2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Does Things for You
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on October 7, 2015
Do you use the emergency brake every time you park? Not everyone does even though it's the proper thing to do to prevent the unexpected. In our 2015 Jeep Renegade, you don't even have to think about it. The brake engages for you.
Yes, that's right, no input needed. Just stick the transmission in Park and a few seconds later the parking brake engages on its own. It's one of those features made possible when switch from a manual pedal or lever to an electronic switch.
I'm sure there are some people out there that don't want this kind of "intrusion." I'm not one of them. I use the emergency brake every time I park a car, so knowing that it will do it for me is a nice feature (it can be turned off, by the way). It's also something I didn't expect to find in a subcompact SUV since there are plenty of luxury cars that don't do the same.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor