2016 Awards: An Oscar-Worthy Year for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram

February 21st, 2017 by


We’re in the midst of award season, as Grammys are handed out, Golden Globes are presented, and soon, Oscars will be distributed to the greatest performers of 2017. As awards season approaches its pinnacle with the upcoming Academy Awards, we’re taking a look back at the past year’s accomplishments and accolades for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram.

As with every year, Safford of Warrenton is proud to sell some of the finest, safest and top-performing vehicles in America, and our lineup this year impressed the masses once again.


Chrysler’s 2016 Awards:


  • The all new-Chrysler 300 earned its fifth “Best Buy” award in the Luxury segment of Consumer’s Digest
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named Chrysler 200 Top Safety Pick
  • 2016 Chrysler 200 FWD received the Highest Government Overall Vehicle Score of 5 Stars
  • Texas Auto Writers Association named the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the 2016 Family Car of Texas
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named the Best Minivan of 2016 by Cars.com
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was on the WardsAuto List of 10 Best Interiors for 2016
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica named Consumers Digest “Best Buy” in the Minivan segment
  • Automotive News named Chrysler Pacifica the newly minted Top Utility Vehicle of the Year



Jeep’s 2016 Awards:


  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee named Autobytel’s Top 10 SUV
  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee named 2016 Most Popular on Edmunds.com
  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee named one of Wards 10 Best Engines of 2016
  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee won Strategic Vision’s 2016 Total Quality Award for Best Midsize SUV
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler named Best Resale Value by Kelley Blue Book
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler makes Autobytel’s 10 Best SUV’s for the Money list
  • 2016 Jeep Wrangler named Hottest 4×4-SUV at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association show


Dodge’s 2016 Awards:


  • Dodge Charger Earns ALG Residual Value Award for the Third Year in a Row
  • Dodge Challenger Earns 2016 TrueCar Pre-Owned Value Award
  • Dodge Challenger Named Best in Class in the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards



Ram’s 2016 Awards:


  • Ram Full Size Pickup Truck named U.S. News & World Report “Best Full Size Truck for the Money” for the third year in a row
  • Ram 1500 named to Wards 10 Best Engines Award list for third year in a row
  • 2016 Ram Rebel wins off-road title with FOUR WHEELER’s 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Ram 1500 awarded Full-Size Pickup of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association

Award Highlights:

Dodge Charger Earns ALG Residual Value Award for the Third Year in a Row

Quality. Reliability. Desirability. The Dodge Charger has taken home the gold for all three for three years in a row. Winners are chosen through careful study of the vehicle, historical performance, and trends in the industry – and the Dodge Charger continues to come out on top.

“ALG recognizes vehicles and brands that stand out from the rest of the market, and that is exactly what the Dodge Charger does,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA of North America. “The only four-door muscle car in the market has now won this award from ALG three years in a row, and that is a testament to the fact that there is nothing else like Charger on the road today.”


The Newly Minted Top Utility Vehicle of the Year Award Goes To…


The Chrysler Pacifica! The first win since 2013, the Chrysler Pacifica beat out the Jaguar F-Pace and Mazda CX-9. Vehicles were judged on categories based on innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, value, and driver satisfaction.

“The winners were chosen by a jury of 57 automotive journalists from a group of three finalists in each category,” said Jack Walsworth of Automotive News. “A vehicle must be redesigned or substantially changed in order to be eligible for the award.”


Ram Takes a Three-Peat for Best Full Size Truck for the Money


For the third year in a row, the U.S. News & World Report has named the Ram full size pickup truck the “Best Full Size Truck for the Money.”

Winners of this award have the best combination of long-term value and quality in their respective class, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Do you want to be the owner of one of these award-winning vehicles? Purchase your next vehicle from Safford of Warrenton, we’ve got you covered.

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