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Jun
12
Badlands Off-Road Park

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon at Badlands Off Road Park

Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, Indiana, is something like heaven on earth for off-road aficionados. It’s an incredible facility that spans 800-plus acres and encompasses a broader variety of off-road terrain than you’d ever expect to find in the Midwest. There are sand dunes, forested areas, streams for fording, several types of gravel (part of the park was previously a quarry), loose rocks and solid-rock trails, and lots of good ol’ dirt and mud. There are trails that are easy enough for children, trails that will challenge the most-experienced off-roader, and trails at most every level in between those extremes.

Mar
03
2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 324

Fuel Used: 15.0 gallons

Oct
20
2015 Jeep Renegade

As its surname would imply, Jeep’s Renegade is more off-road capable than most any other “Cute Ute” competitor, yet it’s still quite at home on the street. With its nifty My Sky retractable/removable dual-pane sunroof, our turbocharged/manual-transmission/4×4 test vehicle tipped the price scales at $25,760.

2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4×4  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 339

Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 24.4 mpg

Feb
06
2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep joins the rapidly growing “Mini SUV” market with the Renegade, which will start at about $19,000 when it goes on sale in late February or early March.

First SpinYou can’t accuse Jeep of ignoring its legacy.

While other automakers seem to continually pull new model names (or letters) out of thin air, Jeep has recycled some well-worn monikers for its latest models. For instance, “Cherokee” first appeared in the 1970s on a full-size SUV, was adopted for the company’s early ‘80s midsize SUV, and then was dusted off for a new compact SUV introduced last year. Now another blast from Jeep’s storied past has been revived for the company’s newest entry, which joins the rapidly expanding “mini-SUV” segment.

Jan
12
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

A 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk (front) is displayed next to a Renegade Limited featuring custom trim bits sourced from the Jeep Authentic Accessories catalog.

Jeep displayed two concept vehicles at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, both based on the soon-to-be-released Renegade compact SUV.

Mar
03
2015 Renegade

Jeep’s new Renegade is a full seven inches shorter than its Patriot sibling, but there’s no indication the subcompact SUV will cost less than the $15,999 base price of the compact one. It will, however, likely boast stronger EPA figures. Renegade is due to go on sale late this year.

GENEVA — You’ve undoubtedly already assessed the photo above, and perhaps “cute” isn’t the first word that popped to mind. But the new Renegade, due in showrooms late this year, certainly fits the Cute Ute category.

Jul
14

2021 Ford Bronco Sport (Badlands model shown)

Not only has Ford finally pulled the wraps off its long-awaited revival of the Bronco (and added a first-ever four-door Bronco to boot), it’s also giving its all-new off-road-ready compact SUV a smaller sibling. The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport aims to deliver the same kind of all-terrain ruggedness, functionality, and attitude of its big brother in a slightly tidier, more affordable package.

May
26
25 Late-Model Collectible Cars

1985 Buick Riviera Convertible

While styling, performance, and rarity have been the traditional tickets to collectibility, vehicles that offer features—styling or otherwise—that are monuments to their era or simply aren’t likely to reappear also have a shot. It’s why we believe cars of the Fifties are so treasured today; their chrome, tall fins, and sheer mass so perfectly characterized the jet-aged optimism of the time, and it’s almost certain their likes will ever be seen again.

Jan
03
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Jeep Plug-in Hybrids

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Sep
16
2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Jeep News

2020 Jeep Gladiator

While FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) isn’t setting many sales records with its cars, its trucks are on fire. Jeep is maintaining its traditionally strong sales numbers, and Ram pickups have recently outsold Chevrolet’s (!!!) to become the nation’s #2-selling trucks behind the Ford F-Series. That’s huge.