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No one really agrees on the origin of the name, Jeep. The official site suggests it’s probably a mashup of military slang and a character from Popeye. Whatever the origin, we know Jeep today as the durable little beast people actually take off road. The original Jeep model was the result of a military need for a rugged vehicle in World War II. While Bantam, Willys and Ford all submitted bids for the deal, and likely influenced the design, Bantam was credited with the creation of the first Jeep. The Brand would continue to change hands over the next six decades, finally landing in Chrysler’s lap. They continue the tradition of vehicles built to exacting standards for the most rugged terrain.

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Reviews and Features


2014 Jeep Compass2014 Jeep Compass 4x4
December 4, 2013

Blending the interior flexibility of an SUV with the benefits of a compact car, the 2014 Jeep Compass is perfect for those wanting less size than traditional Jeeps.

2014 Jeep Patriot2014 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4
November 15, 2013

The 2014 Jeep Patriot boasts improved on-road performance with unmatched capability in all weather conditions and comparable fuel economy.

Resources

Jeep
It’s always nice to see a manufacturer site with more than your standard retail fare. Jeep has all of that, but they expand their reach with the Jeep Experience portion of the site. The page includes photos, videos, and links to their page on the most well known social networking sites on the web.

Jeep on Wikipedia
The Jeep page at Wikipedia gives a historical look at the name, the brand, and the line of vehicles coming out of Toledo, Ohio. The site also lists just about every historical Jeep model known to man, as well some concepts we’d never even heard of.

Jeep at Autoblog
You can count on the guys at Autoblog to bring you the dirtiest, grittiest, grimiest Jeep news out there. When you need to keep current on CJs, xKs, and xJs, you can’t find a better site than this. Oh yeah, they also make some SUVs you might want to read up on.

Community Sites

Jeep Forum
Jeep fans are bound to find plenty of community info, simply because Jeeps are so much damn fun. This site hosts a powerhouse of a forum, with more than 125,000 members and model specific forums. Post your latest crawl or learn how to wrench a little more torque out of your own four wheeler.

Jeeps Unlimited
Another highly active forum, this site has more than just off roading info. With more than 85,000 members, they pay a lot of attention to the Jeep’s SUVs alongside their mudding coverage.

My Jeep Rocks
If you want to flaunt your Jeep, this is the spot for you. These guys have info on every aspect of trail driving, including tips for getting yourself into and out of some trouble. They also have some nice swag to show off just how much you love to trash your Jeep.

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