If Renegade pricing comes in around 18K (saw TFL video where Jeep Rep said price will start with a 1 and Hwy. mileage with a 3 for what it's worth) that would seem to give it an advantage over some in the segment.
Glanced at Trax pricing today and was frankly shocked. Base FWD with auto and touch screen standard but nothing else (steel wheels) started at 21K. Next model (LT) added little more than alloy wheels and more color choices and was above 23K. Want leather wheel and power seat you're over 24K. That's with no moonroof, AWD, fancy stereo or special safety features. My 14' Mazda 6 Touring with 19" alloys, leatherette int. touch screen with command switch, BSM and Cross Path Detection and upper 30's Mileage barely stickered above 25K.
Why would anyone pay near that for a FWD minimally equipped CUV.
I can see the Renegade with a huge advantage if they keep the price of say a Latitude well equipped at about 22-23K. We'll see, I guess.
Last edited by jazzlvr613; 01-14-2015 at 06:58 AM.