Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM win top awards for excellenceJan 24th, 2017
The Chrysler family of cars has been awarded many top honours for automotive excellence. Here is just a sampling of some recent ones:
Ward’s 10 Best Interiors
The All-New Chrysler 200 was awarded the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Interiors. It features fluid shapes and well-crafted components with world-class levels of fit and finish. Eight WardsAuto editors spent two months evaluating 41 vehicles during their routine commutes and scored based on features such as ergonomics, driver information, fit and finish, materials, value, safety, comfort and design harmony
This publication named the Chrysler 200 a Must Test Drive vehicle. According to AutoTrader.com car shoppers test-drive an average of three vehicles before making their final purchase decision.
The Midwest Automotive Media Association
This nonprofit group of automotive journalists and public relations professionals named the Chrysler 200 the Family Vehicle of the Year.
Kelley Blue Book’s/KBB.com.
The Chrysler 200 was named one of the “10 Best Sedans Under $25,000” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.
The Car Book
The Chrysler 200 has been awarded a “BEST BETS” distinction in the 35th edition of The Car Book.
Popular Mechanics determined the winners of the Automotive Excellence Awards through extensive research and study. The editors visited factories and interviewed engineers in addition to driving and testing all of the competing vehicles. RAM was the runaway winner in the Best Truck category. The editors singled out the eight-speed automatic transmission offered on the Ram lineup for particular praise, along with the variety of engine options offered on the Ram 1500. Popular Mechanics stated that the Ram from “top to bottom…is the model to beat.”
This is the third straight year a Ram 1500 truck has been named to the Wards 10 Best Engines Award list. Ward’s Automotive named the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine as “one of the 10 Best Engines for 2016.” Of particular note, the EcoDiesel was the only light-duty truck engine to win and also has the distinction of having the longest tenure on the annual list. The editors summed it up nicely, “…A returning winner, the engine continues to wow us with its smooth and continuous power, along with its great fuel economy.”
The new 2016 RAM Rebel wins off-road title with FOUR WHEELER’S 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year. This is the 27th annual event where FOUR WHEELER magazine editors have chosen a truck to hold the coveted annual title. Judges praised the Rebel pickup’s performance, saying it was a “rocket” in the city and on the highway and it propelled the truck with “conviction.” FOUR WHEELER editors added, “It has admirable towing and payload capacity, good on-road handling, brisk acceleration and strong braking, a comfortable interior with convenient storage and amenities, a smooth ride, and huge off-road capability in all terrains.”
Editor’s choice for one of the best pickup trucks in the full size category.
Kelly Blue Book
Naming the RAM 1500 to its list of the best family cars, Kelly Blue Book said, “The Ram 1500 may be the most civilized truck on the market today,” noting that its comfortable ride and generous carrying capacity makes it ideal for road trips—“that quintessential event that every family really should do.”
After a grueling set of off-road tests, the Jeep® Cherokee Trailhawk® beat the competition in a major review to become Four Wheeler magazine’s “Four Wheeler of the Year.”