Jeep Renegade Night Eagle is the main character of today’s review. We will have a lot of fun with this little SUV! This Jeep Renegade Night Eagle is based on the Longitude version.
To characterize this special edition, in addition to the Alpine White color you will find, a black satin finish, a dedicated logo and black rims equipped with M + S tires. You can really see the different from the standard Longitude version. This Jeep Renegade Night Eagle has a more aggressive appearance and stands up in the city streets waiting for some off-road fun. Despite the Jeep Renegade is now a fairly common car to see on the streets, these little customizations will make it unique.
Today I want to test this compact SUV of the FCA group not in the city streets but I want to take it in its natural environment. The real environment that is suitable to a car from the Jeep brand. I headed towards the village of Lajatico in Tuscany. Just near the village you will find an offroad path that leads to the “Teatro del Silenzio” (theatre of silence in Italian). This theater was built by the famous artist Andrea Bocelli, a native of the area, and host only a show every year! That’s the reason of its name.
Once offroad with this Jeep Renegade Night Eagle, I realize the potential of this small SUV. With its height from the ground, the M + S tires and the possibility of selecting the all-wheel drive, will be a good weapon for light offroading. The dust of the road seems to entice the Jeep Renegade Night Eagle to head to the “Teatro del Silenzio”.
The 2.0 Multijet engine delivering 140 HP has an excellent balancing between torque and fuel economy. Another interesting feature of the Jeep Renegade is the switch on the central tunnel. Using it you will be able, at any speed, to engage or disengage the four-wheel drive called “Jeep Active Drive” and choose what kind of path are you currently traveling. In fact, choosing between “SNOW”, “SAND” and “MUD” the car will change the electronic controls to ease the journey. There is also an AUTO mode in case you want to leave the car choose the right behaviour for the road.
Thanks to this switch with Jeep Renegade will be able to deal with an off-road path with the same ease of travelling in the auto route. Here at last appearing the “Teatro del Silenzio”! The shape of the surrounding areas makes it an excellent natural theatre. When there is no theatrical activity, the stalls area is removed and the stage becomes an artificial lake. This is really an attraction we suggest to discover!
Beside the wonderful theatre, this Jeep Renegade Night Eagle looks really good! As I continue to shoot with my cameras, I reflect on the versatility of this SUV. On one hand a stylish city car, on the other an off-road vehicle which will allows you a lot of fun.
Even inside the car you can find this duality. Plenty of space, both behind and in front. A good option to select for this car is panoramic roof that allows the light to enter in the car. I recommend you add it if you can, it really changes the design of the interiors of the Jeep Renegade! Unfortunately I find again the UConnect 5” navigation system, based on Tom Tom, also available on the MiTo we tested, which again leaves me not satisfied.
Other small “flaw” it may be the fact that the temperature switches of the dual zone climate control may be activated accidentally with the knees if you are a tall person. Apart from that in any case the Jeep Renegade interiors looks elegant and spacious but not forget the soul of this off-road vehicle, represented with special logos and handles to hold on in the most uneven surfaces.
The sun goes down and while I give myself the last shots realizing that all the dirty on this Jeep Renegade Night Eagle due to the off-road fun makes it even more enjoyable to watch, making me really happy. For today I satisfied my the desire for adventures and I’m sure you will be satisfied too to own this SUV that can adapt to any situation, city streets but mostly off-road!
Text: Marco Dellisanti
Photos: Marco Dellisanti