If you're looking for a Jeep, you're in the right place! Castle Car Company specializes in Jeep products, including the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Jeep Grand Cherokee and more, and our history with Jeep vehicles gives us insight into which Jeep would be best for you. Jeep has an impressive selection of vehicles to choose from, and at this point, there's so many trim levels and packages that it's enough to make your head spin! To keep things a bit clearer for our customers and the community at large, we've written this guide into Jeep models and trim levels, so you can be better informed when it's time to buy a Jeep.

We'll start with the various models of Jeep available, and discuss how they can be discerned from one another. When it comes to Jeep, all of their vehicles have distinctive body outlines, so you should easily be able to tell the difference between them at a distance. The trim level entails features and functions of the vehicle, and while most auto manufacturers give the trim levels names that indicate their trim level with intuitive names, like "Sport" vs. "Premium," Jeep's distinctive trim levels are a bit more in-depth than that. However, they'll almost universally come with a badge or decal that indicates what trim level it is.

Starting off with the most popular model of Jeep on the market, the Jeep Wrangler has a distinctive, boxy body design. It's got the iconic round headlamps, a rectangular cab, squared off wheel wells, and a look that screams "off-road potential." It's long been a favorite of campers, outdoorsmen, people with jobs that take them into the backcountry, farmers, ranchers, families and more. It offers a surprising amount of cargo space given its size, there's two rows of seating for anyone you'd like to bring with you, it's an solid all-around pick for anything that calls for you going off-road. More than likely, the Jeep Wrangler is exactly what you're looking for!

The Jeep Gladiator is a newer Jeep offering that serves the role of a pickup truck. It essentially looks like someone attached a truck bed to the back of a Jeep Wrangler, and while it is its own distinct vehicle, it's an easy way to distinguish the two. It's the only convertible truck available on the market, no other manufacturer offers a convertible pickup as of the time of writing this. There's nothing else like it! The bed is spacious and useful, especially with a bedliner, which improves the durability of the bed greatly, as well as making the bed easier to wash when it's dirty from a long day of work. It's a respectable off-road vehicle in its own right, but some trim packages make it even more off-road ready! We'll cover which ones that entails when we get to trim levels.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most traditional-looking among Jeep vehicles. While it does have distinct styling that Jeep is known for, with a boxy frame overall, it's more rounded than other Jeep offerings. They're commonly used as police cruisers, which says a lot about their durability, as police cars are expected to last 200,000 miles before being retired. The headlamps are more box-shaped, generally with driving lights underneath to provide additional contouring to its frame under nighttime conditions. It's just as off-road capable, but it has the appearance of a daily driver, with additional interior cargo space that can be expanded by folding the seats down. Some Grand Cherokees even offer a 3rd row of seating! They're often confused with the Jeep Compass, which has a similar shape and size.

There's also the Jeep Renegade, which is far easier to distinguish, as its brake lights have a distinct X shape in the middle. It's also an SUV, though it's more fit for road-based traveling than off-roading. It's a very nice SUV, just not built to be taken off-road. You can modify them to do that, of course, but it's not the primary focus of the vehicle. It stands out in any parking lot, so if you want to spend less time hunting down your vehicle in crowded lots, here's your pick!

Now that we've covered the vast majority of Jeep's models, it's time to discuss trim packages. We'll start from the most basic, and work our way up to the most well-fitted trim levels.

Sport is the base model for Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators, it comes with the fewest features that Jeep offers. It still comes with a good engine, suspension, backup camera and more. Basic isn't a bad thing, especially when it comes to Jeep, but if you're looking for something you won't have to modify to take off-road, you might have to go up a level or two.

Sport S is the next package up, which is mostly identical to the Sport, except for the direct-injection Turbo engine. This brings about a significant savings when it comes to fuel efficiency, as well as power.

Altitude is the next package in line, which boasts a few cosmetic details including fender badges and headlamp inserts. It also comes with the hardtop convertible top, which allows you to go topless on hot days.

Sahara, above Altitude, offers Selec-Trac 4X4 capability, and an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system.

This is where it starts getting a little confusing. The Sahara Altitude, not to be confused with the Sahara or the Altitude, combines the best features of both the Sahara and Altitude, all cosmetic and off-road features from both are included, as well as a few small extras.

If you want to be able to buy the vehicle and drive it straight down a trail, you're going to want to get a Rubicon or better. The Rubicon comes with an even better 4X4 setup, the Rock-Trac 4X4, plus a powered convertible top that operates at the push of a button. It also comes with an electronic differential, which means that the vehicle will be able to sense where wheels are getting traction and send power there accordingly. It's the perfect vehicle for low-speed rock crawling, as it can get up and over just about anything!

Above that, there's the MOAB, which combines the off-road capability of the Rubicon with the styling and creature comforts from the Sahara. It's arguably the best Wrangler on the market for all purposes.

However, with all this in mind, Jeeps are a very commonly modified vehicle, so it's not like you can't buy a lower trim level and upgrade it for whichever purposes best suit your needs, but here at Castle Car Company, we work to make the car buying process the easiest it can be. Stop in today, tell us all about what you're looking for, and we'll put you in the perfect vehicle! Click here to check out our inventory!