Finding The Best Jeep Model For Your Needs
With its iconic styling and impressive off-road capabilities, the Jeep brand has certainly made a name for itself. Jeeps are well known for being durable, dependable, and fun to drive!
With seven different models to choose from, the Jeep line-up is now more exciting than ever. Whether you’re looking for a luxury SUV or an off-road workhorse, there’s a Jeep that’s perfect for you. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the best Jeep model including your budget, personality, and driving style. Check out this review of Jeep’s top models, so you can decide for yourself which one is right for you.
When most people hear the word Jeep, they immediately think of the iconic Wrangler. This classically styled vehicle features Jeep’s recognizable seven-slot grille, removable doors, and a removable hard or soft top. It also has a rugged, washable interior complete with drain plugs and a passenger-side grub handle
The Jeep Wrangler is powered by a 3.6L V6 with 285 horsepower with a six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic transmission. Most of the Wrangler models feature the Command-Trac part-time four-wheel drive system with a 50/50 power split, while the Rubicon comes standard with the Rock-Trac Heavy Duty Part-Time 4WD system that’s specially designed to easily take on rocks and other obstacles.
Depending on the model you choose, you’ll receive either normal-duty, performance, or heavy-duty suspension with gas shocks. All of the Wrangler models come standard with electronic stability control with roll mitigation, hill start assist, and the Parkview® Rear Backup Camera.
The Wrangler is a great choice if you plan to spend plenty of time enjoying off-road adventures. Wrangler drivers also love the experience of open-air driving and are often surprised by how much cargo capacity these vehicles offer.
The Cherokee compact SUV is another one of Jeep’s most popular models. With its rounded shape, crimped seven-slot grill, and two-tier headlights, this model offers a sleeker, more modern look. It also has 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to 54.9 cubic feet once the seats are folded down.
With eight different trims and a large array of available options Jeep Cherokees can range from super simple to decked-out with features you’d expect to see in a luxury SUV. They’re powered by either a 2.4L four-cylinder or a 3.2L V6, both of which come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Cherokee also offers excellent off-road capabilities and a choice of three different four-wheel-drive systems.
For drivers who will spend most of their time on paved roads, the V6 Latitude or Limited are excellent options. If you prefer trail-riding and off-roading, you’ll appreciate the Tailhawk’s extra features like larger tires and tow hooks. No matter which one you choose, you’ll find that the Cherokee is perfect for commuting, running errands, hauling cargo, and seeking out off-road thrills.
One of the most well-rounded and versatile members of the Jeep family, the Grand Cherokee combines rugged power with a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing interior. This is a vehicle that will offer you a splash of luxury while still powering through the snow with ease.
This midsize SUV features 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space that expands to 68.3 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded up. With 12 models to choose from, these vehicles run from budget-friendly to top-of-the-line. The Grand Cherokee offers four different engines and three different four-wheel-drive systems. They all come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Some of the most popular technology and safety options include voice command, a rear-seat dual-screen DVD/Blu-Ray system, heated mirrors, keyless entry, and the Parkview® rear backup camera.
The Limited is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a solid balance between features and price. Otherwise, the ideal Cherokee for you will depend on what type of driving you plan to do. The 3.6 V6 is great for daily commuting while those who drive long distances or plan to do some towing will prefer the 3.0L EcoDiesel. For heavy towing, you’ll want to opt for the 5.7L HEMI V8.
Offering the perfect combination of luxury, comfort, and capability, the Grand Cherokee is ideal for those who want to make a statement and drive in style. This adaptable vehicle can easily take you from your weekday commute to weekend adventures without breaking a sweat.
The Jeep Compass is designed specifically for urban drivers and is consistently rated as one of the most affordable SUVs on the market. Versatile and compact, the Compass offers four different trims, giving drivers plenty of standard and optional features.
There are eight different Compass models to choose from. They’re powered by a 180-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and most models come with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Although these vehicles do best on paved roads, adding the Freedom Drive II all-wheel-drive system will give it the capability for light trail-crawling.
Drivers love the optional 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system and safety features like blind spot warning, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning.
Overall, the Compass is an ideal entry-level vehicle. It’s perfect for those who want to safely and comfortably carry up to four passengers. Since the Compass fits car seats easily, it’s also a great starter vehicle for families.
The Jeep Renegade is a subcompact crossover that’s specifically designed for off-roading. It’s also the smallest SUV in the Jeep family.
The Renegade is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or optional 2.4L Tigershark four-cylinder. Drivers can choose either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission and add optional adaptive cruise control. With eight trim packages and a variety of customizable options, the Renegade can suit many different needs. It features the iconic boxy shape and seven-slot grille that Jeeps are known for, and the optional removable sunroof panels give drivers the classic Jeep open-air driving experience.
The Renegade comes standard with features like electronic stability control with roll mitigation, hill start assist, and trailer sway damping. Some of the most popular optional features include blind spot warning, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic warning.
The Renegade Latitude and Limited are both great for drivers who spend most of their time on paved roads, with the occasional venture out onto dirt roads and in snow. Those who want to do more off-road driving will prefer the Trailhawk since it offers extra features like tow hooks, skid plates, and a 0.8 suspension lift.
Overall, the Renegade offers impressive features for the price. It’s an excellent all-purpose vehicle that’s comfortable, easy to drive, and will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go.
The all-new Jeep Gladiator is one of the most unique vehicles on the road today. This impressively capable off-road midsize truck features a 3.6-liter V6 and six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Gladiator comes in four models, including the top-of-the-line off-road Rubicon. All four models have four doors and a five-foot truck bed. They also all feature electronic stability control with roll mitigation, hill start assist, traction control, and the Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System. Other features available include an Alpine premium audio system, adaptive cruise control with front collision warning, advanced brake assist, traction control, remote keyless entry.
The optional removable hard top and removable doors give drivers the exciting open-air Jeep driving experience with all the capabilities of a pickup truck. With unique features and best-in-class 7,650-pound towing capacity, the rugged Gladiator is built for off-roading. It’s big, burly, and extremely capable. Those who want to make a statement can’t go wrong with the Gladiator. It’s one of the coolest Jeeps you can buy and arguably one of the hottest vehicles in America today.
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