotcars.com/best-jeep-renegade-easter-eggs/