Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee Named Top Two ‘Most American’ Vehicles
Released last month, the Cars.com 2017 American-Made Index named two Jeep vehicles among its top contenders. Earning the top spot on this year’s list was the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, with the 2017 Jeep Cherokee coming in second. When deciding what cars will make the index, Cars.com looks at five key features: domestic parts content, country of engine origin, U.S. factory employment, country of transmission origin, and assembly location.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Takes the Top Spot
The Jeep Wrangler has strong American ties as it is a descendant of the military Jeep used to win WWII. This year the 2017 Jeep Wrangler had the highest figures in terms of domestic parts content. The two-door model had a 74% domestic part content, while the four-door model had a 75% domestic part content.
Inside the 2017 Jeep Wrangler you will find Jeep’s legendary four-wheel drive system that delivers unmatched off-road capability. The body-on-frame design comes with electronic lockers, live axles, and a front and rear five-link suspension system. The Jeep Wrangler is available in a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission, both of which will give you unbeatable off-road performance.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Offers a Family-Friendly Adventure SUV
Coming in second to the Wrangler is the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Just like with the Wrangler, the 2017 Cherokee offers Jeep’s legendary four-wheel drive system, making it ideal for rugged family excursions. With the 2017 Cherokee, drivers get to experience a 2.4-liter gas powered engine with a single overhead cam. The 2.4-liter offers 171 lb.-ft. of torque and 184 horsepower. The four-wheel drive system offers automatic locking hubs with on demand 4WD and a nine-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
With features that will please any off-road enthusiast or adventure-seeking American, it’s no wonder why the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee both earned top spots as “Most American” vehicles. Looking for new Jeep vehicles for sale in Huntington, NY? If you want a new Jeep Cherokee for sale near Smithtown, NY, come by our Long Island Jeep dealership today! You can test drive a new Jeep Wrangler near Dix Hills, NY with the help of our professional staff. Visit Huntington Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram today for all of your Jeep needs!