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Jeeps make KBB ten most-awarded list

by Bill Cawthon on

The editors at Kelley Blue Book’s web site have named the Jeep Renegade and the Jeep Wrangler to their list of the 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2015.

The list was compiled from the winners of their Best Buy Awards, Best Resale Value Awards, 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, Brand Image Awards, and lists such as the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000, Best Family Cars, and 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Starting Under $20,000.


Jeep had two vehicles on the list: the only other domestic vehicle in the group was the Chevrolet Impala.

2015 Jeep Wrangler awards:

  • Best Resale Value Award: Compact SUV/Crossover (Wrangler)
  • Best Resale Value Award: Midsize SUV/Crossover (Unlimited)
  • Lowest 5-Year Cost to Own: Midsize SUV/Crossover (Unlimited)
  • 10 Most Fun SUVs
  • 10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000
  • 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000

2015 Jeep Renegade awards

  • 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000
  • 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Starting Under $20,000
  • 10 Most Fun SUVs
  • 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000
  • 10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $25,000

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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