Midrand - The results are in for the Consumers Digest "Best Buys" for 2016 model year and several FCA brands are driving away with accolades.
The 2016 Jeep® Renegade earned a place on Consumers Digest's list of automotive 'Best Buys,' joining three award winners from FCA that are currently on sale in South Africa. 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), Chrysler 300C (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-money within their segment; value is determined by purchase 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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