Five Major Reasons to Pursue a Jeep

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As a prospective car buyer, I continually hear that I should be eyeing Jeep’s assortment of vehicles. Sure, I’m aware of the brand’s history and longevity, and I also know that customers are generally happy with their purchase. However, how does the brand truly separate itself from the competition?

Well, it’s by providing drivers with a number of unique capabilities and amenities that can transform the entire driving experience. Below, we’ve explored some of the brand’s more innovative offerings, and you’ll quickly understand why you should be pursuing one of the brand’s vehicles. In no time, you’ll be wanting to head out and start searching for Jeeps for sale

Trail Rated

You might question Jeep’s “Trail Rated” offerings, as the brand is the one to hand out these lofty titles. However, Jeep isn’t going to label any standard vehicle with this distinction. Rather, the vehicle has to prove that it’s more than capable of traveling off the beaten path. In particular, the brand values five main attributes when it comes to the badge: traction, water fording, maneuverability, articulation, and ground clearance. If you’ve ever taken a journey through the woods, you’ll surely recognize how important these factors can be.

Considering the specificity of this specific “badge,” not all of the brand’s vehicles earn this notable distinction. There are currently seven Jeeps that are considered “Trail Rated,” including the Patriot, Compass, Cherokee, Renegade, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, and Wrangler Unlimited.

 

4×4 Systems

Jeeps are renowned for their ability to travel off the beaten path, and a big reason for these capabilities is the brand’s accompanying 4×4 systems. These mechanical inclusions have been specifically designed to overcome any type of terrain or conditions, meaning drivers won’t think twice about driving through the woods and traveling during a storm. Ultimately, Jeep owners will have the ability to trek through mud, gravel, snow, or standard on-road conditions, allowing them maximum traveling versatility.

There are a number of amenities that make up this specific system, with each of the inclusions contributing to the vehicle’s off-roading prowess. The off-road differentials manage to distribute the vehicle’s power to various parts of the Jeep, assuring that it’s maximizing it’s effectiveness. Often times, this specific part influences traction, allowing drivers to capitalize on maximum handling and stoppage power. The Front Sway Bar Disconnect System can accommodate the road conditions and react accordingly, while the Dana 44 Heavy-Duty Solid Axles leads to a smoother ride (regardless of the terrain). Finally, the body-on-frame design is intended to absorb the majority of the Jeep’s impact, and the skid plates and rock rails will keep the most essential technical aspects of the vehicle safe and secure.

 

Towing

Jeep’s vehicles are more than off-roading behemoths. The brand’s offerings are also more than capable of hauling a whole lot of weight, making it an underrated option for those seeking a worksite companion. Thanks to the brand’s engines, transmissions, and Trailer Tow Package, drivers can easily rely on their Jeep to tow any type of cargo.

Drivers can expect optimal towing from the following models:

  • Jeep Compass
    • 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine: 2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Cherokee
    • 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine: 2,000 pounds
    • 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 2,000 pounds-4,500 pounds
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 1,050 pounds-6,200 pounds
    • 5.7-liter HEMI V6 Engine: 1,350 pounds-7,200 pounds
    • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 Engine: 1,050 pounds-7,200 pounds
  • Jeep Patriot
    • 2.0-liter Engine: 1,000 pounds-1,340 pounds
    • 2.4-liter Engine: 1,000 pounds-2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Renegade
    • 2.4-liter MultiAir Turbo Engine: 2,000 pounds
  • Jeep Wrangler
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 1,081 pounds-3,500 pounds
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 1,081 pounds-3,500 pounds

As you can clearly see, regardless of what model and engine you opt for, you can easily rely on your Jeep as an incredible hauler.

 

Fuel Efficiency

Customers might not necessarily associate Jeeps with fuel efficiency, and we can’t blame them. After all, the brand’s vehicles are more known for their capabilities and performance than their ability to conserve fuel. However, when you begin exploring the specs, you’ll be surprised to learn that these vehicles are more than capable of delivering a respectable fuel economy. The maximum accompanying specs include:

  • Jeep Compass
    • 2.0-liter Engine: 23 city/30 highway miles per gallon
    • 2.4-liter Engine: 23 city/29 highway mpg
  • Jeep Cherokee
    • 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine: 22 city/31 highway mpg
    • 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 21 city/29 highway mpg
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 17 city/25 highway mpg
    • 5.7-liter V8 Engine: 14 city/22 highway mpg
    • 6.4-liter V6 engine: 13 city/19 highway mpg
    • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine: 22 city/30 highway mpg
  • Jeep Patriot
    • 2.0-liter Engine: 23 city/30 highway mph
    • 2.4-liter Engine: 23 city/29 highway mph
  • Jeep Renegade
    • 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo Engine: 24 city/31 highway mpg
    • 2.4-liter Tigershark Engine: 22 city/31 highway mpg
  • Jeep Wrangler
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 17 city/21 highway mpg
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine: 16 city/21 highway mpg

While customers will surely have to dish out a chunk of change for a new Jeep, they’ll also be able to save some extra money at the gas pump.

Diesel Engines

Just because you’re in the market for a diesel engine, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to ignore Jeep’s offerings. That’s because the brand also offers a diesel units that provides incredible fuel efficiency and driving range.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is a popular offering, providing drivers with one of the cleanest units in the class. Best of all, the 30-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency will certainly save drivers some extra money at the gas pump, and they can easily capitalize on the 730-mile driving range. Incredibly, the unit still manages to pump out plenty of power, as drivers can anticipate 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque. These specs predictably influence some of the brand’s other capabilities, including the 7,400-pound towing capacity.