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2015 Jeep Renegade Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by JyoungNG



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Reviewed: 2015 Jeep Renegade

4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4 9-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Why the 2015 Jeep Renegade?

Exterior styling

I really loved the exterior color and styling of the Jeep Renegade. From the "easter egg" on the front windshield to the "X" styled tail-lights, this was a nice-looking vehicle.

Interior styling

The interior was very nice. You can tell a lot of attention was paid to make the interior not look and feel cheap. The grey seats with the orange accents and brown dash really went together well.

Controls and instruments

The U-Connect 5.0 system worked well with my Windows 8.1 phone (curiously, better than it did with my wife's iPhone 6). The system would read text to me and I was able to reply as well.

Why Not the 2015 Jeep Renegade?

Powertrain performance

From the day we bought the vehicle, it used oil. I had to put at least a quart a month in to top it off. I was told by the dealer that this was within acceptable limits. Seriously?

Powertrain performance

I knew going in that the 9-speed transmission could be quirky. While we never experienced anything major with the transmission, it did shift oddly at times.

Controls and instruments

Within weeks of bringing the Renegade home, we had trouble with the power door locks. Sometimes they would work, sometimes they wouldn't. In addition, the dash lights would spontaneously adjust brightness without me touching the dimmer. I took the vehicle to the dealer and they informed me that the Body Control Module was bad. They replaced the BCM but within weeks we started having the same issues. I decided to trade the vehicle as I felt there were too many bugs and I felt it wasn't ready for prime time.

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