Love my little Tank!
February 12, 2019
Bought a 2017 Altitude Edition in Jetset Blue, which was my first new car ever. I've been a huge fan of the renegade ever since seeing them at the car show in New York. After working for a Jeep dealer, the only thing that really scared me was the 9- Speed Transmission that comes standard.
Driving many different Renegades, it seemed the Transmission would behave differently every time. Honestly mine is not to bad, Some jumps at lower speeds but really just one of the quirks it has. Its kinda something one just has to get used to.
Mine only has 2700 miles so far, so can't really comment on reliability yet. I had to drive mine 10 hours back home after I bought it, and it did great on the highway. Merging was not an issue like I saw in other reviews, and the little Rene kept right up to speed (Mine sometimes would sneak up to 95 MPH without me noticing). Very smooth and quiet ride for a Jeep, I was very impressed.
Right now, I am averaging about 18 city. For my driving, that is pretty good.
Mine has the upgraded Radio with the navigation and bigger screen. Radio is great and definitely recommend the bigger screen. Navigation has been accurate since I've used it, even better then my Garmen I brought with me for the trip home.
On the 10 Hour ride home, I was very impressed with the seat comfort. Mine has the upgraded cloth heated seats and they are very supportive and comfortable. They look nice too. Much more comfortable then the 18 Town and Country's rental van we took to get the Jeep. My rear passenger had plenty of leg room and didn't feel cramped on the trip home either.
Trunk is a bit smaller then I would of liked. Not really a huge issue though, both rear seats go down if extra room is needed. I am also used to a Explorer's trunk space so I may be a little bias.
Love the Auto-start, use it every morning. Heated seats and steering wheel are GREAT. Maybe its because its cloth but heated seats feel they don't get that warm, still enough to feel though, and it feels great!
LOVE the mysky, and that was a huge part in picking this one. Taking both panels off isn't as easy as all the videos make it out to be, so I definitely recommend two people. Once they are off though it is so much fun! Also love how the front panel is a fully functioning sunroof as well (Tilt & Slide).
Overall, VERY HAPPY with this little Jeep! Curious to see how it holds up but I am very happy with my purchase and hope to have the little guy for a long time!