4 Best Family Friendly Jeeps

 

Jeep may not be what comes to mind when looking for a family vehicle. However, don't rule the adventure-seeking Jeep out. There are some great Jeep models that will fit the needs of a small family. It's also the ideal choice for the family who enjoys the outdoors and road trips. Here are four of the most family-friendly Jeeps. 

All-New Wrangler

This is the authentic Jeep — the one that still carries that original Jeep DNA from its early years. Rugged and tough, it's the Jeep for the family who loves venturing off the beaten track. Made for the wild, the Wrangler boasts true 4x4 off-roading skills. 

Some may find this Jeep too bouncy but, remember, it is a Jeep; it's built to tackle uneven ground. If you have kids who love roughing it, they're going to love the bumpy ride and the fact that it can take them nearly anywhere to satisfy their need to explore. The Wrangler has the option of a zipperless soft top and kids will love riding around with the top off.

Grand Cherokee SUV

If a midsize SUV is what you're looking for, the Grand Cherokee is an excellent choice. The base Laredo trim is more than adequate for the family with features that include a seven-inch touch-screen display, SiriusXM radio, smartphone integration, and 60/40 split folding rear seats. The Grand Cherokee comfortably seats five passengers. It offers 36 cubic feet of cargo space that opens up to 68 cubic feet with the rear seats down. If the Laredo is too basic, there are 10 other trims to choose from to suit your needs in terms of comfort and luxury.  

Cherokee Crossover

If you're looking for a lower-priced crossover, then the Cherokee fits the bill. Priced CA$12,400 lower than the Grand Cherokee, the 2019 base Latitude trim with four-wheel-drive will cost CA$32,495. It's smaller than the Grand Cherokee but still packs a punch. Its compact size makes it ideal to run around the city but it also has some decent off-roading abilities that give it an advantage over other crossovers. This means you can do the daily school run and plan some great family vacations to remote spots.  Jeep adds a hands-free power liftgate in 2019, making it easy to access the cargo area when carrying grocery bags.

Compass Crossover

The Compass is another great family crossover. The two crossovers may look similar but there are differences. The Compass only offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine while the Cherokee has a 3.2-liter V-6 option. Interestingly, the Cherokee has a slightly bigger build yet the Compass has more cargo space: 59.8 cubic feet compared to 54.9 in the Cherokee. 

If fuel efficiency is important, the Compass is the more fuel-efficient Jeep. It also offers a nice suite of safety features that include a high-strength steel body frame, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, rain brake support, and a rear backup camera. Optional features include parking assist, lane departure warning, and blind-spot and cross-path detection.

To find out which Jeep is perfect for your family, get down to a dealer to take a look at the Jeep range. Once you join the Jeep family, you'll never look back. 

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