Jeep Car Reviews
During the Second World War Willys-Overland, an American automobile manufacturer, placed the winning bid to manufacture Jeeps for the United States Army, after demonstrating their vehicle's off-road capability by having it drive up the steps of the United States Capitol in 1941.
Since World War II, Jeep has taken many forms and is no longer exclusive to military use. In 1953, the Jeep brand was sold to Kaiser and later became Kaiser-Jeep in 1963. American Motors bought the Jeep Company in 1970. The American Motors Company was then purchased by the Chrysler Corporation in 1987, and Chrysler then merged with Daimler-Benz in 1998 forming DaimlerChrysler. The parent company of Jeep is now a division of the Chrysler Group LLC, which is a subsidiary of the Italian company, Fiat.
Jeep advertising has always emphasised the vehicle's off-road capabilities. Today, the Wrangler is one of the few remaining four-wheel-drive vehicles with solid front and rear axles. These axles are known for their durability, strength, and articulation. Jeeps are built with large tyres which allow them to travel over large and difficult objects.
The Jeep Compass is a small 4x4 that has been in production since 2006.
The Compass is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine or a 2.4-litre petrol engine. The Compass has surprisingly favourable fuel consumption rates, and makes for an excellent family car with ample internal space. The car makes for a comfortable ride with tidy handling and responsive steering.
The Jeep Wrangler is a small, off-road 4x4 which is currently in its fourth generation and has been since 2007.
The Wrangler first began production in 1987 and has kept an authentic, traditional look throughout its lifetime. The current model sports a 6-speed manual transmission. The Wrangler is a comfortable drive, with an elevated driving position, and can be purchased at a very reasonable price. The car works well as a family vehicle and is excellent for off-road use.
The Grand Cherokee, possibly the most popular model produced by Jeep, is a large 4x4 that has been on the market since 1993.
The current model, the WK2, has been on sale since 2010. Like the previous generations, the chassis is steel uniframe, and a new 4 wheel independent suspension has been introduced for better on-road handling. For better engine performance and more economical fuel consumption, users should choose the diesel option.
The Grand Cherokee makes for an excellent family car with a spacious, comfortable interior that is equipped with a large, easily-navigable display. The impressive aesthetics of the car have proved that buyers are not just interested in performance when it comes to 4x4s.