Geeking Out Over the 2016 Jeep Renegade "Dawn of Justice" Edition

 

 

 

Regardless of your opinion of the recent "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," one thing is certain: Batman's super cool, man.

I'm a bit of a comic book nerd, so I may get a bit more excited about the Dark Knight than others, but come on. Batman is perhaps the most intimidating superhero in the world, the Batmobile is 10x cooler than Wonder Woman's invisible plane, and the real Batman, Bruce Wayne, knows how to live a stylish, luxurious lifestyle.

Jeep clearly picked up on all of Batman's best traits, thus explaining why they released the recent 2016 Jeep Renegade "Dawn of Justice" Edition. After reading my rant, you're probably not anticipating that the vehicle is modeled after the Man of Steel or Aquaman. That's right, this special edition of Jeep's popular sport utility vehicle was styled and engineered with Batman in mind, thus explaining the dark exterior, the luxurious cabin, and the incredible performance specs.

As we mentioned, don't let your feelings for the movie sway you in one direction. The 2016 Jeep Renegade "Dawn of Justice" Edition" is one of the more capable and impressive compact SUVs on the market...

 

Exterior

 

 

This isn't Superman or Wonder Woman's Jeep Renegade. Therefore, you're not going to find a version of this model in red, yellow, or any other bright paint. Rather, you'll find the Renegade covered in Batman's favorite paint color: carbon black (or, Batman's presumed second-favorite color: granite crystal). This exclusive paint job is as intimidating as you can get, and it also provides the athleticism and "stealth" that are naturally connected with the Dark Knight. If admirers look closely, they'll find exclusive grille rings and bezels, as well as an exclusive badge from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

If you've ever seen the Batmobile, you're aware of the ride's incredible versatility. Well, the Renegade surely shares this attribute, as the roof racks allow you to transform your Renegade into the perfect road trip vehicle. With the ability to load any cargo on your roof (whether it be a mattress, boxes, or bikes), you won't have to dish out extra money on a trailer.

Underneath the ride, drivers will find the exclusive "Dawn of Justice" Special Edition 18-inch aluminum wheels with gloss black accents. If you want to sneak through the night like Batman, these are the perfect wheel choices.

 

Interior

 

 

The Batcave is full of innovative, unprecedented technologies. Interestingly enough, so is this special edition Renegade.

It starts with the available Uconnect 6.5-inch system, which provides drivers with access to a number of helpful applications. Drivers can utilize the navigation system or the exclusive ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera. Thanks to this inclusion, drivers can monitor everything that's happening behind their ride, preventing the driver from accidently hitting a curb or another car.

Drivers can also listen to their favorite tunes, whether via the standard radio or the SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Regardless of the source, drivers can appreciate this music via the BeatsAudio Premium Sound System, providing an unmatched listening experience.

The black and gray interior is the perfect complement to the dark exterior. The metal diamond accent trim, found on the shift knob and door release handle, provides an air of luxury to the interior (perfect for those who'd rather idolize Bruce Wayne). The soft-touch materials offer plenty of comfort, as does the Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, which will adapt to provide each passenger with the perfect amount of heat or air conditioning. Drivers will especially appreciate the power driver seat, allowing them to find their preferred vantage point of the road.

 

Capability

 

 

It shouldn't be much of a surprise, but the 2016 Jeep Renegade "Dawn of Justice" edition is more than capable of providing optimal performance. Would you really expect anything else from a vehicle that exudes everything Batman?

For example, the available 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine can provide almost as much power as the Batmobile. The system is capable of pumping out 180 horsepower and 175 pounds-feet of torque, so you'll be able to race to a crime scene (or to a restaurant) in no time. Plus, thanks to the MultiAir technology and the class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission, drivers can expect the system to deliver a 31 mile per gallon highway fuel efficiency.

Drivers can also expect the Renegade's Active Drive 4x4 system, which means best-in-class capabilities. The Selec-Terrain mode allows drivers to choose from a number of different driving conditions, thus allowing for optimal performance. Finally, the Electronic Stability Control will assist drivers in keeping their Renegade on their intended path. The system will alert the driver (and, if necessary, automatically adjust the ride) if they're beginning to swerve or lose control.

 

This special edition version of the 2016 Jeep Renegade may seem a bit random, but as Olivier Francois, the Chief Marketing Officer of FCA Global, explained, the logic was rather sound.

“With much of the film’s production taking place in our own backyard of Detroit, our ability to creatively collaborate with the [Warner Brothers] team reached new heights," he said (via Joe Lorio of Car and Driver). "The product integration was so organic to the filmmakers' vision and storyline, all we had to do was incorporate scenes from the movie for our commercials."

“Our partnership with Warner Bros. and the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film allows us to expose the Jeep Renegade and its best-in-class capability to an incredibly vast audience,” added Mike Manley, the Head of Jeep Brand. “The new Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition boasts a unique, dark appearance package for the most capable small SUV that we’re confident consumers – including millions of moviegoers – will love.”

Love may be an understatement when it comes to my infatuation with this vehicle. The special version of the SUV offers everything a driver could want, whether it be style, technology, or performance. Plus, the Batman-styled exterior and interior will help give your ride a level of intimidation, assuring that no drivers will be messing with you.

The 2016 Jeep Renegade was already among the most impressive compact SUVs on the market. This Batman-centric "Dawn of Justice" edition truly puts the nameplate on a tier by itself.