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The 2015 Jeep Renegade

The 2015 Jeep Renegade

The all-new Jeep Renegade is the perfect vehicle for people who want a vehicle that can go off road like the Jeep Wrangler but still looks and feels like a city dwelling SUV like the dominant Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Renegade’s ultra-compact size make it perfect for the city streets and it’s beastly off road capabilities make it perfect for everywhere else. The Renegade has more custom options than most other vehicles on the road which make it easy for a buyer to tailor it to their personal needs. It also comes in a Trailhawk edition that steps up the already great off road capabilities of the Renegade. The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a taller ride-height, lower gearing for better hill climbing and 17-inch wheels.

The Renegade is best described as a crossover vehicle because it is smaller than a common SUV but is larger and much more rugged than a common sedan. The Renegade is a front wheel drive vehicle but it comes with a full time 4×4 setting known as Jeep Active Drive. All 4-wheel drive models have Selec-Terrain settings that optimize traction for sand, snow, rock climbing and mud. The Renegade will be offered with various four-cylinder engines. It will have choices of a 1.4-liter turbo or a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter with about 160 and 180 horsepower respectively. The 1.4-liter comes only with a 6-speed manual transmission and the 2.4-liter comes with a 9-speed automatic.

The Renegade is the smallest of the new Jeep models but has many off the same luxuries as all the others. It will have a smart phone integrated infotainment system with a touch screen, a rear view camera, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and dual sunroofs like the new Wranglers. For more information visit Chapman Payson.