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Renegade “best in class” 4×4?

by David Zatz on

A recent communiqué to dealers points out the ways the Jeep Renegade has best in class capabilities, particularly in off-road capability. The class is defined as the Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman, Mini Paceman, and Buick Encore — not a group particularly associated with off-roading, and excluding the admittedly larger RAV4. The rationale is “small SUV sub-segmentation.”

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That said, the Trailhawk version has approach and departure angles equal to or better than Cherokee Trailhawk, with the same ground clearance (also “best in class.”)  The Renegade has the only rearl axle disconnect (on AWDs) and factory tow package; the Trailhawk boasts a “Selec-Terrain”® traction control system wtih snow, sport, sand/mud, rock, and automatic modes, tow hooks, skid plates, off-road wheels, and special tires.

All Renegades sold in the United States have a nine-speed automatic.


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