Built in Italy, the subcompact Renegade looks enticingly cute but is bogged down by a nine-speed automatic that's neither smooth nor responsive. Fuel economy with the 2.4-liter was 24 mpg overall. Handling is uninspiring, and the ride is unremarkable. Idle vibration and an overly touchy brake pedal also mar the driving experience. Depending on options, the Renegade offers traditional Jeep features such as some off-road ability in the Trailhawk version and open-air driving via its optional removable sunroofs. Optional safety features include forward-collision and lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, and a backup camera. Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system is available.