An Overview of the Latest Jeep Lineup: Something for Everyone
If you are in the market for a performance capable SUV, then there is no better brand to consider than Jeep. Created to go where no vehicle has gone before, Jeep has kept up with the same heritage that first inspired its creation back in 1941. While the brand has adapting to the changing automotive climate, the same passion and culture for exploration has endured. When it comes to looking for Jeeps for sale, there is no better place to start than an entire overview of the latest Jeep lineup.
The 2016 Jeep Model Lineup
Today, Jeep has the longest list of available models ever offered, giving drivers an array of options from almost every niche in the SUV market. Whether you are looking to purchase a compact crossover, an off-road ready performer, or a luxury family SUV, the Jeep lineup has you covered. With plenty of new and exciting additions to each model for 2016 - there has never been a better time to get behind the wheel and become a part of the Jeep culture.
Check out our brief overview of each Jeep model, and discover which one might be the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
2016 Jeep Wrangler
The original Jeep model, the Wrangler has persisted over many decades as a favorite in off-road capability. The Jeep Wrangler is a relatively affordable option for drivers who crave adventure, and offers the same award winning quality that it always has.
The 2016 Wrangler comes in four different trim levels, and starts at just $23,895. The standard engine offering is a powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and comes with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4x4 system. The newest Wrangler is equipped with standard skid plates for better off-road performance, while the interior of the Wrangler features unique materials that allow for a complete hose-down at the end of a muddy day.
All the rugged capability does not override the need for nice amenities. The Jeep Wrangler comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a lockable center storage console, and offers the option to upgrade to an Alpine premium sound system. Drivers can choose the trim level that determines the right amount of luxury and amenities they seek, along with their targeted budget.
2016 Jeep Cherokee
Another one of the original models in the Jeep lineup, the Cherokee is still very much alive and well. It may look different from when it first rolled off the assembly line back in 1974, but the Cherokee’s spirit is unmistakeable.
For 2016, this midsize SUV starts out at $23,395, and is also offered in four different trim levels. The Sport trim is the base of the Cherokee, while the Trailhawk model is the performance-ready luxury SUV that comes with the highest price tag. The coveted Trail Rated badge is proudly displayed on the CHerokee Trailhawk, which also features an off-road suspension, 17-inch off road tires and wheels, and Jeep’s latest Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system. Add all of this up, and the Jeep Cherokee isn’t just a family-friendly car, it’s an adventure-seeking SUV that keeps going where the road ends.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The most awarded SUV ever is bound to be held to a higher standard than others in the same segment. The Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s large SUV offering, and carries a starting MSRP of just under $30,000. Aside from size, the Grand Cherokee is differentiated from the Cherokee by the level of luxury and amenities it includes.
Unique luxury offerings include authentic open-pore wood trim, a CommandView sunroof, detailed hand-stitched leather seating surfaces, Harman Kardon premium audio system, and a rear Blu-Ray entertainment system. If grandiose gestures are your thing, then the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect addition to your everyday life.
Whether you opt for one of the four standard Grand Cherokee models, or decide to splurge on the limited edition Altitude or High Altitude models, you can rest assured knowing that your SUV is the best of the rest on the road.
2016 Jeep Patriot
Jeep introduced the Patriot in the first half of 2007 as a compact crossover. When it first came to market, the Patriot featured the lowest starting MSRP of any other vehicle in the lineup. For the 2016 model year, the base Sport Patriot model starts at $22,195. Still on the lower end of the pricing structure for Jeep, even the Patriot’s top of the line High Altitude model comes in low at $24,775.
As all Jeep models do, the Patriot is equipped to head off the beaten path, and performs well in light-duty off road adventures. This compact crossover has been a popular choice among families and active singles who seek a little extra excitement in their everyday lives.
2016 Jeep Compass
Also brought to market in 2007, the Jeep Compass shares the compact crossover segment with the Patriot. The second lowest-price offering from Jeep for 2016, the Compass starts at just $19,595.
Jeep’s second compact crossover to come into production manages an impressive fuel rating of 26 miles per gallon on the highway, and is available in four different trim levels. The base Compass Sport comes equipped with a 2.0-liter engine, Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment system, and electronic stability control for added ride comfort.
2016 Jeep Renegade
The newest model to join the Jeep brand lineup, the Renegade has already proven itself popular in less than two years it has been on the market.
The Renegade is classified as a subcompact crossover, and it’s smaller size matches it’s price tag of just $17,995 to start. Arguably the most modern and stylistically “cool” versions of any Jeep vehicle, the Renegade appeals mainly to younger generations who seek the practicality of an SUV, without the commitment of the higher price and fuel costs.
If you have yet to experience the Renegade in person, be sure to check it out. It is a Jeep brand model that you certainly don’t want to miss out on, especially if you are considering the subcompact crossover segment for your next vehicle purchase.