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Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by redriderbob, Nov 26, 2017.
TFLCar pins the Compass Trailhawk and the Renegade Trailhawk against each other in Colorado.
That is embarassing.
Funny how 1 lousy engine can ruin an otherwise excellent product.
I think what's more embarassing, is that other crossovers don't come close.
I think it's the "Trail-Rated" badge that irks me about this video. A "Trailhawk" needs to be able to get over that little bump - the Cherokee/Grand Cherokee would have and I genuinely think the powertrain is the issue.
I don’t agree about the "Trail-Rated" badge. I think for the market that they compete in, they are very capable. I do agree about the power train. I test drove the new Compass and I really liked everything about it except for the very anemic 2.4. I may have pulled the trigger if it had 20-30 more horsepower. Get the hurricane in that thing and now we are talking.
While I think the Hurricane will be leaps and bounds better than the Tigershark, I think tires with more grip would have helped, even more than powertrain
I’d say the gearing is more important than the engine. Neither Renegade nor Compass have a really low low range mode.
Renegade proved to me how good it truly is during the Dirt Every Day episode below... since then, videos from all over the world of Renegades going through rougher stuff have been seen on YouTube.
Are those the standard tires for Trailhawks? They don’t appear to be very aggressive...like regular all-season tires.
Edit: they look like Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires which I have on my Liberty...tread pattern looks different to me though. I think my eyes are going south....
Not too shabby for the Renegade. The Compass though, that made me cringe.
I think besides the non-aggressive tires, you had a non-aggressive, timid driver
Some, but it did look like he gave it the biscuits on the second attempt. If the tires were allowed to spin more instead of cutting power, it may have scrambled through. Or it could of grenaded the drivetrain.
Season 3 of the Drive on NBC Sports, Mike Spinelli took a Renegade through Colorado. I was VERY impressed.
That's not an engine issue. The power needed was there, the traction wasn't. Now the tigershark has plenty of issues, but it's not the reason for the vehicles struggling on the last obstacle. That's a programming decision to cut engine power under the situation encountered. I wonder if they'd changed modes if it would have helped. This is like my 300 on a slippery steep ascent. If I leave ESP on it will cut almost all power to the point that I am not moving and the tires aren't spinning. Turn it off and away I go...
YTD I have sold well over 50 Compass and Renegades and you know how many people asked me whats the 0 to 60 time ? ZERO......I dont know what the point of "drag racing them was......Nobody that ever looked at these Jeeps ever thought they were going to be fast. I am kinda embarrassed at how slow they actually were. So the Hurricanes will be greatly welcomed in these when they come.
They mention the tires in the beginning of the video, which ones they are. Both jeeps have the same tires.
Anyone into trucks, Jeeps or watches this show, may indeed think these two vehicles are embarrassing.
Anyone who thinks a Corolla is a perfectly acceptable purchase may be impressed by these vehicles’ “prowess”.
Anyone who dreads the thought of driving on a daily basis, may find those Easter eggs “cute”.
The best quote for me was: “For $32,000 or $34,000? I’ll get a Wrangler!”