You know you want a Jeep and you know you want a CUV, but which Jeep CUV? Jeep has two equally awesome CUV options available, the Compass and the Renegade. The best fit for you depends on budget, cargo space needs, fuel efficiency and style preferences.
Both of these vehicles are shockingly fuel efficient for CUVs. The Renegade comes standard with a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and it is also available with a stronger 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The base engine produces 160 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine gets 180 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. If fuel efficiency is what you want, the 1.4-liter engine has an EPA-estimated fuel economy 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The upgraded engine also has an impressive fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The Compass comes with two engine options as well, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The base engine provides up to 158 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Again, its fuel economy is impressive. The base engine averages 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, while the upgraded engine has a fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Holy fuel efficiency!
Style and Cargo Space
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Have you been struggling with trying to figure out which Wrangler lift is for your Jeep? Well, it all depends on what kind of off-roading you like to do. Are you a mudder, rockcrawler, trailblazer or water forder? Depending on the answer to that is the answer to which lift is for you.
Mudding requires a set of big ole mud tires, which are typically 32-inches or more. With that being said, you will need a lift kit that can accommodate bigger tires. A suspension lift kit (generally four-inches or higher depending on tire height) could be exactly what you need for your Jeep. This type of lift will likely be big enough for your tires and give your Jeep enough clearance to prevent it from bottoming out.
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Remember the Jeep Comanche concept from the 2016 Easter Jeep Safari? Unlike the original Jeep Comanche of the ‘80s and ‘90s that was based off the Cherokee platform, the 2016 Jeep Comanche 4×4 concept had Jeep Renegade base, but it is a diesel powered “trucklet” with a military-style truck bed. It is probably smaller than any truck you’ve seen, but it is mighty.
2016 Jeep Comanche Concept
In order to make the Jeep Comanche concept work, Jeep engineers stretched the wheelbase of a Jeep Renegade six inches and gave the model a five-foot truck bed. The concept model also has a two-inch lift, a winch, rock rails, a soft top like the Wrangler, and 32-inch all-terrain tires. To complete the military feel, the Jeep Comanche concept was a beige color called “Beige Against the Machine.” Which is perfect when you think about the band Rage Against the Machine and its anti-establishment routes.
The engine on the Comanche concept was a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine paired to nine-speed automatic transmission. An off-roading machine, the Comanche concept had a 4×4 off-road system with a low range capability and a locking rear differential. [click to continue…]
We’ve been talking about the next generation Jeep Wrangler for quite some time and its debut is right around the corner and we’re finally starting to learn some more details from Mike Manley, Jeep boss.
First, we know the next generation Wrangler will be called the Wrangler “JL” and it will be on display at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is scheduled for late November.
We also know the new Wrangler will be available with three engine options, rather than the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, which is the only current option. The other two engines will include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an automatic transmission and a 3.0L EcoDiesel, which is currently awaiting approval. The new engine options will give consumers a lot more choice when it comes to fuel economy, power and towing. [click to continue…]
Looking for your next vehicle? A Jeep is the answer. Jeep vehicles are reliable, tough, and the Jeep brand is very well established and trusted. But if that doesn’t say enough, these ten reasons to buy a Jeep might convince you.
- Variety – When a lot of people think of the Jeep brand chances are they think of the Wrangler, but there are actually eight different Jeep vehicles available. From the rugged off-road Wrangler to the speedy Grand Cherokee SRT to the compact, yet capable, Renegade, there are plenty of options and across all price ranges.
- Proven Capability - Just as much as Jeep is known for the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep is also known for making off-road ready vehicles. Water fording, skid plates, tow hooks, durable tires, good ground clearances, Again, no matter which options you choose (even if it is not a Wrangler), Jeep offers at least one trail capable trim for each model.
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If you are looking to add a little height to your Jeep Wrangler, it is important to understand the four main types of lift kits and which would be best for your needs. You will also want to understand the kits that are for looks and the kits that are for capability. Finally, you need to understand pricing and determine your budget. With that being said, check out the four main types of lift kits below.
Small Lifts (a.k.a. Coil Lifts) and Big Lifts
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When you are a kid, waking up Easter morning and going on a hunt for eggs filled with candy and money and other goodies is great fun. Why does the fun have to end? As we grow up we find our own hidden “eggs” in all sorts of things, like finding money in your jeans pocket or finding the perfect pair of shoes in a crowded store. However, did you know with the Jeep Renegade you could be find hidden “eggs”?
Check out some of our favorite “eggs” we found around the Jeep Renegade:
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What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with Jeep® and fireworks! Jeep and the military go way back, literally. The original purpose of Jeep vehicles was to transport soldiers in battle during World War II. Soon after the war ended, Jeep started producing the Wrangler CJ (civilian Jeep) which made the iconic war symbol available to the public.
Although Jeep models aren’t used by the military anymore, the brand is still passionate about the military and shows their support in a few ways. One way Jeep shows support is with discounts for military members on select vehicles, and even bigger discounts for those overseas. Imagine coming home from a long tour overseas to a beautiful and affordable Wrangler. Jeep also supports the military with the Freedom Edition. The Freedom edition encompasses aspects of a military vehicle like increased capability and adds freedom inspired badging inside and out.
Looking for Jeep events to celebrate your military this Fourth of July? Check this one out.
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Are you planning on going rock crawling for one of the first times? Your Jeep Wrangler can take you anywhere, even over large rocks. The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited come standard with four-wheel drive, and in comparison to other SUVs they have large wheels and tires and a higher ground clearance, all of which make the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited ideal for going off road and rock crawling. But before you go on a rock crawling adventure, there are some things you need to know! Make sure you follow this list of dos and don’ts and stay safe out there!
Do drive slowly while off-road and particularly when crawling.
Don’t accelerate at a fast rate, particularly when descending.
Do let air out of the tires before crawling to allow for more traction. Generally, you want to lower the tires between 10 – 15 psi.
Don’t over inflate your vehicle’s tires and assume the extra height will help, it is actually more dangerous.
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Looking to buy a Jeep®? If you haven’t checked out the new Jeep Compass, you should! The complete redesign of the vehicle has it looking sleeker than ever before. Chances are, you will be just obsessed as everyone else is with the new Jeep. With that being said, check out three of the more popular Jeep Compass trims below, it could help you pick the best trim option for you.
The Sport is popular as it is the base level and most affordable trim for the Jeep Compass. However, just because it is the base trim doesn’t mean it doesn’t come loaded with awesome standard features.
- 60/40 split folding seat
- Remote keyless enter and push to start
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