Why Do People Love Jeeps?
If you ever find yourself fortunate enough to ride shotgun in a friend’s Jeep, you might notice something strange. No, it’s not the luxurious interior or the all-star sound system, though those accoutrements are certainly note-worthy. It’s that signature Jeep wave.
Game recognizes game, and Jeep owners certainly recognize and embrace their own. Jeep owners offer up a friendly wave to other Jeep drivers as they encounter them on their travels. That’s because Jeep owners know something outsiders don’t — driving a Jeep is special.
Today, we’re going to explore a few of the reasons that give Jeep owners that warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s time to share the Jeep love.
The word “versatility” sure gets thrown around a lot. But when we’re talking about Jeeps, it’s more than just another buzz word. It’s true! They served alongside our ancestors in World War II and have been winning ever since.
While technology has advanced considerably since 1942, the Jeep’s focus has always been versatility. They just check all the boxes. Whether you love off-roading or cross-country trips with the whole family, you’d be hard pressed to find a better suited set of wheels.
Jeeps perform well in all weather conditions and can accommodate a family full of passengers. You can even change the look of it, by removing the doors or popping the top, in just minutes. If it’s on your bucket list, a Jeep can handle it with style.
To understand the true value of owning a Jeep, you have to be able to look past the initial price tag and instead look to the future. They may cost a touch more than their competitors, but that investment gets owners more of the things that they’re sure to love about their new or used Jeep. Jeeps are made with high-endurance materials that are built to stand up to even the toughest conditions.
Have you ever wondered why you never see the same Jeep parked at your local autobody shop for weeks at a time? Due to the abundance and affordability of Jeep parts, mechanics can get to fixing them without having to wait for shipments. A lot of Jeep parts aren’t model-specific either, making it that much easier to source materials.
They provide a lot of value for those that prefer to buy used. Plus, the relative simplicity of their design welcomes DIY maintenance of all skill levels.
The windshield sticker price never truly tells the whole financial story — and Jeeps are proof of that.
Great for Towing
Towing capacity is a peripheral bonus for some drivers, while absolutely everything for others. Isn’t it great then that all Jeeps are at some level up to the task? For instance, the Compass and the Renegade have the lowest capacity of all Jeeps, which is still an incredible 2,000 pounds.
It only goes up from there as:
- The Wrangler averages 3,500 pounds;
- The Cherokee averages 4,500 pounds;
- The Grand Cherokee averages 7,200 pounds;
- The Gladiator averages 7,650 pounds, and;
- The Wagoneer averages an astounding 10,000 pounds.
If you’re looking for something with leg room, you’ll find it parked at a Jeep lot near you. Jeeps are highly regarded for their spaciousness across all their models. They offer lots of room for passengers. Plus, the ability to adjust the seats or remove them completely offers unparalleled customization.
Again, Jeeps are incredibly versatile. Those that like to travel in groups can do so, but those who prefer to haul alone will have no trouble putting that cargo space to use. Storage space is paramount for some, which is why people love their Jeep.
A Smooth Ride
Some old-school motor heads may roll their eyes at the prospect of a smooth-driving Jeep, but they’re behind the times. Sure, older model Wranglers once had a reputation for a bumpy journey, but that ship has since been righted.
Nowadays, most Jeeps cushion your ride with high-pressure gas shocks and quadra-coil suspension. This means a smooth ride on and off pavement.
Amazing Safety Features
The latest Jeeps offer a healthy dose of high-tech and well-travelled safety features. Over 75 standard and available safety and security features to be exact.
Some of the more noteworthy safety features on the latest Jeep models include:
- Sensor-activated alerts and braking;
- Back-up cameras;
- Rear park assist;
- Adaptive cruise control with forward-mounted sensors, and;
- Forward-facing off-road camera.
Whether you love off-roading, customization, cabin space, or are just looking to get the most bang for your buck, Jeeps have a lot to love. Their line of new and used models provide potential Jeep owners with plenty of options to choose from.
Furthermore, there are a plenty of deals to get excited over too. Right now, Jeep is offering lease, finance, and cash back deals on every vehicle in its lineup. Currently, you can:
- Lease a brand new Renegade for just $229 a month;
- Get up to $3,750 cash allowance on a new Grand Cherokee when you pay in cash or secure your own financing, or;
- Take advantage of zero percent financing on the new Gladiator and Grand Cherokee.
Buying a new or used vehicle is a big decision and making the right one may require some research. But the fact remains, the more you learn about Jeeps, the more you learn to love them.