Jeep Buyers Guide: Which Jeep in Rockaway is Best for Me?


Which Jeep Should I Buy? We Have the Answers

Jeep is the carmaker behind some of the most successful and bestselling SUVs and crossovers on American roads today. With vehicles ranging in size from subcompact to luxuriously large, there's something for every style and personality in the collection of Jeep models we have here at Dover Dodge Chrysler Jeep.

With so many options, it may be hard to decide which Jeep would be best for you. Really you can't go wrong with any of them. It all comes down to personal preferences of size and style. If you're torn between these stellar choices, let us help.

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is a compact-sized, two-row crossover. It's been a popular Jeep model for several years but, after a full redesign was released in mid-2017, it's better than ever and stealing a lot of attention.

The Jeep Compass is an affordable crossover that is available in multiple trims and seats up to five people. It's a versatile car - comfortable and easy to drive for city commutes, but with the rugged and sporty personality you expect of a Jeep with available all-wheel drive and a trail-rated trim.

Size wise, the Jeep Compass falls in the lower half of the spectrum of Jeep models, coming in just larger than the subcompact Jeep Renegade, but smaller than the Jeep Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the largest and most luxurious of the available Jeep models. It seats five and has two rows, but it measures overall much larger than the rest of the Jeep lineup.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers drivers the widest assortment of choices when it comes to features and engine options. There's a V6, a 5.7-liter V8, a V6 diesel option, and a high-powered 6.4-liter V8 SRT (Street and Racing Technology) version.

Most remarkable of all though - the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a rare breed of SUV that offers the ultimate in comfort and craftsmanship, making for an amazing daily commuter car, but also has real chops for off-road adventures on the weekend.

The Jeep Cherokee falls in the lineup of Jeep models just behind the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's also a two-row, five-person crossover that measures larger than the rest of the compact Jeep models, but smaller than the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee.

Customers who choose the Jeep Cherokee have their choice between five different trim levels with varying degrees of available features. There are also two different engines, either a 4-cylinder or a V6, and a choice between front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

So, what's the difference between the Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee?

  1. Overall Size
  2. Cargo Space
  3. Engine Options

Deciding between these two top Jeep models really comes down to the numbers. Here are some of the key differences in measurements to help you decide which one works best for you:

  • Overall size. The Jeep Grand Cherokee measures several inches larger than the Jeep Cherokee. It's longer, wider, and taller than the Jeep Cherokee and offers passengers a little more in the way of headroom and legroom. However, both are spacious and roomy so the choice comes down to your comfort level and which of the two sizes you feel more at ease driving and parking.
  • Cargo space. Thanks to its larger overall size, the Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers more space for cargo and storage than the Jeep Cherokee. Again, it comes down to personal preferences with the Jeep Grand Cherokee having a little more than 36 cubic feet of storage, compared to the Jeep Cherokee's 24 cubic feet.
  • Engine options. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers more powerful engine options, with the SRT, V8, and diesel choices in the mix. So, if that's important to you, then you might want to consider the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Otherwise, for everyday commuting and daily use, the Cherokee's 4-cylinder and V6 options might work just fine for you.

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is the baby of the Jeep family. Considered a subcompact because of its small stature, the Renegade is big on style and personality. It seats five people comfortably and has four doors, with a flexible cargo area to carry all of your gear as well.

The Renegade is also unmistakably a Jeep, with its round headlights and vertical-slot front grille. It also comes with an optional system of removable skylight panels and has a trail-rated trim level for those days when your adventures take you off the beaten path.

Jeep Patriot

Like the Compass before it, the Jeep Patriot carves out its own niche in the Jeep lineup of SUVs. It's affordable and it comes in the middle of the range for size. It's slightly taller and longer than the Compass, with a little more ground clearance. But, it is narrower overall than both the Compass and the Renegade, giving it a unique place in the line.

The Jeep Patriot is also distinguishable by its appearance, a small SUV that's not as boxy as the Renegade, but still has those defining Jeep characteristics of round headlights and a vertical front grille.

Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

The one. The only. The classic Jeep model most people think of when they picture Jeep adventures. This is the convertible classic SUV that can take you to work, on the trail, and along the sandy shores of the beach all in style and with ease.

Both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offer that rugged utility people seek when they shop for a Jeep. They're available in the exact same trim levels and with the same features and engines.

The difference between these two? Size and how many people you need to take with you when you go out. Think of the Jeep Wrangler as your car for when you're single, and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as the family-sized SUV you get when you're older.

Which Jeep Wrangler is right for me?

  • Seating configurations. The original Jeep Wrangler has seating for four people, while the larger Jeep Wrangler Unlimited can accommodate up to five.
  • Body size and style. The Jeep Wrangler has just two doors, compared to the Wrangler Unlimited with four doors. Also, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is about 20 inches longer than the smaller Jeep Wrangler.
  • Cargo space. Of course, in addition to more seating and a couple more doors, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited's longer size also equals more cargo space. The smaller Jeep Wrangler holds around 13 cubic feet with all of its seats in place, compared to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and its 31.5 cubic feet of storage.

Shopping for Jeep SUVs in New Jersey

Now that you know a little more about the differences between all of the amazing SUVs and crossovers Jeep makes, you should try them out in person and see for yourself what makes each Jeep special and unique.

Dover Dodge Chrysler Jeep has the entire family of Jeep cars available right here on our Rockaway lot. Not only do we have an extensive collection of brand new versions of each of these cars, we also offer many pre-owned deals on our used car lot.

Stop by soon and let our expert sales team introduce to each of these cars and help you decided which model is the perfect new car for you.

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