5 Prestigious Awards Received By the 2019 Jeep Wrangler

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Last year, the Jeep Wrangler was redesigned and added features such as a more modern look, an efficient 2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with eTorque technology, 4th-gen Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and more than 75 available safety & security features.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler carries much of what made the 2018 edition so appealing to North New Jersey drivers, but adds a few new options including:

  • Moab Edition offering unique design cues including a dual power-dome vented hood, soft-touch leather interior trim, 17" Low-Gloss Black aluminum wheels with 32" Mud-Terrain T/A tires & more
  • Adaptive cruise control to allow you to maintain a set distance between your SUV & the car in front of you
  • Forward collision warning to help you slow down or even come to a stop when you're driving towards the vehicle in front of you too quickly via active braking
  • Bikini exterior paint option, upping the color choices to 11

Last year, the Wrangler took home plenty of awards such as the NWAPA Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year, IHS Markit Automotive Loyalty Award & ALG Residual Value Award. But let’s take a look at the accolades earned by the 2019 edition.

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1. 2019 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

The biggest award win for the Wrangler is being named the 2019 Motor Trend SUV of the Year based on how well it performed in testing across 3 different courses. The criteria the judges looked at are design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value & performance of its intended function.

And with receiving such high praise as behaving like the mother of Jeeps in off-road driving, having an improved overall ride quality, utilizing an uncomplicated infotainment system and having light yet deliberate styling with enhanced build quality, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will impress.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler beat out finalists that are also seen on Bergen County NJ & Rockland County NY area roads including:

  • 2019 Acura RDX
  • 2019 Ford Expedition
  • 2019 Hyundai Kona
  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
  • 2019 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2019 Range Rover Velar
  • 2019 Subaru Forester
  • 2019 Volvo XC40

2. FOUR WHEELER "2019 SUV of the Year"

Motor Trend isn’t the only place calling this model the 2019 SUV of the Year. FOUR WHEELER also gave that distinction to the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon because of how it performed in testing that spans more than 1,000 miles of terrain like pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, mud & snow at elevations ranging from sea level to 9,000+ feet over the course of a week.

Factors that the judges looked at to determine the winner include:

  • Off-road driver seat visibility, 4WD system selection & performance, tire performance & durability, engine power & cooling, transmission function & cooling, suspension tuning & performance and traction control system function
  • On-road handling, ride quality, interior comfort and steering feel
  • Price
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Tire size
  • Ramp Travel Index (RTI) to determine suspension articulation

Sean Holman, who is the Group Content Director at FOUR WHEELER, touted about how the 2019 Wrangler Rubicon combines capability, comfort, user friendliness and modernized innovation & technology.

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3. KBB.com Best Resale Value Award

Not only has the 2019 Jeep Wrangler won the KBB.com Best Resale Value Award in the Off-Road SUV/Crossover class, but Kelley Blue Book also ranked it at number 2 on the Top 10 list for overall resale value. This is more than winning SUVs in other categories like the 2019 Honda HR-V, 2019 Subaru Crosstrek & 2019 Subaru Outback.

Kelley Blue Book bases resale value on the following criteria:

  • Current vehicle specification & trim levels
  • Sales data
  • Market conditions
  • Competition within individual segments
  • Future economic factors

4. KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Award

If you’re looking to spend less over the long haul, then the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is an ideal choice at our dealership serving Paramus NJ because it has a very low projected overall cost for the first 5 years of ownership. Beating out other models in the Off-Road SUV/Crossover class like the 2019 Toyota 4Runner, the new Wrangler earned the KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Award based on the following factors:

  • Projected resale values
  • Insurance & state fees
  • Estimated fuel costs
  • Maintenance & repair costs
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5. Vincentric Best Value in America Award

One of the key themes of the 2019 Wrangler is value and Vincentric named it as the Best Value in America for the Compact/Mid-size SUV segment. They determine value based on the following costs:

  • Depreciation
  • Insurance
  • Repairs
  • Maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled)
  • Finance
  • Fuel
  • Taxes & state fees (including the federal hybrid tax credit)
  • Opportunity

But, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler is also about a fun driving experience on and off the road in a reliable SUV. And with 4 trim choices, 2 4x4 system options and a variety of roof & door choices, you’ll be sure to find a model that’s right for you at Ramsey Chrysler Jeep Dodge!

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And we are sure the 2019 Jeep Wrangler will be adding even more awards to its mantle!

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