With an abundance of outdoor and off-roading activities to explore around Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen, you'll need a strong Jeep that can keep up with your adventurous needs. With just as many off-roading possibilities in the neighboring areas of Syracuse and Baldwinsville, that gives you even more reason to find the right Jeep for your needs.

Our team here at Maguire Family of Dealerships has put together this reference guide of the best used Jeeps for off-roading to help you pinpoint exactly which vehicle is right for you.

Ready to start your next off-roading adventure? Continue reading to learn about our recommended Jeep vehicles.

Best Used Off-Roading Jeep

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is by far one of the best used Jeeps for off-roading. With most models including the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, drivers will be able to choose from one of five terrain settings: Snow, Sand, Mud, Rock, and Auto. With your Grand Cherokee equipped with this system, you can feel comfortable taking your vehicle on any terrain.

Plus, you can take your off-roading even further onto nature's trails with the available Trail Rated® system. Any Grand Cherokee model that wears this badge with pride has excelled when it comes to traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording.

Best Used Cold Weather Jeep

Don't let the cold weather prevent you from answering Mother Nature's off-roading call. The Jeep Compass offers amenities to keep you comfortable year-round. Some of the amenities you may find on select Compass models include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • And more

Another way many Compass models are ready to beat winter's low temperatures is with the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. When equipped, up to 12 vehicle systems are modified based on your terrain selection with the goal to provide maximum grip on any terrain.

By selecting the Snow feature, your Compass will maximize stability and minimize oversteering on both snow- and ice-covered streets. After the snow melts, change your setting to Mud where additional wheel-slip, chassis controls, and transmission ratios are modified to provide the best grip possible.

Best Off-Roading Performance Features

With big off-roading dreams, you'll need an engine powerful enough to back up your needs. Thankfully, Jeep Renegade drivers will have their choice engine to assure their off-roading needs are met. Drivers can choose between the 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine or the available 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir®2 engine.

Additionally, drivers of the Jeep Renegade will welcome the above-average cargo capacity. With the ability to fold down the front passenger seat as well as an available 40/20/40 rear seat configuration, drivers will find themselves with a maximum cargo capacity of 50.8 cubic feet. Nearly all of your gear will fit with ample space in the back of your Renegade.

The interior of your Renegade doesn't have to be the only place where your equipment is being stored thanks to the available towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.

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With any one of these off-road powerhouse vehicles, you'll be able to take on your next off-roading adventure in Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen with ease. We here at Maguire Family of Dealerships are here to also help the drivers near Syracuse and Baldwinsville find the best used Jeep for off-roading.

Visit our dealership today to test drive one of these great off-roading vehicles for yourself!

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