Initially designed as a General Purpose runabout for the U.S. military, the first CJ (Civilian Jeep) appeared immediately after World War II. Initiallly used by farmers, hunters and fishermen, Jeep didn't begin to attain widespread popularity until management introduced the Cherokee, arguably the first SUV to become, based on its sales volume and growing awareness, a Jeep product with mass appeal. Since then Jeep has established a more significant presence with the upmarket Grand Cherokee, entry-level Patriot and Compass and - of course - ongoing updates to its iconic CJ-derived Wrangler.

As part of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Jeep is enjoying a growing international prominence. And to that end, one of its most popular models, the Renegade, is built at a plant in Italy. Jeep's Wrangler remains the most popular, while the offroad-oriented Renegade Trailhawk, to be joined by a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk for '17, is probably the most fun Jeep to drive. And if you haven't visited a Jeep showroom in a decade or two, brace yourself; upmarket versions of the Grand Cherokee (SRT Night) can cost $60,000+.


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
MSRP:
$30,395
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 26 HWY
2017 Jeep Wrangler
2017 Jeep Wrangler
MSRP:
$23,995
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 21 HWY
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
MSRP:
$27,895
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
16 City / 21 HWY
2017 Jeep Cherokee
2017 Jeep Cherokee
MSRP:
$23,595
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 30 HWY
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
MSRP:
$29,995
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 26 HWY
2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot
MSRP:
$17,695
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 30 HWY
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2017 Jeep Compass is finally a compact crossover worthy of its badge

And a Trailhawk model means it's even got some off-road chops.

Jeep's Compass is officially pointing in the right direction.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Quick Spin
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Chrysler recalls 88,888 Darts, Durangos, and Grand Cherokees for two separate issues

The recalls are for winshield washer pumps in Dodge Darts, and fuel rails in Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees.
2016 Jeep Wrangler recalled over impact sensor wiring

Another, smaller recall focuses on fleets.

There are no injuries/fatalities associated with the Jeep recall, and just one "potentially related injury" in the truck/police car recall.
Jeep burned down by new Samsung Galaxy Note 7

A Florida family is out a Jeep Cherokee and a brand new cell phone after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 left on a charger allegedly burst into flames on Monday and destroyed both itself and the Jeep.