CITY SLICKER AND COWBOY EXPLORER
The Jeep Renegade was born to traverse the concrete jungle, but it wants to prove that it can follow in the footsteps of its bigger and tougher brother, the Jeep Wrangler.
YYOU know you have a lot to live up to when you’re born into a family full of legendary siblings and ancestors.
That’s exactly the kind of pressure that the Jeep Renegade is under. MARCH 2018 The Renegade is the most affordable member of the Jeep family. It is also the smallest and softest Jeep to date. That position used to be occupied by the Renegade’s next older sibling, the Cherokee, which can now breathe a little easier.
There’s less pressure on the Cherokee now because most of the responsibility of growing the Jeep brand now rests on the Renegade’s shoulders.
Now, you’re probably wondering why we’ve concluded that the Renegade is the soft-roader in the Jeep lineup, when it has such square and rugged lines.
But behind that iconic Jeep grille and beneath its chiselled sheet-metal, the Renegade is very much a city slicker at heart.
It has a turbocharged 1.4-litre 4-cylinder (the smallest engine in any Jeep today), versus the Wrangler’s naturally aspirated