2015 Jeep Renegade: I'd Skip the Trailhawk for a Latitude
by Erin Riches, Deputy Editor on September 9, 2015
Although I initially liked the idea of using our long-term 2015 Jeep Renegade as a family runabout, after a long weekend with it, I was ready to the hand back the key.
Our Trailhawk version has an overly stiff ride.
Dan Edmunds has written that our production Renegade Trailhawk is actually more relaxed and less stiff-legged than the pre-production Renegades he drove earlier this year. Nevertheless, our long-term Jeep gives you a pretty good pounding over our concrete-slab Southern California. This is especially true if you're riding in the backseat.
Fortunately, there's an easy solution to this problem. I can just go and buy a Jeep Renegade Latitude, which as we found in our recent road test, has a softer, more compliant ride while still maintaining respectable off-road ability for the one day out of the year you choose to use it.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor