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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger Named Best-in-Class in 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee was named an Ideal Vehicle Award winner, along with the Dodge Challenger

Close your eyes and think of your ideal vehicle. Was it a Jeep Grand Cherokee or a Dodge Challenger? According to the 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards, it’s possible that it was—especially if you wanted a mid-size SUV or a sporty car.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Challenger were awarded the titles of “Most Ideal Mid-Size SUV” and “Most Ideal Sporty Car” respectively in the Ideal Vehicle Awards this year. This is the sixth year in a row the Grand Cherokee has earned the award, and the fourth year that the Dodge Challenger has won it. These awards show that owners are getting exactly what they want from these two Fiat Chrysler models.

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George Peterson, president of AutoPacific, Inc. said in a statement: “The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a consistent winner in AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award research. For the last six years, Grand Cherokee owners have rated the vehicle as the SUV best targeted to its owners’ wants and needs. Grand Cherokee owners want very little changed. This is a testament to the excellence Jeep planners, designers, and engineers have in understanding exactly what their customers want.”

In regards to the Challenger, Peterson went on to state, “The Dodge Challenger has a wide product range that provides what Sporty Car drivers want. Challenger has hit its target out-pointing Sport Car competitors in Ideal Vehicle attributes.”

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The 2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award winners are determined based on the responses of 65,000 owners of 2015 and 2016 model year vehicles. Each of these owners was surveyed after 90 days of ownership to determine what they would change about their car or truck in 15 key categories.