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Every manufacturer offers a midsize SUV nowadays, but few have strong off-road chops. That’s where the Jeep Cherokee steps into the light. As one of the six utility vehicles offered by the brand, the Cherokee offers robust features and plenty of capability. A distinct model that revolutionized the industry in 1984, the Jeep Cherokee remains one of the most impressive and capable models in its segment. Besides its versatility and capability, here are a few other reasons to love the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. (more…)
When people think of Jeep, they often think of a brand with a timeless design and a history of endurance – but what is often overlooked is the fact that Jeep has switched corporate owners many times in its close to 80-year history. It’s a fact that is easy to ignore when none of the automakers have dared to alter what is unique about the Jeep brand, only contributing to its improvement over time. Endurance is a large part of the Jeep DNA, and it shows through their craftsmanship spanning their history. That said, let’s take a look at ten Jeep models that have made their mark over the years.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
We’ll start with a Jeep you can currently own – The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. With a roaring 707 horsepower pulled from the depths of the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine, and the power of unmatched off-road capabilities for an SUV of its size, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is an SUV that can do it all. Consumers will be attracted to the distinctive style and outrageous performance abilities of this vehicle.
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK
This model marks the beginning of the four-door Jeep Wrangler. The introduction of this vehicle added convenience to a classic without having to sacrifice too much. The off-roading capabilities and style remained the same while adding room for more. What’s that saying? The more, the merrier.
1997 – 2007 Jeep Wrangler TJ
The Jeep Wrangler used to be directly associated with off-roading, but all that changed with the introduction of the 1997 Wrangler TJ model. This model added on-road capabilities and established the Wrangler as a vehicle that combined fun and function. Consumers might’ve feared that perfecting it for street usage meant that its capabilities in the wild suffered, but that wasn’t the case. This new Wrangler boasted greater axle articulation, higher ground clearance, and more than enhanced its off-roading capabilities.
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
This landmark Jeep model took its cues from the original Jeep design, including the classic Jeep front grille, but allowed for Jeep’s introduction into the rising SUV market at the time. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first of its kind that combined style, off-roading capabilities, and most importantly, its luxury packaging – all to become a serious competitor in the SUV market, where it now rules as one of the best-selling in its class.
1984 – 2001 Jeep Cherokee
Hailed as the SUV before the SUV even existed, the Jeep Cherokee is often described as the vehicle that sunk the station wagon market. With its two four-wheel-drive systems, impeccable design as the first SUV, and various engine options that offered significant upgrades in terms of power for the time, the Jeep Cherokee was the right vehicle at the right time. The combination of right-size design and driveability helped make the Jeep Cherokee the classic it is today.
1976 – 1986 Jeep CJ-7
The CJ-7 brought adventure to the masses once again, building on the success of the CJ-5. The greatest changes not only added safety and comfort but introduced features to Jeep that are standard nowadays – the choice between a steel hardtop and doors or a vinyl soft-top with vinyl doors.
1966 – 1971 Jeepster Commando
This model was meant to evoke the light-hearted side of Jeep, with its two rows and open-air style that invited consumers to cruise. The Jeep style remained untouched even with the quirky design of the Jeepster Commando, still beckoning consumers to take off on another adventure and to take advantage of the four-wheel-drive. Initially intended to rival the Ford Bronco, the Jeepster Commando made a name for itself with the continued Jeep tradition of balancing style and functionality.
1963 – 1991 Jeep Wagoneer
The Wagoneer was a vehicle that stood the test of time, going as far as maintaining the same platform for all of the 28 years that it was in production. It also had a reputation of firsts – the first four-wheel-drive to offer an automatic transmission and the introduction of the Jeep Quadra-Trac all-wheel-drive system. Consumers and Jeep engineers know a good thing when they see it, as was the case with the Wagoneer, which is slated for a possible revival in the coming years.
1955 – 1983 Jeep CJ-5
Consumers that own a Jeep Wrangler can thank this model, the one that held down the Jeep fort for over 25 years. The CJ-5 helped the brand transition out of its military design limitations by adding more power and comfort and eventually making Jeep a consumer classic. With its manufacture, Jeep became synonymous with off-roading for the masses, played up its individualism with countless color options and styles, while reflecting the ongoing need for automakers to evolve.
1941 – 1945 Willys MB
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the one that started it all. The Willys MB is an outstanding vehicle that serves as an eternal tribute to American ingenuity during World War II. Designed with durability in mind, the Willys MB was the first Jeep that set the precedent for what the brand is today. The very same principles that governed the brand back then shine through in the current lineup – Jeep vehicles are still vehicles that are creative and adventurous but filled with rugged capability – all bound to make their own mark on the road.
It’s amazing to think that a few of these Jeep vehicles are still in production now, but what’s even more amazing is the fact that we’ve got plenty of them in our inventory! To find a new Jeep come visit us at Miami Lakes Automall, where our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. In the market for a used Jeep? We welcome you to take a look at our certified pre-owned vehicles. If you’ve already been bitten by the Jeep adventure bug, we’re happy to announce that our service department is now open on Sundays. Schedule an appointment today!
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Trail Rated Jeeps first were introduced in 2004 to signify which Jeep vehicles were trail worthy, according to strict Jeep specifications. Among the five criteria each vehicle is rigorously tested and evaluated by includes vehicle traction, maneuverability, ground clearance, water fording and off road articulation.
The only vehicles holding a Trail Rated status currently are the Jeep Wrangler, Compass, Renegade, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Jeep has since established with the help of their Nevada Automotive Test Center, which vehicles earn the right to be Trail Rated. While many drivers never imagine taking their vehicles off-road, that’s not going to be the experience for owners of a Trail Rated Jeep vehicle.
Jeep Trail Rated 4×4 vehicles are able to overcome bad weather with their superior traction. Their unique maneuverability is due to precise steering and optimized wheels bases that allow drivers to navigate their way effectively. No matter the terrain, they can push ahead.
Even with water in your path, a Jeep Trail Vehicle can go ahead. Water fording is the ability of a Jeep Trail Rated vehicle to plunge ahead through up to 19-30 inches of water. Carry on over large puddles and creeks in your way.
Tested in areas of the frigid cold and rocky area of Northern Michigan that many other vehicles wouldn’t dare try to conquer, Jeep Trail Rated vehicles are certified. These vehicles have the ground clearance and ability to go over hills, uneven terrain and rocks, tree stumps and more without damaging the undercarriage of your vehicle. Maximum vehicle suspension helps allow for a Jeep vehicle to handle each rocky off-road adventure.
Understanding why a Jeep owner loves their Jeep, proud Jeep owners embrace all a Jeep provides. For many, that Trail Rated badge symbolizing what makes owning a Jeep so much fun as not every vehicle on the market offers the versatility and capabilities of a Jeep vehicle.
Rush over to Miami Lakes Automall to experience with a full scale test-drive with any of the Jeep Trail Rated vehicles we have available. You won’t regret your great experience with our friendly and knowledgeable staff and our line-up of fully capable Jeep vehicles.
Since its beginnings in 1941, the Jeep brand has grown into a auto company known for lifestyle and adventure. First there was the Wrangler, then the Cherokee and now there are six different Jeep models. Although the Jeep Wrangler may be one of the most popular Jeep models, consumers love the diverse lineup. Rugged to luxurious, modern to classic, city to off-road, basic to extreme. Well, here’s a look at some of the Jeep models that are a little more extreme.
Grand Cherokee SRT
“Fast” is not usually the word most people think of when they think of a rugged Jeep Grand Cherokee, but there is actually one very fast Grand Cherokee trim. Jeep paired up with Dodge’s in-house Speed and Racing Technology team (SRT) to create the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which is the fastest and most powerful Jeep SUV to date. (more…)