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2014 Best Resale Value Awards: Compact SUV/Crossover

2014 Jeep Wrangler
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Best Compact SUV/Crossover:

2014 Jeep Wrangler

American as apple pie and as rugged as the Rubicon trail that it can conquer in stock form, the Jeep Wrangler boasts a proud heritage that dates back to its ancestors helping win World War II. All that and the Jeep still has an ace in its pocket: resale value that's as resilient as it is.

Available with two doors or in extended length with four doors as the Unlimited model, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler is ready for adventure right out the gate with standard 4-wheel drive and a stout 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. The Wrangler is also one of the few remaining SUVs that can be had with a manual transmission for those who want ultimate control.

Priced at just over $23,000 for a basic model to around $40,000 for a loaded Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X, Jeep's go-anywhere vehicle fits a variety of budgets, from collegians who'd rather be camping to empty-nesters ready to see the world in a whole new way. The beauty of the Wrangler is that it can go where most other vehicles can't. So while the Jeep Wrangler will do the job shuffling you around the city with attitude, its true character surfaces in the wild. With a sturdy frame, generous ground clearance and available hard-core off-road features like locking differentials, the Wrangler can take you to amazing new places, with or without the roof, door panels or even windshield in place.

The Wrangler is built to provide years of such enjoyment, and will put a smile on your face even when it's time to part, thanks to a fabulous resale value.

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Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 68.3%
  • at 60 months: 58.0%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 8.8 Out of 10

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Expert Rating 6.6 Out of 10

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Specifications
Best MPG: 16/21
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2014 Honda CR-V

With its roomy and versatile interior, frugal fuel economy and easy driving manners, the Honda CR-V remains the poster child for compact crossover SUVs.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 63.0%
  • at 60 months: 50.7%

2014 Toyota RAV4

Fresh off a redesign, the Toyota RAV4 boasts contemporary styling and available features like blind-spot monitoring and a power liftgate.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 62.3%
  • at 60 months: 50.7%

Other Category Winners
See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012 | 2011
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