2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Packed for the Track
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on October 22, 2015
One of my duties as Vehicle Testing Assistant is transporting our test equipment — scales, cones, various timing devices — to and from the track every week. Not everything in our fleet is up to the task and I was concerned our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk might fall short.
In our recent Renegade rating, one of our biggest criticisms was its subpar cargo capacity compared to other vehicles in its class. At 30.75 inches, the load floor is a little high. With the seats folded down, there are 57.75 inches of room behind the rear seats, though this falls to 28.25 inches with the seats in place. I was a little concerned about fitting all of our gear inside.
I dropped the rear seats and carefully packed all of our testing equipment in the back. The Renegade swallowed our gear and still left enough room to see out of the rear window. Things were packed tightly, but this added the benefit of preventing shifting and clanking that sometimes occurs with our equipment.
Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant