2017 Jeep Wrangler Ranks In KBB’s Best Resale Value Awards! Every year KBB released their Resale Value Awards, naming the best overall brand, the top 10 vehicles, and the best vehicles in their class. The winners are chosen based on resale value projections that utilize current vehicle data, sales data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition within vehicle segments, expectations of the future economy and the combined experience of Kelley Blue Book’s team of market and pricing analysts. The models that retain the most of their value over the first five months of new-vehicle ownership are distinguished from the rest by this award.
The editors at KBB explain the importance of the awards, “Over the first five years of new-car ownership, depreciation is the typical car owner’s biggest transportation expense. It’s bigger than the cost of fuel, the cost of maintenance or the cost of insurance. That loss in the value of your car will cost you thousands of dollars during your ownership period, but if you choose a vehicle with a strong resale value story, that cost will be much lower than if you pick a vehicle that plummets in value like a stone kicked off a cliff.”
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler placed fourth in the 2017 Best Resale Value Awards: Top Ten Cars and was also named as the best Compact SUV/Crossover. The editors write: “The Jeep Wrangler is a living, breathing, trail-loving legend, as summed up in our most recent list of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000: “The only extra-rugged, body-on-frame SUV on this list isn’t just the best off-roader you can buy for less than $25,000, it’s one of the most capable and famous SUVs in the world. Combined with a removable top to let the outside in, the Jeep Wrangler is an equally good coastal cruiser and rock crawler. Excellent resale value is just a cherry on top. Remarkably, perhaps, all this freedom is still available at a starting sticker price of less than $25,000. Even a loaded Wrangler Rubicon is an impressive value at more than $40,000, given all its world-beating capability. The math is just as strong when it’s time to sell. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler isn’t just tops in the Compact SUV/Crossover segment when it comes to retaining value, it boasts the fourth best resale value of all the new vehicles on the market. Fun and smart is always an appealing combination.”
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