According to recent news out of FCA Canada, the all-new compact SUV earned the award from the U.S.-based statistical analysis firm Vincentric. But what does it all mean for orienteers on the trail of a new Jeep in St. Thomas?

In short, it means a new Jeep Wrangler is one of the most impactful investments you can make for your outdoor lifestyle. The experts demonstrated this using figures crunched by their powerful proprietary database, called Dynamic Cost to Own. The system looked at the total cost of owning a Wrangler, its market pricing, expenses for insurance and repair, fuel consumption demands, maintenance needs, and overall depreciation. Vincentric President David Wurster put the results best: 2018 Wrangler ownership costs were “more than 10 percent lower than expected,” an exceptional value.

There are plenty of reasons for it, too. Among them:

  • Modern design cues true to seven-plus-decades of Jeep craftsmanship. The SUV features a new, lightweight, and high-strength aluminum construction housing an aluminum-and-magnesium swing gate, topped off by a striking Jeep CJ-inspired keystone grille and flanked by our brand’s hallmark round headlamps. Wrangler both stands the test of time and looks the part.
  • A slate of advanced powertrains offering great fuel economy. Choose between a spirited turbocharged 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder and a workhorse 3.6-litre Pentastar V6. There may even be a high-efficiency 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 with ESS coming down the pipe in 2019, too.
  • Unrivaled 4×4 capability. Choose among four-wheel drive systems geared for nearly any terrain, from Selec-Trac and Command-Trac to the ultra-rugged Rock-Trac. Factor in next-gen Dana axles. Opt for Tru-Lok electric axle locks and more. No matter your build, you’ll find Wrangler built to endure.

Bring an off-road-ready fold-down windshield, four top options, cutting-edge technology, and a ton of cutting-edge safety and driver-assist features into the mix, and you’ll see why both Ontario drivers and the industry authorities love it. If you’re eager to check out more of what you can expect, stop by Elgin Chrysler Ltd. today, 275 Wellington Street in town, and take the trim that’s caught your eye for a test drive!