Calling someone’s Jeep ugly is a good way to get into a fight. That’s why we’re not doing that here. Not only do we subscribe to the live and let live philosophy of Jeepdom, that as long as it’s built well and performs the duties to which it was designed, a Jeep is a Jeep, and we’re fans. However, every year we walk the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (and that’s been lot of years now), and we see things that are unimaginably beautiful and superbly engineered. And then there are the things that make us shake our heads. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so we’ll finish by saying here follows five examples of things we hope do not become trends or trends that we hope to not see for too much longer.
Like we said, calling someone’s Jeep ugly is a good way to get into a fight, so we’re not doing that in this case. What we would like to point out is that this could have been done better. Start with losing the chains.
Okay, okay, we know we’ve brought this up before. We’re just not hugely enthusiast fans of the “angry bird” grille. So if this fad fades away soon, that would not be a huge disappointment to us.
We’re not sure what to say here. The receding front grill/bumper thing (call it a “grumper”) is just not hitting a home run with us. By the way, this is the front end of the Jeep in chains you were just marveling at.
This is where we might use the u-word. The problem here is that although we dig the classically styled front end and how well it works with the modern JK tub, the wheel and tire choice just ruined it for us.
Is there really any way to make the Renegade look cool? There may be, but we don’t think this was it.