The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade is in a class of one. It’s an amazing urban vehicle that fits well in tight city spaces, but when equipped with the Trailhawk package it transforms into an incredibly capable off-roader. We enjoyed our day-long test that included twisty, turny roads and long highway passes.
I drove the Sport, Limited and Trailhawk trims equipped with the 2.4-liter I-4 engine mated to the 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine delivers 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder turbo engine is also available mated to a 6-speed manual.
I thoroughly enjoyed this capability and fun utility vehicle. Though, I do have to point out, cargo space is a bit tight. What I love: If you get the My Sky removable roof panels, they fit in a case that stores under the cargo load floor — compromising nothing.
Base price: $18,990
Cargo volume: 18.5 cubic-feet (behind rear seats)