When people are looking at purchasing a new vehicle, resale value is something some people consider as an important part of their decision. Understanding a vehicle’s resale value or what the vehicle will be worth down the line when going to sell or trade it in, can make the difference of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in the long run. To help new vehicle buyers make a smart decision on their next purchase, Kelley Blue Book annually releases its top-10 list of “Best Resale Value Awards”, recognizing vehicles for their projected retained value through the initial 5-year ownership period.
This week, Kelley Blue Book announced that 2021 Jeep® Wrangler, 2021 Jeep Gladiator, and 2021 Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500, all were named to the awards list for 2021. The announcement marked the 11th consecutive year that iconic Wrangler earned a spot on the list. Wrangler also led the Off-Road SUV segment for the third year in a row. As for the Gladiator, Ram 1500, and Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, each earned their second consecutive spot on the list
“Shoppers who choose to buy a 2021 model from one of our Best Resale Value Brand winners can be very confident that their vehicle will retain its value well over time,” said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book.
2021 Jeep Wrangler –
Offering its biggest, most diverse lineup ever, the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world enters 2021 as the undisputed king of the off-road SUVs. With six available powertrain options which include the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with engine stop-start (ESS), 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with ESS, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with ESS, 6.4-liter HEMI V8 exclusively in the Wrangler Rubicon 392, and the Wrangler 4xe, which combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a 17-kWh battery pack, there is a Wrangler for everyone. The body-on-frame Wrangler continues to offer front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, electronic lockers and is one of the few SUVs to offer a 6-speed manual transmission in addition to its available 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Jeep Gladiator –
For 2021, Jeep’s midsized pickup trucks offers a number of new packages to highlight its true off-road heritage. The Gladiator is the only pickup truck to offer standard 4×4 capability, while adding open-air freedom, and authentic Jeep design.
Choice of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with either a 6-speed manual transmission or available 8-speed automatic transmission, make the Gladiator one of the few pickups on the market you can purchase a manual transmission for. Gladiator does offer the potent 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS mated to an 8-speed automatic tranmission for those looking for more stump pulling power and better fuel efficiency. Combining traditional Jeep attributes with strong truck credentials, the Jeep Gladiator is a unique lifestyle vehicle capable of taking passengers and cargo anywhere.
2021 Ram 1500 –
As the benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance, and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup, the Ram 1500 continues to offer its customers the most award-winning pickup on the market. Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 lbs. of towing capability and 2,300 lbs. of payload. The eTorque mild-hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V6 (standard) and V8 configurations. The Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and is rated at an unsurpassed 33 mpg highway, delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel with the new Tradesman EcoDiesel HFE.
The introduction of the new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX brings the brand to the performance off-road segment. The TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.
2021 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty –
The 2021 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty lineup blends extreme performance and towing capability with the segment’s most refinement and operator comfort features. The 2021 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty offers a towing capacity of up to 37,100 lbs. and a payload capacity of up to 7,680 lbs. Driving it all, the pickup segment’s first 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque engine with the 6.7-liter Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel.
The Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty also sets benchmarks in comfort, luxury materials, innovation, and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty line of pickup trucks steps forward with the full force of modern capability.