For serious off-roading enthusiasts who prefer dusty trails and rock-strewn washouts to quiet streets and stress-inducing traffic snarls, such things brings to mind a certain four-letter word. Of course, that word is Jeep, maker of the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, and Grand Cherokee--three models that have changed little for 2015, save for new equipment packages and, in the case of the Grand Cherokee SRT, a modest boost in power. The relative newcomer, the Jeep Cherokee, has been updated on a similar scale, and now offers an efficient start/stop assist system as well as improved safety technology.
Also returning for 2015 are Jeep's crossovers, the Compass and Patriot, both of which arrive with a few upgrades of their own. More significant is the debut of the 2015 Jeep Renegade, an all-new small crossover aiming to grab shoppers' attention with the marque's rugged styling complemented by genuine off-road capability and an estimated 30 mpg.