It started out as a General Purpose (GP) vehicle built for U.S army during World War II and evolved into what is known as Jeep today. It was first made available to civilians in 1945 by Detroit automaker Willys-Overland Motors. Despite changing hands for some time, the brand Jeep was sold to Chrysler Corp.
Here are 5 top Jeep cars from its seven different models ranging from Jeep Patriots to Jeep Grand Cherokee.
- Jeep Cherokee
This mid-sized crossover is jeep’s best selling model. Jeep Cherokee is an SUV with a high reputation of luxurious interior, standard V6 engine and excellent off-road capability. On the other side, critics fault the 2.4 liters four-cylinder base engine which is considered not enough. Additional demerit includes its limited cargo space and not so stable handling. The acceptability which makes it the most acceptable still makes it stand out among its peers.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
The next is the Jeep Grand Cherokee which is famous for its premium cabins, off-road capability, and powerful engine options. It has an efficient 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine and also has the option with an eight-speed transmission that can deliver 30 mpg.
- Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler is the sign of ruggedness as it resembles Jeep’s original military off-road vehicles. One of its major feature and strength is its off-road capability. The Wrangler comes with the four-wheel drive which is the standard. Its critics’ fault other standard features it lacks and that it does not handle well on smooth road surfaces.
- Jeep Renegade
This Jeep is the newest introduction to the Jeep Brand, which is its entry-level vehicle. Its headroom and legroom have earned it a good point same with its off-road performance. Renegade has an agile handling and has fewer critics compared to others. Some critics fault its climate controls as too low causing a distraction for the driver.
- Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass compact crossover can be said to belong to the middle of Jeep lineup concerning price, size, and performance. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines start at a little below $20,000, and this makes it cheaper than its competitors such as Mazda CX-5 Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. The downside is the less cargo space it has and rough handling.