Fiat Chrysler fared well in this year’s Consumers Digest ‘Best Buys’ rankings, which aim to by identify those vehicles that deliver the most value for the money within their respective segments. Six of the automaker’s 2016 model year vehicles were given the ‘Best Buys’ distinction – including the all-new Jeep Renegade subcompact SUV.
The Renegade is a first-time contestant in the Consumers Digest Best Buys rankings, which included subcompact SUVs for the first time ever this year. It joins Fiat Chrysler’s other five award winners in the test, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 300 and Fiat 500.
Consumers Digest selects its ‘Best Buys’ by ranking cars based on their purchase price, ownership costs, comfort, performance and utility, among other factors. The cars are driven in a variety of scenarios to evaluate characteristics like ride quality and fuel economy before the jury comes to their conclusions.