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5 Best Used Jeeps Under $15,000 for 2019

The Jeep brand is hotter than ever these days thanks to its offering of practical, capable, go-anywhere SUVs in a variety of shapes and sizes that fit within just about every budget, especially when you’re willing to consider used examples. With options from the legendary Wrangler to the midsize people-hauling Grand Cherokee, there’s a used Jeep out there that fits just about any need. Here, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite used Jeeps that can be had on a budget of around $15,000 here in 2019.

2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee

2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee

The Cherokee name was revived for 2014 for the replacement for the aging Jeep Liberty. If you can get over its unorthodox looks, the Cherokee is a great compact SUV with good interior space and a variety of good features. Buyers can choose between a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder making 184 horsepower or a 3.2-liter V6 making 271 hp. Front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) are offered, as are several trim levels, from the basic Latitude, to the upscale Limited and Overland, to the Trail Rated Trailhawk model. There are currently over 1,000 2014-2017 Cherokees listed on Autotrader for around $15,000, a significant portion of which offer AWD. Around 40 are even the off-road ready Trailhawk model, which comes with a slightly increased ride height, red tow hooks, all-terrain tires and some fun off-road features for the traction control system. Find a Jeep Cherokee for sale

2015-2018 Jeep Renegade

2015-2018 Jeep Renegade

The Renegade is Jeep’s entry into the growing subcompact SUV segment. With retro looks, hatchback practicality and a surprising amount of off-road capability when properly equipped, buyers looking for a small vehicle will find a lot to love about the diminutive Renegade. Given its low starting price, the Renegade is also one of the newest used Jeeps you’ll find for $15k. Unique features include an available MySky roof that features large removable panels over the front and rear passenger areas, allowing for a Wrangler-inspired dual-sunroof open-roof driving experience. There are currently well over 1,000 Renegades listed on Autotrader for around $15,000, and over 500 come with AWD. Like the other vehicles in the modern Jeep lineup, the Renegade is available in an off-road Trailhawk trim, which comes with a slight lift, off-road tires and traction control settings that mimic a low-range off-road gear, along with the Trailhawk line’s signature red tow hooks. Buyers wanting an off-road Renegade have over 50 to choose from on Autotrader, all of which come with AWD. Find a Jeep Renegade for sale

2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

One of the Jeep brand’s longest running offerings after the Wrangler, the Grand Cherokee is a comfortable, mid-size SUV offering room for a family, although it lacks a third-row seat. While it’s long been offered with luxury features like high-end leather and adjustable suspension, buyers can currently find a modern Grand Cherokee from the model’s current generation for around $15,000 with relative ease. The fourth-generation Grand Cherokee came out for the 2011 model year and other than an update in 2014, the model on sale new today is still very similar to the one that debuted nine years ago. This means you can pick up a Grand Cherokee that still looks and feels fairly modern for around a third of the price of a new one. The Grand Cherokee has been offered in a variety of trim levels, from the entry-level Laredo, to the reasonably well-equipped Limited, to the upscale Overland and Summit models that introduce premium audio, panoramic moonroofs and more. Right now on Autotrader, there are over 1,000 Grand Cherokees listed from the 2011 to 2016 model years for around $15,000 or less, and over 200 are even high-end Overland, Altitude and Summit models. Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale

2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler

2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler

Buyers looking for a $15,000 Wrangler should check out the Wrangler’s JK generation, sold from 2007 through 2018. While you won’t find many from the later model years at this price point, most early JK Wranglers have depreciated down to the $15,000 mark, and there are currently over 1,000 $15,000 JK Wranglers listed on Autotrader. Keep in mind that the JK was offered in a 2-wheel drive (2WD) variant in its early years on sale, so if 4-wheel drive (4WD) is a must (and it should be if you’re buying a Wrangler), make sure to filter these less-capable 2WD models out of your search. Also noteworthy: Jeep opted to introduce the 4-door Wrangler Unlimited when it released the JK Wrangler in 2007, and these more practical models tend to command a small premium over their 2-door counterparts on the used market. While it was offered in upscale Overland and Rubicon trims, most $15,000 Wranglers you’ll find will be of the more basic Sport variety, although these are still plenty capable off-road. Currently, there are over 1,000 Wranglers from 2007 and later listed on Autotrader for around $15,000. Worth noting is that the Wrangler received a significant update for the 2011 model year, and there are around 200 2011 or newer models listed. Find a Jeep Wrangler for sale

2006-2010 Jeep Commander

2006-2010 Jeep Commander

The Commander is one of the older vehicles on this list and frankly, only the nicest examples are still worth $15,000. But if you’re looking for a Jeep with a third-row seat, the Commander is your only option. Introduced in 2006 and sold through the 2010 model year, the Commander was offered with three different engines. On the low end was a 3.7-liter V6 making 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque, while the most potent option was a 5.7-liter V8 putting out 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, offered for 2009 and 2010. The Commander offered some off-road capability too, and the Quadra-Drive II system offered on select V8-powered models came with electronic limited-slip front and rear differentials along with skid plates for the fuel tank, front suspension and transfer case. There are currently close to 450 Jeep Commanders listed on Autotrader for under $15,000. Around 230 come with the V8 engine. Find a Jeep Commander for sale

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