Caitlin Moran

Jeep Wrangler Named on’s 2016 Best Resale Value List

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The 2016 Jeep Wrangler earned a spot on’s 2016 Best Resale Value list

Did you know that the moment you drive off a dealership lot in your fancy-schmancy, brand-new car, it automatically loses the majority of its value? It’s a scary truth we all have to face when we consider purchasing a new car, so it’s important to look at vehicles that retain their resale value extremely well. That’s where Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Best Resale Value list comes in handy.

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Every year, posts a list of the vehicles in each segment that will keep their value well. This year, the 2016 Jeep Wrangler made a lasting impression in the Compact SUV/Crossover segment. The Wrangler established itself as a true American icon, retaining 64.3% of its value over the course of 36 months and 53.9% of its value over 60 months.

With the no-frills base Wrangler Sport trim starting with a price tag just under $25,000, you might say that this rugged Jeep’s resale value is quite the number. Add the fact that many Wrangler owners add aftermarket parts to make it even more off-road ready, and the Jeep Wrangler will definitely get you more bang for your buck.

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Kelley Blue Book determines the winners of the Best Resale Value award after some considerable research and analysis. The prestigious website studies current vehicle data, sales data, market conditions, competition within each vehicle’s segment, future economical expectations, and the experience of its marketing and pricing analysts.

Each of these pieces of data comes together to create an alarmingly accurate number for each vehicle’s resale value.

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    A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.

  • Pesobill

    Well Ms. Moran , actually a vehicle does not ” loose the majority of it’s value” only a sizable amount generally 20-25% ..

    • Prince Albert

      Good thing she knows how to spell “lose”!

  • Mitt Zombie

    Its also one of the least reliable vehicles, it really is a POS. My girlfriend’s was falling apart at 60k miles and had more repairs that my last Honda and Acura combined in 300k miles by a factor of 4.

    • JEEPete

      Maybe your girlfriend doesn’t take very good care of her vehicles. I have owned MANY Jeeps, and currently have a Wrangled Altitude, Unlimited… Never had problems and my older TJ has 237,000. Keep driving those appliances though, plenty of others will support Jeep. Oh, and tell your “girlfriend” to change the oil once in a while.

      • Prince Albert


  • George Ellison

    We have a 2013 and its a great vehicle and has only gone to the shop for routine maintenance which has only been oil changes and tire rotation. My only complaint is the horrible tires. The tread easily feathers and then they get very noisy. The alignment is good. I don’t know if it’s poor quality tires or an inherent vehicle design problem. If Jeep – FCA ever launch the Wrangler with the V6 eco-tech diesel then I will trade mine in for it.