The Tobey Take: 2016 Jeep Vehicles

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In today’s car market, there’s an array of SUV choices for consumers. Midsize SUVs. Compact crossovers. Subcompact crossovers. Luxury subcompact crossovers.  Luxury extended-length subcompact crossovers. All these choices often makes car-buying that much harder.

Here at Tobey Auto, we hope to make this process easier. For our second Tobey Take, we’ve done the homework, rounded up the reviews for our 2016 & 2017 line of Jeep vehicles and then added our two cents.

Finally say adios to those twenty crossover articles you have pulled up now. (Your internet browser will thank you.) It’s time for The Tobey Take . . .

The 2016 Renegade

Edmunds: The Jeep Renegade certainly isn’t the first carlike Jeep, but it’s the first one to prove that Jeep styling and playfulness can translate successfully to a subcompact crossover. It’s rewarding to drive, yet still practical.

The Car Connection: It lends the feel of a larger vehicle, particularly in the front seats, where the well-bolstered chairs have good padding and comfort. the electronic parking brake switch takes up just a little space, leaving enough room for a pair of big cupholders and a useful, locking bin.

Autoweek: Whipping this thing around town was a pleasure. It feels quick for a 3,500-ish-pound sled with only 180 hp, and the drive modes do what they advertise.

The Tobey Take: You’ll like the Renegade if you want a fun and sporty subcompact crossover that still manages to satisfy your taste for adventure.

The 2016 Patriot

JD Power: The Patriot has a wider range of options than is expected from a vehicle that starts at well under $20,000. An especially noteworthy option is the UConnect tunes system, which includes a 40GB hard drive for storage of music and pictures; the system can read CDs, DVDs or USB memory sticks.

Car and Driver: Interior appointments are reasonably attractive, rear-seat room is generous, and the Patriot will swallow lots of cargo. Also, with the Freedom Drive II off-road package, the Patriot is surprisingly capable off-pavement.

The Tobey Take: You’ll like the Patriot if you’re looking for a lower-priced Jeep with excellent cargo space and available off-road capability.

The 2016 Compass

The Car Connection: The 2016 Jeep Compass is a competent, bargain-priced, and generally well-equipped small crossover . . .the interior is well laid-out and comes with a number of neat features, like outward-facing tailgate speakers.

KBB: [The sun and sound] package offers plenty of both with a power sunroof and a Boston Acoustics premium sound system with nine speakers – including two that are built into the liftgate. The rearward speakers supply the soundtrack for fun at your next tailgate party.

The Tobey Take: You’ll like the Compass if you’re looking for crossover with value, an array of interior features, and strong functionality.

The 2016 Cherokee

<a href="http://www strattera for”>Car and Driver: The Cherokee imparts a feeling of solidity on the road, with secure handling and a firm, controlled ride. When equipped with the optional 3.2-liter V-6 engine, it’s fairly quick and sporty-feeling considering its mass.

Edmunds: The 2016 Cherokee can deliver plenty of off-roading capability, but the bigger story is that it’s civilized and comfortable enough to drive to work every day. It’s worth a look if you’re shopping for a small SUV.

Autotrader: This model has great cabin materials and plenty of soft-touch surfaces. The overall look is one of quality and sophistication, particularly with the attractive and easy-to-use Uconnect 8.4-in touchscreen.

The Tobey Take: You’ll like the Cherokee if you want a sleek and sophisticated vehicle that can handle your off-roading and your daily commute.

The 2016 Wrangler Unlimited

The Car Connection: The 2016 Jeep Wrangler build faithfully on the reputation and the look of the past, with just enough contemporary features and modern amenities. The latest Wrangler pulls off its expected acrobatics off-road, while being better than ever on-road.

Autotrader: The Unlimited expands the fun to those who need a genuine back seat with dedicated doors. Both models are available with removable soft-tops or hardtop shells. No matter which version you choose, you’ll be throwing caution (if not logic) to the wind. That’s part of the joy of owning one of these truly iconic Jeep.

KBB: Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 is the best thing to happen to the Jeep Wrangler since aftermarket winches. With smooth operation, nice throttle response and even decent fuel economy, it’s just about as perfectly suited as it can be.

The Tobey Take: You’ll like the Wrangler if you want the ultimate off-road vehicle that effortlessly blends the modern with the classic.

The 2016 Grand Cherokee

Autoweek: If you want a midsize SUV that does it all (the V6 means 6,200 pounds towing — plenty for most, I’d guess), a Grand Cherokee needs to be at or near the top of the list with its terrific combination of composure and go anywhere-ness.

Car and Driver: The [Grand Cherokee] Summit is the ultimate realization of the theme, with a leather-covered dashboard, a partially wood-rimmed steering wheel, and a rich-looking Dark Sienna Brown/Black two-tone interior treatment.

KBB: The Grand Cherokee is the best all-around player in the Jeep lineup. It’s comfortable, available with serious off-road hardware, and can tow up to 7,400 pounds.

The Tobey Take: You’ll like Grand Cherokee if you want a striking do-it all vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice off-road capability for on-road comfort and elegance.  

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