A week in the 2020 JEEP RENEGADE LIMITED proves that Wranglers DO come in small packages…

No, I didn’t drive the Yukon Trail. I didn’t go up the side of Devil’s Tower or cross the noses of Mt. Rushmore. But I did drive the 2020 JEEP RENEGADE LIMITED for a week everywhere in Malibu that I could… and it proved one thing…

The Jeep Wrangler can pretty much take on anything. And as the older brother, it shows the ropes to the younger. As I am a younger brother, I know what it’s like to compete and try to measure up. So…

The RENEGADE does just that. It’s a tiny Wrangler that given the right mods, will attempt to do anything the Wrangler does. Sometimes it will fail, as in the case of traversing the side walls of Haleakala Crater in Hawaii or the North Face of Half Dome. Sure, easy for the Wrangler, but a challenge for the Renegade. Although, that doesn’t mean he won’t try.

The $36K price tag and 26mph of the Renegade allows the driver to go most places and not be broke. Not cheap, but not expensive. Good gas mileage, but not GREAT.

Although, it wasn’t what I was thinking about as I drove the lil’ Jeep over the Malibu Tunnel in the Malibu Canyon or hit the ENTIRE Backbone Trail. Managed to not hit any hikers either, so that was good.

The Renegade looks good… but it has serious potential in Jeep Mods and the aftermarket. If you don’t want to plunk down $50K for a Wrangler, then whisk the Renegade and get busy measuring up. It will scoot your daughter to College (if they ever open back up) or it will climb El Capitan with a small bit of struggle as the Wrangler drops pebbles from above.

Bottom Line? The Glacier Metallic 2020 RENEGADE that I got for a week was fun. Design is great, slightly aggressive but cute also. Perfect and should soon come out in an Underwater version so I can explore that Alien Base off the coast of Pt. Dume. THAT… would be fun.

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