Hopping Up To 20,000 Miles - 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Long-Term Road Test

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Hopping Up To 20,000 Miles

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on April 7, 2016

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

We're now at 20,000 miles on our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Achieving 20,000 miles is a common goal for our one-year long-term tests and we managed to do it here in just eight months. Of course, driving from Los Angeles to Detroit and back a few months ago certainly helped boost our accumulated mileage. But that also means we've got plenty of time to drive it even further. So far, our opinion of our little Jeep has been mixed.

It would seem that we're fond of the Renegade's cargo carrying abilities. It's small, sure, but you can still fit plenty of stuff with the rear seats down, such as bikes or big boxes. It's also entertaining to drive around town since it's small/nimble and distinctively styled.

Less appealing are the engine and transmission. Nobody seems to like the nine-speed automatic transmission, and fuel economy has been underwhelming so far.

As for maintenance, we've had to deal with a few unscheduled issues, including a key fob problem and some new brakes.

We're due for service again as the Renegade's intervals are every 10,000 miles. I've already got our appointment booked.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 20,000 miles

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