Jeep has built up a strong brand over the years when it comes to off-road adventuring. With a variety of models out there, it’s totally reasonable to be seeking out a used Jeep for your next affordable SUV purchase. Here, we’ll highlight seven used Jeeps under $10,000.
While any used Jeep will certainly look the part, parent-company Chrysler has been known for hit-or-miss reliability over the years, so we’d recommend taking any well-used Jeep in for a pre-purchase inspection at an independent mechanic before committing to buy. It’ll cost you a few dollars, but that’s a small price to pay to avoid buying a vehicle that could experience costly mechanical problems down the road.
2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
One of the staples of Jeep’s lineup, the Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV offering room for up to five passengers to ride along rather comfortably. The current-generation Grand Cherokee was introduced way back in 2011 and was sold through 2013 before receiving its first update. Many of these early fourth-gen Grand Cherokees have now depreciated down into the $10,000 range, and there are currently over 300 listed on Autotrader for around $10,000 or less. Around 40 even offer the Grand Cherokee’s available 5.7-liter V8 engine. Keep in mind that some of the 2011-2013 Grand Cherokees you find at this price point will be 2-wheel drive models, although the majority of those 300 we mention above actually come with 4-wheel drive. When it comes to $10,000 Jeeps, it’s hard to beat the Grand Cherokee with regard to size and comfort. Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale
1996-2006 Jeep Wrangler
If you’re looking for a Wrangler for around $10,000, a low mileage 1996-2006 model from the Wrangler’s TJ generation is probably your safest bet. Like any Wrangler, the TJ is a little rough to live with day-to-day, but it offers mechanical simplicity and go-anywhere off-road capability. Right now on Autotrader, buyers looking for a $10,000 Wrangler have just under 500 options to peruse from the Wrangler’s TJ generation. Twenty of these are even the highly desirable Unlimited model, which has a 10-inch-longer wheelbase than the regular Wrangler. Find a Jeep Wrangler for sale
2007-2011 Jeep Wrangler
If it’s a more modern Wrangler you’re after, look to the early years of the Wrangler’s JK generation, which was offered from 2007 through 2018. While later model years of the JK still have a way to go before they’re anywhere near the $10,000 mark, certain examples from the 2007-2011 model years are well within this price range, with around 145 currently listed for sale on Autotrader. Keep in mind that a 2-wheel drive version was offered during these years, although these are pretty rare, and all but about 15 of the Jeeps making up that 145 figure come with 4-wheel drive. Find a Jeep Wrangler for sale
2006-2010 Jeep Commander
The Commander was a 3-row SUV sold by Jeep from just the 2006 through 2010 model years. It shared many of its components with the third-generation Grand Cherokee but was wider and longer, which allowed for more interior volume and thus the inclusion of the third row. Engine options consisted of a basic 3.7-liter V6, a 4.7-liter V8 and an upgraded 5.7-liter V8, which made a healthy 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque for the 2009 and 2010 model years. Right now on Autotrader, there are around 300 Commanders listed for about $10,000 or less. Find a Jeep Commander for sale
2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee
One of the more modern used Jeeps under $10,000, the controversially-styled fifth-generation Jeep Cherokee was introduced for the 2014 model year, replacing the Liberty, which had replaced the Cherokee a decade earlier. Put it this way: Jeep has always offered a compact SUV. It’s just gone by a couple different names over the years. Either way, it’s possible to find early examples of the fifth-gen Cherokee for around $10,000 or less, and there are about 150 listed for sale on Autotrader, although many come with higher mileage and front-wheel drive. Find a Jeep Cherokee for sale
2008-2013 Jeep Liberty
The compact Liberty was introduced as a replacement for the Cherokee back in 2002. In all practical sense, it was a next-gen Cherokee by a different name and was sold over two generations, the second of which was offered from 2008 through 2013. These second-gen Libertys can now be had for $10,000, with numerous options listed on Autotrader for as little as $6,000. The Liberty from these years packed a 3.7-liter V6 engine. The vast majority of second-gen Libertys you find will come with a 4-speed automatic transmission, although a 6-speed manual was offered for 2008. The Liberty did offer one "party trick" feature in the form of a Sky Slider fabric roof, similar to a panoramic sunroof that opens over the first and second rows. Find a Jeep Liberty for sale
2015-2017 Jeep Renegade
Another modern Jeep you can find for around $10,000, the Renegade is a subcompact SUV-hatchback hybrid that was introduced for the 2015 model year. It shares a platform with the Fiat 500X, making it the least capable vehicle in Jeep’s lineup. That said, it’s still offered in a rugged Trailhawk trim that comes with enhanced off-road componentry. Unfortunately, though, the majority of $10,000 Renegades you’ll find on Autotrader are lower-level trims with front-wheel drive. Find a Jeep Renegade for sale