Jeep Renegade Might Be For You


Joining the emerging subcompact SUV segment, started by the Nissan Juke, and shortly to include the Chevrolet Trax and Honda H-RV, Jeep has tapped its global resources to build up the Renegade. Built in Italy and spun off the Fiat 500L platform, the Renegade is a tall, relatively roomy small vehicle with abundant brand styling cues and youthful attitude. It offers two familiar engines: a 160-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The Renegade will be offered within a TrailHawk configuration, equipped for Jeep-worthy off-roading, as with the greater Cherokee. Likewise, it will also give a broad range of active safety measures.