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10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

One of the most successful SUV automakers is Jeep. The U.S. manufacturer has done an incredible job with most of its models. There used to be a time when Jeep produced pickups, but they found their niche in SUVs.

Throughout the decades of production, Jeep has built some of the best off-roaders that are affordable. If you want to experience some of the best fun off-road, then you should try a Wrangler. It has incredible off-road capabilities. Although Jeep made a few blunders with some of its models, most of them were astounding. Some families who wanted cargo space and ample space in the cabin opted for a Jeep.

Since there have been so many models that Jeep has produced, which ones were the best? We compiled a list of the best models that would handle off-road well, and we also included subpar models that would struggle.

13. Rip Through: 1995 YJ

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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It's not only the '95 model that's strong; go back every to '87, and you'll find that the YJ was incredible. Although the YJ gets criticized sometimes for having the square light, it was also the first Jeep to sport the Wrangler badge, according to On All Cylinders. Just that on its own says a lot about this model.

12. Rip Through: 2010 HEMI Commander

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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If you thought that the YJ was a bit small and didn't give you enough space for cargo or additional passenger seats, then you could opt for the bigger Hemi Commander. Commander enthusiasts who wanted a cheaper model than the 2010 could've gone back as far as 2005 to get great performance.

11. Rip Through: 1979 J10 Short Bed

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Who said that you needed to buy a new Jeep to get amazing performance from it? The J10 proved that some vehicles from the '70s still have enough torque to ensure that you never get stuck on inhospitable terrains. Also, it's not often that you'll still see a Jeep pickup on the road.

10. Rip Through: 1983 CJ5

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Talk about great off-road ability. The CJ5 or CJ6, depending on what you prefer, will give y0u plenty of power when you take it through the mud. This model was so superb that Jeep produced it for almost three decades, and it revolutionized off-roading by making it a lifestyle that was irresistible.

9. Rip Through: 1998 Grand Cherokee

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Be careful which Cherokees you choose. Some of the models are great, and others are questionable. In some cases, not always, as the years 2005 to 2010 models have been problematic. You can even go back as far as the '93 model, which was the first Grand Cherokee, but the '98 was fantastic.

8. Rip Through: 1945 CJ-2A

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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There are some things that will never go out of style. One of them is a 1945 Jeep CJ-2A. Particularly, this one is in great condition. It looks just as beautiful today as it was when it debuted. The 1945 Willys is considered the first Jeep ever. It was this model that paved the way for all the ones that entered the market.

7. Rip Through: 2006 TJ Wrangler

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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One of the things that made the TJ Wrangler what it is was that one could use it as a daily driver, but going off-road would feel like one did not even swerve off the main road. The car's awesome off-road capabilities made one feel that the car belonged on and off-road. The car's dual function was one of its appeals.

6. Rip Through: 1981 CJ-8 Scrambler

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Need an awesome Jeep that's affordable and will get you through the tough spots off-road? When Jeep produced the CJ-8 Scrambler, one of their goals was to manufacture a car that performs superbly off-road. This model can take a tremendous amount of punishment and still persevere. It's a one-of-a-kind off-roader.

5. Rip Through: 2019 Grand Cherokee

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Welcome to the new generation. Jeep enthusiasts who wanted to have fun with a newer model could opt for a 2019 Grand Cherokee. If you want a slightly older model, you can still settle for a 2011, and you'll be fine. Jeep did an incredible job with the latest Grand Cherokees to ensure that they were reliable, strong and fuel-efficient.

4. Rip Through: 2007 Wrangler JK Unlimited

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Once you've driven this magnificent vehicle off-road, you shouldn't be surprised that it's one of the most versatile Jeeps ever produced. Not only does it have incredible off-road features, but it also looks good. It can drive over most things, and it won't disappoint you if you're seeking a lot of fun.

3. Stuck: 1993 Grand Wagoneer

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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At first glance, most people would say that it doesn't look like a traditional Jeep. Well, that's because it's not. While Jeep made most of its models to perform well off-road, Grand Wagoneer was the type of car that you'd tow a caravan with and go on vacation with your family. The Grand Wagon Limited boasted a 5.2-liter V8 engine.

2. Stuck: 2007 Liberty

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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It wasn't only the 2007 Liberty that wasn't so great; one could go all the way back to the 2002 model. Jeep had garnered a great reputation for producing models such as the Grand Cherokee, but the Liberty will have a reputation for being a soft Jeep that college students drove. Some of the interior bits were subpar.

1. Stuck: 2017 Compass

10 Jeeps That'll Rip Through Quicksand (And 3 That'll Sink)

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Just by looking at the Compass, you could tell that it's not the traditional model that Jeep has produced. You don't have to look under the hood to tell that this car was below average as the exterior design tells a big story. The car's power was weak, and the interior had uncomfortable seating, according to NY Daily News.