Autotrader Names Jeep® Wrangler, Ram 1500 and Chrysler Pacifica Among Best Certified Pre-owned Vehicles
Autotrader’s editors name 10 Best Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Cars for 2019 and 10 Best CPO Luxury Cars for 2019
Jeep® Wrangler (2013-2017) and Ram 1500 (2015-2018) selected to Autotrader’s 10 Best CPO Cars for 2019
Chrysler Pacifica (2017-2018) selected to the publication’s 10 Best Luxury CPO Cars for 2019
Pricing capped for 10 Must-shop CPO Cars at $40,000 and $65,000 for 10 Must-Shop CPO Luxury Cars
February 6, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -
Three FCA US vehicles have been named by Autotrader as among the best certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles for consumers.
Both the Jeep® Wrangler (2013-2017) and Ram 1500 (2015-2018) were selected to Autotrader’s 10 Best CPO Cars for 2019 while the Chrysler Pacifica (2017-2018) was named to the publication’s 10 Best Luxury CPO Cars for 2019.
“As more features are added to today’s vehicles, new-car prices continue to rise, with even ‘affordable’ models costing as much as $35,000 or $40,000,” said Brian Moody, executive editor of Autotrader. “Our list of ‘good as new’ vehicles can bring the car a consumer wants into the price range they want to pay. These CPO vehicles are thoroughly inspected, covered by warranties and offer the latest designs, making it difficult to even tell the difference between their new car counterparts.”
Editors capped the budget for the 10 Must-shop CPO Cars at $40,000 and $65,000 for the 10 Must-shop CPO Luxury Cars, with many of the models listed available for a lot less. All included vehicles also offer the latest design and a desirable, manufacturer-backed CPO warranty for up to 100,000 miles.
The Jeep Wrangler is the most capable SUV ever and exemplifies Jeep’s legendary 4x4 capability that stays true to the original design while providing a fresh, modern take on a renowned profile. With multiple powertrain combinations, including an all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with eTorque technology that features a mild-hybrid system, it is the most powerful and most fuel-efficient Wrangler ever with vastly improved on-road manners for everyday driving. It remains true to its heritage as the original open-air fun-and-freedom machine. A multitude of technology and safety features increases Wrangler’s appeal and extends its reach to new customers.
All Wrangler models are Trail Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording. Wrangler Rubicon models are equipped with signature red tow hooks, Rock-Trac® 4x4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok® electric front- and rear-axle lockers, electronic sway bar disconnect and standard 33-inch BF Goodrich KO2 All-Terrain off-road tires.
The Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Ram’s newest 1500 addresses the growing demand of families for a double-duty vehicle with the largest cabin in the segment, incredible comfort, convenience features and overall drivability. Defining future pickup trucks, the Ram 1500 commands with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology for a family solution.
Ram leads the full-size truck segment with the most safety and security features and now delivers significant gains in fuel efficiency with an all-new eTorque system in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. As the truck’s backbone, the frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and ready alert braking.
The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid reinvent the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles.
With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, available 4G Wifi and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan since 2016, with both the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid serving as no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today’s families.
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