10 Most Expensive Jeeps in the WorldWritten by John Linden
Ask anyone that has driven a jeep -- they're fun to drive, especially when you're going off-road. Jeeps are customizable, so you can take on anything the road, or mother nature, can throw at you.
It doesn't matter what it is: rocks, boulders, bushes or streams. The right type of Jeep can handle any kind of environment.
Jeeps are also great summer vehicles, especially if you have a soft top. Simply fold the roof back and enjoy the sun and wind as you drive along on the road. Ultimately, Jeeps are practically synonymous with adventure.
Keep in mind that not every Jeep is priced like the highly affordable Jeep CJ5 (usually priced around $3,000 depending on where you look). Some Jeeps are so expensive that the long row of zeros will make you do a double take. Here are 10 of the most expensive Jeeps in the world.
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1) Wrangler Unlimited Polar
Price: $32, 695
The Wrangler Unlimited Polar is one of many Wrangler editions that has been unleashed upon the North American market. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, many Jeep enthusiasts were waiting for the release of this vehicle.
Interestingly enough the Unlimited Polar was based on the design of the Wrangler Unlimited. The Polar has a fitting name. It wears a badge that features the location of Vostok, Antarctica where the coldest temperatures on earth have been recorded.
The Unlimited Polar also features a body-color hardtop, black-trimmed grill, black colored Wrangler Sahara wheels as well as heated seats. It's certainly a comfortable ride which is reflected in its price tag.
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2) Wrangler Unlimited Altitude
With all-terrain capabilities, like any proper off-road Jeep, the Wrangler Unlimited Altitude is offered with either two or four-door options. The Altitude has the classic yet rugged Wrangler look, yet it has much more to offer.
You'll certainly impress your passengers with the sleek liquid titanium interior accents and heated leather-trimmed front seats.
The Unlimited Altitude houses a V6 engine under the hood and can reach 100 km in 9 seconds. Roomy and capable of handling anything the road has to throw at it the price tag is appropriate for this classy Jeep.
3) Wrangler Unlimited Dragon
The Wrangler Unlimited Dragon is the only Jeep you'll find on this list that sports a tattoo. Yes, as the name implies, the Wrangler Unlimited Dragon wears a dragon tattoo that dances across the side of the vehicle and lays at rest on the hood. If anything, the Unlimited Dragon will most certainly turn heads as you drive past.
The gold and black edition of the Unlimited Dragon is the very epitome of style and class. With a dragon design stitched beautifully into the seats, this is the type of Jeep that you show off to your friends. The price range most certainly reflects its class.
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4) Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X
The last thing you need with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X is asphalt. This Jeep was built for off-roading. It doesn't matter what's in your way -- boulders, streams, and even hills, all obstacles are mere playthings to the Rubicon X. This is likely the most off road oriented Jeep out there.
With its 4:1 transfer case, locking differentials, and sway bar disconnect you'll be hard-pressed to find another off-road vehicle capable of matching the abilities of the Rubicon X.
The Rubicon X was also built to be fully modded. You can add a winch, slap on bigger tires and much more. Though it's not as expensive as some of the other choices on this list, it certainly performs as well as the best of them.
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5) Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 limited
When the Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 limited was first dropped into the market in 1998, it was considered to be the fastest Jeep in the country. To make the 5.9 more attractive to a larger pool of buyers, it was offered in limited numbers.
In other words, if you didn't jump on it now you likely would never get another chance to own it again. With its 5.9 Liter V8 engine, ability to reach 100km/h in 7.8 hours, Silver Star wheels and luxurious design, many interested buyers were champing at the bit to get their hands on this limited edition Jeep, even with its steep price tag.
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6) Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2, 2010
The WK2 first hit the auto market in 2010 and is best known for its unique yet tough design. Safe to drive and luxurious to boot the WK2 2010 has much to offer to consumers. The WK2 also sports a V8 under the hood. If you're willing to pay the $70,000 price tag you'll be able to enjoy a vehicle that excels in luxury, style and safety.
7) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, 2006
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was launched in 2006 and took the market by storm. At the time it was the best selling vehicle in the market. Capable of 4 wheel drive and sporting a 6.1-liter V8 engine, this baby had plenty of punch when you pressed down on the accelerator.
Furthermore, the interior is made of high-quality materials. The exterior also has a luxurious appearance. When you're driving the SRT8, you'll look like you're driving an $80,000 Jeep.
8) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, 2012-2016
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the only Jeep out there that doesn't promote itself as a champion of off-roading. If anything, it excels exceptionally well on asphalt roads.
With its 6.4-litre HEMI V8 engine and a top speed of 250km/h it certainly has the power to back up its price tag. Overall, the SRT8 is considered to be one of the more powerful and quicker Jeeps available to the public.
9) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (WK2), 2013
This fourth-generation mid-size luxury crossover SUV isn't your typical Jeep. Unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT was made for style. Despite its elegant appearance, the SRT won 30 awards for its off-road capabilities.
The SRT is equipped with a luxurious interior that includes real wood accents, state of the art electronics and leather trim. Though it has a more modern look, the SRT still retains its classic Jeep stylings. Highly reviewed and seen as best in class, there's a reason that the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is so expensive.
10) Jeep Hurricane Concept
Price: $2 million
With a price tag of $2 million you better believe that the Jeep Hurricane has unrivaled power beneath the hood. First unveiled at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, nearly all spectators had to do a double take due to the unique design of the body.
The Jeep Hurricane has a one-piece body composed of lightweight carbon fiber. It can only sit two people, and it doesn't have a side door or roof. With its 8-cylinder HEMI engine and a top speed of 250 km/h, there isn't anything out there that can compete with this beast.
Due to the complex nature and cost of the drive train, there are no plans to make the Jeep Hurricane a production vehicle. Well, at least we can dream about driving this bad boy.