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Loved my 2000 Jeep Cherokee, grieving after collision last week (rear-ended, Jeep totalled — solid frame saved my life). Wasn’t ready to shop for a new vehicle, but now I have no choice. Main concern is being able to fit three dog crates for my canine family. Is the Renegade a good choice, friends?
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being able to fit three dog crates for my canine family.
Yeah, as Nev wrote, they'd have to be really small dogs. At least with the rear seat backs upright.

The cargo area itself is 37" wide by only 29" front-to-back. And the rear seat backs tilt back at the top, which eats into the volume a bit.

With one or both of the rear seats folded, you can get up to about 5' front-to-back, depending how far back the driver's seat is. But the rear seat backs won't fold quite flat.

Here's what it looks like with the seats folded forward -- that rear area looks a lot larger here than it really is:
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The advantage is the wheel base is really short, which means better offroad maneuverability. Fine for us; there's only the two of us now, and we can (barely) get all our camping gear in with the rear seats folded.
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I know that i was able to get my christmas tree in the box and ornaments and outside inside of the renny and had just a few items in the front set it was fully loaded.
I hate to say it... but... :unsure:
I really like the size of the Renegade and the fuel economy is great too.
Oh, don't get me wrong. I really like the size too -- like I said, a lot of that is for offroad maneuverability.

Fuel economy, since you mentioned that? Maybe not so much. Or maybe it's just the tiny fuel tank...

I'm just saying that if mctallerico has three dog crates, she really should do some careful measuring -- particularly if she wants to keep the rear seat backs upright...
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* sigh * Unfortunately, mctallerico hasn't been seen on the Forum since writing her OP post over a week ago...
I purchased 2018 (used)Renegade latitude with the 2.5. Put about 500 miles on it and the oil level has not moved
And I've seen the same with the 1.3T engine on my 2021 Trailhawk. Newer/other engines don't seem to have the same problem.
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I've learned trolling is the biggest reason why any car group will literally block you from entering their inner circle..
Posting once-and-done is the best way of getting shunned by any group.
I wasn't suspecting her of trolling. Her OP post sounded legit. Just wondered why she hadn't come back on, when she got several replies...
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