2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Intermittent Annoyance
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on March 29, 2016
Los Angeles doesn't get much rain, meaning there are few opportunities to test out a vehicle's windshield wipers. Last week, I was commuting home in our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk through an afternoon rainstorm. I quickly became annoyed by the pace of the wipers.
The Renegade only has four settings for the windshield wipers, fewer than other vehicles in our fleet. The rain was falling just quickly enough to warrant turning the wipers on, but too slowly for the lowest setting. This meant either constantly hitting the mist setting or listening to the wipers squeak against a dry windshield.
This is a really minor thing, but after more than an hour of dealing with it in traffic, I was tired of constantly having to tap the stalk.
Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 18,529 miles