Consumers Digest Awards Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler Vehicles With ‘Best Buys’ for 2016 Model Year

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• Chrysler 300 earns fourth ‘Best Buy’ award

The results are in for the Consumers Digest “Best Buys” for 2016 model year and several FCA US brands are driving away with accolades.

The 2016 Jeep® Renegade earned a spot on Consumers Digest’s list of automotive ‘Best Buys,’ joining five award winners from FCA US LLC. This marks the debut of the Jeep Renegade as a first-time contestant and a winner in the new category of Subcompact SUVs.

"In the inaugural year of Consumers Digest's review and recommendation of subcompact SUVs, it's notable that the Jeep Renegade was the only model in the segment that emerged as a Best Buy during the first phase of our evaluation process," said Rich Dzierwa, Editor-in-Chief, Consumers Digest.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee (Mid-size SUV), Dodge Challenger (Sporty Cars), Dodge Durango (Full-size SUV), Chrysler 300 (Luxury Cars) and Fiat 500 (Subcompacts) are 2016 “Best Buy” award recipients, in addition to the arrival of the new Jeep Renegade (Subcompact SUV).

Consumers Digest selects "Best Buys" by identifying vehicles that deliver the most value for the money within their segment; value is determined by purchase price and ownership costs, as well as comfort, performance and utility among other factors. The automotive editors at Consumers Digest drive "Best Buy" contenders in a range of circumstances and conditions to evaluate vehicle characteristics, such as acceleration, ride quality, fuel economy, fit and finish, styling and interior ergonomics.
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