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The Renegade Trailhawk lives up to Jeep's proud offroad heritage with superb off-road capability that surprises even experienced off-roaders. It is also distinctively stylish, safe and functional.
If that's what you want and the pricetag doesn't bother you, then take a closer look but also be aware that this vehicle is not near the top oft he class for onroad dynamics or driving enjoyment. Design Plastic-fantastic soft-roaders are ten a penny.
Most of them look like variations on a theme, they drive with blandly unexciting competence and are advertised with the same hopelessly ambitious cliches about adventurous design.
Any time Jeep releases a new product, the off-road world pays attention. Jeep, like its specialist rival Land Rover, is very much moving into what are in effect roadcars — low clearance, 2WD, no recovery points.
This is done to increase sales and profit, as well as get lower fuel consumption figures across the brand. The Renegade manages to look different to pretty much all of its rivals, which is a credit to Jeep.
We got plenty of Toyotas global expansion looks during our week-long test drive. The tail light design X is from a jerrycan.
There are other Xes elsewhere, clearly Jeep like them quite a lot. Maybe also because the driveline is entirely designed and manufactured by the British company GKN, which is a good thing, they do a much better job than, say, Haldex.
Oh, and the suspension is Dutch, by Koni. Except for the fake mud. So how big is this Renegade? This makes it bigger than a Suzuki Jimny which is 3. As a comparison, the 3-door Suzuki Grand Vitara is 4. There are two more drinks holders in the centre, sensibly designed like so much on this vehicle as they have rubber inserts which grip the bottles.
Dual seatpockets on the front row. There is a 12v socket in the back, and not one but two lights. Japanese manufacturers ensure a set of golf bags can fit in sportscars — 4X4 manufacturers should ensure a set of Maxtrax fits in the back of 4X4s.
However there are four good solid tie-downs located in the right positions two visible belowand recessed. Little things done right. Overall, the Renegade is properly practical for a small SUV but not market-leading.
It is a job well done and a refreshing change from the tedious Japanese interiors. There are premium little touches such as soft lights in the sidepockets and around the drinks holders. All cars should have a TPMS Very configurable… Even the armrest is two-position Space enough for a couple of handheld radios Two lights in the rear not just one The uConnect infotainment system is excellent.
Responsive, intuitive, lots of features and feels integrated with the rest of the car. Swearword count while using it — 0. The centre dash display is clear, modern and shows lots of useful information, and it cross-connects with uConnect for phone, nav and the like.
The voice control works effectively, and the car readily reads text messages. The sound system is from Beats. In the space of an hour three people under 15 examined the Jeep and all were hugely impressed by the presence of the Beats logo.
Nobody else knew what it was. As usual with Jeep there are hidden controls at the back of the steering wheel for volume and menu selection.
Easy to use and means less clutter on the front of the steering wheel. Our test car had a massive sunroof with removable panels to blank it out something Jeep did well with the Cherokee. Performance, ride and handling Around town: Small SUVs are normally great around-town cars but on this score the Renegade is far from the best.
Front visibility is marred by A-pillars the size of oak trees, matched in size only by the pointlessly gigantic C-pillar so rear visibility is not great either.The overlapping of the two perpendicular ovals inside the larger oval represents the mutually beneficial relationship and trust between the customer and the company while the larger oval surrounding both of these inner ovals represents the "global expansion of Toyota's technology and .
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