Jeep Renegade is More Than Just a Baby Jeep


I will never understand how somethings get their names. Take the Jeep Renegade for example. That one makes sense. Renegade is the perfect name for a Jeep, it sounds threatening and powerful, like something that could take on the off-road in the ways it is built to do. But then there is the name of ‘Cute Ute’ that accompanies it and I don’t even know where to start. As far as first impressions go, that one leaves me thinking of some animated cat winking at a camera accompanied by a child’s voice announcing the name. While this ‘Cute Ute’ may fail the initial impressions based on name alone, it thankfully lives up to the quality that Jeep users know and desire.

The Jeep Renegade is Jeep’s first entry into the small SUV segment. This brand new model is aimed at younger drivers who are looking for a gateway into adventurous driving. The model was first displayed for public consumption at the Geneva Motor Show and since then has been very popular amongst the Chrysler Dealerships. Many see it as a chance at targeting a new demographic that previously wasn’t being offered much by Jeep.

The pricing for the Renegade hasn’t been revealed yet but many are speculating that it will serve as affordable enough for first time car buyers. Thankfully, it is also expected that this low price entry will not diminish the quality of the features and capability of the Jeep.

The Renegade will be borrowing some from its older brother the Jeep Cherokee. The Renegade takes with it one of the most advanced 4×4 systems in its class and is the first small SUV to feature disconnecting rear axle and power take-off.

This new Jeep Renegade might be seen as the ‘baby Jeep’ aka the ‘Cute Ute’ but it certainly doesn’t seem like it when the details come out. First impressions are one thing but the Renegade delivers on the promise that all Jeeps have, power and capability for all drivers no matter the look or the size of the Jeep.

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