2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Hipster Jeepster, Not for the Oldster
August 26, 2015
Let's be clear: I'm never going off-roading. At least, not intentionally.
So my days behind the wheel of our new 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk are largely spent the same way as most of my time is away from Edmunds: dropping off kids and dry-cleaning, picking up kids and groceries, sitting in freeway traffic, sitting in the passenger seat when I toss my husband the keys — pretty typical stuff for a 40-year-old woman.
Although I don't dislike driving the new Renegade, it does make me feel like a hipster imposter. The exterior says, "I'm young, I'm unique," even in white paint. Adding the orange details only emphasizes its position. By merely parking it in the lot of my local supermarket, I feel like I'm devaluing its Jeep lineage.
The sporty Renegade deserves a youthful brand ambassador. And I am not it.
Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor @ 1,642 miles