The Jeep Renegade is Perfect for the City and Off-Roading
Though the Renegade is the newest Jeep model, it has enjoyed much success since its release in 2015. One of the coolest aspects about the Renegade is its versatility. Jeep designed the Renegade to be a compact crossover SUV to make it ideal for city driving and they also designed it for the outdoorsy-types that like to get outside, explore and off-road.
The Jeep Renegade has a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that has a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, but buyers have the option of a 9-speed automatic transmission if they prefer.
Though a bit smaller than other Jeep models, the Renegade still has a pretty decent towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, more than both the Toyota Rav4 or Honda CR-V, which can only tow up to 1,500 pounds. This towing capacity is enough to trailer a couple jet skis to a marina, or give another vehicle a good pull to help it out of the mud.
Intended to go off-road, the Renegade features an excellent ground clearance of 7.9 inches. This is more than an inch of extra clearance in comparison to most other small SUVs.
The Renegade is also available with two different off-roading systems like Active Drive 4×4 and Active Drive 4×4 Low. These systems both feature different driving modes to help the vehicle navigate different terrains like snow, mud and sand. The Active Drive Low 4×4 system is reserved for the Renegade Trailhawk trim, which is a trail-rated SUV.