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Posted by Brendon O'Neill June 29th 2017

A guide to Jeep cars in Australia

Jeep is an iconic brand that has become somewhat synonymous with fun and adventure. While its vehicles are most famous for their unmatched off-road capabilities, there’s a lot more to Jeep than many people may realise.

In this article, Canstar Blue takes you through the Jeep vehicles sold in Australia. We take a close look at the price and features of the following vehicles:

  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Renegade
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Jeep Compass

 Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

Kicking off the list with a touch of class, the Jeep Cherokee is a sleek and stylish SUV both inside and out. It has fluid-hugging seats, digital dashboard with performance and status animations, keyless entry and start, a huge 8.4” navigation touchscreen, and steering wheel-mounted phone and audio controls.

Depending on the model, the Jeep Cherokee has either a 2.4L Tigershark engine with 9-speed auto, or the powerful 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine with 9-speed auto. These vehicles utilise Jeep’s intelligent Active Drive 4×4 system and is equipped with Selec-Terrain, a traction control system with up to five customised settings: Auto, snow, sport, sand/mud and rock.

There are five models of Jeep Cherokee: Sport (pictured), Longtitude, Limited, Trailhawk and Blackhawk.

Model Key features
Jeep Cherokee Sport
  • 2.4L Tigershark engine with 9-speed auto
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 5-inch touchscreen with voice command & Bluetooth
  • 7 airbags
  • ParkView reverse parking camera
  • 3.5-inch instrument cluster display
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps
  • Electric park brake and electric power steering
Jeep Cherokee Longitude

In addition to or replacing Sport

  • 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine with 9-speed auto
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tailgate
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Auto dimming internal rear vision mirror
  • Leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • 8-Way power driver seat
Jeep Cherokee Limited

In addition to or replacing Longitude

  • Leather seats
  • Satellite navigation
  • 5-Star ANCAP safety+
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon automatic headlamps
  • 7-inch colour instrument cluster display
  • 9-Speaker Alpine sound system
  • ParkSense front and rear park assist
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

In addition to or replacing Limited

  • Leather seats with Trailhawk logo and red stitching
  • Active Drive Lock 4×4 system
  • Selec-Terrain with five settings
  • 17-inch off-road alloy wheels
  • Off-road suspension with raised ride height
  • Trailhawk front and rear fascia
  • 4 underbody skid plates
  • Anti-glare hood decal
Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk

In addition to or replacing Longitude

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen with voice command & Bluetooth
  • 18-inch black alloy wheels
  • Black Jeep grille
  • Black Jeep and Blackhawk badging
  • Black roof rails
  • Black side window surrounds

 Jeep Cherokee price

The Jeep Cherokee Sport is the cheapest in the Cherokee line, with prices starting at about $34,000. The Trailhawk and Blackhawk models are generally the most expensive Cherokee vehicles, with prices anywhere from $42,000 to $48,000.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

This vehicle is much like the Jeep Cherokee, only grander. The Grand Cherokee takes all the great features of the Cherokee and expands upon it with a much more powerful V6 engine, an elegant leather interior, and improved instruments and displays.

Once again, there are five models of Jeep Grand Cherokee: Laredo 4×2, Laredo (pictured), Limited, Trailhawk and Overland.

Model Key features
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2
  • 3.6L V6 Petrol Engine
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • 5-Inch Touchscreen
  • 7 Airbags & 5-Star ANCAP Rating
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • 7-Inch Instrument Cluster Display
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Keyless Entry & Vehicle Start Button
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

In addition to or replacing Laredo 4×2

  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Jeep Quadra-Trac II 4×4 System
  • Two Speed Transfer Case
  • Jeep Selec-Terrain Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • 8.4-Inch Touchscreen
  • Jeep Off-Road Pages
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

In addition to or replacing Laredo

  • 20-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Capri Leather Seats
  • 9-Speaker Alpine Sound System
  • Power Tailgate
  • Deep Tinted Privacy Glass
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Radio, Driver Seat & Mirror Memory
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated Second Row Seats
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

In addition to or replacing Limited

  • 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4×4 System
  • Jeep Quadra-Lift Air Suspension
  • Rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential
  • Selec-Speed with Hill Ascent Control
  • Four Underbody Skid Plates
  • 18-Inch Off-Road Alloy Wheels
  • All Terrain Tyres
  • Nappa Leather Seats with Suede Inserts
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

In addition to or replacing Trailhawk

  • 20-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Jeep Quadra-Lift Air Suspension
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Full Speed Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning Plus
  • Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist
  • Nappa Leather Seats

 Jeep Grand Cherokee price:

The Grand Cherokee comes at a Grand price. According to the Jeep website, the cheapest Grand Cherokee is the Petrol V6 Laredo 4×2 model, costing around $48,000 to $50,000. The subsequent models are increasingly expensive, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland capping the range at around $88,000-90,000. The Laredo, Limited and Blackhawk Grand Cherokees come with either a petrol or diesel engine. The petrol engine is on average around $8,000 cheaper than the diesel engine.

Jeep Renegade

Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is a balanced vehicle, combining the style and comfort of the Jeep’s Cherokee vehicles, with the handling and capability of its famous Jeep Wrangler. Depending on the model, the Jeep Renegade comes equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir Turbo Engine or a 2.4L Tigershark engine. It also includes a tonne of features such as personalised instrument cluster, dual-zone climate air conditioning, steering wheel controls, heated front seats, reverse camera, blind spot monitor, collision warning and more (depending on the model).

There are four models of Jeep Renegade:  Sport (pictured), Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk.

Model Key features
Jeep Renegade Sport
  • 5-Star ANCAP safety with 7 airbags
  • 7 airbags
  • ParkView reverse parking camera
  • 5-inch touchscreen with voice command & Bluetooth
  • Premium cloth seats
  • 6 speaker audio system
  • 3.5-inch instrument cluster display
  • Electric park brake and electric power steering
  • Hill start assist
Jeep Renegade Longitude

In addition to or replacing Sport

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Front fog lamps and roof rails
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto dimming internal rear vision mirror
  • Leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
Jeep Renegade Limited

In addition to or replacing Longtitude

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Front fog lamps and roof rails
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto dimming internal rear vision mirror
  • Leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

In addition to or replacing Limited       

  •  17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Front fog lamps and roof rails
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto dimming internal rear vision mirror
  • Leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel

Jeep Renegade Price

The cheapest Jeep Renegade is the Sport model, pricing between $31,000 and $35,000, depending on the type of transmission. The Longitude and Limited models are slightly more expensive – about $34,000 to $40,000. The Trailhawk rounds out the list at about $43,000.

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler
When you think of Jeep, this vehicle is probably what first comes to mind.  Unlike most vehicles these days, the Wrangler doesn’t care much for the latest in technology and features. Rather, its focus is on safety and sheer off-road capability. This 2-door beast packs Jeep’s 3.6L Pentastar 3.6L V6 Engine with 209kW of power and 347 N.m of torque. The downside to this is that it’s a bit of fuel guzzler at 11.4L/100km.

When it comes to rough terrain, if the Jeep Wrangler can’t handle it, then probably no other car could either. It has a 223 ground clearance and 35-degree approach angle, not to mention its innovative Command-Trac 4WD technology to insure equally distributed power. There are two models of Jeep Wrangler: The Sport (pictured) and Overland.

Model Key features
Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine
  • Command-Trac 4×4 system
  • Heavy duty off-road suspension
  • Removable metal doors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with voice command
  • Leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lamps
Jeep Wrangler Overland

In addition to or replacing Sport

  • Removable body colour hard top with Freedom Panels
  • Leather seats with heated front row
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Reverse parking camera
  • 7-Speaker Alpine sound system incl. sub
  • Side steps
  • Body colour fender flares
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass

 Jeep Wrangler price

The Jeep Wrangler Sport costs around $45,000 to $50,000, while the Jeep Wrangler Overland prices around the $53,000-$55,000 mark.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

This is very similar to the Jeep Wrangler above. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited however is a 4-door model, while the standard Jeep Wrangler is 2-door. Another difference is that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited comes with a choice of two engines depending on the model: The Pentastar 3.6L V6 (same as standard Wrangler), or the 2.8L DOHC Common-Rail Diesel, with less power (147kW), but higher torque (460N.m) for improved responsiveness and fuel efficiency.

There are three models of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Sport (pictured), Overland and Rubicon.

Model Key features
Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine
  • Command-Trac 4×4 system
  • Heavy duty off-road suspension
  • Removable metal doors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with voice command
  • Leather wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lamps
Jeep Wrangler Overland

In addition to or replacing Sport

  •  Removable body colour hard top with Freedom Panels
  • Leather seats with heated front row
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Satellite navigation
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • ParkView reverse parking camera
  • 7-Speaker Alpine sound system incl. sub
  • Side steps
  • Body colour fender flares
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
Jeep Renegade Rubicon

In addition to or replacing Overland

  • Removable black hard top with Freedom Panels
  • Rock-Trac 4×4 system
  • Tru-Lok locking differentials
  • Electronic front sway bar disconnect
  • Rock rails
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • Rubicon hood decals

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited price

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited costs between $50,000 and $60,000. Once again, the Sport model is cheapest while the Rubicon is the most expensive. Diesel or automatic versions of these models are slightly more expensive.

Jeep Warranty

Jeep is so confident in its vehicles, it has increased its standard manufacturer’s warranty from 3 years to 5 years. To sweeten the deal, this warranty is fully transferable. Jeep vehicles also come with 5 years capped price servicing and Lifetime Roadside Assist when you service through Jeep.

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