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Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Jeep Wrangler - Awarded Best Car for the Money!

Greetings, Jeep Lovers!
Today I'd like to briefly explain some of the details that led to the 2012 Jeep Wrangler being awarded Best Car for the Money in the Offroad SUV category, by U.S. News.  We are honored to add this title to the growing list of commendations this vehicle has earned, but if you don't follow the magazine, you may not understand what factors were involved in the decision.  Let me extrapolate a bit here.  It's not like you needed another reason to love Jeeps, but hey - you may want to convert a friend, or need something to announce to relatives at a particularly awkward holiday here we go.  Rankings are based on a consensus of top automotive experts.  You can always find more information here: U.S. News: Best-Cars-for-the-Money

  • Performance: This covers handling, braking, acceleration, ride quality and other "qualitative performance measures".  The Jeep scored very good (8.3 out of 10), thanks in large part to a new, 3.6 liter, V6 Pentastar engine, pumping out more horsepower and torque.  It's an 83 horsepower boost over the previous model, which was a less fuel efficient 3.8 liter.  Power?  Meet Performance.
  • Interior: Covering interior comfort, features, cargo space, styling and build quality, the Jeep scored decently (6.4), but we already knew Jeeps aren't for everybody.  And with the recent upgrades made to the interior, we're very proud of the luxurious ride and appointments you can expect from a Jeep.  You know what?  We wouldn't change a thing!
  • Exterior: Measuring eye-catching appeal and perceived build quality, we knocked it out of the park (8.3), but this isn't news.  I mean, look at it!  Now that's a Jeep!
In addition, Safety, Reliability, Overall Recommendation and awards were taken into account.  Jeep does pretty well overall, ending up with a with a solid premium entry at a great price.  Best SUV for the Money?  You bet.  Isn't it time you saw yourself in a Jeep?  Dealerships like Lahti's are keen on clearing out inventory towards the end of the year and the beginning of the next.  You've been good to others this past holiday, why not get yourself what you really want now?  Come by, take a test drive and rest assured that you have made a wise choice.
Until next time, stay safe out there!
J.M. for Lahti's