And the winner is … Jeep® hits the mark this award season

012715 CC And the winner is … Jeep hits the mark this award season 2It’s award season people!

With the likes of Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon and Miss Universe 2015 parading across our big screens, let’s not forget the plethora of other awards being bestowed upon the deserving few this season.

For example, the editors of Four Wheeler magazine named the 2015 Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk “Four Wheeler of the Year.” This marks the 13th year since 1974 that a Jeep brand vehicle has rolled over the competition to take the title.

According to Four Wheeler Editor Christian Hazel, it was a combination of beauty and brains meets brawn that gave the Cherokee and edge over the competition. “The team of seasoned judges appreciated Cherokee Trailhawk’s cutting-edge technology, fresh styling and luxurious interior amenities packed in a vehicle designed for the 21st century that still maintains true off-road capability.”

While the Cherokee was charming the folks over at Four Wheeler, its “big brother,” the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was earning recognition from the Green Car Journal 012715 CC And the winner is … Jeep hits the mark this award season 1for its efforts in “going green.” Winner of the 2015 Green SUV of the year, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 is approved for B20 biodiesel and can get up to 30 mpg, making it a clear choice over the competition.

“Today, consumers have an ever-growing selection of green vehicles to choose from,” noted Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Shaeffer. “These latest awards are a reflection of the impressive real-world fuel efficiency, advanced diesel engine and emission technology and cleaner diesel fuel that is now the standard for today’s clean diesel cars, SUVs and pickup trucks.”

There is always a moment before opening the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards when I wonder, “Will it be there this year?” And, of course, for the fifth year in a row, Jeep Wrangler made the list of Best Resale Value: Top 10 Cars.

012715 CC And the winner is … Jeep hits the mark this award season 3Fiat Chrysler Automobiles topped three vehicle categories in Kelley Blue Book’s 2015 Best Resale Value Awards:

  • Compact SUV/Crossover – Jeep Wrangler (fourth consecutive year)
  • Mid-sized SUV/Crossover – Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Full-size car – Dodge Charger

While they may not be as glamorous as the Academy Awards or as riveting as the upcoming Super Bowl is sure to be, these are noteworthy awards and certainly something to consider when shopping for your next vehicle. Keep an eye out for more to come!