Part city-dweller, part mountaineer-- that's the new 2015 Jeep Renegade.

Jeep is introducing the Renegade for 2015 and looking to give the Kia Soul and the Nissan Juke a run for the market! In this "urban-crossover" landscape, Renegade will be the only car to offer 4 x 4 capability and true off-road performance.  The all-new Renegade has the hipster looks and everyday efficiency to entice shoppers, while also offering the rugged capability for which Jeep is well known.

For the Utah buyer, this product fits the blended urban-outdoor lifestyle where weekdays are spent traveling around the city and the weekends exploring the mountains.

The main points of appeal in this segment are urban usability and polarizing design, which Jeep delivers. And even though this vehicle is shorter than the Jeep Patriot, it still offers roomy interior passenger and cargo space. The Renegade Latitude is the front wheel drive model with 6.7 inches of ground clearance. The Renegade Trailhawk is the 4 x 4 model with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Jeep also says that the Trailhawk has best-in-class approach and departure angles. And both models will deliver 30-plus mpg on the EPA highway cycle, right on par with the competing vehicles in this class.

The Renegade has two all-wheel-drive systems from which to choose. Jeep Active Drive is a full-time system that can send up to 100 percent of engine torque to any drive wheel as needed. Jeep Active Drive Low is standard on the Trailhawk 4x4 model and adds a low range that gives the Renegade a 20:1 crawl ratio in first gear. Jeep Active Drive Low also employs hill-descent control and Selec-Terrain traction control with Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and, on the Trailhawk model, Rock 4x4 driving modes.

The Renegade has equally "tough" design elements boosting the rugged brand with short overhangs, trapezoidal wheel arches, and trinkets inspired by the military and extreme sports. The “X” design on the taillights suggests military equipment or jerry cans, while the “air-pod” vents that sit atop the dash are meant to look like the performance goggles worn by downhill skiers. And in what’s becoming
a trend among Chrysler Fiat vehicles,  there’s a hidden Easter egg meant to tie the vehicle to a spiritual home. The small storage bin beneath the center stack is lined by a rubber mat embossed with a topographical map of Moab.

And like any new vehicle these days, the Renegade is available with a litany of driver-assist features, including blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors, a backup camera, and rear cross-path detection.

The new 2015 Jeep Renegades will be arriving at Doug Smith Auto, come visit us to test drive these brand new vehicles!



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