The Jeep Renegade is clearly the most rugged vehicle in a growing segment that includes a variety of "soft-roaders" with far less genuine off-road capability.
Its only equal there may be the larger Subaru Crosstrek, derived from an Impreza hatchback but with added ground clearance, some styling add-ons, and a startling amount of off-road grip and poise.
The popular Honda HR-V and the sporty, low-slung Mazda CX-3 probably reach their limits on muddy soccer fields or gravel roads.
The Honda has class-leading fuel economy, along with excellent space usage and ride quality, while the Mazda has attractive lines and crisp road manners.
The Chevy Trax is restyled and gets some new features for 2017, and while it's upright and functional, it lacks the Jeep cachet.
Finally, the Mini Cooper Countryman emphasizes style over function, and the new version that's imminent will likely get larger yet, although also more fuel-efficient.
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|21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3|
|Small SUV 2WD||Special Purpose||Small Station Wagons||Compact Cars||Small SUV 4WD||Midsize Cars|
|Sport FWD *Ltd Avail*||FWD 4-Door LS||LX 2WD Manual||Sport FWD||2.0i Manual||Cooper FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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