Chrysler and Jeep Models Place in 2018 Ideal Vehicle Awards

During the annual 2018 Ideal Vehicle Awards, the Jeep and Chrysler brands drove away with a new award under their belts. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler 300 were both recognized and honored as Best-in-Class vehicle winners.

This yearly award ceremony is conducted by AutoPacific, Inc., which is an automotive search and consulting firm. Vehicles are scored based on a national New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. The participants invited to complete the survey each year are owners of the latest models.

The eligible models had to be bought between September and December of 2017. Owners were instructed to fill out the survey sometime between January and April 2018. The purpose was seeing if they wanted to change their vehicle in any way. Based on 14 vehicle features, the less change requested meant the vehicle had a better chance of winning.

The results from over 58,000 owners displayed that four vehicles, including Jeep and Chrysler, won the hearts of their drivers: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and FIAT 500L.

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee won Best-in-Class Ideal Mid-Size SUV for the eighth year in a row.
  • Best-in-Class Ideal Large Car recognition was given to the Chrysler 300.
  • The Dodge Challenger sped off with the Best-in-Class Ideal Sporty Car honor.
  • The Best-in-Class Ideal Compact Car award went to the FIAT 500L.

The changes the survey asked about came from the vehicle's layout and design. Since drivers wanted to change these four vehicles the least, it showed that the manufacturers were successful in appealing to their targeted drivers concerning space, design, seating, and technology.

Both 2019 editions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 models are waiting to be explored at Burger Chrysler Jeep in Terre Haute. You can check them out online or visit our Indiana dealership to experience the expertly-crafted design and layout up close. Who knows; one of these Ideal Vehicle Award winners could return home with you.

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