Some of Our Favorite Used Jeep Models

April 17th, 2020 by

A silver 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is driving on a road through the woods near Durham, NC.

Buying a used car can feel like an overwhelming experience, especially when you consider the number of options at your disposal. However, if you find yourself searching for a “used car dealership near me,” CBS Quality Cars is the place for you. At CBS Quality Cars in Durham, NC, we pride ourselves on our large inventory of reliable used models ranging from compact commuters to full-sized SUVs. We also offer vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers, one of which is known for developing off-road SUVs that push the boundaries of what is possible.

Jeep is a brand that has been around since the Second World War. It got its start building off-road machines for the US Army, and today Jeep continues producing vehicles that are all about utility, power, and comfort. From the luxurious Grand Cherokee to the iconic Wrangler, there is a Jeep model for any driver interested in adventure. We offer a large number of used Jeeps in our used car showroom, and we’re excited to showcase some of our favorites.

The Jeep Wrangler

The king of the hill, leading the Jeep family as an example of everything that the Jeep brand stands for, is the Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler is a versatile SUV with a long history of success, spawning a whole generation of off-road enthusiasts who prefer a car to be better off the road than on. The Jeep Wrangler first made its debut in 1986, taking inspiration from the discontinued Jeep CJ series. However, the styling of the Jeep Wrangler dates back further than just the ’80s, as the Jeep CJ series took direct styling guides from the old Willys Jeep of the Second World War that carted allied forces across the battlegrounds of both Europe and the Pacific. Due to this vintage design, the Jeep Wrangler has always been a standout on the road, although that is the case now more than ever. As competitor models become all-rounded edges and curves, the Jeep Wrangler has held onto its boxy-design like a vice, using that same rigid frame and iconic set of round headlights.

So, why did we pick the Jeep Wrangler as one of our favorite used Jeep models? Well, mainly it is because there are few SUVs in the market quite like it. The Jeep Wrangler is a robust SUV with the horsepower, torque, and drivetrain to handle itself seamlessly when put out on an off-road trail. When drivers purchase this model, they have the option between the standard two-door body style or the four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. While the two-door model is a better off-roader, we highly suggest checking out the Unlimited variant if you plan on carting around family and friends. With four-doors, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sports enough room for five, and provides plenty of space for cargo should you need it.

What makes the Jeep Wrangler particularly game-changing is the fact that all models come with a beefy 4×4 drivetrain standard. While you can opt for the Rubicon model, which equips the Wrangler with some of the best off-road gear around, even the base trims of the Jeep Wrangler can hold their own on the trail. This classic SUV also allow you to remove the doors and windows, which gives you the chance to appreciate the beauty of nature completely uninterrupted. And with newer models sporting roughly 10.8 inches of ground clearance, it is clear that the Jeep Wrangler is an unstoppable titan of the outdoors.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee

A grey 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is parked near a used car dealership near me with mountains in the distance.

While the Jeep Wrangler is undoubtedly a well-deserved flagship model, it doesn’t offer much in the way of interior comforts. Many older models, in particular, don’t support the kind of luxury features that competitors tend to offer as standard. While this is a missed opportunity for the Jeep Wrangler, it is not a fact that’s lost on the Jeep brand overall. Within the Jeep family lineup is a full-sized SUV designed to provide premium comfort as well as rugged power and versatility: the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Introduced to the Jeep lineup back in 1992, the Jeep Grand Cherokee caters to those who want a bit more luxury with their SUV. This midsize model has undergone many changes throughout the decades. For instance, the first generation, which was manufactured from 1992 to 1998, only had three trim levels, the SE, Laredo, and Limited. The 2019 models, on the other hand, can be purchased in the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk. As you can tell, the Jeep Grand Cherokee of today is quite different from the Grand Cherokee of yesteryear, especially when it comes to performance.

What makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee a favorite is because of the amount of configuration found in later models. The Grand Cherokee can vary dramatically between models from being luxury cruising vehicles to full-on racetrack worthy SUVs sporting robust V8 engines that make some aggressive horsepower. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is still very much in line with the Jeep brand, and the Trailhawk model is still just as off-road capable as other trail-rated models in the family. This diverse lineup is what makes the Grand Cherokee a fan favorite, and not just amongst our dealers.

The Jeep Cherokee

A silver 2018 Jeep Cherokee is shown from above at sunset.

If the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a bit too large for your preferences, or if you’re looking for something that’s a little more fuel-efficient, the Jeep Cherokee might be the perfect fit. Meant to link the difference between the Grand Cherokee and the Wrangler, the Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV that certainly delivers on the Jeep brand promise. Dating back to the ’80s, the Jeep Cherokee is a mainstay of the the Jeep family and has earned its place in the lineup.

The Jeep Cherokee looks like the smaller cousin of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Like the larger SUV, the Cherokee offers a diverse assortment of configurations that give it broad driver appeal. There’s also the fact that the Jeep Cherokee is often much cheaper than the Grand Cherokee, which expands on its overall affordability and availability. While the Jeep Cherokee will never be as luxurious and race-worthy as the Jeep Grand Cherokee or as trail-ready as the Jeep Wrangler, it exists as a middle point between the two extremes. Thanks to a smaller engine, and the option of two-wheel drive, the Jeep Cherokee sips fuel compared to its more dated counterparts, and in recent models the Cherokee has received a complete overhaul of safety and infotainment technology. If you’re looking for a smaller SUV that’s practical but still as capable as other models in the Jeep lineup, the Cherokee is a solid buy.

Buying a Jeep at CBS Quality Cars

Regardless if you’re looking for an off-road champion or an affordable road-trip car, the Jeep brand is filled with options. And if you’re unsure of where to start or what to buy, our team at CBS Quality Cars is here for you. We’ll walk you step by step through the car buying process, and ensure that what you drive away in is precisely what you’re looking for. Here at CBS Quality Cars, we put your needs first and foremost, no matter what those particular needs may be.