2000-2009

The radical 2003 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon was the most capable vehicle ever produced by the Jeep brand. A new 4-door Wrangler took the industry by storm. The Compass and Patriot were the first Jeep vehicles to reach into the small cross-utility segment.

The Jeep® Line-up Grows


The merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler in 1998 started to show the fruits with the introduction of a number of new Jeep® vehicles. In 2001, a new Jeep® Cherokee (KJ) replaced the long-lived Cherokee (XJ). A seven-passenger Jeep Commander was introduced in 2006. The Jeep Compass and Patriot (MK) and Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited (JK) were all introduced in 2007. A new Jeep Cherokee (KK) was introduced in 2008. The parent company Chrysler Group LLC enters into a global alliance with Fiat SpA in 2009.

Elevated 4x4 Capability

JEEP® LIBERTY (KJ) 
2002-2007 

JEEP® WRANGLER UNLIMITED (TJ) 
2004-2007 

JEEP® GRAND CHEROKEE (WK) 
2005-2010 

JEEP® COMMANDER (XK) 
2006-2010 

JEEP® COMPASS (MK) 
2007-2017 

JEEP® PATRIOT (MK) 
2007-2017 

JEEP® WRANGLER (JK) 
2007-Present 

JEEP® WRANGLER UNLIMITED (JK) 
2007-Present 

JEEP® LIBERTY (KK) 
2008-2012 

GRAND CHEROKEE (WK) 
2011-Present 

2002-2007 JEEP® LIBERTY (KJ)

Independent by Nature


The venerable Cherokee (XJ) was phased out in 2001 its replacement was the Liberty (KJ). The new Jeep® Liberty featured time-tested design cues like round headlamps and seven-slot grill.

2005 Jeep® Liberty Renegade.

2005 Jeep® Liberty Renegade.

The Liberty infused bold engineering advances like independent front suspension and a new 3.7L V6 to replace the longstanding 4.0L I-6 engine.

2005 Jeep® Liberty.

2005 Jeep® Liberty.

Four-wheel drive is via Command-Trac®; Liberty Limited models received Selec-Trac and 3.73:1 axles as standard. For the 2005 model year, Liberty was offered with an optional 2.8L turbo diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission.

2005 Jeep® Liberty.

2005 Jeep® Liberty.

2004-2007 JEEP® WRANGLER UNLIMITED (TJ)

The Jeep® Legend Continues


In 2004, the Jeep® brand offered a “stretched” version of the TJ, Wrangler Unlimited. Ten inches longer in wheelbase (103-inch) and 15-inches longer in overall length, the Unlimited offered two inches more rear leg room, more interior space, and greatly enhanced on-road handling.

Wrangler-Unlimited-TJ

Wrangler-Unlimited-TJ

The Unlimited was slightly different from the long military TJ-L model, adding five inches of rear overhang but having less space in the mid-body. The Unlimited is unofficially known by fans as the “LJ”.

2004 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited.

2004 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited.

The increased wheelbase offered more refined on-road comfort, as well as versatility and increased towing capacity to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

2004 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited.

2004 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited.

In 2005, the Jeep Brand introduced the Rubicon Unlimited – it featured the wheelbase of the Unlimited and off-road features of the Rubicon.

2005 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

2005 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

2005-2010 JEEP® GRAND CHEROKEE (WK)

Stronger, Quieter and More Comfortable


The all-new Grand Cherokee (WK) debuted in 2004 as a 2005 model. This revamped Grand Cherokee combined power, luxury and a significantly quieter, more comfortable ride.

2005 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

2005 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

Jeep® Brand engineers worked hard to improve on-road refinement by adding a short / long-arm independent front suspension similar to the 2002 Liberty.

The ground-up transformation continued with a choice of three power plants including the mighty 5.7L 330 hp HEMI® V8. The 2006 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 featured a 6.1L HEMI® V8 with 420 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, 20-inch lightweight forged wheels and four-piston Brembo brakes.

2006 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT.

2006 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT.

The available full-time Quadra-Drive II® 4x4 system featured front and rear limited slip differentials and a center differential-lock which operated in low-range.

2008 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

2008 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

An all-new Grand Cherokee (WK) was introduced in 2011.

2008 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

2008 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

2006-2010 JEEP® COMMANDER (XK)

The first Jeep 4x4 with third row seating.


The 2006 Commander was the first seven-passenger Trail Rated® Jeep® 4x4. Based on the ‘05 Grand Cherokee platform, the boxy Commander was only slightly longer than the WK (two inches), but a three-inches-higher stepped roofline and stadium-style seating arrangement allowed for an extra row of seats in back.

2006 Jeep® Commander.

2006 Jeep® Commander.

The Commander's boxy styling—with upright windshield and squared-off sides—instantly distinguishes it from its cousin.

2010 Jeep® Commander.

2010 Jeep® Commander.

Basic power-and drivetrain offerings were the same as the Grand Cherokee (WK). As with most Jeep 4x4 models, the Commander carried the Jeep Trail Rated badge. To be Trail Rated, a vehicle must meet performance standards in traction, articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability, and water fording.

2006 Jeep® Commander front grille.

2006 Jeep® Commander front grille.

2007-2017 JEEP® COMPASS (MK)

A stylish Jeep® compact crossover.


First appearing at the 2006 North American International Auto Show, the Jeep® Compass is a compact crossover SUV that features available Trail Rated® capability (new for the 2011 model year).

2008 Jeep® Compass.

2008 Jeep® Compass.

The vehicle is front-wheel-drive with a choice of two available electronically controlled 4x4 systems for all-weather use: Freedom-Drive I™, a full-time system for on-road use, or Freedom-Drive II®, that is off-road capable.

2017 Jeep® Compass.

2017 Jeep® Compass.

In 2011, the Jeep brand celebrates its 70th Anniversary with a special edition of the Jeep Compass. This unique vehicle is available with unique exterior paint color (Bronze Star Pearl), 70th Anniversary badging, and more.

2011 Jeep® Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition.

2011 Jeep® Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition.

In 2017 the Jeep Compass (MK) wound down and laid the path to an all-new Compass (MP) that is an evolution of quality, performance, fuel efficiency and capability.

2016 Jeep® Compass 75th Anniversary Edition.

2016 Jeep® Compass 75th Anniversary Edition.

2007-2017 JEEP® PATRIOT (MK)

Classic styling in a compact crossover.


The Jeep® Patriot is a compact crossover SUV that features available Trail Rated® capability.

2007 Jeep® Patriot.

2007 Jeep® Patriot.

The vehicle is front-wheel-drive with a choice of two available electronically controlled 4x4 systems for all-weather use: Freedom-Drive I™, a full-time system for on-road use, or Freedom-Drive II®, that is off-road capable.

2017 Jeep® Patriot.

2017 Jeep® Patriot.

In 2011, the Jeep brand celebrates its 70th Anniversary with a special edition of the Jeep Patriot. This unique vehicle is available with unique exterior paint color (Bronze Star Pearl), 70th Anniversary badging, and more.

2011 Jeep® Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition.

2011 Jeep® Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition.

The Patriot (MK) was extremely popular model that offered numerous adventures over its decade of production.

2017 Jeep® Patriot.

2017 Jeep® Patriot.

2007-PRESENT JEEP® WRANGLER (JK)

An all-new two-door Wrangler


Wrangler is the ultimate, all-American 4x4 freedom machine – the Jeep® brand’s modern-day descendant of the original, heroic Willys MB.

2016 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon.

2016 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon.

The 2007 Wrangler’s signature round headlamps, iconic seven-slot grille, solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges, fold-down windshield, innovative removable and convertible tops all honor Jeep brand heritage while signaling new levels of capability and versatility.

2007 Jeep® Wrangler Sahara.

2007 Jeep® Wrangler Sahara.

Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine and Safety / Security and convenience features.

2012 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

2012 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

The Wrangler is certified with a Jeep Trail Rated® badge, verifying that the vehicle is able to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. In short, the Wrangler is designed to satisfy hardened off-road enthusiasts and luxury SUV drivers alike, with minimal compromise to either extreme.

2013 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

2013 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

For 2011, all Wranglers boast an all-new interior, and Sahara models feature a more premium body-color hardtop.

2011 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon interior.

2011 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon interior.

2007-PRESENT JEEP® WRANGLER UNLIMITED (JK)

An all-new four-door Wrangler


Wrangler is the ultimate, all-American 4x4 freedom machine – the Jeep® brand’s modern-day descendant of the original, heroic Willys MB.

2009 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

2009 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind, four-door open-air design, the Wrangler (JK) represents the most seamless integration of off-road ruggedness and passenger luxury in its 70 plus years of Jeep® brand history.

2010 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited with doors off and windshield folded down.

2010 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited with doors off and windshield folded down.

Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine and Safety / Security and convenience features.

2012 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

2012 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

The Wrangler is certified with a Jeep Trail Rated® badge, verifying that the vehicle is able to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. In short, the Wrangler is designed to satisfy hardened off-road enthusiasts and luxury SUV drivers alike, with minimal compromise to either extreme.

2017 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Recon with Trail Rated® badge.

2017 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Recon with Trail Rated® badge.

For 2011, all Wranglers boast an all-new interior, and Sahara models feature a more premium body-color hardtop. Wrangler Unlimited combines class-leading off-road capability with everyday practicality including room for five adult passengers and the most cargo space ever offered in a Wrangler.

2011 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon interior.

2011 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon interior.

2008-2012 JEEP® LIBERTY (KK)

Rugged, classic styling for Liberty


In 2008, the all-new Jeep® Liberty (KK), with its rugged, classic Jeep design, replaced the softer, more rounded Liberty (KJ).

2008 Jeep® Liberty.

2008 Jeep® Liberty.

Jeep Brand engineers sought to improve the Liberty vehicle’s on-road refinement and strengthen its off-road abilities. As a result, All-New independent front and five-link suspension systems, along with an all-new available Selec-Trac® II full-time 4x4 system were developed, giving the Liberty refined on-road handling without compromising the vehicles off-road attributes.

2012 Jeep® Liberty.

2012 Jeep® Liberty.

On the inside, seat comfort, cargo capacity and passenger room were improved. Liberty’s available Sky Slider® Roof delivered a true Jeep open-air experience.

2012 Jeep® Liberty with optional SkySlider® Roof.

2012 Jeep® Liberty with optional SkySlider® Roof.

In 2011, the Jeep brand celebrates its 70th Anniversary with a special edition of the Jeep Liberty. This unique vehicle is available with unique exterior paint color (Bronze Star Pearl), 70th Anniversary badging, and more.

2011 Jeep® Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition.

2011 Jeep® Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition.

The venerable Liberty was retired in 2012 and replaced in the lineup by the All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

2011 Jeep® Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition.

2011 Jeep® Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition.

2011-PRESENT GRAND CHEROKEE (WK)

On-road refinement, and off-road capability


All-new for 2011 and more than 4 million sales after the first Grand Cherokee, the Jeep® brand improves the formula and delivers the perfect blend of on-road refinement and off-road capability.

2013 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

2013 Jeep® Grand Cherokee.

The new WK provides premium on-road performance, legendary Jeep craftsmanship, improved fuel economy, a world-class interior, a sleek new exterior design, true American craftsmanship and a host of safety and technology features.

2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Overland interior.

2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Overland interior.

A New Trailhawk model was introduced introduced in 2017 and includes standard Quadra-Lift® air suspension, Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system, all-terrain tires, skidplate package

2017 Jeep® Trailhawk.

2017 Jeep® Trailhawk.

The new Trackhawk was released as the quickest+ and most powerful SUV ever. It included a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine, modified engine cooling, high-performance Brembo brake system and Launch mode for an incredible track performance.

2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.