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On paper at least we can compare the two in terms of specs.




Approach Angle:

BU Renegade Trailhawk: 30.5°
KL Cherokee Trailhawk: 29.9°

Breakover Angle:

BU Renegade Trailhawk: 25.7°
KL Cherokee Trailhawk: 22.9°

Departure Angle:

BU Renegade Trailhawk: 34.3°
KL Cherokee Trailhawk: 32.2°

Running Clearance:

BU Renegade Trailhawk: 8.7”
KL Cherokee Trailhawk: 8.7”

I'm curious what you guys think the reason is for that? The one caveat is that the KL Cherokee has a far superior low range, at least thats the narrative I've picked up from some of the other Jeep boards...
 

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Cherokee has 56:1 crawl. This is significantly better than Renegade's 20:1, but given the target buyer and the fact that Mopar is already announcing lowering kits but not lifting kits speaks volumes for their focus.

Personally, I plan to do some moderate trail riding with my Renegade, but most of my previous off road capable trucks had only slightly better crawl, I'm not concerned.

All of the other specs look good for my plans. However, as mentioned in the tire size area here...I am also hoping 235s with fit.
 

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Cherokee has 56:1 crawl. This is significantly better than Renegade's 20:1, but given the target buyer and the fact that Mopar is already announcing lowering kits but not lifting kits speaks volumes for their focus.

Personally, I plan to do some moderate trail riding with my Renegade, but most of my previous off road capable trucks had only slightly better crawl, I'm not concerned.

All of the other specs look good for my plans. However, as mentioned in the tire size area here...I am also hoping 235s with fit.
I don't know if you're going to get 235s in there with everything looking stock. I have a feeling your going to need a small lift, spacers and flares...
 

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I wouldn't use one of these for "serious" off-roading (that's what the Wrangler is for).. I think the most serious trail it'd see is Lippencott Pass in Death Valley (which can be pretty intense, but not terrible with stock ground clearance and a spotter).

I like the Cherokee, but the cost is prohibitive. I'm really hoping the Renegade Trailhawk comes in around $23k or less. We'll see.

Rob
 
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