Friday, September 26, 2014

Auto Express Reviews the Jeep Renegade

Subcompact Culture has high hopes for the tiny Jeep Renegade compact crossover; we're really looking forward to checking one out in person and driving one. Heck, we're even thinking of possibly buying one in the future. The UK's Auto Express posted their video review of Jeeps smallest vehicle, and overall it seems to be positive. There were some criticisms for visibility and interior bits, however, as well as urban maneuverability.

I haven't been this excited for a new vehicle since the Scion xB first came to the States. Looking forward to getting our mitts on this Jeep which, of course, has a lot of Italian DNA (e.g. Fiat 500X).

Auto Expresse Jeep Renegade Review Screen Shot

Source: Auto Express

1 comment:

rubicon4wheeler said...

My take on the Renegade is this: if you are a Jeep fan and you want a small Jeep, you're going to be disappointed that the Renegade is lacking a truck-based 4WD system and a proper pair of solid axles. But if you are a fan of small hatchbacks and want an extra-capable one that can actually tackle a few easy offroad trails then you may be really impressed with the Renegade. The Renegade is more of a Subaru alternative than it is a Jeep alternative, and I think that's exactly what Fiat has intended it to be (much to the dismay of Jeep enthusiasts). I would be very interested in a Renegade Trailhawk with a manual transmission if a mild 2-inch suspension lift kit was possible and a 200+ horsepower engine was available. But since it doesn't look like that combination is in the works, the Renegade isn't on my list.