Jeep Model Codes

Jeep models are often refered to by a short two or three letter designator and may be followed with a number. Model names can be confusing with arbitrary reused or similar sounding names.

Code Model Name Years
Descendents of WWII 1/4 ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance Vehicle
JL Wrangler, 4rd Gen, 2 Door 2018 – Present
JK Wrangler, 3rd Gen, 2 Door 2007 – 2018
JKU Wrangler, 3rd Gen, 4 Door 2007 – 2018
LJ Wrangler, 2nd Gen (informal designation for the lengthened TJ) 2003 – 2006
TJ Wrangler, 2nd Gen 1997 – 2006
YJ Wrangler, 1st Gen 1987 – 1995
CJ-5
CJ-7
Civilian Jeep, (Wrangler Gen Zero) 1955 – 1983
1976 – 1986
Mid Size SUV
WK2 Grand Cherokee, 4th Gen 2010 – present
WK Grand Cherokee, 3rd Gen 2005 – 2010
XK Commander 2006 – 2010
WJ Grand Cherokee, 2nd Gen 1999 – 2004
ZJ Grand Cherokee, 1st Gen 1993 – 1998
Compact SUV & Pickup Truck
XJ Cherokee/Wagoneer (Unibody only) 1984 – 2001
MJ Comanche (Pickup Truck implemented on XJ platform) 1986 – 1993
K Series Compact SUV
KL Cherokee 2014 – Present
KK Liberty, 2nd Gen 2008 – 2013
KJ Liberty, 1st Gen 2002 – 2007
M Series Compact SUV & Crossover
MP-552 Compass, 2nd Gen 2018 – Present
MK49 Compass, 1st Gen 2007 – 2017
MK74 Patriot 2007 – present
Sub-Compact 4×4
BU Renegade (Based on Fiat platform) 2014-Present
J Series, Full Size Trucks
SJ Full size Grand Wagoneer (The original SUV) 1963 – 1992
SJ Gladiator Pickup (J200, J2000, J300, J3000 & J4000) [M715 & M725] 1963 – 1971
SJ Full Size Pickup (J2000 & J4000) 1972 – 1973
SJ Full Size Pickup (J10 & J20) 1973 – 1988
On-Road Biased Jeeps
VJ Jeepster 1948 – 1950
C101 Jeepster Commando 1966 – 1971
C104 Jeep Commando 1972 – 1973
DJ Dispatch or delivery Jeep (Willys/Kaiser/AMC/AM General) 1955 – 1985
FC Forward Control Trucks 1956 – 1964





Related:
YJ to TJ, Where Did The ’96 Wrangler Go?