One of the trends we have gradually noticed here at Landmark Dodge of Atlanta is the many brands out there aggressively pushing their products into premium territory. Jeep is now looking to completely reposition their brand as a premium option, and for Jeep, that means just continuing to possess the traits that we have always loved regarding a go-anywhere spirit and persona.
Jeep has recently introduced both the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to occupy a new premium existence for the brand, as a push for standalone Jeep showrooms in the U.S. has gained traction. Much like many other brands in the industry, Jeep has designated a very specific and well-planned course toward electrification as the brand-new Wagoneer is slated to be a hybrid by 2025.
The 2022 Jeep Cherokee enjoyed an awesome review from the staff on duty at Edmunds.com thanks to its strong power from available V6 and turbocharged engines, class-leading suspension that smooths out rough surfaces, and very user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen. The Trackhawk model offers excellent off-road capability for a small SUV, and there’s also the brand-new Cherokee X trim on deck to get excited about. The small SUV segment is incredibly competitive, and there are five trim levels available on the Cherokee. The Edmunds team was pleasantly surprised by the Cherokee’s sporty nature, nicely weighted steering, and way in which the feel of the road is transferred to the driver’s senses.
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator boasts some of the industry’s most supreme off-road ability and talent, strong towing and payload capacity, and enjoys playing off the base of the legendary Wrangler with the addition of a 5-foot truck bed. It can be a work vehicle in the week and the best fun-inducing and canyon-crawling machine ever imagined on the weekends, and it can be truly said that there’s nothing like it anywhere else in its segment. A body-on-frame construction and front-rear Dana 44 solid axles are the kinds of things that get off-roaders massively excited, and the Rubicon is the true rock climber of the 2022 range, coming standard with an electronically disconnecting anti-roll bar that provides optimum axle sway.
The 2022 Jeep Compass may be the second smallest Jeep SUV, but it still boasts the Jeep badge through and through. It is available in the Sport, Latitude, Latitude Lux, Limited Trailhawk, Red, and top-of-the-line High Altitude. Under the hood is a 2.4-Liter inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 177 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque, with the sport and Latitude models offering you the options of either front-wheel drive or 4x4 all-wheel drive drivetrains and being equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Jeep Compass offers an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined when equipped with the 4x4 all-wheel-drive configuration.