Each year, Edmunds.com issues its awards for the Best Retained Value, highlighting which vehicles will hold their value over time.
Any vehicle that launched by the end of 2013 was in the running for the awards, and when it came to best compact SUV to hold its value, Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler came out on top. The automaker also received an award for its Dodge Challenger and Ram ProMaster.
“Chrysler Group is honored to accept these awards from Edmunds.com,” said Doug Betts, senior vice president of quality at Chrysler Group. “Great resale value reflects the strengthening of our brands and the improvements in the customer satisfaction and quality for these award winning products.”
So what’s so great about the 2014 Wrangler? Featuring a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that gets 285 horsepower and 21 miles to the gallon, there’s plent to love.
Jeep vehicles cheap to insure
Not only are Jeep vehicles practical and great for navigating tough terrain, but they also aren’t pricey when it comes to insurance.
Forbes’ list of the 10 cheapest cars to insure in 2014 featured four Jeep vehicles, with the Wrangler Sport taking the No. 1 position.
“The Wrangler is helped by the fact that it’s not expensive to repair – if you get a dent in your door, you take the door off and get another one,” Amy Danise, editorial director at Insure.com, told the news source. “And while Jeeps certainly are marketed for ‘adventurous’ off-road driving, their appearance on our ‘least expensive to insure’ rankings demonstrate that they’re really not used to drive up and down craggy rocks.”
Here’s what the report showed:
- The Wrangler Sport was the cheapest of any car to insure, costing $1,080 in annual premiums.
- The Patriot Sport was the third least expensive car to insure, costing only $1,104 a year in premiums.
- The Compass Sport came in fifth with annual premiums of $1,140.
- The Grand Cherokee was named 10th with annual premiums of $1,171.
Jeeps not complete without accessories
As Jeep vehicles are highly customizable, owners are notorious for customizing them. Jeep parts and accessories are available to make a vehicle more functional, whether an owner is on a rugged off-road adventure or simply shopping for groceries.
Tuffy Security Products is home to a number of innovative accessories that Jeep owners will love. Whether it’s a secure console or a lockbox that can be mounted in the vehicle, Tuffy has a product for every Jeep owner.