Loving Your New Jeep Renegade? Don't Let a Little Snow Ruin Your Fun!

Love your Jeep Renegade but concerned about how it will do in the snow? No worries, we've got your back with Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages that will keep your Renegade rolling. 

Winter / Snow Tire Category

Given the Jeep Renegade's emphasis on go-anywhere traction as opposed to go-as-fast-as-you-can on asphalt emphasis, most Renegade drivers would be best served by the superior ice and packed-snow grip of a Studless Ice & Snow tire.

Winter / Snow Tire Size:

Tire size Rim Size Overall Diameter
215/65R16 16x6.5 ET 40 27.0"
215/60R17 17x7 ET 40 27.2"
215/65R17 17x6.5 ET 40 28.0"
225/55R18 18x7 ET 40 27.8"

Our website will list standard sizes for your trim but it's always best to take a few seconds to look at your tire's sidewall to verify, especially if you plan on installing snow tires on your current wheels. 

Weight on your tires means grip, so you'll need a tire narrow enough to generate sufficient force per square inch of tire contact patch. You also need a size wide enough to be effective in packed snow, ice and dry roads. So what's the best size? Although it's compact, the Jeep Renegade isn't super light (depending on trim, its curb weight ranges from 3,044 to 3,573 pounds), therefore you don't need skinny snow tires to offset the lack of weight. A 215 width tire will work fine for most Renegade owners.

16" Steel Tire  & Wheel Package

When comes to overall snow and ice traction, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 is still our best Studless Ice & Snow choice with the Michelin X-Ice Xi3 close behind. If you prefer the utilitarian vibe of steelies for the winter, then go with 215/65R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 on 16x6.5 ET35 black steel wheels.

215/65-16 Studless Ice and Snow Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 $100.10*
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
16x6.5 ET 35 Black Steel Wheel $62*
Black Steel Wheel

17" Tire & Alloy Wheel Package

Would you rather run alloy wheels? Then build a 17" winter package because there are no compatible winter 16" alloy wheels. Since there isn't a 16" winter alloy for your Renegade, pair the  215/60R17 Bridgetone Blizzak WS80 with the 17x7.5 ET 35 bright silver ALUTEC Grip.

215/60-17 Studless Ice & Snow Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 $112.20*
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
17x7.5 ET 35 Bright Silver Alutec Grip $120**

16" Trailhawk Tire & Wheel Package

Since the Trailhawk comes with a slight factory lift and taller 215/65R17 Original Equipment tire, go with the taller winter tire size of 215/70R16. In larger SUV sizes like 215/70R16, Bridgestone makes the Blizzak DM-V2 instead of the Blizzak WS80. Both tires have great packed snow and ice grip capabilities with minor differences in tread design.

215/70-16 Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 $129.20*
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
16x6.5 ET 35 Black Steel Wheel $62*
Steel Wheel

When the winter weather begins to get rough, your Renegade will be ready for the challenge.


Monday, October 30, 2017 by Spelter

I have a pair of 235/55R17 Blizacks from a previous season/car. Will these fit on my new Renegade with a new steel R17?
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Cy


235/55-17 is tad bit wide for deeper snow proficiency but it will fit.

Thanks. Cy

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