Jeep® vehicle owners have known for years that – if they can stand to part with their 4x4s – the vehicles’ resale value is through the roof, especially for Wranglers. Well, this year’s model is no exception. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler earned the Residual Value Award in the “Compact Utility” category from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data.
“The Wrangler is iconic among SUVs, and Jeep has continued to build its status by pairing its famous rock crawling abilities with fresh features, improved powertrain, and a refined interior,” said Raj Sundaram for ALG. “Regularly updated editions stoke demand, helping it jump to the top of the Compact Utility segment.”
The annual awards recognize vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after three years. ALG determines winners based on historical performance and industry trends, vehicle quality, production levels relative demand, pricing and marketing strategies.