Top-Selling Jeeps of 2017


2017 isn't over quite yet. But the top-selling Jeeps of this year are nearly solidified. The Jeep Grand Cherokee takes the top spot thus far with three other models: The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Compass. This article discusses these four models and uses sales data up to October 2017.

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is a compact SUV. It fits between the Jeep Renegade, a sub-compact SUV, and the Cherokee, a compact SUV. For its 2017 model year, the Compass underwent a model re-design to serve as a smaller alternative in places where the Cherokee is considered too big. Its new look is similar to the larger Jeep Grand Cherokee. It now includes an upgraded powertrain and an array of safety and technological options, some of which come in the Popular Entertainment Package.

As of October 2017, the Jeep Compass sold 79,123 units including 2017 and 2018 models.

Jeep Cherokee

Keeping up with the smaller Jeep SUVs is the Jeep Cherokee. It's noted as a best-selling SUV because it provides a comfortable ride. Other pros include an easy-to-navigate infotainment system. An upscale cabin and excellent off-roading capabilities round out the 2017 advantages to the Cherokee.

Owners of the Cherokee point to the power that the vehicle has compared to other SUVs in the same category. Its smooth ride and comprehensive option packages also win high marks. This SUV comes with a four-cylinder engine at the base but has the option to go to six at other trim levels. This proves helpful during trips on the highway.

In the year to date as of October 2017, 133,973 Cherokees have sold.

Jeep Wrangler

In spite of its added modern conveniences, the Jeep Wrangler is an SUV that sticks to its roots. For Jeep purists, this is a good thing. It comes with two or four doors and is known for its off-road friendliness, as well as its versatility and design. The Wrangler's charm cannot be replicated by another vehicle.

While it does have tech conveniences like satellite radio, owners like driving the Wrangler in part because it doesn't come with features like automatic braking or lane change assist as a standard. It's also fun when handling tough off-road trails.

In the year to date as of October 2017, 163,533 Cherokees have sold.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Last but certainly not least is the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 198,460 sold to date as of October 2017. It leads the mid-size SUV class in its ability to go off-roading while still being comfortable. This is all backed up by a powerful V-6 engine.

Owners enthusiastically discuss the Grand Cherokee's ability to make long trips to multiple states comfortable, and describe it as a joy to drive. Given its history as an industry leader that ushered in the mid-size SUV, its consistent popularity is not surprising.

Buying a Jeep isn't an easy decision to make especially with so many models to choose from. But one thing is for certain; Jeep stands the test of time and meets the challenges life brings. Test drive a Jeep today at Crosstown Chrysler Jeep Dodge.

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