The Jeep Renegade is the smallest of the current pack of Jeep models, and because of its diminutive size, some don’t expect it to have the qualities of a “real Jeep,” most especially its off-road prowess. But the engineers, designers, and marketers at the Jeep brand have worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that is truly worthy of the Jeep name.
Yes, the Jeep Renegade is built in Melfi, Italy, and yes, it is in some ways very similar to the Fiat 500X small sport utility that is built in the same factory. But the executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles know the value of the Jeep brand, and thus they are very protective about it. To wear the Jeep badge, the Renegade has been required to earn it. So while the Renegade may be precious-looking, it is also capable of making its way in places that don’t allow so-so off-road vehicles to pass. The Renegade is filled with the right hardware and software outdo the competing Honda HR-V, Nissan Kicks, and Toyota CH-R off-road.