This is the first opportunity for anyone to test the youthful-looking Renegade in winter conditions, and it passes every test with flying colours. Once in snow mode (one of five customized settings), the aggression with which it forges through the slalom and icy course is thrilling, and I have to admit, it puts a sinister smile on my face. The Renegade in Trailhawk trim, which has a best-in-class 4x4 Trail Rated capability according to Jeep, allows it to be pushed to the extreme on the off-road course. The seamless transition between 4x4 and 4x2 is instantaneous and unnoticed by the driver for that extra balance when needed.
Not only can it rise over some steep and narrow inclines and valleys, it's able to weave its way around thanks to its rapid precision handling. Despite the obstacles of the off-road, the Renegade is true to its name, accomplishing everything with a no-care attitude while staying composed and balanced. If you're adventurous and looking for a vehicle to throw around, the new Renegade will feel like a present from heaven.