Over the years, Jeep has changed hands several times and slowly introduced new and productive lines. The Wagoneer was first introduced in the 1960s and marketed towards families. In the 1970s Jeep added the Cherokee and Wrangler, becoming one of the first companies to introduce the SUV to the American public.
Today Jeep produces only six models – but all of them are classic, dependable, and attractive vehicles. The classic Cherokee and Wrangler remain Jeep’s most popular models, while the Patriot and Grand Cherokee bookend the company’s line in regards to cost. Even though Jeep’s line is small, there’s something for everyone here. Those in search of luxury will find every option in the Grand Cherokee SRT8. Buyers looking for something to drag them halfway up the mountainside can always fall back on the rugger Wrangler.
In 1998, Chrysler merger to become Daimler-Chrysler and Jeep went along with it. Since then, the Compass and Patriot were added to the Jeep lineup, creating even more options for drivers in search of the Jeep experience. Recent years have seen the addition of a four-door version of the Wrangler and the high-end Grand Cherokee SRT8. Jeep may not offer dozens of vehicles, but what they do offer is quality, dependability, and name recognition.