Ask any die-hard off-roader about the best vehicles that can handle practically any type of terrain, and for sure, among the top answers would include Jeep models. Without a doubt, Jeep is the king of all off-road vehicles. The well-loved brand has been in the business for many decades now—and it goes to show its staying power.
Here is a list of some of the best and well-loved Jeep models by off-roading enthusiasts all over the world:
1. Jeep Patriot
The least expensive Jeep model (with prices starting at less than $20,000 as of 2017), the Patriot is a compact crossover that comfortably seats five passengers. For its price, it’s capable enough as an off-roader.
2. Jeep Cherokee
This mid-size crossover is Jeep’s top-selling model and the only one to rank four times in the Best SUV list of U.S. News & World Report. It’s no wonder because it provides everything an off-roading enthusiast could ever ask for: outstanding off-road capabilities coupled with a V6 engine and an elegant interior.
3. Jeep Wrangler
Perfect as an off-road vehicle, the Wrangler looks like the distant relative of Jeep’s original off-road military vehicles. This rugged and powerful Jeep model consistently ranks in lists of the best compact SUVs and off-road SUVs of all time. It also features a four-wheel drive for a better off-road experience.
4. Jeep Compass
Another compact crossover on the list, the Compass is more affordable than other vehicles in its class (such as the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Honda CR-V)—but it performs just as well as an SUV. It also comes with a 2-liter, four-cylinder engine.
5. Jeep Renegade
The Renegade is Jeep’s new and entry-level model. This subcompact SUV got high marks not just for its off-road performance but also its superb handling and ample space in the interior, especially the legroom and headroom.
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