The Jeep Renegade is capable of fording up to 19 inches of water, but that’s a claim very few dare to put to the test with their five-figure purchase. Jeep recently decided to put its money where its mouth is, though, and prove to us that even though very few customers will actually do it, the Renegade isn’t scared to take a little swim.
Jeep UK rounded up a Renegade and Jeep brand ambassador and Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller to put the Renegade’s water fording capabilities to test. For the demonstration, they took the crossover to the International White Water Centre in Cardiff, UK and attempted to drive the vehicle through the Olympic-spec white water rafting course.
The white water rafting course isn’t a smooth floor beneath the water, so the Renegade not only had to ford water but also scale the bumps and hills scattered throughout. Check out the video above to see how it did. This is where we’d normally say don’t try this at home, but if you own a Jeep we can’t think of a good reason why not.