What Jeep Models Are Available on the Pre-Owned Market?
The current Jeep lineup has six different models, each of which can be found on the pre-owned vehicle market. Few automotive brands have the legacy that has been built by Jeep. Going back to the early 1940s, Jeep began offering one of the first vehicles designed to handle off-road conditions. The original brand was called Willys Overland, and it introduced its iconic model, the Willys MB, that would become synonymous with the term Jeep. This go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle gave drivers the ability to get through unpaved roads, traverse muddy riverbeds, and handle steep inclines. This is why it became the vehicle of choice for the American armed forces in World War II.
This dedication to building rugged and dependable vehicles continues today, as each used Jeep for sale is built on the same principles that guided the development of those first models. While some are designed to give better off-road performance than others, each Jeep has something that sets it apart from the models offered by other brands in its vehicle class. This is why buying a used Jeep is the perfect investment. These vehicles are built to handle whatever Mother Nature can throw their way and tackle it with ease. At Faith’s Automotive, our Faith’s Ford and Faith’s Toyota dealerships proudly offer our customers a superior inventory of used Jeep models, and their friendly and knowledgeable sales teams can help you pick out the perfect pre-owned model. Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout models you’ll find on the used market and at our dealerships.
The Jeep Wrangler
When people hear the name Jeep, the Wrangler is usually the one they picture in their mind. With looks that harken back to the Willys MB, the Wrangler has been thrilling drivers from the beginning. This standard 4×4 SUV comes in two versions; one with two doors and one with four, allowing you to seat four to five people.
Whichever model you choose, you will get either a hard or fabric top with removable panels that allow you to let the outdoors in. This makes driving a Jeep Wrangler so much fun in the summertime. If you are interested in off-roading, a Trail Rated Jeep Wrangler is the ideal model for you. This is not just a pretty decal; Trail Rated means that the Jeep model has undergone a series of rigorous, off-road tests to ensure it can handle some of the toughest trails you can find. A used Jeep Wrangler is perfect for someone who wants to know they have a great vehicle for on and off the pavement.
The Jeep Renegade
With looks similar to the Wrangler, the Renegade is one of two subcompact SUVs from Jeep that you will surely find on the used vehicle market. This model features a similar grille to the Wrangler, with a vertical grille offset by a pair of round headlights. It also has off-road capabilities, especially if you opt for the Trailhawk trim. Nevertheless, if you want to use your used Jeep Renegade to get around town, you can find one with front-wheel drive for improved road performance and fuel economy. Jeep introduced the Renegade in 2015 as an inexpensive way for drivers to get the rugged benefits of a Jeep. In fact, it is the most affordable model manufactured by Jeep. But don’t let the price tag fool you; this Renegade is a Jeep through and through with the same dedication to dependability that has come to define the Jeep brand.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee
This is the model that revolutionized the midsize SUV category. Introduced in 1993, the Grand Cherokee is the largest and most luxurious model built by Jeep. When it came out, many suburban drivers discovered that Jeep wasn’t just for outdoors people and adventurers. This is because the Grand Cherokee gives family drivers the roominess of a midsize SUV with the toughness of a Jeep. Where other SUVs in its category can’t handle the rigors of inclement weather, a used Grand Cherokee has the ability to get you and your family through whatever weather conditions you are encountering.
Jeep offers the Grand Cherokee in so many different engine options and configurations that you will have no problem finding one with all the specifications you desire. In addition, the Grand Cherokee has become the proving ground for the latest innovations developed by Jeep. So, if Jeep comes out with a new safety feature or infotainment system, it will usually place it in the Grand Cherokee first before rolling it out to the other models in its lineup.
The Jeep Gladiator
Where the Grand Cherokee is about luxury, the Gladiator is mostly about utility. The second vehicle in history to feature this name is a combination of a Wrangler Unlimited passenger cabin with a pickup truck payload bed. This gives you the towing and hauling ability of a midsize pickup truck, with seating for up to five passengers. In addition, the Gladiator comes with a standard 4×4 drivetrain, making it off-road capable. Best of all, you can choose between a gas or diesel engine. This allows you to determine the performance you want in your used Jeep Gladiator truck. The Gladiator is also the newest model in the Jeep lineup. It was introduced in 2020, but you can find some great Gladiators for sale on the used market. This is perfect for someone looking for a truck for work during the week and adventure on your weekend.
The Jeep Cherokee
This compact SUV was first introduced in 1992, a year before Jeep rolled out the Grand Cherokee. Like its larger linemate, the Cherokee is designed primarily for road performance but can handle trails depending on which model you choose. In fact, the Cherokee looks just like a smaller version of a Grand Cherokee, with the same grille and lines.
The Jeep Cherokee has evolved over the years to the point where it is one of the most desirable used compact SUVs you will find on the used vehicle market. Just like the Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee is brimming with comfort and convenience features. It also has a sizable trunk, making it perfect for a young family or someone on the go. Also, the Cherokee features many of the same infotainment and safety systems as the Grand Cherokee so that you can get similar luxury as that model, but in a smaller and more affordable model.
The Jeep Compass
Drivers looking for a great way to get to work will find the Jeep Compass pointing in the right direction. This shares similar looks to the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, but in subcompact SUV size. As a result, it gets exceptional fuel economy so that you can save on gasoline on your way to and from work. The Compass also makes a great first vehicle with its driver assistance features and maneuverable, subcompact size.
Jeep has been offering the Compass since 2007 when it was added as the smallest and most affordable model offered by the brand. That changed when the Renegade joined the lineup, but the Compass remains a great choice for many drivers. In addition, several Compass models feature four-wheel drive and the Trail Rated pedigree. This lets you know that your Compass is just as capable of finding the right way to go off the road as it does when driving on it. Not many models in its subcompact SUV vehicle class can make a similar claim.
Built on a Legacy of Ruggedness and Capability
Few used vehicles can match the ruggedness and capability of a Jeep. Whether you want to go traditional with the Wrangler, desire the utility of a Gladiator, want a great commuter like the Compass or Renegade, or choose the luxury of a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee, the lineup of available used Jeeps undoubtedly give drivers like you something that is unlike anything on the road. Stop in today and see why you should make your next used vehicle a Jeep from Faith’s Automotive!