Which Used Jeep Should I Buy?

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We Rank Used Jeeps to Help You Find the Best for Your Needs

You may have heard people say “It’s a Jeep thing, you wouldn’t understand,” but for generations of Americans the appeal of the Jeep brand has been obvious. Off-road capability and unmistakable styling have drawn car buyers to Jeep in droves since the Jeep CJ made its splash after World War II. The original Jeep Cherokee was a hit in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and over the last 20 years Jeep has faithfully put out small, affordable SUVs that are at their best when the road is unpaved.

Buying a used Jeep should be done with care, however. Reliability is not a hallmark of the brand, and this is a particular concern for Jeep’s less iconic models. That’s where we come in. We’ve been covering these vehicles since they were new, and we’ve tracked their prices and reliability scores as time has moved on, so you can make an informed choice while you’re shopping for your Jeep. We’ll show you the top-ranked Jeeps in our used car ranking system, and offer some qualitative advice. We’ve eliminated the model years with below-average reliability, so you get the best bang for your buck.

If you’re in the market for something a little luxurious than can still get around in the snow, you’ll want to consider the Grand Cherokee. Or if you just need a cheap commuter car with four-wheel drive, the Patriot might be for you.

Keep in mind that used car prices change constantly, and our used car scores are updated as new data comes in. Therefore, the numbers mentioned in this slideshow may not always match the numbers in our used car rankings.

Click through this slideshow to find out which used Jeep is best for you.

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