Kelley Blue Book Names the 2019 Wrangler as the Most Awarded Car of 2019

July 24th, 2019 by

The Jeep Wrangler has yet one more accolade to celebrate and it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) recently named the 2019 Wrangler the “Most Awarded Car of 2019.” More than 350 models are evaluated by KBB, including those that have already earned other KBB awards earlier this year (2019), but only one vehicle can be crowned the winner. 

KBB editors are responsible for driving and reviewing nearly every new car available each year in order to award the coveted title of “Most Awarded Car of 2019.” “We each have an abundance of knowledge that fuels our editorial awards and accolades, while our analysts evaluate tremendous amounts of detail to help determine which vehicles make the cut for Kelley Blue Book’s awards. Kelley Blue Book’s Most Awarded Car for 2019 is the Jeep Wrangler, a recently redesigned icon and perennial favorite that excels in many categories,” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. 

This isn’t the Wrangler’s first award, as the 2019 model is already the proud recipient of KBB’s “Best Resale Value and Best 5-Year Cost-to-Own” awards. It even secured a spot as one of the top 10 Best Suvs Under $30,000. Experts at KBB singled out the 2019 Wrangler twice in their Best Resale Value Awards category, naming it not only in the initial top 10, but also awarding it a special mention in the Off-Road SUV/Crossover Segment. The 2019 Wrangler is the “top dog in the newly created Off-Road SUV/Crossover category and has managed to maintain very high 60-month residual values, which also earns it a Top 10 award,” said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for KBB. 

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is offered at four trim levels – Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon, along with other special editions that are offered throughout the year. Buyers can choose from the traditional two-door or four-door body styles, with the exception of the Sahara and special edition trims that are only configured with four doors. Under the hood of the 2019 Wrangler is a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that boasts 285 horsepower. Buyers looking for a little more efficiency from their Wrangler can opt for the optional 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo engine with eTorque that offers 270 horsepower and has a fuel efficiency rating of 23 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. According to Jeep, the 2019 model “remains true to its heritage as the original open-air fun-and-freedom machine.” 

The experts at MotorTrend also recognized the 2019 Jeep Wrangler, honoring with its 2019 SUV of the Year award. “The Wrangler is a thoughtful, thorough rework of an American original. It’s laser-focused on improving the performance of its intended function, right down to the last nut and bolt,” MotorTrend international bureau chief Angus MacKenzie said. 

Visit Hollywood Chrysler Jeep to experience the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Experts at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Schedule your test drive today and follow Hollywood Chrysler Jeep on social media to stay up to date with the latest Jeep news. 

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