Jeep 4x4: Top 5 All Time Best

Choosing the best Jeep 4x4 is a daunting task, but hey...someone has to do it...right?

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Well, to make things a little easier I decided to choose not just one Jeep model as "Best of Breed" (sounds kinda like a dog show doesn't it?)...but I am going to give you 5 Jeeps at the top of my list.

Subjective?...Heck Yeah!

How did I go about the decision making process?

In a nutshell I incorporated a decision making matrix with a cognitive theory base...followed by a selective reasoning analytical method of critical thinking processes.


I just picked the Jeeps I liked the best...

So let's get on with it.

I chose the following 5 Jeep 4x4 rigs based on my experience and the experience of other trusted don't throw rocks at me if your favorite Jeep is not selected.

(Write in your own choice(s) for Best Jeep Ever...
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In no particular order of preference my Top 5 Jeep 4x4 winners are (drum roll please):

1) The Military Willys MB (1941-1945)

Reasons: I love anything to do with military history and the proud Jeep heritage from it's birth to it's contribution to the WWII victory.

Great simplicity of design and function.

1944 Willys Military Jeep!

1944 Willys MB

2) Willys Pickup Truck (1947-1965)

Reasons: Tough...classic Jeep lines and downright cute for a pickup! Seeing these trucks restored is a real treat.

1962 Willys Pickup!

1962 Willys Pickup

3) Jeep CJ7 (1976-1986)

Reasons: Vast improvements over the highly successful CJ5 much of which centered around more comfort, more room and better handling characteristics (longer and wider).

1984 Jeep CJ7!

1984 Jeep CJ7

4) Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984-2001) and Jeep Comanche MJ Pickup (1986-1992)

Note: Both the Cherokee and Comanche were chosen together due to the similar platforms shared by both vehicles.

Reasons: The XJ Cherokee has great functionality in a relatively compact size, with good utility and economy and all the pieces to make a terrific off road rig to boot.

The Comanche MJ shares most of the XJ's attributes, but in a Pickup truck configuration.

1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ!

1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ

5) Jeep Wrangler TJ (1997-2006)

Reasons: The Jeep TJ was the beginning of a new era for the "universal" style Jeep with more civilized on-road handling combined with much off road improvements as well.

I like the TJ and much of what followed.

1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ!

1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ

So there you have it!

Larry's Top 5 Jeep 4x4 Winners. The Best of the Best!

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Okay...I laid my Jeep 4x4 preferences on the line.

Now it's your turn to write your own choice(s) for Best Jeep Ever.

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or just a Jeep you've dreamed of owning/driving (my list includes "dreamers" as well).

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