2016 JEEP RENEGADE LATITUDE

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Vehicle Details

Color: BLUE
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: 4 Cyl
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Austin, TX
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SUSPENSION:REAR

Daystar Products International, Inc. (Daystar) is recalling certain aftermarket replacement rear control arm brackets included in Daystar's 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade 1.5" spacer kit, part KJ09168BK, shipped from Daystar to distributors between October 27, 2015 and November 5, 2015. The affected spacers may have improper or incomplete welds on the top flange on the rear control arm bracket, that can allow the rear axle to shift while driving.


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Sales and Financing Dept

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ACUSTOMERYOULOST on 10/31/2016

Customer Service: 1.0 Quality Of Work: 1.0 Friendliness: 1.0 Pricing: 1.0 Overall Experience: 1.0

When you go in their everyone is quick to help you and get you the loan for the car of your dreams. Once the loan is supposedly approve you go to the finance dept. and do all the paperwork. You leave and two weeks later they call you to tell you that the loan didn't go through and that you need to come and redo paperwork with a higher payment. When you ask why it took them so long they just say well the bank rejected it and they expect you to sign everything again and they dont want you to ask any question. When you challenge what they tell you they get upset and act like you are causing them issues If they would have done their job right I would have to go and waste my time again with them. Of course by the time we go again they all have attitudes and arent friendly any more. I have bought about 10 new cars in my life time and have never gone through unprofessional like this. They need customer service 101 from their sales associates to their manangers!!!!!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

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4
  Based on 47 reviews

Jeep Renegade 1.4 T manual 75th anniversary

4
Piero on 11/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I was looking for a car 4x4 and with a manual transmission, and besides Subaru and BMW only some pick up trucks are available with these features. At the end I decided to get this renegade which it looks great in this trim level. The car handle pretty well even though is heavy for the type of the vehicle, but honestly I saw the weight as a good thing, because u feel like that you are driving a bigger car. The materials are good, heavy doors and the dash board is soft and it feels of good quality at the touch. The engine has a little of turbo leg, under 2 rpm is a little lazy to revs up but than it has sufficient power to go around, especially going up to the hills the engine is really torquy. The mpg is very sensible... But with a light foot I've done 28 mpg, not bad for the typology of car. At the end it feels safe, it's stylish, easy to mantain, to park, I would definitely buy it again, but only with the manual transmission, I tried also the 2.4 automatic and honestly it drives like a 4 speed automatic, that engine is also great but the automatic transmission hide its qualities. I hope there would be a trailhalk version with the 1.4 T manual.

This vehicle is underrated

4
David Lancy on 11/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

We've owned a Renegade Latitude for several months. We had a Subaru Cross-Trek but it was a dog, no uumph whatsoever, even with the 5 speed. We test drove our Renegade with 1.4l Turbo engine and 6-speed standard transmission and were blown away, bought the vehicle on the spot. It has plenty of get up and go...up hills, passing on windy two-lane roads (we drive in the mountains quite a bit) and accelerating well in 4th or 5th gear (e.g. no need for down-shifting to pass most of the time) We've had it off-road, it's rugged but comfortable. It has great ground clearance and we can launch our sailboat much more easily than with our Subie or, earlier, Compass and RAV4. Sound system is great, navigation, sun roof, storage...all more than satisfactory. This is truly the best SUV we've owned out of about 5 dating to 1987. We see the Renegade as a marvelous hybrid of Fiat/European sophistication in engine and drive-train coupled with Jeep utility and fun.

great value, fun to drive, a few minor faults

4
June Conway on 11/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

I have driven my Renegade 500 miles at this point and find I am loving it more than I expected. I had eliminated most models and was down to the Renegade or a Subaru. I am short (5'2") and found that with the Subaru's in order to put the clutch to the floor with my short legs it required me to be right on top of the steering wheel. With Renegade I can put the clutch to the floor without being right on top of the steering - maybe that is due to the excellent design of the telescoping and adjusting steering wheel. With the manual transmission the Renegade is plenty peppy. I have seen lots of reviews stating they have not been able to replicate the sticker EPA. My sticker said 24 city, 31 highway, average 27. I am exactly 27.5 at the moment. The Renegade looks like a cute little toy in my mind (probably because I am used to my crossover which seems to be twice the size) and the design features are fun - my teenagers especially like them. The heat/air conditioning controls are intuitive and easy to use without taking your eyes off the road. The dashboard is visually easy to follow. The radio entertainment system is likewise easy to use and my Latitude comes with a free year of Sirius XM radio for added fun. There are both USB and Bluetooth connections. I have chosen to dedicate an MP3 player with all my favorite music connected via USB permanently and have had a few glitches trying to work this out. I think it is finally working but it has been a little frustrating at first. The bluetooth with my Windows phone works fine for calls but I also use my phone with Cortana for hands free texting and so far this has an odd glitch. It can totally understand my voice when dictating the text, but it can't seem to understand my command to send the message. Likewise it can't understand my voice when I command it to read a message. Their hands free texting requires a subscription to UConnect. I am used to attaching my phone to a car vent holder in the center panel and attaching a charger, but the center vents in the Renegade are recessed in such a way that the charger doesn't fit. I'll have to look at finding a new phone holder that extends out farther than my current one. The backseat doesn't have cupholders so this was actually almost a deal breaker for us since I have kids and we are often eating on the run. However I did find some "Faguan" cupholders that attach to the headrests and are able to holder even the giant drinks from McDonald's, so I am hopeful this will solve the problem. I had also expected many more USB/charging ports. Again, with kids in the back seat, they are always fighting to charge their technology - especially on road trips. I had to buy a few extra long chords and splitters to solve this problem. Speaking of road trips - that might be difficult with the size of the trunk. Every day grocery shopping will be fine. And if I am hauling something without passengers in the back there is plenty of room if the seats are down. But otherwise I find the trunk small and wish it were another foot deeper. I may end up fudging a shelf as I've seen some people do online because there is plenty of height storage - just not floor storage. The trunk claims to already be "two level" where first there is a pump/sealant system rather than spare tire in a styrofoam holder, then a top carpet, then maybe 4-5" or so (I didn't measure so that's a guess) and then the floorboard. You can pull the floorboard out and place it down right on the carpet and eliminate that smaller 4'5" storage space if you wish. I personally did not feel comfortable with not having a spare tire so paid the extra $360 for a spare tire, jack, and tools which, when I receive it, will end up replacing the space where the pump and styrofoam holder are. The dealer told me they aren't sure when it finally comes in if it will fit completely within the same space as the styrofoam holder or if, in addition, it will eat up that 4'5" storage area. Speaking of small, the gas tank is small 12.7 gallons so more stops at the gas station. Steering is tight and shifting is easy. In fact almost too easy - there is an electronic emergency brake (strange) which doesn't work to do hill starts on extreme hills. Instead, they built in a "hill assist" so you don't roll. Kind of takes some of the skill out of it for me. Nonetheless it is so fun to drive I have forgiven them. Paradoxically the vision is both excellent and horrible. The view out the front windshield is awesome (at least for my height - taller people may be blocked by the mirror) but the front side has horrible blind spots. The back sides are the worst blind spots - overcome when backing up by using the camera BUT in New England we have intersections where roads can join at less than 45 degrees and if you are looking over your right shoulder to see oncoming traffic you cannot see at all. Seats are comfy. Cute style. Overall high fun factor.

Love it

5
Stephanie on 10/28/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

Not sure if anyone else has had the issue of the music changing aides of the car like being on the right then going back to center? I just bought the jeep Monday and this happened Friday morning...not sure if it had anything to do with the electronicsame of my Bluetooth connectivity to my phone, other than that so far greater car gas mileage is at 15.8 hoping it keeps going up, it started to 13.9 and in less than a week I've burned through over half a tank of gas..given it only had 35 miles on it when I bout it and now around 150

Great Renegade

5
Nathan Sims on 10/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

If you are looking for a compact SUV with a unique look and lots of options, then the Renegade is for you. I love the way it drives and it's lots of fun. The my on roof is a great feature too.

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

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Jenifer Rhodes on 10/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

DO NOT BUY!!!! I have had it into the dealer repeatedly and the issues are still not resolved. I have a rattle in the drive shaft that vibrates my whole car. It literally bogs down and vibrates until it decides to shift. But this is apparently normal for a new Jeep Renegade. Moving onto the safety issue. While making a roll stop, when I go to push my gas pedal down to go, it simply does nothing but roll onto the road I am trying to turn on. Thank goodness I did not pull out in front of anyone because I would have been smashed. This has happened more than once and also to my husband that thought is was just my driving. But he had to eat his words when it happened to him. The dealer says its nothing but it should be a major concern since this could cause an accident. Time will tell. I highly recommend NOT purchasing a Jeep Renegade. There are better made cars out there with WAY less problems. Oh yeah, my heated front seat has gone out as well but that is just a minor issue compared to others. But it is still NEW and should NOT have any issues. I bought a new Nissan Juke in 2012 and did NOT have one problem with it. Very, very disappointed.

I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!

5
DCoutdoorsGirl on 10/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I did what most of my family and friends would describe as an insane amount of research before I purchased this car. I had a 2009 Ford Escape, which I absolutely LOVED and bought when I first moved down here to DC 5 years ago. A co-worker offered a good price, and I wanted 4WD so enough said, I needed a new car. I opted for the Renegade after I saw about 7 hours of reviews on YouTube and took into consideration the size for living in the city, and the capabilities for when I won't live here anymore. It looks terrific at off-roading and is a nice, boxy shape, even a bit smaller than my Escape. I don't like the swoopy new SUV's that really aren't adventure-capable. The Latitude 4x4 was in the price point I needed, including all the features I wanted (power sunroof, heated seats (and steering wheel!), temp spare tire). The slightly smaller size is better for street parking for the time being, and the back-up cam is a pretty sweet feature. Although I only bought the car yesterday, I wanted it enough to fly up to Boston to get it (from DC) and I drove it down here last night and spent all day in it today. All 8 hours yesterday were comfortable, and the windshield rain sensors are incredible. It was super safe driving in the dark on the highway in the rain. An avid camper, hiker, and adventurer, I know this car will handle everything I need: Assateague over-sand days at the beach, and winter camping in Pennsylvania snow-covered forests. I will update this review after I've done a few of those activities. DISCLAIMER::: In my "insane" research and in chatting with a few people I saw on the street with a Renegade, I gathered that the automatic transmission lacks mojo on the pickup. That's why I opted for the manual / stick shift. I have had ZERO problems with that getting from Boston to DC and dealing with ridiculous DC drivers. It's quite zippy. The fuel economy is about the same as my 4cyl. 2wd Escape, which is really nice because I do commute to my job every day, and it's nice to know that for my weekend adventures I won't be blowing through cash on gas. Overall the Latitude 4x4 is packed with what I'd call Varsity features for a pretty good deal. If anyone else is ditching an old Escape looking for a new adventure vehicle and doesn't have a $50K budget for a Grand Cherokee, the Renegade is seriously worth considering. I did consider buying a used Grand Cherokee and still opted for the new Renegade. The features and the newness for the same cost are totally worth it.

My First SUV

4
Cerito on 10/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

I always bought a 6 cyl sedan and once a turbo 4. The performance of this engine took some getting used to but I have learned how to drive it to my liking. One thing is floor it, and when it drops into passing gear I let off the gas pedal 1/2 the way. The car seems to perform best that way when I want a burst of speed. It's fun to drive around town. Has good take off, and good breaks. Road trips are not as enjoyable (driving) as the sedan's I've had due to lack of power. My cars are always above 250 hp. But I'm only on the freeway about 4 times a year for trips over 2 hrs. Steering is pretty good, definitely not the worse I've had. Gas millage is not as good as I expected but, as I said, I've had 6 cylinders and around town Jeep is better than the sixes. On the road maybe same or possibly worse. My Accord with a 6 cyl could do as well as 38 mpg if I milked it but it had cylinder deactivation. I miss Android Auto and feel the UConnect Nav is slow at start up. My FWD Jeep has all the tech bells and whistles (lane sense plus, fwd collision plus, rain sensing wipers (I love those), park assist Beats Audio and climate control. Beets needed a dealer software update before it sounded worth the money. Now it sounds great. I've had no other problems. Everything works though I may decide to turn some off now that I've experienced it for a month. I am definitely not unhappy with my Jeep. One other thing, This car has written power train break in instructions. I followed the break in directions to the letter and I don't experience the tranny or engine problems others claim. I hade to be neutral in a lot of my ratings since I've only owned for one month.

One of the WORST cars I've ever owned

1
Michelle on 09/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 4

I had bought this car due to its affordable price point for a new car, but I ended up trading it in within a year of owning it, because it kept dying on me, and was NOT RELIABLE AT ALL. The battery kept dying, and for this being a new car, I would not recommend this car for ANYONE.

My Sand Baby

5
GVLiving on 09/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Mojave Sand exterior with Bark, Ski Grey and Tangerine interior. Wow! I fell in love with this Jeep at first glance. The 2015's had a lot of bad reviews and problems. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they have worked them out of the 2016 model. So far the only negative is the smaller gas tank, I guess to save weight. This summer with the air conditioning on all the time in Tucson area, I'm consistently getting 24 MPG. Not too bad, not great. However, the fun factor of this car makes up for that in spades. This is the first smart car that understands my voice, makes tele calls, changes channels, etc. with no problem. The navigation system map is so much better than my former 2015 Nissan Rogue (which never understood a word I said). I love sitting up high, lots of headroom, plus big windows. I have always loved Jeep seats and these are no exception. The Nissan seats were very short in depth leaving no support for your legs. The Renegade in long enough it supports my legs to the knees and I'm almost 6 feet tall. The transmission needs a little getting used to but once you get the hang of controlling it, it's fine. So far I'm very happy with this Renegade.

Great "little" vehicle...

5
Larry631 on 09/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

My title says "little" but at 6'6" I've found my Renegade to be quite roomy. I've had it a little over a month and while the MPG isn't up to the window sticker level, it is acceptable. I find the controls well placed and easy to use. The ambient interior lighting is nice. Engine is peppy enough to get me where I'm going and I haven't experienced any of the transmission shifting issues some other have said are annoying. The removable roof panels are a great feature and the sound system is 1st rate. It is definitely a looker so plan for plenty of questions about the vehicle.

Jeep Renegade Latitude

5
Amber on 09/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Very happy with my Jeep. There is a lot of attention to detail and driving down the road it is more unique than the average ride. The tail lights are bright and stick out so it is good reassurance on feeling I will not be rear ended. The Latitude is a lot more quiet than I thought it would be. It handles very well and I look forward to driving it this winter. If I had to point out any downfalls it would be that the transmission takes a few seconds too long to go into first. The head rest is also a bit far forward for my liking.

Love my Dawn of Justice

5
Andrew Egan on 09/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

First new car I have bought in over 23 yrs. After making ur deal, be prepared for dealer add ons that can cost as much as $9300.00. The warranty on Jeep is really bad. For the price u pay, u dont get much quality assurance from jeep. The cheaper cars have much better warranties. The jeep rides great, and very comfortable with all the options they have to offer. I still have not used all the options, nor have I learned to use all of them, just one at a time. Even though I am enjoying the ride of the new Jeep, I really was not satisfied with the dealer, and I only had the jeep for 2 weeks, I have no idea if any thing the dealer told me will be backed up, as in 4 free oil changes, and if the warranty is any good, bc I had trouble with warranties before. BTW, there only only 2 features of this jeep I dont like, small but aggravating. Fuel tank panel does not lock, and inside, no room to easily hook up the seat belt. Really, 2 bad designs, but not a major factor

Happy Camper...

5
Happy Camper! on 09/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I purchased a Jeep Renegade and absolutely love it! Everything I needed in an SUV is completely in the Jeep. I just use mine for casual use around town and at the beach. It is comfortable, easy to get in and out of and has lots of room for a smaller SUV. Jeep did a bit of "overkill" with the Jeep symbol throughout the vehicle, but it didn't distract me from purchasing it. If your looking for something fun, easy to drive, dependable, then this is for you. Two Thumbs Up!

Happy Camper...

5
Happy Camper! on 09/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I purchased a Jeep Renegade and absolutely love it! Everything I needed in an SUV is completely in the Jeep. I just use mine for casual use around town and at the beach. It is comfortable, easy to get in and out of and has lots of room for a smaller SUV. Jeep did a bit of "overkill" with the Jeep symbol throughout the vehicle, but it didn't distract me from purchasing it. If your looking for something fun, easy to drive, dependable, then this is for you. Two Thumbs Up!

Great looking vehicle, fun to drive

4
James Walterr on 09/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 4

So far I love the way the vehicle looks and drives for the most part. The ride is a bit rough, but when buying the trailhawk version I knew that would be the case. The gas mileage is awful. Highway is 23 city is 18. Its nowhere close to the 22-29 that was on the window sticker. Still getting used to the short wheel base and trying not to lose control on sudden stops. Overall I'm pretty happy with the vehicle after 30 days.

Happy with mine

4
barb dimeler on 08/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I am very happy with this vehicle. Test drove the hind, Toyota, and nisson. Likes the cabin feel best in the jeep as well as the height. Others have better trunk room- that was not what I was looking for. Do consider adding extra glass protection/insurance. Rear window shattered in my first month.

Trend Setting

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Thew on 08/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

Just purchased a Renegade Limited 4x4,Light grey leather interior with red trim, power seat, dual climate control, tow package , MySky sunroof. This is cool little Jeep that is ahead of it`s time, this is our second Jeep and the little details are really cool. Every time I get in our new Limited we find something new in the details. Drove her home about 100 miles after picking her up and used a quarter tank and averaged 30MPG, but still breaking in. Ride was very quite and comfortable. The steering is tight, but very nimble. The MySky sunroof is really cool as well, power sunroof, but you can remove the panels as well to open up the whole top, really ahead of its time. Remember this is Fiat , so it is Italian made. So far there is really nothing that has me really disappointed , very happy with it so far.

Could have been better

4
Matt on 08/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I enjoy my Renegade, but it just seems to be lacking a little bit in nearly every area besides the infotainment system. First off I got a great deal on mine, well below MSRP with an extended warranty, my payments are right where I want them, and its overall affordable. Comfortable ride overall, front seats are comfy, nice support, and feel nice and of good quality in general. Headroom is in abundance. Back seat isn't too bad if you are not as big as I am(5'10, 220lbs), HOWEVER, if you have a rear facing car seat, the fit is EXTREMELY tight. I have a Graco click connect that just clicks into a base that doesn't leave the car, since I am as big as I am I have the front seat pushed all the way back, this causes the car seat to just barely get in. Rear seats however do fold down nicely and easily for extra cargo space if needed. Trunk cargo is meh, I can fit groceries in it no problem if I am not picking up my usual 35lb bag of dog food that day. The mileage is horrendous. I purchased the 6 speed manual due to the complaints I read about the auto on numerous sites, est. 24/31 MPG with the 1.4 Turbo 6spd. yeah, 24/31 if you push it 1/4 of the way there. If I drive cautiously and slow I can get 21.8mpg according to the dash readout, however when I do the math myself it is more like 20.2 MPG, freeway MAYBE 28, MAYBE! I reset my MPG and mileage counter on the freeway going 65 in a 65MPH zone so it was fresh, no shifting, no accelerating or braking, I was getting 28MPG on the dot, not 31. I watched my current MPG and it was around 28, if I went 55 in a 65, I would get the quoted 31. So whoever did the testing for the sticker mileage is in my opinion a jackass. First to second gear feels extremely sloppy, to make sure it wasn't mine I went to another dealer and test drove 3 more, all same issue, 1st to 2nd sloppier than a soup sandwich, 2-3, 3-4, and so forth nice and smooth, on all of them that I drove. For a 1.4L turbo, it just seems way lacking in performance for the mileage I get, It isn't bad, but I am sure there are quite a few better options out there. So you might be asking why did I buy this damned thing? Well, its ride is smooth, it was in my price range, insurance was cheap, it does every job I need it to do, all the stuff I wanted and none of the stuff I didn't. Like navigation, heated seats, leather(in AZ, yuck!), 4x4, none of this I didn't want and it was hard finding one that had bluetooth, BU camera, USB, cloth, white with non black interior, and a manual without those things. What would I improve on this car? Extra 2-4" legroom in front AND back seats, extra few inches in trunk, a smoother 1-2 gear shift, honest mileage ratings. Best part about this vehicle? Interior is AMAZING! Infotainment system is extremely easy to use, easy to set up, easy to adjust things on the fly, steering wheel controls only make it 10 times easier.

It's good enough for Bruce Wayne...and me.

5
Blane on 07/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 25

Most of the reviews I've seen have been completely unhelpful to anyone. It seems as if many people were expecting diesel gas mileage and a powerhouse engine. It's a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The sticker clearly stated 21-29 mpg. So far it looks to be on the mid to high side of that range. I bought this for myself at the same type as buying my wife a 2016 Cherokee 75th Anniversary. She wanted the luxury, I wanted fun and sporty. This Batman-themed Jeep came fully loaded with a Power/Manual SkyView moon roof, 6.5" UConnect system equipped with Navigation, Rear Backup Camera and all the bells and whistles (wi-fi as well). Multiple USB ports were a welcome sight. The design of the windows makes for fewer blind spots than I had expected (also included window tinting). The rear legroom is not nearly as poor as people make it out to be and the seats are extremely comfortable. The steering wheel is tilting and telescoping and has a great feel to it. This Jeep handles smoothly and hugs the road very well. A couple of nice added bonuses that I didn't expect but will likely get some use are the inclusion of the towing package as well as the Jeep being 4&4 (snow, sand, mud). All the accents including the badging are in black as well as the wheels. Most of the interior accents are in black as well. I've not had it long but I'm in love with my first ever Jeep vehicle.

AWESOME look of the Interiors, AWEFUL Gas Mileage

3
CrazySte on 07/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

i should specify: WE DIDNT PURCHASE THIS CAR, BUT WE WERE ABOUT TO: WE RENTED IT AND CHANGED OUR MIND! /I rented this Car for a long work trip, so i ended up driving a 2016 Jeep Renegade Limited that was given to me with just over 5000miles on it, and in a month i drove 1800miles on it: i learned a lot of things about this Car, and changed our mind. /We own an old SUV that is a total Gas guzzler that barely gets 20mpg, and we need to switch to something that is more fuel efficient that will allow us to take trips without the headache of the Gas Cost, and the little Jeep Renegade seemed to be the perfect fit; too bad in the month i drove it, which i was mostly driving on highway, i was never able to get more than 27-28mpg. /Keep in mind that the 27-28mpg i obtained it by filling up with Premium Fuel, when i initially rented the Car, it was filled with Regular, and i barely seen a 25.1 because most of the times it was down in the 24mpg on the Highway, anyway i am OK using Premium, but for a Car this size: IT'S A GAS HOG! /People buying a Small SUV, are looking for something that can do at least 30+mpg on the Highway, and this Renegade doesn't even come close to it, which makes it harder to justify selling the bigger one we have already that gets about 20-21mpg and it's a waaay bigger than this Renegade. /It is very frustrating to know that in Europe as well as South America this nice Renegade is sold with several different Diesel Motor options, one of which features 170Hp and does well over 40mpg: WHY DOESN'T FCA BRING THEIR DIESEL IN U.S.??? /The Transmission may seem strange at the beginning, but as i was progressing in the Trip i had the chance to drive some long stretches of Highway with Speed Limits of 80 and 85mph, and that's when you realize that the Transmission actually works great: once you reach 80mph, it sets itself in 9th Gear and maintains it, and it gets a pretty good Gas mileage to be at that speed: traveling at 75mph-80mph on Cruise is when i reached 27mpg average, if you drop down to 70mph, the Car starts play shifting between 7th 8th and 9th Gear and the Gas mileage drops to mere 26mpg. /BUT IT MAKES SENSE: this Car is sold all over the world, and in many Countries the Speed Limits are around 80 to 90mph, so rather than making different versions for each country, FCA made a Gearbox that fits all... so for us here in the US, with the exception of a had full of States that understand modern Cars capabilities, we are forced to barely see the last 2 gears, for those unlucky ones that live in a State stuck in the ages of 65-70mph Speed Limits, you may as well consider your Car a 7 Speed, and not a 9, and with that, forget also about better Gas mileage. /But the Car itself looks great, the Interior is really beautiful, very well designed in every detail, and with the long trips i took, it turned out to be surprisingly comfortable and spacious. /TALKING ABOUT A BAD EPISODE: during a part of the Trip, i was working in an area where every day i had to drive 8 miles on a Gravel Road; while on the first day i was very slow in doing so, i soon gained confidence and that's when i started having issues with the Electronic Stability Control doing some weird things, like as i am driving on the straight and hitting a hole or multiple holes, the system engaged itself and steered the car while i was driving on the straight: it was kinda scary, so i attempted to disable the ESC, which is not quite a "Click and Play": when you press the "ESC OFF" button one time, the Display says it has disabled ONLY the "Traction Control", to disable the "Electronic Stability Control" you have to press and hold the "ESC OFF" button for about 5 seconds, and then the Display gives you a message saying "ESC OFF" and a Yellow Warning light appears on the dashboard. /GOOD TO GO...!!! NOT SO FAST, as i gained confidence with the Car and the gravel Road, i started enjoying the daily commute on the Gravel and so the Car started Drifting around some curves... it was really fun to do so, but then, one day, with surprise, even with the ESC OFF, as i was drifting and controlling a slide, all of a sudden the ESC self activated and steered the Car in the direction where i was Counter Steering, thus sending me in the opposite direction of the turn i was taking: THAT WAS SCARY! /The Rental place stated it could have been a side effect of the Vibrations from the Gravel Road, which may have confused the 'G sensor', so they suggested me to try one of the other driving modes and see if this bad behavior continues. /Unfortunately changing Mode didn't solve it, it only changed how quickly the system self activates and how it acts despite the fact the Display says that the ESC is OFF: one time as i was testing other driving modes, the Car almost threw me into a Ditch. I got furious with it. WHY CAN'T I TURN OFF THIS FEATURE, and why does the Display lie and say it is OFF when it is still ON??? - - - I AM NOT BUYING THIS GAS DRINKING DEATH TRAP!!!

growing on me

4
Vanessa Krasniewicz on 07/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

It's a bit quirky about the shifting, but once I started cruise controlling a lot the fuel economy increased dramatically and the car drove better. Entertainment system is easy to use and it grips the road very nicely

WORST VEHICLE, DEALER, MANUFACTURER EVER...

1
JB on 07/14/2016

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1. First to second gear shifts “hard” 2. General feeling as if the transmission is “drunk” 3. When braking, the transmission downshifts “hard” almost alarmingly so. Is unnerving when going around corners and parking. 4. Reverse is doing something weird. I reverse slowly with foot on brake and the transmission feels like it’s trying to fight the braking, like go faster, almost “pulsing” back. 5. Changing gears often feels like it’s revving too high and transmission suddenly “remembers” to shift, and is uncomfortable (not a smooth ride at all). DON'T GO TO BAXTER IN OMAHA, DON'T BUY THIS VEHICLE. WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. BEEN TO DEALERSHIP OVER 10 TIMES. DEALER PRETENDS LIKE NOTHING IS WRONG. PROMISED CHRYSLER REP WOULD COME OUT TO LOOK AT VEHICLE BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED. CALLED CHRYSLER, THEY WANT ME TO TAKE VEHICLE BACK TO DEALER AGAIN (WHY? IS 3RD TIME A CHARM?). (SO THAT THEY DON'T THINK I COPIED THE ABOVE MY INITIALS ARE JB '78. SENT THE ABOVE EMAIL TO RSCHRODER 5/31/16. HOPE YOU LIKE THE REVIEW...)

Great little truck

4
EJ on 07/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Purchased in 2016. Great feeling for a small suv. no problems with the transmission or cruise control.Rear leg room is tight gas mileage around 23 mpg.

Eh.

3
john clayton on 07/08/2016

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Rented on on a recent trip to HI. for 2 weeks. I liked the way it looked and it was very comfortable. Lots of interior room for the front seats. I did not sit in the back. Cargo area was small, but after all it is a small vehicle so i didn't expect it to be huge. Transmission was weak. It had these dead areas and hesitations when you accelerated. It did shitf smoothly during normal driving and when you didn't punch it. We had the larger of the 2 engines which wasn't enough. It accelerated okay but it was whimpy sounding. It zipped instead of roared. I like a big beefy motor with lots of power. My other 2 vehicles are v8's. If this had some muscle behind it or a stick shift it would be better. Gas mileage was good averaging in the mid 20's per gallon. That's good for me because my Chevy truck and Jeep WJ both get in the low teens. Ha ha. But this thing has a 10 gallon tank! Which means it seems like you go through more gas than you do, because you can't store much. Overall styling was great. We took it on the sand for a short trip and the 4x4 worked quite well. If i had air downed the tires , it would be very good. I like a lot about this vehicle but not enough to buy one at what they are selling for. Drop in a much larger 6 or small 8, clean up the shifting and lower the price. One could purchase a stripped down Wrangler for the price and do much better.

Very disappointed

2
Laura W. on 07/01/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

We bought my Renegade in August 2015, brand new off the lot. I have had it in the service dock 6 times since then. The last time it was there, I didn't get it back for 3 weeks. The customer service at the dealership was horrible. The brakes squealed horribly the first 2 months I owned it. Got that fixed and then I had a terrible "Clicking, rattling, ticking" noise coming from somewhere in the front end/steering column area when I would turn the wheel in any direction. I understand this is a first year model and they don't know what issues it will have, but the dealership would pull it in the dock, replace something and say "It's fixed". I would drive it home and have the same issues. So I would have to drive it back again and have them listen and look. That happened 4 times, with each time replacing something different. So my now "brand new" car has had parts replaced that didn't even need replacing. I am now currently looking into the Lemon Law to see what can be done. I am glad we purchased all the extra warranties, $33,000 and I haven't even been able to enjoy it. We own a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and also had a 1990 Jeep Wrangler and love(d) them. We consider ourselves to be a jeep family, but I will tell you this: I am not a Renegade fan one bit!

Good looks bad behavior

2
Cecilia on 06/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I fell in love with the Renegade when I saw it, it suited me and so I bought it. Less than a month later the steering wheel was off to the right when the vehicle was driving straight and when I tried to straightness the steering the vehicle went to the extreme left. Had to take it back for test drive and alignment. Less than two seeks later the air conditioner was not working had to take it back yet again, this time I had to leave it but it was repaired the same day. Now during this time I still had problems with the vehicle pulling to the left, the acceleration is horrible, at 55mph the vehicle dances for lack of a better word just have to hold on to steering really tight. Other drivers pulled up to me on two different occasions to tell me the vehicle was driving sideways. Now mind you everytime I took it to the dealership they said the problem was fixed. Only the A/C was really fixed nothing else. Took it back and the right back tie rod was bent, they were convinced that I backed into to something and caused the damage. I DID NOT. After a few hours of back and forth with the dealership and jeep I ended up paying over 400.00 for parts and repairs. The vehicle still runs crappie, still pulls to the left, steering making noise while turning, steering locking while driving and at other times, acceleration is horrible ( while merging on to the thru way I almostill got rear ended because the vehicle would not move), it jerks when the gear changes which is randomly at times. In all I am fed up with this vehicle and am getting no where with jeep. They got my money, my business and my trust and now I am stuck with a bad product which may cost me my life or that of my child. Situation is bad and for a big organization jeep needs to do the right thing. Trust me they won't go bankrupt.

VERY DISAPPOITED.

3
SUSAN K K FERNHOLZ on 06/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 3

I was so excited to get a Brand new Jeep - i had a 2006 jeep liberty. I tried one out and loved it. But when they didn't have the color I wanted they got it from another dealer. When you turn it on it vibrates. It vibrates in cruise and i am so unhappy at this point. a new vehicle should not vibrate at all. it is a 2.4l engine not sure if that is part of the issue. I am so disappointed is anyone else haveing his problem? WORKING WITH THE DEALER BUT NO SUCCESS

Well, um

3
Weekender on 06/11/2016

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This vehicle would be great for local driving but it is awful for road trips. I had to stop twice on a six hour trip for fuel refills. What good is great mileage if you have to pull into a gas station like 8 cylinder gas guzzling SUV? Needs a larger fuel tank. Technology is adequate nothing special.

1400 Mi Highway road test

4
M Pate on 06/08/2016

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I was really curious about this vehicle, so I rented one to drive from NC to FL. It was a 2WD 2.4L 9A Latitude trim level. The seats are very supportive, the steering was tight and I thought the vehicle handled very well. The ride was a little choppy for what I consider a car more than a truck. The very first thing I did not like was the automatic transmission. It was constantly changing at speed and almost drove me nuts, felt like the engine was missing or something. Finally, I discovered the way to overcome this was to pull it over to manual mode and shift it yourself. On the first leg of my trip I only averaged 27mpg allowing the vehicle to shift itself. I checked the mpg history on the computer and it read 21.5. Not good. On the way back, I manually shifted it and achieved 32mpg, which I believe exceeds the manufacturer claims. This was averaging about 65mph. So the folks that claim you need a manual transmission may have forgotten the auto has a clutchless manual mode. The 2.4 also has a lower torque curve than the turbo. I had a dealers license for almost 20 yrs as well, and from a resale perspective I would suspect a manual transmission might be very difficult to sell. This is not a Wrangler. I have 3 Jeeps, 2 XJs and a Comanche. They all have the 4.0L six, feel nothing like this car, but I'd like to hear what folks have to say about the Trailhawk.

Ken's. 2016 Trailhawk

4
Ken Gissing on 06/05/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

A Cherokee and a Mini Cooper walk into a bar...

3
Yankee Pat on 06/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 3

First off, my 4WD Renegade has an automatic and the 2.4L engine (the only way 4WD Renegades come), but those weren't listed by Edmunds as options for the 75th Anniversary edition for some reason. With that out of the way, I'll keep this concise: I enjoy my ride. No, the 'Gade isn't very powerful, but I wasn't expecting it to be, and that's something you should know whether or not you're ok with after a test drive. I love the ride height, ride comfort, capability, and style/quirkiness that I got for the price. The two things I don't like have to do with the UConnect/Bluetooth system. Most importantly, when placing and/or receiving calls on Bluetooth, I can hear the other party very clearly, but they can barely hear me. If they can hear me, they tell me there is a profound background noise that goes above and beyond what one customarily expects over a Bluetooth system. It's especially bad at highway speeds. I'd strongly recommend any potential buyers to test out the Bluetooth phone system at highway speeds (e.g. 75 mph) before purchase. I didn't, and am now left with a problem that my dealer and Chrysler both seem highly ambivalent about fixing. The other UConnect issue, more minor, is that the system won't let me switch back and forth between USB and Bluetooth as an audio source unless I manually disconnect one of these sources. I've found a way around this, so it isn't that big of a deal. The horrible call quality, something I was not expecting when I purchased a brand new 2016 automobile, is the major issue. Otherwise, I'm happy with the purchase, and find the Jeepster suits me.

Mini Jungle Jeep

4
Jungle Jeep on 05/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I've had my 2016 75th FWD Jungle Green Renegade for a month and I can say I love it. Steering is precise, brakes are highly responsive and the ride is more comfortable than expected. Though I didn't think I would like the My Sky Dual Sunroof, I love it and would definitely recommend it. For those that complain about the 2.4 Tigershark engine, If your expecting a V6 performance then this vehicle is not for you. The engine is not as refined true but it's a mute point for regular drivers since you can't truly tell the difference other than the delay of the transmission when split second power is needed. I do like the transmission though you do need to step on the gas a little harder for it to upshift for quick passing maneuvers, so unless your an agressive driver it won't bother you. They styling I think is perfect and I'm amazed that now I can park anywhere since it's so compact but it doesn't feel that way when you're inside. My only complaint is the Beats audio, it seems all audio comes from the front dash speakers and subwoofer is pathetic. Jeep shouldn't have let Beats audio into the vehicle, I've tested a 2015 and that premium audio is way better. Overall Jeep has done a good job and I hope they start offering the Jungle Green color for all trims because if they did I would have purchased the Trailhawk.

Love my Renegade!

5
Erica Keebler on 05/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

We were looking for a sporty SUV to be able to get good gas, have a manual transmission and also fit a car seat for my 6 month old baby. We were torn between the Nissan Rogue and the Jeep Renegade. The jeep has a lot of head-room,so since we are a tall family that was a must! I was adamant on having a manual transmission, since that's all I have ever owned and plus they are just a ton of fun to drive. We went to a car show and the Jeep is what we picked out of all of the vehicles we looked at. The latitude version that we got did not have the cold weather package or navigation, but we did get the sunroof with removable panels! After owning this for a month, I still really love my jeep. It drives like a dream in the snow, it heats up really fast so I really don't find myself regretting not getting the cold weather package; the gas mileage is amazing (I average between 24-26mpg); the manual transmission is smooth and the uphill assist is pretty cool for those hills at stoplights. I am also really loving the sunroof, with the removable panels...this is a must and I use it all the time. I find myself wishing for Navigation, but nothing that my phone can't fix for now and I might end up changing out the system down the road. But the radio is really nice, and the Bluetooth set-up was really simple with my Microsoft phone, and it works great for everything that I need! My complaints: The cup holders. There is only two in the front seat area, and then angled ones in all of the doors that you can only use bottled drinks. The backseat has no cup holder except the door ones for bottles. This seems really inconvenient since sometimes I have more than two people in the car and if we go to Starbucks then only two people can use the cup holder for their drinks. My other complaint would have to be the e-brake. It's just a button...and it kind of weird's me out since it's not a lever that I am used to. It hasn't failed or anything bad, it's just something different that I need to get used to. The back trunk area is pretty small, but that's what you get with a smaller SUV, I am able to fit a small stroller with no issues in the back. Overall...I just need to find a fix for the cup-holder situation and it's perfect. I never thought that I could find a sporty SUV to drive my daughter around instead of a 'mom' SUV, Sedan or Van. *all of the hidden Jeep Easter-eggs are a cool addition too!!!

Renegade Nation

5
Jason on 05/10/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Great design, true jeep quality. Love the detachable roof get so many compliments on the Jungle Green Color!

jeep Redegrade Vehicle of the year

5
Ann Marie Prince on 04/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Little Jeep with an Attitude

5
mark breese on 04/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Bought this for daughter who will be on job sites in construction (the VW bug wasn't going to cut it). Best of all worlds for a young kid. Can and will climb the mountains. Can cross the river if needed (patriot and others fail). Trailhawk is only way to go. while she won't (hopefully) be doing the big off-road courses... hmmm i can't wait to do the off-road adventures. You must get with removeable top. Very in jeep mode. and the easter eggs are everywhere and deserved. This... is written by an Audi/Mercedes owner who is now seriously hunting real Jeeps.

Jeepetto 2016 Latitude 4x4 Manual 1.4L Turbo Beast

5
Ryan R on 04/15/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Jeep and FCA have come up with a very nice and well equipped CUV. Make sure to go with the Turbo 1.4L engine and a manual transmission and you get a excellent driving vehicle as well. None of the automatic transmission horror stories to be found in this set up. Car is peppy, and has good handling for a vehicle with a slight CUV lift. I went with the Cold Weather package. Interior amenities are plentiful on even a stock Latitude model. The package just checked all the marks for a truck that will be used in the Colorado mountains. Look forward to doing some mods on the engine and exhaust, to pull even more pep out of this little Jeep. The Fiat turbo 4-cyl found in the Abarth is very tuneable, and has a excellent after market. I will utilize this once Jeepetto is fully broken in. We also picked the car out in the very nice Anvil Grey offered just in 2016. Good call of jeep to make this color for all the renegades and not just trail hawks Around town getting 24 mpg, with a ton of spirited driving. I received a great deal from Autonation Jeep West. So overall the value is totally there. Hope to have many happy years in my turbo jeep.

Review by retired master auto tech

4
Gus Tome on 04/07/2016

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This is a light duty, mini, SUV. It's not an off road Jeep, its not a luxury Grand Cherokee Limited. It's a fairly good quality marketing hybrid made with a Fiat frame, a " world " engine and an automatic transmission with with too many gear changes and confused programming. The big engine needs a turbo to be taken seriously, the transmission needs an economy / performance dash control. A transmission that shifts every 200 to 600 rpm on level road every time the wind shifts its not right!

lacking a track record

4
Gary Jackson on 03/28/2016

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Only in second production year. Not sure all the bugs are worked out yet. A lot of sketchy reviews. Lack diagnostic plug for my insurance drive tracker That would cost me $200.000/year In additional insurance. Maybe In a couple more model years with Improved reviews.

LOVE, LOVE my new 2016 Jeep Trailhawk!!

4
Debi Scholar on 03/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

Picked up my new Colorado Red, 2 MySky sunroofs, Trailhawk a few days ago and LOVE IT! Typically, I'm a Ford lover, e.g. Escape and other models, but I absolutely HATE the way the new small SUVs look like station wagons (in my opinion). I wanted a vehicle that was a small SUV with big functionality, some nice add-ons, and more of the "box" look that my old Ford Escape had. The Trailhawk has multiple off-road options, which I may not use often enough, but wanted the capabilities anyway. I read some other reviews about lack of quick acceleration, and I haven't really noticed that problem at all. Although, I don't think I usually try to go 60 MPH within 5 seconds anyway. I love the technologies of UConnect, the ease of use of setting all the controls, the automatic windshield wipers (they're perfectly timed based on rain!), and strong, sturdy environment that surrounds me. This may sound weird...but I feel like I'm in an extremely, well-made, sturdy vehicle that is "stronger" than even my Ford Escape was. That "secure" feeling is very meaningful to me. The only thing that I wish..... that the MySky front option had the ability to open the opaque but leave a transparent window so that I could use the "top down" daylight in the winter months without cold coming in. I also wish the back seats were a little more "comfy" like the front seats but I rarely have people in the back seat anyway. I love the various key-less options, Display options, etc. I also have the blind spot alerts which I LOVE. There are so many things that are perfect, I can't write them all down. I went to Autoland dealer in NJ, and they were less than helpful trying to find my 2016 Red Trailhawk with the options I wanted. Yet, 1 day later, Salerno Duane in NJ found my exact match vehicle in a tri-state dealer and had it to me in 3 days. I used Salerno Duane previously so am thrilled with their willingness to help me. If you're looking for a unique SUV that is solid and well thought out, you'll love this new 2016 Renegade line of vehicles!! Debi S - New Jersey

Cup holders and compartments i need more!

4
Pamela on 03/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I love the car. But the placement of the shift and cup holders is awkward. There are no side cup holder and not enough cubbyholes to place items like key cards convenient but hidden. The rear door is heavy needs assistance to open and close. The acceleration is not good with the air conditioner on

4x4 Fun, Technologically Dumb

3
Erick T on 03/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

I began leasing my 2016 Renegade Trailhawk about 6 months ago. I was looking for a cheap and fun solution for Michigan driving. The look took a while to get used to the look but then I started to like it, and the visibility while driving was awesome (lots of head room). I took it off roading and was amazed by the capability of the little jeep. With ground clearance higher than a standard truck and multiple smart 4x4 settings there was not much that I couldn't conquer, especially the hill descent was very entertaining. When winter hit the snow was meaningless to the Renegade. It would tear through 12 inches of snow and hard packed ice without a problem. At this point you are probably wondering why my rating for the vehicle is so low, well let me explain. I commute 30-40 minutes one-way to get to work, all highway driving. This quickly made me realize two of the Jeep's biggest downfalls. 1) Speed: the speed of this jeep is unbearably slow. I took the jeep into the shop and was provided a Chrysler 200 as a rental. The significant speed difference of the 200 made me feel as if I was in a tuned sports car. I think a huge problem is the transmission in the 2.4L Tigershark (maybe it should be “Tigger”shark), which is a 9 speed that has a "acceleration" technique of using less gears when you step on it. The lag of this system is well over a few seconds sometimes, and even when the timing is right, the car takes a good 10 seconds plus to get to 60. I didn't buy this jeep with the intention of replacing my race car, however, I very much dislike the terrifying emotion that I experience when simply getting on a launch ramp to the express way, or debating a pass on a two-lane highway. Not to mention, on numerous occasions the transmission has jerked on me when initially putting the car in drive/reverse, and we all know this winter even in Michigan was very mild so cold temperatures are not to blame. 2) Comfort: Driving this jeep on a sand dune or through the woods is amazing, there is no other way to put it. However, city/long distance driving this jeep really shows you its uncomfortable side. I am driving the most expensive model of the Renegade, the Trailhawk, and the front seats lack the ability to adjust lumbar. Also, although the bucket seats look great with black vinyl interior stitched in red, the bucket is a little too small, therefore, a rather skinny mid-build 6-foot guy like me feels like I am being cramped in the seat and my shoulders are pushed forward while my back cannot find support, especially not in my lumbar. Another thing in regards to comfort is noise. At speeds around 30-45 mph the engine/transmission lets out an uncomfortable hum that sounds like the gear change just isn't quite right. I hope this is not how it was designed purposely. To wrap up this review I also must mention that my engine light has gone off 4+ times in a period of 2-3 months. Every time I get it flashed it reads as a thermostat issue, which it is not. It was taken for a few days, while I got to drive the "race car 200", to be looked at more in depth. The computer underwent numerous upgrades and everything was good to go. Less than a mile out of the lot the engine light went back on. I don't think my local dealership is bad at their job, I think a cheap jeep with a 9 speed transmission, advanced 4x4 system, and AWFUL voice activated blue tooth system, among other technical abilities is OVER developed. Similar to Android devices, it might be great that it can scan your retina as a security measure before someone reads your sensitive text messages among a multitude of additional outrageous applications, however, when it becomes so overwhelmed with glitches that it is dysfunctional in less than a year, then the lack of sustainability is an issue. In conclusion, this is a fun, progressive, fuel efficient machine with impressive off road capability. Take my cons with a grain of salt as I am sure not everyone has had the same experience, but when spending $300+ a month to lease the top model of a vehicle, I expect a little more. Drive safe out there.

Sofia is a great vehicle!! so far so good!!

4
Cal on 03/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I have a 2016 Omaha Orange Renegade Trailhawk, i purchase at the end of February. So far i love this vehicle, i love the funky style, interior, and electronics. I have owned Mitsu for 25 years, and have an Outlander, which is awesome, and i love it. i sold my other Mitsu to my sister, and wanted another, but only limited to Outlander or sport in USA. so sad.:( So i looked, drove and reviewed all the information and criticism of the Renegade, so i wait a year, until all the little problems were fixed, such as the key fobs, brakes, engine and transmission(shame on the usa uaw workers, poor quality at the start), but all seems good on the 2016;s, It is a good vehicle, and i hope i have lots of fun with it.

Red Lady Bug

5
Ashley on 03/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I purchased my Jeep Renegade after totaling my Honda Civic, and while we test drove several suvs this one we fell in love with. It's sporty, functional, and for having a kid it works great for us. The dealership we purchased it from was very helpful and gave us a great price on it as well. So far I have only had one issue with the rear back door lock, but the dealership got it taken care of in a timely manner. Overall I love this vehicle and the look of it.

My yellow submarine!

5
Victor on 02/24/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Check around at different dealers and on line. Got great deal on line plus got the renegade in my color with the equipment I wanted $5,300 less at a dealer 150 miles away. Worth the drive through the country side. They were a pleasure to deal with, and we were in and out with in a couple of hours. Of course it helped knowing what I wanted.

Great SUV

4
Chris on 02/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I looked at the Ford Escape and the Nissan Rogue. I test drove Hawk and the Limited. For longer over the road trips I chose the Limited. It has excellent comfort, handles well in rain and snow. 4 wheel drive shifts seamlessly. Eastern Carolina Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge staff were great to deal with out of the three dealers that I dealt with.



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