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2019 Jeep Renegade

2019 Jeep RenegadeThe 2019 Jeep Renegade is a compact crossover SUV with the chunky details and a boxy shape to drive home the brand’s woodsy heritage. With the Renegade, Jeep persona goes deeper than the surface on rugged Trailhawk trims. It's a capable performer off-road but requires compromises—such as rear space and noisy engine—to everyday...

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Jeep CompassThe 2019 Jeep Compass splits hairs to find its narrow niche among compact crossover SUVs. Bigger than a Renegade but smaller than a Cherokee, the Compass steers toward comfort and usability than scrambling up a mountainside. Our rating of 5.0 reflects the good features and relatively good fuel economy of the 2019 Compass. We like its looks, but...

2019 Jeep Wrangler

2019 Jeep WranglerThe 2019 Jeep Wrangler is refreshingly honest. Its throwback underpinnings may belie the newly updated and tech-heavy interior, but the Wrangler’s rugged looks cut checks its sturdy body will cash. We give the Wrangler a 5.2 overall because capability requires compromise. It’s hugely impressive off-road, but its price and fuel economy...

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Jeep Grand CherokeeThe 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an automotive moment in time: a family hauler that can crawl through a blizzard, blitz a racetrack, tow a boat—or all three. It’s an excellent choice for a family hauler, performance SUV, off-road champ, or anything in the middle. Our overall score of 6.8 is weighted heavily toward the Jeep’s...

2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep CherokeeThe 2019 Jeep Cherokee gets more conventional styling this year and adds a powerful turbo-4 engine. It retains its off-road prowess, especially in the Trailhawk model, and it’s comfortable on pavement too. Interior room is an issue even though interior materials are not. Crash-test results are less than stellar, though Jeep makes plenty of...