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Jeep 2015 Preview

by David Zatz on

Jeep will enter 2015 with much the same lineup as 2015, except for a few Renegades coming in from Italy. Reliable source RamMan provided this preliminary information, some of which may change as the new year comes closer.

Cherokee, fresh from its launch with an industry-first standard nine-speed automatic, will gain integrated exhaust tips, a new SafetyTec group (blind spot monitor, rear cross path detection, rear park assist, turn signals in the mirrors), and low-speed collision mitigation built into the forward collision warning system.  Ventilated seats will be optional on Trailhawk with leather. Black/light frost seats replace Black/Iceland Gray for both cloth and leather.

As usual, the company is juggling options, and this may continue until close to production — among other things, making backup cameras standard on Trailhawk and Limited.


Wrangler continues with few changes — mainly to the audio system. For 2015, both six and seven speaker setups are getting 2.5” tweeters in the overhead audio bar; the sound bar and speaker pods are both new. The woofer, in Wranglers that have them, has been redesigned and centered. The changes should improve Wrangler’s sound.

Finally, Jeep is dropping five colors — Amped, Granite Crystal, Copperhead Pearl, Flame Red, and Dune — in favor of Tank, Sunset Orange, and Baja Yellow.

Patriot and Compass continue, dropping the 2.0 / automatic combination, dropping the front passenger fold-flat seat, replacing the gimmicky removeable flashlight with a convetional dome light, and swapping in Eco Green for Rugged Brown paint.

Finally, the just-redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee moves on, removing the standard dual exhaust from the V6 Limited, and making the nine-speaker setup optional on Limited. The Summit, though, gains an acoustic windshield and acoustic second-row side glass; active noise cancellation; illuminated door sills; and a berber carpet mat for the cargo area. The SRT returns, “as is.”

Thanks, RamMan.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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