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Car Review - Jeep Renegade 1.4 Limited (A)
29 Jun 2017  |  Jeep Reviews
The Jeep Renegade's compact size and punchy engine are well-suited for city driving, narrow carparks and tight alleys.
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   Consumer Reviews of Jeep Renegade
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OVERALL RATING
 
2 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
4.5/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
3.5/5 Engine Performance
5/5
2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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CarbonFalcon
Premium User CarbonFalcon
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31 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 22-Nov-2012
The Perfect Basher  Posted on 07 Dec 2017
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Jeep’S the kind of brand that could murmur Hannibal Smith's “Winch… Winch… Winch…” In the last scene of the A-Team. A completely off-road focused mud-loving hog farm dedicated to simple boxy designs and a signature Fuhrer grille, Jeep’S namesake to off-roading SUVs is akin to scotch-tape used to call out any sticky tape. Even in their fancy Land Rover fighting guises, Jeeps feel completely out of place on city terrain and long for off-course bashing. Yet the latest offspring is more than a mere sacrificial penguin slapped into small SUV waters. As success mounts even for models like the eyesore causing Honda Vezel, the Renegade displeases car journalists aplenty for breaking tradition – But emerges globally as a commercial success in cityscapes where it doesn’T belong.

Somehow the Renegade had managed to pair the grille, door lining and roof rack with the black under cladding in perfect harmony much better than anyone else. Without emanating an icky plasticky aura, the Renegade makes it as trendy as Macklemore making grandpa clothes fashionable. While the market was chasing LED headlights and fancy illumination technologies, the Renegade with its basic halogen headlights was beaming with much needed old school charisma. Think of it as ditching a cartridge shaver for a safety razor.

The Renegade fails in one big department – Price positioning. Despite having a solid product offering, with the right engine, maintenance cost and fun factor – It loses out heavily to the other 2 popular models – The Honda Vezel and the Toyota C-HR.
On a price comparison basis, the cheapest of the lot (Vezel) packs more features than the 3 and both Japanese makes offer excellent fuel efficiency in hybrid trims. The other outlandish consideration would be the Opel Mokka Diesel, which wins with cheap diesel and a 24km/l fuel economy. As a result, it is easy to spot any of the 3 SUVs on Singapore roads. The Renegade however is extremely rare.

For a company struggling to have any footprint in Singapore, I would strongly hope that they revisit the Renegade's pricing to be competitive in the market. By doing what Mokka achieved the Renegade and future small Jeep offerings could further strengthen the brand and delight customers. For now it is just slightly out of reach.

What I like
Old School Timeless Design
Punchy 1.4L Turbo - ample torque
Frugal consumption
Cheap maintenance - no complicated parts

What I do not like
Price point
Cheap wipers
Wind noise at higher speeds

Jan75
Clutched
14 reviews
45 points
0 forum posts Joined on 25-May-2015
Surprisingly pleasant to drive  Posted on 11 Jul 2017
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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I didn't expect to like the Jeep Renegade but when I took it for a test drive I was pleasantly surprised.

The engine is punch and provides a lot of fun on the road. Handling could be better because there's some lag time between input and the car actually turning. But I suspect that Jeep intentionally did that for the authentic off-road feel.

I'm really digging the funky design of the Renegade, it's got a hipster vibe to it and is something I could picture myself in driving around town.

What I like
Perky engine
Quirky design
Great city car

What I do not like
No AWD

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