Anyone who is shopping for a car is looking for the best possible deals; however, what most people don’t realize is that some cars cost more than others in the long run. Both the Jeep Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited were given 5-Year Cost to Own awards from Kelly Blue Book, showing just how practical Jeeps really are.
According to Chrysler, this award is given to vehicles with the lowest projected costs, which includes depreciation, insurance, gas, maintenance, and other fees. Jeep Cost to Own is so low in part because every model is incredibly durable and dependable. Take the Wrangler for example—built with a body-on-frame design to endure tough terrain.
“Winning these two significant awards from Kelley Blue Book is a tremendous honor and significant achievement for the Jeep Brand, and particularly for the 2015 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep. “The awards reinforce the exceptional value that Jeep vehicles deliver to customers throughout their ownership experience.”
The Patriot won the Compact SUV segment, and the Wrangler Unlimited took the Mid-size SUV category. Not only is the sticker-price incredibly affordable for both these models, but you could end up saving thousands of dollars over the years compared to other SUVs.