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PLACE YOUR AD: 928.556.2298 | www.azdailysun.com/ads ARIZONA DAILY SUN | AZDAILYSUN.COM AUTOMOTIVE DIRECTORY Personals: Service Directory: Employment: Misc. for Sale: 100 200-300 400 500-600 Real Estate: Rentals: Autos: Bargain Corner: 700 800 900 998 Visit: wheels.azdailysun.com for your next vehicle. $$ WE B BUY VEHICLES $$ 774-7044 www.FlagstaffAutoOutlet.com $$ NO HASSLE • EASY WAY TO SELL $$ The Renegade is an Italian-flavored Jeep: A taste of Olive Garden By Scott SturgiS The PhiladelPhia inquirer 2019 Jeep Renegade: The Jeep with the flavor of Italy. crossovers its size, the Renegade really feels like a truck. With its wide, upright windshield and tall stance, buyers can feel like king of the road for a pretty low entry fee. (Well, maybe prince of the road. Or princess.) FiatChrysler fare and are easy to read and operate. And, yet, some drawbacks must be noted. Up to speed: The Renegade is not going to win any races. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine Handling is far better than a creates a respectable 180 Wrangler, of course _ which horsepower and 175 poundactually falls below certain pieces feet of torque, but there’s still of heavy equipment for steering not a lot of oomph. It takes a feel. Furthermore, Renegade’s painfully long 10.3 seconds to steering feels more accurate get to 60 mph, according to Car Conventional wisdom: Car and than many other crossovers out and Driver. Driver liked the “solid off-road there, and the ride is less bumpy I tested a 2018 (in November; capability, toy-truck style and than the other boxy wannabe not sure why that was still in fleet). brand recognition, relaxing ride crossover, the Kia Soul. The 2019s get a 1.3-liter turbo quality” but not that it was “slower Friends and stuff: More people four in Limited trim; it makes than a three-legged turtle, poor fit more easily into the Renegade just 177 horsepower, but torque fuel efficiency, lacks storage.” than the two-door Wrangler, and boosts to 200 pound-feet. Marketer’s pitch: “Legends aren’t Renegade rear-seat comfort Shifty: The 9-speed automatic born, they’re made.” pleased lanky Sturgis Kid 4.0. always seemed like an ambitious Reality: The flavor may be Olive Legroom and foot room are good, move, and its functioning can Garden; the Renegade is perfect while headroom is incredible. be less than stellar. During my for the suburbs. Up front, the passenger side Renegade week, I found the first Jeepish: The Renegade should boasts a large grab bar, which day’s drive got off to a slow start, actually satisfy most ordinary certainly looks the Jeep part, if and engaging Drive took a second buyers’ secret cravings for a kind of cheap and plasticky. or so, and then cold shifts could Jeep Wrangler. The vast majority be fairly abrupt. Cargo space also beats the of Jeep enthusiasts hardly need Wrangler by far _ 50.8 cubic feet The transmission also made the off-road capability of the with the seats folded. passing and other on-the-fly Wrangler, which until recently also acceleration disappointing, Driver’s Seat: The seat in the meant forgoing a whole bunch of Renegade tester provided plenty as the gearbox evaluated its creature comforts. choices more thoroughly than the of comfort as well. The headrest In fact, the Renegade gives philosopher Chidi in “The Good runs up quite high, and comfort buyers a lot more for a lot less. and support are balanced nicely. Place.” Manual shifting helps, but Controls and gauges are standard nine choices is a lot. On the road: More than most Price: $33,670 as tested ($27,445 for the Limited trim). Options include Advanced Technology Group ($995) and Safety and Security Group ($895) for all sorts of safety features; $1,595 for panoramic sunroof; more noted below. Fuel economy: All the accelerational and shifterational shortcomings might be forgiven if the Renegade had hit one out of the park saving fuel, but nope. I averaged about 23 mpg in my usual test course. Maybe the new engine corrects that. Keeping warm and cool: The HVAC controls sit under the stereo and so even lower to the ground. The dial for fan and toggle for fan source are fine, but a pair of buttons for temperature control are difficult to find on the fly. In addition, one couldn’t depend on the “miles remaining” portion of our dashboard in the test vehicle, though: It was all over the place, adding 50 miles here and subtracting them there so frequently that it was useless. How it’s built: Consumer Reports gives the Renegade a predicted reliability rating of 3 out of 5 _ it’s been as high as 4 and started as a 1 in 2015. Where it’s built: Melfi, Italy. In the end: My wife covets a Renegade, but she’ll have to sell her Soul for it _ her Kia Soul, that is. But I have a soft spot for the boxy off-roader wannabe, much like Europeans, who seemed to be driving this model in large quantities when I last traveled there. Play some tunes: Stereo interface and operation are also standard FiatChrysler, except residing fairly low and out of the driver’s line of vision. The sound quality from the 8.4-inch UConnect system ($1,245) is an A-minus or so _ too much It’s definitely a sportier tinniness and treble, but guitar experience than most small seemed to get a new emphasis in crossovers, and it gets my vote, but, ack, that transmission! some familiar songs.