Price (MSRP): $17,695 (Patriot) to $29,995 (Grand Cherokee)
Jeep is an iconic brand known for its off-road vehicles and sport utility vehicles.
Jeep offers a pair of five-seat crossovers in the Compass and the Patriot, which share the same wheelbase. The Patriot is the more rugged looking of the two, with the Compass styled more closely to the Grand Cherokee. Both the Patriot and the Compass have two 4-cylinder engine choices that can be paired with a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All-wheel drive (AWD) is also available.
The Renegade is a subcompact SUV that is even smaller than the Patriot. This year, passive entry comes standard, while remote keyless entry and push-button start are also available. Optional active safety features now include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
When you think of a traditional Jeep, you probably think of the Wrangler or the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited were designed with one thing in mind and that is to tackle any obstacles in their way. They feature the signature cloth-top and eschew many interior features for a more spartan approach (air conditioning, cruise control, and a navigation system are optional). Four-wheel drive with dual locking differentials is standard.
The mid-size Cherokee SUV offers comfortable driving experience and accommodates for five passengers. The Cherokee gains a new Trailhawk trim that includes Nappa leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power liftgate, remote keyless entry, and remote vehicle start. A trailer tow prep package, a heavy duty protection package, and HID headlights are available as well.
Jeep’s largest and most luxurious model is the Grand Cherokee. There are three optional four-wheel-drive systems as well as a Quadra-Lift air suspension that can adjust the ride height. This year, the Grand Cherokee also gains the off-road capable Trailhawk trim, while the Summit trim receives updates to its exterior and interior. The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes with a unique decal for the front hood, an air suspension system, skid plates, off-road tires, red tow hooks, and special badging. Inside, it gets black leather/suede upholstered seats with red stitching and off-road expanded version of the multimedia system. The Grand Cherokee Summit has a revised front fascia that looks sleeker and more elegant than the regular version. It also comes with soft Laguna leather-trimmed, quilted seats.