New Jeep Range Overview For 2016
Exploration of the key features of the: Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, SRT, Wrangler 2-Door and Wrangler 4-Door.
Jeep produces a wide range of vehicles that excel in the modern world, yet celebrate its history and longevity. It builds beautifully equipped 75th Anniversary trims, for example. Features vary from vehicle to vehicle but special traits include the enhanced: paint, alloy wheels, exterior colour accents and badging.
Further, Jeep is a brand for motorists that favour hard working, no-nonsense, vehicles that are versatile and practical. The sense of fun, robust styling, fashionable badge and projected “can do” attitude enhance the appeal. Let us take an overview of the range.
The Jeep Renegade is a compact, sports-utility class, vehicle that measures 4,236mm long by 1,805mm. Robust, off-road, styling complements a choice of front, or 4, wheel drive plus 5/6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission. Engines range in power from the 1.6-litre, 110hp, petrol up to a 2.0-litre, 170hp, diesel.
Trims are: Sport, Longitude, Limited, Trailhawk, Night Eagle, Dawn of Justice and 75th Anniversary and prices range from £17,495 to £29,000. Standard equipment includes the: electric parking brake, touchscreen interface and traction control. A special skill – in certain forms – is the Hill Decent Control system that enables it to automatically maintain a steady speed on steep, off-road, hills.
The Cherokee is a larger, sports-utility, vehicle that is 4,623mm long rising to 4,626mm for some versions; by 1,859mm wide. Most have 4-wheel-drive – although some have front – and it has either 6-speed manual or 9-speed auto transmission. Engines range in power from the 2.0-litre, 140hp, diesel up to a 3.2-litre, 268hp, petrol.
Trims are: Longitude, Longitude+, Limited, Trailhawk, Night Eagle, 75th Anniversary and Overland which cost £26,345 to £40,150. Standard equipment includes a touchscreen interface and voice commands. The Selec-Terrain system is its special skill – in certain forms – as driver selectable modes such as “sand/mud” modify the response of numerous systems to best handle the terrain.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a very large, extremely prestigious, sports-utility class vehicle. Its length is between 4,828 and 4,875mm - depending on the version – and its width is 1,943mm. Power comes courtesy of the 3.0-litre, 247hp, diesel engine which is teamed with 4-wheel drive plus 8-speed, automatic, transmission.
Grand Cherokee trims are: Limited+, Overland, Summit and 75th Anniversary and prices range from £45,050 to £52,550. Standard equipment includes the: powered tailgate, satellite navigation, reversing camera, front parking sensors, electric seats and keyless entry. Its special skill is that it wades through water 508mm deep.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the high performance version of the Grand Cherokee; so its proportions are similar. Vital statistics include its: 6.4-litre 461hp petrol engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel-drive and £66,865 price tag. This sports-utility vehicle's special skill is that it hits 62mph in 5 seconds.
Motorists choose either the SRT trim – that itself could be perceived as a trim level within the Grand Cherokee range – or the SRT Night Limited Edition. Standard toys include the: steering wheel mounted gearbox paddle shifters, satellite navigation, heated and ventilated front seats, keyless entry and the powered tailgate.
Jeep Wrangler 2-Door
The Wrangler 2-Door is a compact, sports-utility class, vehicle with standard-fit 4-wheel-drive and 5-speed, automatic, transmission. It measures 4,223mm long by 1,873mm wide and is available with a hard top, soft top, or open roof. Propulsion comes via a 2.8-litre, 197hp, diesel unit and a 3.6-litre, 280hp, petrol.
Trim levels are: Sahara, Overland, Rubicon and 75th Anniversary with prices from £31,840 to £34,765. Standard equipment includes the: automatic headlamps, climate control, tyre pressure monitoring system and cruise control. A special skill is that it blends traditional, hard-core, off-road styling with up to date equipment.
Jeep Wrangler 4-Door
The Wrangler 4-Door – like the Wrangler 2-Door - is a sports-utility vehicle that has standard 4-wheel-drive, 5-speed auto transmission, and incorporates a choice of roof. However, it is larger than its sibling so sits 4,751mm long by 1,877mm. Engine options are a 2.8-litre, 197hp, diesel or 3.6-litre, 280hp, petrol.
Trim levels are: Sahara, Overland, Rubicon and 75th Anniversary and prices range from £33,510 to £36,435. Standard equipment includes: hill-decent control, hill-start assist, climate control, tyre pressure monitor and cruise. A special skill is that the doors come off and the screen folds flat for a more intensive, off-road, feel.