No doubt its compact size sets it apart from other compacts, but it is also a joy to drive. The 2015 Renegade has unparalleled off-road capability as well as a great ride on road.
Additionally, the 2015 Renegade comes with a lot of customization options such as a wide array of vibrant exterior colors and interior trim pieces.
The Renegade, Jeep’s entry into the small SUV segment, offers open-air freedom and iconic styling in an all-new efficient, trail and urban-friendly size, with beefy proportions and purposeful design elements. Inside, the Renegade has high-quality materials and maximizes versatility and capability through clever, thoughtful storage features and useful technology. With its powerful stance, rugged body forms and aggressive proportions, Renegade is pure Jeep design – styled for offroad capability and a city-friendly size. It has the clever My Sky roof panel system inspired by the Jeep Wrangler.
Under the hood
There are two powertrains options for the Renegade — either the 2.4- liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission (30 mpg highway) or a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Renegade is unmistakably a Jeep with its signature seven-slot grille and accent colored “shield” surround. Like the Wrangler, the body-color vertical windshield surround provides visual strength to the vehicle. Large circular headlights are tucked under the hood at the top for a meaner look. Below the grille, a two-piece front fascia is aerodynamically tuned and has a body-color upper and molded- in-color lower for durability against the elements.
Short overhangs, trapezoidal wheel arches and a sculptural blend of fluid shapes interrupted by strong chamfers create Renegade’s rugged bodyside form, along with door-mounted side mirrors and a lifted belt line and wide fender forms to accommodate beefy tires.
Adding to the contemporary look is a blacked-out daylight opening, with an available black roof option. At the sill, Renegade has lower molded-in-color accent cladding that adds protection, while lightening the vehicle’s weight. Linking the side profile to the rear is the familiar Jeep shield-shape that ties in the rear backlight and Wrangler-like square taillights with black accent surround. For added detail, the taillights have a new “X” form design theme inspired by military equipment – exuding strength and playing on Jeep brand’s roots. Below, the molded-incolor fascia cleanly integrates the optional trailer hitch receiver, along with red rear reflectors for added nighttime visibility.
Renegade offers open-air freedom with two available My Sky open-air roof systems. With a manual removable or power tilt/slide feature, My Sky roof-panel systems provide panoramic views. The honeycomb fiberglass polyurethane roof panels are lightweight and stow neatly in the rear cargo area.
The starting MSRP on the 2015 Jeep Renegade is $17,995.[author image=”http://www.communitynewspapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Grant-Miller-4-C.jpg” ]Grant Miller is the publisher of Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277 or by addressing email to Grant@CommunityNewspapers.com.[/author]