The Four Most Family Friendly Jeeps
No matter what life may bring, it's pretty close to impossible to make a Jeep lover stop wanting to drive a Jeep. This is understandable - boasting a distinct, bold style with seemingly unmatched capabilities on and off the road, a Jeep is the perfect vehicle for the true adventurer looking for a ride that can handle even the toughest terrains and still look great doing it.
That's why some Jeep lovers looking for used Jeeps for sale in Miami are running into a serious problem: how do I combine my love of classic Jeep vehicles with my need to keep my family safe and happy on long drives?
The answer, luckily enough, comes right from Jeep. While this impressive brand may be more commonly associated with its recognizable, reliable base-level models, it's the more premium features on some of Jeep's most trusted models that make the most family-safe Jeeps. When you're riding these five Jeep models, you can know that your family will be as safe, entertained, and impressed as possible with your beautiful, beloved Jeep.
Wrangler Unlimited - A Classic, Balanced Jeep
The longer, four-door brother to the classic Jeep Wrangler, the Wrangler Unlimited has skyrocketed in popularity among families for its rugged, classic Jeep style and its spacious, family-friendly design. Boasting over 70 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats and over 31 cubic feet behind the rear 60/40 folding seats with an extra cargo bed under the hatch, the Unlimited is just as capable of hauling just about any gear you and your family need to bring on that weekend trip as it is at schlepping hockey bags to and from the rink.
The Unlimited comes standard with a completely washable interior featuring drain plugs and durable waterproof coating to take all messes and keep going strong. Plus, with an available best-in-class Alpine Premium sound system and available Bluetooth streaming capabilities, you can be sure your family will be as entertained on the road as on the rocks.
And don't let these family-focused features sell the Unlimited short on capabilities: with a powerful, efficient 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with 16 city and 21 highway mpg that can pump out 285 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, this powerful SUV can conquer up to 472 miles on a single tank of gas. Plus, with either the Command-Trac or highly-durable Rock-Trac 4X4 systems available on the Unlimited, you can be sure your Jeep can take on the toughest, rockiest roads and ridges without breaking a sweat.
Grand Cherokee Overland - For Premium Comfort
If you're looking to maximize your comfort and amenities while maintaining a healthy level of Jeep-quality performance, then look no further than the Grand Cherokee Overland. Decked out with plenty of tech and comfort features to rival even the most luxurious of SUV models, the Grand Cherokee Overland offers that refined touch on the classic Jeep form that speaks to the classiest of family drivers.
The Overland boasts a bigger rear cargo capacity than the Unlimited, with 36.3 cubic feet of space available behind the rear 60/40 split seats. This means you'll be able to haul even more cargo for those weekend getaways - or for those daily errands.
The standard 3.6L V6 engine is paired to a smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for the ultimate in smooth sailing over the road at an impressive 26 mpg highway. Or, alternatively, a driver could opt for the highly efficient 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine for an astounding 30 mpg highway on clean diesel fuel.
Between the standard leather-wrapped interior elements and the optional 19-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, the Grand Cherokee Overland promises to keep you as comfortable and entertained as possible on the road. Plus, with tech features from integrated voice command on the standard 8.4-inch UConnect-integrated touchscreen to standard navigation and USB inputs, the Overland is certainly a Jeep for the modern family.
Renegade Limited - Built For Excitement
Sometimes, it's all about the look. That's what Jeep Renegade Limited drivers know - that a vehicle can come with all the best features of a Jeep while still boasting some of the most exciting, visually-stunning amenities and designs available on an SUV today.
A leather-wrapped interior. An available dual-panel open air roof. A personalized instrument cluster. A 5-inch touchscreen LCD displays with a year of SiriusXM radio service and UConnect with hands-free calling. With all of these premium features, the Renegade Limited is certainly no car for basic drivers. And, because the Renegade Limited still boasts Jeep level performance capabilities with its 2.4-Liter I4 MultiAir engine, nine-speed transmission, and Select-Terrain Traction Control system sure to take you and your family to just about anywhere you'd need to go.
Compass Latitude - Safe And Stable
For the family on the move, few things are more important than safety. Parents looking for a new model to cart their kiddos across town need a car they can rely on to handle safely as well as respond to the unforeseen incidents that may occur on the road. For these Jeep lovers, there's the Compass Latitude.
The Latitude features 30 of Jeep's most advanced safety features available, including six advanced, multistage driver and front-passenger airbags that include standard supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags for ultimate, surrounding protection for every passenger. An ultra-high-strength steel frame provides light handling and strong support on the road, while strategically placed crumple zones promise to keep the cabin safe in an average collision.
Antilock disc brakes with Electronic Stability Control can sense over- and under-steering for the conditions and react automatically, working with the driver to secure optimal driving quality even in substandard road conditions. Plus, with a specially-designed key that is almost guaranteed to prevent theft, and a rear-vision camera to make backing up as easy as possible, the Jeep Compass Latitude really covers security from all angles - and does so without giving up an ounce of performance power.
For the Jeep lover who also loves his or her family, finding a balance between Jeep ownership and being a responsible parent is not actually that hard to find. When your growing family is ready to get back into the Jeep game, keep your eye out for any of these four exceptionally family-friendly models - they might be just what you're looking for.