by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on June 29, 2016
Remember the triangle offense, the innovative basketball scheme that coach Phil Jackson refined to lead the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to NBA championships? (For that matter, do you remember when the Lakers competed for championships?)
Our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has its own kind of triangle strategy that connects the left and right sides of the steering wheel and the shift lever.
Here's why this is important: The transmission.
by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on March 22, 2016
I am writing to inform you that my briefcase is not a person. Every other car I drive rightly identifies it as an inanimate object, and yet you, and specifically your passenger seat seatbelt warning chime, seem to think that it is. Although I am open to non-humans being considered sentient beings, I am quite certain the "Oakley Home Office" is not the next Data or Number Six.
by Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief on February 23, 2016
My relationship with our long-term 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk crossed over from like to love a long time ago. This vehicle does exactly what it's supposed to do, it does it all extremely well, and it is fun to drive.
Plus it brings a cool factor, real off-road capability and interesting design to a segment that has had very little of each. But there is one thing about our Renegade that annoys me.
by Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor on December 21, 2015
As Southern California morning temps plummet into the low 50s, seat heater utilization in the Edmunds editorial office skyrockets about 650 percent. Executive Editor Ed Hellwig was first to call out our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk's generous offerings in heat conduction. Toasty palms on a brisk morning drive are one of life's underrated luxuries.
Ed was keen to point out another neat feature in our Renegade, but one that has so far received mixed reviews. I was initially not a fan of this particular feature until stumbling upon some info in the owner's manual.
by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on October 14, 2015
I rely on podcasts for entertainment during my commute. Consequently, I notice when Bluetooth systems act up. Though the infotainment system in our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is easy to use, it seems to take much longer than normal to resume Bluetooth audio playback after starting. While most cars are streaming by the time I exit my garage, the Renegade doesn't start until I'm halfway down the block.
How much longer does it take?
Welcome to the "Time To Bluetooth" or TTB test, which I created today in the Edmunds.com garage.
August 14, 2015
We want to know if Jeep is capable of competing in a new, but important, segment. Jeep, like every other automaker, must make smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in order to meet government emissions and fuel economy standards. Can Jeep reconcile its SUV- and truck-based heritage with the realities of modern emissions and fuel economy regulations?
With the Renegade, Jeep set out to create a vehicle that doesn't have to make excuses. Inexpensive doesn't mean cheap anymore. Small doesn't mean less capable. The compact crossover class is highly competitive, with solid offerings like the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Jeep can't afford a subpar product.