2016 was Great for Jeep and Chrysler, Here’s to Another!
‘Twas a banner year for both Chrysler and Jeep vehicles.The Chrysler Pacifica was definitely the star of the show for FCA this year, but there was plenty of action for a variety of vehicles. Check out all the details below!
Let’s start with the Chrysler Pacifica, because as we said, it was a star this year! The all-new minivan was successfully able to change the “bland” and “boring” reputation minivans have, and transform it to a cool vehicle to buy and drive. That’s probably why it was included on three WardsAuto lists in 2016 including “10 Best Interiors,” “10 Best UX” and the Pacifica Hybrid’s engine was on the “10 Best Engines” list.
The Pacifica was also named on three different “Best Buy” lists, one by Consumers Digest, Kelley Blue Book and the other Consumer Guide. The Pacifica also has a five-star safety rating by the NHTSA and made it on the short list of the IIHS’s Top Safety Picks. Those are just some of the MANY titles and awards the well-deserving Pacifica won in 2016.
The Pacifica isn’t the only Chrysler vehicle that took home awards this year though! The Chrysler 200 was also a IIHS “Top Safety Pick”, and received a five-star NHTSA safety rating. Then, the Chrysler 300 earned it’s fifth time on the Consumer Guide’s “Best Buy” list in 2016 for the brand new 2017 model.
Many Jeep vehicles were given different awards and named on several publications this year. The Wrangler always seems to win awards, and this year took home several including the Most Loved Entry SUV from Strategic Vision and it was also named the “4X4 of the Decade” by Four Wheeler. And, for the seventh consecutive year, the Jeep Wrangler was named “Hottest SUV” at the SEMA.
The Jeep Cherokee earned the title as “CUV of Texas” from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). The Jeep Grand Cherokee won the AutoPacific “Ideal Vehicle” award, the SUV made it on Autobytel’s “Top 10 SUVs” list, and also took home the “SUV Vehicle of Texas” from TAWA. In addition, the EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee Summit took home the “Green ALV” award at the Active Lifestyle Awards in 2016.
Despite the Renegade being a newer model, it is a fierce competitor in its class. The Renegade was a “Best Buy” by Consumer Guide and it was named “Best SUV for the Money” by Autobytel and was named one of the best vehicles for millennials by Digital Trends.
Here is to another awesome year of great vehicles in 2017.
Interested in one of these award winning vehicles? Check out our full inventory of both Chrysler and Jeep vehicles here!