Jeep has a reputation for providing buyers three key things off-road prowess, a distinctive flair in terms of exterior and interior features, and a growing army of special edition models designed to carter to a wide range of consumer tastes.
Dubbed the “North Edition” this special model is designed to cater to all three of these crucial pillars by offering an impressive suite of standard equipment. Unlike several other special editions catered towards the Wrangler, North Edition is available on the entire model lineup including the Gladiator.
“When winter weather hits, your Jeep SUV can be your best friend,” said Jim Morrison, FCA’s head of Jeep in North America. “Every Jeep 4×4 is engineered to easily tackle winter, and our new North Editions add features and technology to make winter driving even more of a pleasure.”
So what does the North Edition offer that will make it standout from amongst its peers? As far as performance hardware goes, nothing chnages, with all the engines being unchanged for duty in this trim. While this means that the Renegade and Compass still make do with their so-so powerplants, the Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, and Gladiator retain their strong lineup of engine offerings which should please buyers that tend to gravitate towards those particular models. The exterior styling of each one also retains its basic DNA, but the package flexes its muscle when it comes to equipment, and there is plenty to talk about here.
For example, occupants gain access to a wide range of goodies to help them cope with a cold winter day. This includes heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and even power heated mirrors. All-weather floormats (a necessity in salt and slush covered locales) are included in the package and the built-in remote start will help warm the North Edition up before you even set foot inside it. In the event that the wintery weather gets the better of even the mighty North Edition, there are some welcome tools to help bail you out of even the stickiest of jams. They include front mounted recovery hooks and even the Trail Rated package that adds a tow strap, D-Rings, carbiner, gloves, and a safety kit.
Jeep formally does not call the North Edition a distinct package, so as a result there is no model exclusive add-on price to report here. But Jeep did provide the base prices for all the North Editions which we have posted below.
- Jeep Cherokee (Latitude): $29,755
- Jeep Compass (Sport): $27,800
- Jeep Renegade (Sport): $26,670
- Jeep Gladiator (Overland): $45,720
- Jeep Wrangler (Sahara): $44,465
- Jeep Grand Cherokee (Laredo): $38,790
Nearly all of them are available to order from showrooms now. The lone exception is the Renegade North Edition which will (perhaps ironically) make its debut in March after the last winds of winter subside.