Dress up your Jeep Cherokee with the Overland edition.

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The world Jeep and luxury usually don’t go together. That is because when I think of Jeep, I think of rugged all-terrain vehicles. In the rare instance I think of Jeep in luxury, I usually gravitate towards the Grand Cherokee. Jeep enthusiast now have a new luxurious option when it comes to their sporty off-road vehicles and that is the Cherokee Overland. I have written about the Jeep Cherokee before, in the form of a Trailhawk, but this a new breed.

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The Jeep Cherokee Overland feels luxurious with its supple leather seats and wood trim on the steering wheel, but I would’t quite call it a luxury vehicle… there are still a lot of plastics and it doesn’t quite ride like you would expect a luxury vehicle to ride. The Overland edition simply dresses up the Jeep Cherokee. With that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if you find one these cruising around in the swamp thanks to its optional 4X4 and select-terrain drive system. It is still a Jeep after all!

At 37,000 for the Jeep Cherokee Overland, personally, I would go for its bigger brother, the Grand Cherokee or opt for the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk because of its off-road capabilities.

Visit your local Jeep dealer for more information on the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland or click here to visit the Jeep website.

The Jeep Renegade Latitude Was Built For the Urban Explorer

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15 minutes behind the wheel and you will clearly see that this isn’t your average Jeep… The Renegade was built for the urban explorer. This is the perfect car for getting around town. It easy to drive and easy to park, plus you look cool driving it! The signature Jeep grill along with other key design elements are striking. There is no questioning that this is built on tradition.

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Even the inside is very Jeep-esque: the dash features rugged looking controls, the speakers are in the shape of the front grill and giant handle bar is in arms reach of the front passenger. While the seats may look simple, they were actually quite comfortable for a compact SUV in this segment.

The Jeep Renegade Latitude I was driving featured a 1.4L i4 Turbo engine, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. At 31mpg, this powertrain combo creates a nice balance between fuel economy and fun. The clutch was really soft and the gearbox was easy to shift, so driving around downtown Ft Lauderdale – even in moderate traffic – was a lot of fun.

In addition to being easy to drive and offering great gas mileage, this urban explorer offers best-in-class interior volume. It comfortably seats five people, or you can lower the backseats and put a couple bikes or a surfboard in back.

If you are looking for a great around town vehicle that looks cool and is easy on the pocket book, defiantly checkout the 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude. For more information, visit your local Jeep dealer or click here to visit Jeep’s website. 

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk represents freedom

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Jeep is one of my favorite automotive brands. Its heritage dates back to 1941. The US Government needed a light-duty 4×4 reconnaissance vehicle for World War II and Willy’s Jeep was the answer. Since then, the Jeep brand has turned into one of the best selling SUV manufactures and they produce some of the very best off-road vehicles in the world.

I drove a Jeep Wrangler Sport in high school, so I naturally have a soft spot for the brand. It was one of the most dependable and durable vehicles I have ever driven. I drove it through the mud, the snow, and everywhere in between with ease. The car started in the dead of winter, when it was 20 below freezing, on the first try.

The new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk takes the durability and capability of the Wrangler, and combines it with the luxury accommodations of a standard SUV. But the overall design is rugged and tough. It makes you feel as if you can take this SUV anywhere! With large off-road tires, a powerful engine and tow hooks… you can. I love the grill of the new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, it reminds me of a shark. It is a very modern take on the Jeep brand, especially when compared to the old Jeep Cherokees from the 1990s.

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The new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is the perfect car for camping or exploring the everglades. It seats seven, has plenty of cargo space, it is full capable. The active drive lock 4×4 and locking rear axle help you maintain control through the toughest situations. The vehicle is powered by a 3.2L Pentastar V6 that produces 271 horsepower and 239 pounds of torque. This a departure from the original straight sixes that offered lots of power at low RPM. Both engines have their merit.

Inside the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is an assortment of premium features: An 8.4 inch touch screen display, a high quality audio system, a personalized dashboard display and comfortable seats. I could easily see myself driving the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk on a road trip or to the office everyday.

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One of the best things about having a Jeep is the community. I have never seen a more passionate and friendly group of people. 9 times out of 10, when you pass by another Jeep owner, they will wave to you. Their passion stems from their ability to go anywhere and explore – the freedom to choose your own path.