The Jeep brand is synonymous with off-road ability. In some cases, this is extreme off-road prowess, whereas in others, it’s more the unexpected trailworthiness of a crossover-based SUV. In either case, Jeep stands for individuality and has attracted generations of buyers.
2014– The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee small crossover SUV offers consumers the best of both worlds: trail-ready access plus creature comforts today’s drivers demand, on-road and off. Four-cylinder engine is standard, while the optional V6 is praised for acceleration and power. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard. The Jeep Cherokee is available in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trims. Pricing ranges from $18,999 to $28,999.
2011-2014 – The well-rounded Jeep Grand Cherokee has always attracted consumers for its versatility, family-friendly features, ride and safety. The current generation Grand Cherokee debuted in 2011 and is available in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit trims. Pricing ranges from $17,987 to $46,004.
2012-2014 – The ubiquitous Jeep Wrangler is the go-anywhere, anytime off-road SUV, bar none. If you want a rugged, no-compromise trail champion, this is it. Wrangler’s history dates back 60 years to its first use in the military. Today, Wrangler appeals to all age groups and is available in two-door version and four-door Unlimited and in Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trims. Pricing ranges from $16,450 to $39,995.
2011-2014 – Originally introduced in 2007, the compact Jeep Compass didn’t look like other Jeeps and consumers didn’t like it all that much. The Compass was considerably overhauled to address these shortcomings and the 2011-2014 versions are better choices for a car-based SUV that has some trail-climbing abilities. In other words, it’s closer to a true Jeep. Available in Sport, Latitude and Limited trims, look for prices ranging from $11,900 to $26,995.
2011-2014 – As a compact crossover SUV, there are probably better choices than the Jeep Patriot – especially within the Jeep lineup. But there’s still something to be said for its ample ground clearance and availability of a serious four-wheel drive package complete with low-range gearing and skid plates. Just don’t expect the roominess or quality of materials in the cabin that you’d find in competitive makes and models. Pricing, however, may be what grabs you, ranging from $12,987 to $25,500.
2011-2012 – It may not be the best example of a Jeep, but if you want a go-pretty-much anywhere SUV that can tow up to 5,000 pounds, it has to be a Jeep and should be reasonably priced, check out the 2011-2012 Jeep Liberty. Pricing ranges from $13,995 to $26,995.
2010 – The last year for the midsize Jeep Commander midsize SUV is the one to look for, if you want an inexpensively-priced three-row SUV with some trail-busting chops. Available in Sport and Limited trims, pricing for the 2010 Jeep Commander ranges from $13,980 to $27,995.