Used Jeep Renegade – Colorado Springs, CO
With the 2016 release, the 2015 Renegade is now the used Jeep Renegade model, but it’s far from being outdated. It still makes good off-roaders and daily drivers, for many reasons. Balancing off-road and on-road performance is something other compact crossover SUVs fail to do.
In most cases, people either pay for one or the other. In a few rare cases, there is a vehicle that can provide both: like the Renegade. The Faricy Boys have a good amount of Renegades in stock, check their website if this Jeep tickles your fancy after reading this.
Quick Facts About the Jeep Renegade
The Jeep Renegade was first produced in 2014, it was built in Melfi, Italy. It was first shown to the public in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show, and it was released to the public in late August 2014 in Europe. However, it was not released in America until Spring of 2015. This makes the Renegade the first Jeep to ever be produced outside of North America, but don’t worry; it’s platform is still based on 4×4 U.S. architecture.
Since the used Renegade is only a year old, not much has changed for this model. The original trims on the Renegade are the base, Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. With the Trailhawk being the off-road trim of choice, and landing the 2015 Renegade the title of “most capable small SUV of the year.”
This title is thanks to its best-in-class available 4×4 capability, which is provided by the Trailhawk trim. The 2015 Renegade Limited’s interior was named one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2015. The editors said it won because of the Limited’s smart technology, innovative materials, impressive value, and just plain cool features; like the MySky dual panel roof.
Kelly Blue Book also gave the 2015 Renegade 3 awards: naming it one of the 10 best all-wheel drive vehicles starting under $25,000, one of the 10 coolest cars starting under $18,000, and one of the 10 most fun SUVs of 2015. The 2015 Renegade was also named the most fun compact SUV in 2015 from the Editor’s Choice from Autoweek, along with AAA Arizona naming it a top pick for the cool car segment.
This little Renegade certainly created some waves in the compact SUV market, especially for it’s first year.
Just how little is little, exactly? Across all trims, the renegade sits at about 13 feet long and just under 6 feet wide. Even with those little dimensions, this little vehicle has some heavy curb weight. Especially the Trailhawk trim. The Trailhawk weighs in the heaviest (for off-roading purposes) at 3,490 pounds, the Limited at 3,126 pounds, and the Sport and Latitude at 3,190 pounds. The Renegade trims all sit at a 101.2 inch wheelbase, which is plenty big enough for off-roading.
The Jeep Renegade is available with two 4×4 systems depending on the trim level: Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low. The Low is available with the Trailhawk trim (there’s the excess weight) and the standard system is paired with the Sport, Latitude, and Limited models. Both of these systems feature a rear axle disconnect system that can effortlessly switch between two and four-wheel drive to help improve fuel economy when 4×4 capability isn’t needed.
The Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system provides the Trailhawk with the extra gusto it needs to brave off-roading conditions. It gives the Trailhawk a strong 20:1 gear crawl ration, and contributes to the Trailhawk’s Trail Rated badge of honor. The Trail Rated badge it proudly wears signifies it’s ability to perform under off-road conditions. The Trailhawk is able to carry on the Jeep tradition of having legendary traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, and water fording in off-road environments.
The 2015 Renegade has two engine options: a 1.4-liter I4 MultiAir Turbo Engine and a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir Turbo Engine. The 1.4-liter comes standard on the Sport and Latitude, and the 2.4-liter is optional on those two trims. The 2.4-liter is standard on the Trailhawk and Limited trims, and the 1.4-liter isn’t available on the Trailhawk and Limited.
The 1.4-liter puts out 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and the 2.4-liter sacrifices a little torque for 20 more horsepower. The horsepower and torque provided by both engines is plenty of power to get through the woods, or down the highway if needed. The mpg of the Jeep Renegade is actually quite good, and all Renegade trims have a 12.7 gallon tank. When the base engine is paired to the FWD Sport, 31 mpg highway is an attainable number. Naturally, opting for a bigger engine and a 4×4 trim is going to sacrifice fuel economy for performance, but it’s a fair trade off for the power offered; especially when equipped to a 20:1 crawl ratio.
A Used Jeep Renegade Makes a Good Off-Roader and Daily Driver
The used Renegade isn’t even that old. So, it makes a great used vehicle for that reason alone! With the release of the 2016 Renegade, there should be some used 2015 Renegades sitting on lots by now. Best part is; these lightly-used Renegades will be much cheaper than financing a new 2015 or 2016 Renegade. Not much has changed in a year for the Renegade, so the 2015 and 2016 models are basically the same.
In a more literal sense, a used Renegade makes a good off-roader and daily driver because of it’s versatility. Need a daily driver? Grab a used Sport 4×4 for cheap money, and still enjoy the perks of great fuel-economy with substantial off-road power. Need something compact for city-living but are an off-road enthusiast? Grab a 4×4 Trailhawk trim; the small size will be convenient in the crowded city, and the Trailhawk has the power to go through the toughest off-roading conditions.
Plus, they are just plain fun to drive. The Renegade was named by Autoweek as the most fun compact SUV of 2015, and numerous consumer reviews agree with that statement. It’s a fun looking vehicle, and was just released last year. That also means that fun-looking vehicle is accompanied by state-of-the-art fun features, and it’s a brand new design. The Renegade also sports the best modern materials, which means it’s a reliable vehicle; and a reliable vehicle deserves to be sold by a reliable dealer. That’s where the Faricy Boys in Colorado Springs come in.
Why You Should Pick the Faricy Boys
The Faricy Boys have loads of Renegades in stock, and if a used model isn’t for you, there are plenty of new 2015 and 2016 models available. The Faricy Boys also have a “buy your car in 60 minutes” perk: instant upfront pricing, no hassle, and no surprises. Which is what the Faricy Boys are about: complete transparency. The Faricy Boys have been family owned for over 73 years, and have real prices with no hidden charges. They have a free Carfax report on every used car, a reconditioning report on every qualified used car, and a price protection guarantee.
Along with being transparent, the Faricy Boys also pride themselves in their compassionate and knowledgeable staff. The staff are highly trained, and truly care about giving you that “right car for me” feeling when you drive off the lot. They offer a complimentary full tank of gas on all new cars, unlimited washes for 60 days after purchase, and will even give you advice on a vehicle or purchase your old one whether you buy from them or not.
It’s this honesty and transparency combined with the knowledgeable and caring staff that make The Faricy Boys stand out as a dealership; and also your next stop when looking for a Jeep Renegade.