We're not quite sure what took Jeep so long to do this, but their whole lineup will get the winter-ready North Edition trim as an available package. We're happy to say that unlike many other special edition vehicles, the North Editions won't just be trim and badges but bona fide equipment that makes the Jeeps even better for the cold and snow. It's a generous package that includes a ton of stuff.
The package offers standard equipment in the way of the Cold Weather Group that includes heated seats, heated steering wheel, remote start, remote start, and rugged Bridgestone All-Terrain tires. The excellent Premium Audio Group is included, along with the bigger 8.4-inch Uconnect (and five years of Sirius XM Travel Link Weather and Traffic Service), and all-weather rubber floor mats to trap water and dirt that could damage your Jeep's carpet. And for those in the worst wintry locations, Jeep provides the Trail Rated kit with D-rings in front and back, a tow strap, carabiner, gloves, and a safety kit.
North Edition Jeeps get tacked onto specific trims for each model, and the pricing below reflects the inclusion of the $1,495 destination charge on every Jeep vehicle.
- Renegade (Sport): $28,165
- Compass (Sport): $29,295
- Cherokee (Latitude): $31,250
- Jeep Grand Cherokee (Laredo): $40,285
- Jeep Wrangler (Sahara): $45,960
- Gladiator (Overland): $47,215
Keep in mind, there are some variations to the package based on the model, but for the most part they're largely the same. Although some models get additional non-North Edition equipment thrown in because of the trim (e.g., The Wrangler Unlimited Sahar North Edition is equipped with things like an Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle and eTorque that send the cost up a bit).
Not every model in the lineup will get released this month, but at least for us Chicagoans winter doesn't leave until late March, at best. Hell, we could still get snow in April, and we'd be pretty happy to have a North Edition Jeep model in our driveway to help us get through the insanity. It's just too bad Jeep didn't start selling these in October of 2019.