Understanding Used Jeeps in Colorado Springs

October 12th, 2016 by

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude

Call off the search for used Jeeps in Colorado Springs! The Faricy Boys have got a bunch of beauties in stock. The tough part is deciding which one is right for you. We’ll give you a quick rundown of our most popular used Jeep models to help you make the right call.

When you’re ready, give us a call or stop by the dealership to take your choice out for a test drive. Still unsure? Test drive a few and let the experience speak for itself. All Jeeps have that rugged reliability and off-road skill set working for them, but the variations between models is what distinguishes one particular type of Jeeper from another. Where do you fit in the mix?

Give Me Liberty

Introduced in 2002, the Jeep Liberty, a compact SUV, enjoyed a ten-year run before retiring in 2012. Boasting a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the Liberty flexes some off-road muscle from its 3.7-liter V6 engine, available in rear or all-wheel drive, and operated by a four-speed automatic transmission. We recommend you focus on later model years, specifically the 2012, in order to enjoy more contemporary amenities at an absolutely affordable price.

Let Your Compass Be Your Guide

First released in 2007, to the delight of SUV-loving commuters everywhere, the Compass is a crossover SUV whose car-based platform enhances its fuel efficiency. With seating for up to five passengers, the Compass comes equipped with either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or 2.4-liter four-cylinder variant, matched to either a manual or CVT automatic transmission. Unlike the Liberty, the Compass rolls on into the 2017 model year, so your used Compass options are considerable.

Be a Patriot

Also introduced in 2007, then Patriot is Jeep’s mid-size SUV offering, similar to the Compass but better at off-roading. Also able to seat five, the Patriot is lauded for its affordability and all-terrain abilities. Like the Compass, the Patriot will also continue through the 2017 model year, with a range of used options falling in between the current iteration and its debut.

Sibling Rivalry – Wrangler vs. Wrangler Unlimited

While the Wrangler has been around, oh forever (since the 1940s, anyway), it’s sibling, the Wrangler Unlimited didn’t join the family until 2004. The main difference between these two comes from body style and passenger accommodation. The two-door Wrangler seats four at best, while the Wrangler Unlimited’s four-door construction allows for up to five passengers to cruise comfortably. Depending on how many people you want to travel with, one Wrangler will suit you over the other. When it comes to off-roading, you’ve got top-level, competitive capability from both. The two share trim levels, from the base level Sport to the high-end Rubicon. Trail-rated either way, you just need to decide how many doors best suit your driving needs.

Sibling Rivalry – Part Two – The Cherokees

Here, too, the primary difference between these Jeep models comes down to size and design, but also capability. The Cherokee is the more compact of these SUVs, while the Grand Cherokee, as its name implies gets you more with respect to space and cargo capacity. Like true siblings, the two excel in different areas, with the Cherokee offering better fuel-efficiency and a structure more suitable for city commuters, while the Grand Cherokee, with its versatile four engine options, is adept at the off-road game.

When it comes to the Jeep brand, you have no shortage of compelling used model choices, and when it comes to The Faricy Boys, there is no better place to test drive and purchase whichever used model best lines up with your lifestyle.