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Kelley Blue Book Honors Jeep® Wrangler, Gladiator, Ram 1500 and Heavy Duty Trucks With 2020 Best Resale Value Awards
  • The most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – the Jeep® Wrangler – earns two Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards for the ninth consecutive year
  • Jeep Gladiator named to Top 10 Best Resale Value Award list in its first attempt
  • Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks round out the list of FCA vehicles earning a Best Resale Value Award
  • Awards honor vehicles with the highest projected retained value for the first five years of ownership


February 6, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Kelley Blue Book has named the 2020 Jeep® Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups winners of its Best Resale Value Awards. For the ninth consecutive year, Kelley Blue Book has named the Jeep Wrangler to its Top 10 list and Wrangler has captured a segment award for the 10th consecutive year.

Kelley Blue Book named 10 vehicles to its Best Resale Value Awards list with three FCA vehicles or vehicle lines making the cut, tying for the most of any automaker.

“The iconic Jeep Wrangler has once again successfully defended its top position in the off-road SUV segment. Additionally, the lofty residual values associated with the Wrangler earn it a place among Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 vehicles with the highest residual values. Joining the Wrangler on this list, in its inaugural year, is the Jeep Gladiator,” said Eric Ibara, Director, Residual Values, Kelley Blue Book. “Since the 2019 launch of its new truck, Ram has realized significant increases in retail sales. Consumers’ renewed interest in Ram’s light- and heavy-duty trucks has also been reflected in higher used car values, which results in the inclusion of the Ram 1500 and Heavy Duty variants in Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Best Resale Value list.”

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide and determined by a skilled staff of automotive analysts. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original list price after five years of ownership.

Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unmatched off-road capability and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience. Powertrain options include a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS), 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with ESS, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with ESS and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few SUVs to offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to its available eight-speed automatic.

Jeep Gladiator
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, engineered from the ground up to be the most off-road capable midsize truck ever, builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility and best-in-class towing and 4x4 payload.

Equipped with the proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and a versatile cargo box, Gladiator is built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle while delivering an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep. Combining traditional Jeep attributes with strong truck credentials, the Jeep Gladiator is a unique vehicle capable of taking passengers and cargo anywhere. A multitude of technology features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety features, such as Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive cruise control and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, further Gladiator’s appeal.

Ram 1500
The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never-before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. For 2020 the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds.

As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.

Ram Heavy Duty
The Ram Heavy Duty blends extreme performance and towing capability with the segment’s most refinement and operator comfort features. The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of 35,100 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Driving it all, the pickup segments first 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque engine; the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel. The new Ram Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Heavy Duty line of pickup trucks steps forward with the full force of modern capability.
 

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2020 Jeep® Wrangler, Fiat 124 Spider and Chrysler Voyager Win 5-Year Cost to Own Awards From Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com
  • For the sixth consecutive year, 2020 Jeep® Wrangler earns 5-Year Cost to Own Award; second year in the Off-Road SUV category
  • 2020 Fiat 124 Spider earns second consecutive 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Sports Car category
  • 2020 Chrysler Voyager earns 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Minivan category in its first year of eligibility
  • Awards honor vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs for the first five years of ownership


February 5, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler, 2020 Fiat 124 Spider and 2020 Chrysler Voyager have been named category winners of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com ninth annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Jeep Wrangler took home a 5-Year Cost to Own Award. This is the second year in a row the Jeep Wrangler received top honors in the Off-Road SUV category. The Fiat 124 Spider received its second consecutive 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Sports Car category, while the Chrysler Voyager earned a 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Minivan category during its first year of eligibility.

“New to 2020, Chrysler Voyager emerges as the winner of the minivan segment, overtaking legacy models in its launch year,” said Eric Ibara, Director of 5-Year Cost to Own for Kelley Blue Book. “Alongside it, both the Fiat 124 Spider and Jeep Wrangler continue their winning streaks for the second year in a row in the sports car and off-road SUV segments, respectively.”

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honor the new vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. While depreciation (or loss of value) and fuel costs may be the greatest expense incurred in owning a vehicle, there are other factors that can have a significant impact on a consumer’s budget.

Available on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs and state fees for all new models. Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, like all new- and used-car information provided by KBB.com, exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the brands and models with the lowest projected five-year total.

Jeep Wrangler
The iconic Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – delivers unmatched off-road capability and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience. Powertrain options include a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS), 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with ESS, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with ESS and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few SUVs to offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to its available eight-speed automatic.

Fiat 124 Spider
The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The Fiat 124 Spider, designed in Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power-assist (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.

The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.

Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

Chrysler Voyager
The Chrysler Voyager, the latest addition to Chrysler brand’s legendary minivan lineup, offers even more value for those who seek the quintessential family vehicle. Designed with budget-friendly family and fleet customers in mind, the Voyager delivers an exceptional driving experience. Voyager is also the latest Chrysler brand minivan to earn a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), recently joining Chrysler Pacifica in the five-star category.

The Voyager features several available safety and security features to help drivers avoid collisions in the first place. The minivan’s Blind-spot Monitoring system alerts the driver to vehicles entering his/her blind spot. Such warnings help accommodate safer lane changes. The Rear Cross Path detection system assists the driver with hard-to-see angles when backing out of tight parking spots where field of vision may be hindered. Additionally, the ParkSense rear park assist with stop detects objects in the path of the Voyager when the vehicle is in reverse. While sensors help the driver maneuver into tight parking spaces, they also prompt automatic braking when the system deems contact is imminent.

Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Each week the company provides market-reflective values on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Kelley Blue Book® Price Advisor tool, which provides a range for what consumers can reasonably expect to pay for a vehicle in their area. Car owners looking to sell immediately can also get a redeemable, transaction-ready offer with Kelley Blue BookSM Instant Cash Offer. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies. Kelley Blue Book is a Cox Automotive brand.
 
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