Since its debut in 2014, the Jeep Renegade has redefined the image of the Jeep brand by combining a city-friendly design, off-road appeal and a taste of Italy. The Renegade isn’t made in Detroit—where the FCA produces the Grand Cherokees and other Jeep models. Instead, the Jeep Renegade is made in southern Italy, in Melfi, in the general vicinity of Naples. If you’re in the market for a Jeep, the Renegade might be the vehicle for you. Here’s why the Renegade has been a success:
Compared to other two-door Jeep models, more people can fit into the Renegade and there is more legroom and footroom. Whether you’re taking the kids to soccer practice or driving your friends to the big game, the Renegade has the room. The seats are designed with comfort in mind. The headrest runs high up providing comfort and support for both you and your passengers.
Although the Renegade isn’t going to win any races, the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates a respectable 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It gets you where you need to go!
On the Road
On the road, the Renegade actually feels like a truck and it handles well compared to other crossovers. Car and Driver noted the “solid off-road capability, toy-truck style and brand recognition, relaxing ride quality.”
FCA has taken a platform it uses for the Fiat 500X and made it into a Jeep. The Renegade is almost entirely made in Italy and has been a success for FCA. This is a Jeep crossover that you can take almost anywhere! If your ready to take home a taste of Italy, stop by Barbera’s on the Boulevard. Our team will help you with any questions you may have!