Jeep made its name in the 1940s by building tough, utilitarian off roaders which were used, famously, by the US Army. Today, Jeep's products trade on its rugged image, with chunky, retro looks, four-wheel drive ability and large engines.

  • Jeep Renegade

    While other small SUVs are road-biased machines with cutsy looks, the Jeep Renegade looks tough and has the off-road ability to match its image. Buyers can choose from 1.4-litre petrol, plus 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel engines. The petrol is the quickest, while the diesels are cheaper to run. Most will be happy with the 1.6-litre diesel that offers the best economy of all, even if it is slow. Inside, there's plenty of headroom and a decent sized boot, although legroom in the back may be tight for adults.

    Jeep Renegade SUV

    5 Doors
    £17,295 - £28,595
    3 / 5
  • Jeep Cherokee

    The Jeep Cherokee offers decent off-road performance in a small but capable package. Thanks to powerful diesel engines and impressive ground clearance, there's very little that can stand it its way.

    The new model enters into a competitive sector of the car market and rivals cars like the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage and Audi Q3. It's more comfortable than the old car, but it still isn't much fun to drive – with the soft suspension meaning it rolls a lot in the corners. There are three trim levels – Longitude is the entry-level spec, Longitude+ is the mid-range offering, while top-spec Limited adds even more luxurious kit.

    Jeep Cherokee SUV

    5 Doors
    £26,095 - £38,545
    3.2 / 5
  • Jeep Wrangler

    The Jeep Wrangler is an American institution, and can trace its roots right back to the WWII Jeeps of the early 1940s. Think of it as America's Land Rover Defender - unstoppable off-road and very hard wearing. It's never been quite as popular in the UK as it is the USA, as Land Rover is so well established in the British market, but the Wrangler is a worthy alternative in terms of its capabilities. It's as butch as they come with rugged, retro looks, too.

    Jeep Wrangler SUV

    5 & 3 Doors
    £30,225 - £37,225
    1.4 / 5
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

    The latest Grand Cherokee retains Jeep's legendary off-road reputation, but adds a plusher cabin, much like the Range Rover. Standard kit is generous, including alloy wheels, part-leather trim, climate control and electric seats. The cabin is very spacious, but four-people can travel in comfort. Available in the UK with only a powerful 3.0-litre CRD diesel, the model range is limited. Comfort and interior quality falls just short of European rivals, but even the base-model is very well equipped.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

    5 Doors
    £38,895 - £65,995
    2.1 / 5
  • Jeep Compass

    Aiming to prove that Jeep can build cars that handle as well on the road as off it, the Compass is a Sports Utiility Vehicle that aims to blend the traditional practicality of the firm's cars with a welcome dose of comfort and luxury. The all-new Compass is available in either two and four wheel drive and is styled to resemble it's recently re-launched larger brother, the Grand Cherokee.

    Jeep Compass SUV

    5 Doors
    1.8 / 5