We are sure you would agree, Jeep is a brand that is synonymous with producing some of the best off-road vehicles that money can by. And they are luxurious, too!
Of course, luxury was not on anyone's mind when the first Willys MB Jeeps rolled into action during World War II. Legend says that the nickname Jeep was given as they were seen as "general purpose vehicles." The name stuck and the rest is history.
After the war, models for civilian use quickly entered the car market and so began the legend of the Jeep! Over the years, we have seen many different models, each with their own unique charm and a variety of interesting names. How about a Jeep named after a group of men that fought to the death as entertainment in Rome. Or keeping with that theme, one model was named after a river in Italy said to have been crossed by Julius Caesar. Others are named after birds while some don't get a fancy name, just a set of numbers. No matter what name a Jeep is associated with, you can rest assured each vehicle can do what you need off-road and provide you with a luxurious ride in the city.
Now let's see how you fare in trying to identify these Jeep models from a single image!
A great off-roader thanks to its super 4 wheel drive system, the Liberty is something that wants to be out on the trails. It is a Jeep after all. And it’s a looker to boot.
A compact crossover SUV, Jeep released the Compass in 2006. Now in its second generation, which received a five-star EUROCap safety rating, the Compass has six engine options (four petrol and two diesel). Close to 3 million units of this model have been sold in the United States and Canada since 2006.
Over 335,000 Willys MBs were made for military use during World War II. They not only served in the US Army but with its allies and in every theater.
Regarded as one of the best off-roaders ever produced by Jeep, the Wrangler's compact nature means it can often go where bigger off-roaders can’t. Those tucked away, tight trials – this is where the Wrangler will excel. It offers excellent tires, a six-speed gearbox with a 4:1 transfer case and an inline six engine capable of producing all the torque you will ever need.
Produced between 1956 and 1965, the Forward Control is essentially a truck offering from Jeep. It was designed by Brooks Stevens, who interestingly was responsible for the 1949 Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide. He went on to design the Jeep Wagoneer.
The Golden Eagle trim package was available for both the Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-7. It was introduced in 1977 and feature a one color option initially, thrush brown. More colors were added from 1978. Golden Eagle Jeeps also included a large eagle decal on the hood, a Levi's soft top cover and large spoked wheels.
The Trailhawk was something very different from Jeep. Released in 2007, the Trailhawk was still an open-air vehicle based on the Wrangler platform but with very different looks, especially when the removable glass panels in the rear were removed. It is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine which produces 215 brake horsepower.
Built between 1955 and 1964, the Dispatcher used an L-Head 134 engine with the body of the Jeep CJ-3A. It was available as both a soft and hardtop and often used as a delivery vehicle.
The Grand Cherokee, sold by Jeep all over the world, debuted in 1992. Now in its fourth generation, the Grand Cherokee remains in demand. In fact, around 277,000 of this model were sold in 2015.
With its rugged styling, decent gas mileage figures and a peppy 285-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, the Unlimited Sahara is an impressive off-roader. It seats five people with ease and offers both a two and four-door option.
Initially a trim package for the CJ-5 introduced in 1961, the Tuxedo Park included some more chrome add-ons, an Indian ceramic steering wheel and different vinyl trims. The Tuxedo Park become its own model in 1965 and to differentiate it from other models it had chrome bumpers, badges and hubcaps as well as a column shift among other little changes.
The first luxury 4x4 sold by Jeep, Wagoneers were produced for a period of 28 years, from 1963 to 1991. Even though this was a massive vehicle, the 4x4 performed admirably off-road and even won the Sno*Drift Rally of 1974.
Produced between 1961 and 1975, the FJ Fleetvan came in two different versions, the FJ-3 and the FJ-3A which was a little longer. Essentially a delivery van, the FJ was used by the US postal service among others.
Based on the CJ series, the DJ was a two-wheel drive variant. It was produced 1955 until 1984. During that time, there were four variants, including a rear-wheel drive electric version know as the "Electruck."
The Commander, a mid-sized SUV, was produced by Jeep between 2006 and 2010. Initially, sales were excellent with over 140,000 units sold in the first two years. They began to drop, however, and the Commander was replaced by the Durango in 2011. The top of the range Commander was powered by a 5.7 L Hemi V8 which produced 357 brake horsepower.
The Liberty Sport was one of three trim packages available for the Jeep Liberty. This was essentially the base model and included 2.4L-liter Power-Tech engine coupled to a five-speed transmission as well as large 16" wheels, CD player, radio and 8 speakers, bucket seats for the driver and passenger and keyless entry. It was available between 2004 and 2007.
Based on the Wagoneer platform, the Super Wagoneer was introduced by Jeep in 1966. It included a higher performing version of the AMC V8 engine which now produced 270 brake horsepower. It also included some incredible features for the time including a push-button radio, a tilt steering wheel, power steering, aircon and power breaks.
Produced between 1990 and 1994, the Renegade was a trim package available on the Jeep Wrangler. This was in conjunction with American Specialty Cars based in Detroit. Originally, the Renegade was only available in white, red or black with blue and bronze added a few year later.
The Bobcat, also known as the "Aero Jeep" was a prototype produced in the 1950s and shared many parts with the M-38 and M-38A1. This vehicle was intended to be used by paratroopers and dropped out of aircraft with them. It never went into production.
The Pioneer was a trim package for the Cherokee and was available from 1984 to 1990. It included steel wheels, an AM radio as well as alternate cloth trim with a plaid pattern. In 1988, the Pioneer Olympic was released for just a year. This added air conditioning.
Regarded as one of the best off-roaders ever produced by Jeep, the Rubicon’s compact nature means it can often go where bigger off-roaders can’t. Those tucked away, tight trials – this is where the Rubicon will excel. It offers excellent tires, six-speed gearbox with a 4:1 transfer case and an inline six engine capable of producing all the torque you will ever need.
Not only an exception 4x4 off-roading vehicle but easy to drive and with tons of comfort, the Grand Cherokee Overland has large 18-inch wheels as standard. Two engine options are available, either a 2.4 liter producing 184 brake horsepower or a 3.2 liter V6 belting out 271 brake horsepower.
Made for US forces during the Second World War, the CJ8 was used in many roles including as a fast reconnaissance vehicle as well as an ambulance. Certainly, this is one of the first off-road vehicles ever made.
Although it maintains that typical Jeep front lights and grill, the new 2017 Renegade certainly has a very different look. This is probably because, believe it or not, it is based on the Fiat 500. It is also the first Jeep to be built in Italy. Currently, only one engine option is available, a 1.4-liter MultiAir II Turbo that produces 138 brake horsepower
This Jeep concept vehicle was unveiled in 2005 at the North American International Auto Show. The basic premise of the Hurricane was a lightweight recreation vehicle seating two. The one-piece body was constructed out of carbon fiber while it also featured a unique four-wheel steering system from Chrysler. The Hurricane, which has never been put into production is powered by a two 5.7-liter, 8-cylinder HEMI engines.
Willys was responsible for the original Jeep vehicles used by the US military during World War II. The Overland Jeepster was there attempt to enter the commercial vehicle market after the war with the Jeepster produced from 1948 to 1950. Over 20,000 were built.
The CJ-6 was a variant of the CJ-5 with the addition of an extra 20 inches added to the wheelbase. It was produced from 1955 to 1976 with around 50,000 units manufactured.
This four-door Jeep is an excellent of-roader. The 2017 model is available as either a hardtop or softop and is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine generating around 285 brake horsepower. The Unlimited Chief offers gas mileage figures of 16 mpg for city driving and 20 mpg out on the highway.
Produced from 1954 to 1964, the M-170 was produced for the military and was very similar to the CJ-6. Most of them were used as ambulances or as six-man troop carriers.
Built between 1946 and 1965 in the US and till 1981 in Argentina, the Willys Jeep Station wagon was one of Jeep's most successful models. It was designed by Brooks Stevens. and over 300,000 were produced in the US alone.
Produced between 1962 and 1971, the Jeep Gladiator was available in both a 4-wheel drive and rear wheel drive option. Obviously, the 4-wheel drive was far more capable off-road. Suspension options also varied with either a solid front axle or an independent front section. Power plant options changed a number of times through the years.
Based on the Wagoneer platform, the Grand Wagoneer was introduced by Jeep in 1984. By 1987, the 25th anniversary of the Wagoneer design, the Grand Wagoneer came standard with all-weather tires, air con, leather bucket seats, roof racks, fog lamps and many other features. It also included a hood ornament.
Although its design (effectively brick shaped) only allowed a top speed of 65mph, the FC-150 certainly is something to behold. Built on the same wheelbase as the CJ-5, the FC-150 looked far bigger thanks to the massive cab put on top of it.The FC-150 handled well, gave an excellent view of surroundings and was capable off-road.
The Comanche pickup was marketed by Jeep between 1985 and 1992. It offered two different configurations in terms of its cargo bed with either six or seven feet lengths available. The Comanche offered four engine options (including diesel) with a 4.0 L gas engine the biggest available.
The Jeep Honcho was a Gladiator pickup with the Honcho trim package applied to it. This was made available to customers between 1976 and 1983. It included a roll bar, Levi's interior, and special decals.
Jeep took their CJ-7 model, increased the length of the wheelbase and added a pickup style body to make the CJ-8 model, or as it was affectionately known, the Scrambler. Not only did this give fans an off-roader pickup but the because of the longer wheelbase, the drive was far smoother as well. Around 30,000 Scramblers were built.
Designed as a combat vehicle, research on the Mighty Mite started in 1946 but it was only in the late 1950s that it went into production. The body was made of aluminum to keep weight down for airlifting while the Mite was powered by an AMC V-4 air-cooled engine. 3,922 Might Mites' were manufactured with most serving with the US Marines.
The Patriot debuted in 2006, the same year as the Compass. Marketed in the compact crossover SUV segment, the Patriot has moved close to a million units worldwide with more than half of that sold in the United States. Although little has changed in the way of design since 2006, the Patriot did receive a facelift in 2011.
Released between 1976 and 1986, Jeep’s CJ-7 was one of the most popular off-roaders available during those 10 years. It had a large, 93.5-inch wheelbase which coupled with a three-speed gearbox meant this Jeep went places other 4x4’s had trouble getting to. The top of the range CJ-7 was powered by a 304 cubic inch V8.
This version of the Commander is has a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine which produces 214 brake horsepower. Performance is not as impressive as the V8 model but you will save money at the gas station as the CRd Limited is not as gas thirsty as the V8. Essentially, this is a very decent seven-seater off-roader.