Automotive research group AutoPacific has awarded the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Challenger the ‘Most Ideal Mid-Size SUV’ and ‘Most Ideal Sporty Car’ in their respective segments.
AutoPacific ‘Most Ideal’ awards are chosen using survey data from 65,000 owners of new vehicles acquired after 90 days of ownership. With the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2016 Dodge Challenger, owners “indicated they are driving a vehicle that meets or exceeds their expectations,” according to AutoPacific.
The result marks the sixth consecutive year Grand Cherokee owners have rated the vehicle as the best SUV on sale, with owners saying the vehicle is well targeted towards their wants and needs.
“Grand Cherokee owners want very little changed,” said AutoPacific president George Peterson. “This is a testament to the excellence Jeep planners, designers and engineers have in understanding exactly what their customers want.”
The Challenger was chosen by owners as ‘Most Ideal’ due to its wide model range, which ranges from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 entry-level model to the 6.2-liter 707 horsepower Hellcat. Bridging the gap between the two is Dodge’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and 6.4-liter HEMI V8.
“The Dodge Challenger has a wide product range that provides what Sporty Car drivers want. Challenger has hit its target out-pointing Sporty Car competitors in Ideal Vehicle attributes,” said Peterson.