Did not want to like it. New inventory arrives at our facility daily. Salesman asked that I test drive the 2017 Renegade Trailhawk. A tow package is also available providing you opt for four-wheel drive. It can ford streams, traverse boulders almost as large as its 16-, 17-, or 18-inch wheels, and generally acquit itself well in the kind of dirty, muddy, off-road conditions Jeeps are known for. If you plan to use your Renegade for serious off-roading, go with the Trailhawk.
In government crash tests, the Renegade earned out of a possible five , with four stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. Optional and recommendable are the My Sky removable roof panels, which truly bring the outside in. My one long trip resulted in an engagement, and the rest of the year was spent saving for the wedding, not splurging on weekend getaways, so I accumulated the majority of our miles on my short daily commute. The Trailhawk and the Deserthawk trims however come equipped with only the 4 wheel drive system. On the highway, it can give 31 miles on the gallon. The Jeep Renegade can tow up to 2,000 pounds with the 2.
I use my phone's nav over whatever most cars have anyway. The ride gets a little stiffer when the Renegade is equipped for off-roading in Trailhawk or Deserthawk trims. On the outside, the Renegade has a variety of design cues that help it fit into the Jeep family. Towing is not recommended for 1. Apart from that, the Jeep Renegade interiors have been designed to make driving a pleasurable experience with certain traits of the classic Jeep Wrangler.
And if you're looking for a crossover with room for five, you might want to look elsewhere. The passenger seat grab bar is an example of that. Sport and Latitude models come with a turbocharged 1. It comes with customised platform with the choice of having a 4 wheel drive or Front wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission. Our only complaint is that we wish it had a rubberized, easily washable cargo area like the Element had and back seats that fold flat.
So far I have had zero problems with the car and my only trip to the dealer has been for required oil change. Vehicle Details The 2017 Renegade's 5-passenger interior is more spacious than you might think. Other interior complaints, some mine and some resulting from copy editor Mary Kaleta's road trip to San Diego: The turn signal is kind of loud, manually adjusting your seat in 2017 is kind of annoying, and the mirrors in the sun visors are so small and so far away that it's virtually impossible to touch up your makeup before you hit the road. I've also found the Renegade's interior adequately spacious. However, for hardcore off roading, the 2.
One is for a crack in the oil pump housing that may cause the engine to fail. Safety Standard safety equipment for the 2017 includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control, driver knee airbag, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and hill start assist. There's also the aforementioned Fiat 500X and the improved Chevrolet Trax to consider. But for people who find the spartan appearance alluring, the 2017 Jeep Renegade would be an excellent choice. The Renegade earned the top score of Good in its moderate overlap front, side, and roof strength crash tests.
I only got about halfway there. In our brake testing, a Jeep Renegade Latitude stopped from 60 mph in just 116 feet, which is excellent for its class. The Jeep Renegade Sport being the base trim level car, offers the barebones robustness of a highly capable off roading beast. While employing the 4 wheel drivetrain, the Jeep Renegade powers up like the beast it was made to be and performs exceedingly well in terms of gripping traction, suspension and passenger comfort. Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Renegade? Currently the Jeep Renegade has a score of 7. Small bumps are easily dealt with, along with most of the large ones, and there's a comfort level you wouldn't expect from a vehicle of this size. If you are not able to visit us during one of our live auctions, it is still possible to grab a great deal! There is no charge to attend the auctions, and the registration is quick and easy.
The is the better choice only if you seek hardcore off-road performance. Yes, I'm aware of the it's-not-a-real-Jeep crowd; I'll get more into that in the coming months. It's not a roomy people hauler, and it's not a sporty utility vehicle you can race down winding back roads. It has a smooth highway ride, well-shaped front seats and, if you option it out correctly, Jeep's impressive Uconnect infotainment system that gives the cabin a truly modern feel. That gives it a combined average of 26 mpg. If you're hoping to keep going when the pavement ends, the Renegade Trailhawk will more than likely oblige.
Therefore, the 2017 Renegade a better daily driver. The Jeep Renegade offers a superior torque and horsepower than all the aforementioned vehicles. This is what the Renegade is made for. The Renegade demonstrates superior driving dynamics, has a smoother ride on pavement, and has more passenger space — despite its classification as a. The design touches are more notable than you might think because the Renegade actually shares much of its underpinnings with the Fiat 500X. Would it work as Absolutely not. However, short of one failed attempt at a late freeway pass and occasionally frustrating on-ramp acceleration, the transmission never gave me any issues.