You can assume these Jeeps aren't made for what you call serious offroading, and you can limit yourself to some basic trails. If you look me, or our FB group Jeep Renegade Life, youll see plenty of us don't listen to folks like yourself. We have plenty of fun, and some of us even have badges of honor from Jeep, along with plenty of followers, who know we test the limits of our 'jeeps'
We will be taking our 2nd trip to Moab next May, so join us, unless you feel your jeep isn't capable of some moderate/difficult trails, then you can jump in someone elses TH
I'm not saying it isn't capable, I'm saying it will never be a hard core off roader. Sure, you can probably accomplish a lot with these vehicles. You could accomplish probably the same with any other AWD vehicle as well (with some work). That's still not saying it's a true 4x4. It's not (and it bothers me that Jeep tries to convey that it is. Even GKN, who makes the system, refers to it as an AWD. I'm disappointed that Jeep has the audacity to label, and market, it as a "4x4" system).
It suffers from the same issues that all AWD's have off road: it needs wheels to slip before it knows what's going on and how to address it. Many off road conditions you cannot afford to have tires slipping (rock crawling for example). It's counter productive. Slipping means that you are either digging a hole (mud/dirt) that the other tires will now have to overcome (as well as the already loss of traction in the first place), and the other is that with a wheel slipping, you are no longer stable (rock crawling).
This is why you'll NOT see AWD vehicles used by ANY serious rock crawler/mudder. Sorry, but it is what it is (and why more serious 4x4 systems exist).
I love my Renegade TH for what it is, but I'm not trying to turn it into something it will never be. It's a beefed up Fiat 500x, with the same GKN AWD system (slightly different tune) hardware, and that's all it will ever be.
Sure, it's fun to test it's limits, but lets not pretend these have the capability of Wranglers.