Jeep Renegade Review Says it’s Good Off-Road but Not That Fun On-Road

Jeep has big expectations of its smallest model, the Renegade, especially on the European market where the brand has never seen any of its models rack up significant sales volumes.

However, things may change with the Renegade, which is built in Italy alongside the upcoming Fiat 500X. In theory at least, that should mean it is designed to cater to European tastes.

UK magazine Auto Express tested the Renegade both on and off-road, with the rugged Trailhawk version found to be very competent on Fiat’s Balocco off-road proving ground. But does the fact that the Renegade is engineered to be good off-road have an impact on its on road capabilities?

Well, yes and no. The Renegade is described as having loads of grip and little body roll in corners. However, the steering is deemed not connected enough and the cabin is rated as quite noisy. Overall, the reviewer says the Renegade is not as fun to drive on the road as key rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman. Scroll down to watch the review.

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  • Franken Berry

    It’s sad when the headline has a grammatical error: “its” should read “it’s” = it is.

    • Christi

      Menso! “It’s not that fun to drive…” = “IT IS not that fun to drive. Where did you learn English. Just shut up and drive.

  • BearUG

    I bet it’s great for overlanding

  • sportvan

    What a hideous looking device.

  • surfshop

    I like!

  • TheHake

    Too expensive. €43k for such a tiny car.

  • Dr Zoidberg

    “Paint splatter instead of a redline”
    It’s a mud-splatter you tool!

    • TonyM

      The design team claims the redline was inspired by their weekend paintball fights. It’s a paint splatter that can be interpreted as representing mud

      • Dr Zoidberg

        Zoidy says those guys are too far up their own ass. Paintball fights!? The NRA aren’t going to like that.

  • PB

    I wouldn’t mind getting all offroad with young Oliver here.

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