10 Best Used Jeeps You Can Buy

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

A Jeep dealership in Miami is your best friend when you are shopping for a used vehicle. Jeep has a long history of building powerful and reliable vehicles that can carry you over all kinds of terrain and over hundreds of thousands of miles. When you invest in a used Jeep, you can be sure that you will have a dependable ride for many more years to come.

You’ll have your pick of quality vehicles at a Jeep dealer, but here are the 10 best used Jeeps to consider:

1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee

Pretty much any model of the Jeep Cherokee in this golden age offers you a good buy. The NY Daily News named this generation Jeep Cherokee as the best buy on a list of the best SUVs and crossovers for under $10,000.

The boxy Jeep Cherokee wasn’t big on styling, but it was powerful and reliable. It had a 4.0-liter, inline-6 engine that had the strength to carry it through ice and snow and over the rockiest of terrains. Even models with high mileage continue to offer powerful and reliable performance.

The NY Daily News cautioned buyers to look out for signs of rust on older models, especially in places where salt water is common.

2003 Jeep Wrangler X

The Jeep Wrangler has always been a great buy, and Wrangler models from throughout the years have consistently shown up on “best of” lists. Mojo Motors named the Jeep Wrangler with the X trim package on its list of the 10 Best Used Cars, Trucks and SUVs under $10,000.

The 2003 Jeep Wrangler has design features that harken back to the original Jeeps, including the rounded headlights. The model has a 4.0-liter, V6 engine is powerful, yet fuel efficiency is low. Just make sure that if you buy a used Wrangler, you inspect it closely since previous owners probably had their own off-roading fun in it and may have put the exterior through the wringer.

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

Though this special edition model was only introduced last year, it holds a special place in Jeep history, giving Jeep enthusiasts a chance to own something special. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition was designed to look like the very first Jeep models created for World War II.

The special edition is built on the Wrangler Sport body, and it adds a host of styling and mechanic features to make it truly one-of-a-kind.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

This model introduced the second generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, and it received some updates, such as a larger HEMI, V8 engine to power its street and racing technology, improved fuel efficiency, and an improved power train.

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 also received many interior upgrades, making it a more luxurious automobile to justify its nearly $50,000 price tag. Buying it used can help you save a lot of money without sacrificing all the luxury and power that it has to offer.

1988 Jeep Gladiator

This model may be nearly 30 years old, but it is a piece of Jeep history, and it is a hot buy for collectors. Yet this model won’t just collect dust in your garage. If you’re lucky enough to find one in good condition, you can easily still ride this unique pickup truck for many more years.

Though it was officially known as the Gladiator, consumers called this the Jeep Pickup, or the J Truck. It had the styling of a Jeep with the bed of a truck, and it had a powerful engine with a full-time, four-wheel drive system.

1996 Jeep Comanche

If you aren’t comfortable with buying such an older vehicle, you can still get a great buy on a Jeep pickup with the 1996 Jeep Comanche. The Comanche became the replacement for the Gladiator, even though it was produced concurrently for several years.

The Comanche looked more like a typical pickup than a Jeep, and it had a longer bed for carrying more cargo. Eventually, the Comanche was phased out so that Chrysler could focus on the other signature trucks in its line while leaving Jeep to focus on its classic deign. However, the Comanche continues to be a good buy on the secondary market.

2010 Jeep Wrangler Islander

The Jeep Wrangler has always been a popular model, but some special editions have made the Wrangler even more special. In 2010, the Wrangler was featured in an Island Edition, which included 32-inch wheels, black tubular sidesteps and other unique exterior accents. On the inside, the Wrangler Islander featured a steering wheel accented with blue leather, rubber all-weather mats, and special edition seating with the Islander badge.

1994 XJ Jeep Cherokee

This classic Cherokee model features a 4.0-liter engine, and it came with the option of either an A@-4 automatic or AX-15 manual transmission. So long as you take care of known issues, such as the oil pan seal and valve cover seal, this model will drive for many more years to come.

The 1994 XJ Jeep Cherokee is a great model for Jeep lovers on a budget, as it ranges from $800 to $2,000 on the secondary market.

1991 Jeep Wagoneer

The Jeep Wagoneer was the first luxury 4×4, not just in the Jeep line but in automotive history. The Wagoneer was a supersized SUV that looked like a cross between a traditional Jeep and a van. Though consumers today might not think the wood paneling has the look of luxury, it was all the rage when this model was designed.

If you can find a good quality model, you’ll have a ride that offers you more room and comfort than many others on the market today.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

By looking at a model from last year, you can get the savings of a used model while still getting the look and all the bells and whistles of a new model.

U.S. News & World Report named the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee the second on a list of the best off-road SUVs. It has the power to handle any terrain and the luxury features to be suitable for any drive, whether you are taking business associates to lunch or someone special to a date at the opera.

When you shop at a Jeep dealer for your next vehicle, consider one of these excellent Jeep models. These represent some of the best features that Jeep has to offer, some of the best prices, and some of the best bits of Jeep history.