It’s been a long time since Jeep’s fielded a winner in the small SUV segment, but as of 2015 it’s on the verge of having two. Hot on the heels of the well-received Jeep Cherokee compact people mover comes the even smaller Jeep Renegade, a brand-new addition to the family that promises to erase the bad memories associated with names like Compass and Patriot – monikers that received not a single mention this past week at the Renegade’s official coming out party in San Jose California.
What better way to bury the past than underneath the wheels of a subcompact SUV that stands apart from its segment-mates? The 2015 Jeep Renegade has been designed to go where no other cute ‘ute would dare while simultaneously looking like nothing else at its on the market. A Jeep through-and-through, the Renegade offers enough crossover appeal to snag style-focused shoppers alongside the legions of brand-faithful who will whole-heartedly embrace this practical, and affordable, SUV.