Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep have each won a 2021 5-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book! The 2021 Chrysler Voyager won the title of Best Minivan and the 2021 Dodge Charger was named Best Full-Size Car. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 2-door picked up Best Off-Road SUV. That means each model has the lowest projected cost to own in its respective category. That’s the amount of vehicle-related expenses you’ll likely have to pay in the first five years that you own the car.
Those expenses include gas, insurance, and maintenance. KBB says you should always consider a car’s depreciation because it can have a big impact on your overall expenses. The site also says that buying a higher-end trim with more features might be more beneficial than buying a lower-level trim in the long run. Check out the predicted 5-year cost to own for the Charger, Pacifica and Wrangler 2-door:
2021 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door
- Predicted 5-Year Cost to Own: $41,187
- Compared to Segment Average: -$2,825
The Wrangler 2-door starts at $28,575. It’s offered with three engines – a 2.0-liter Turbo, a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. It kicks out up to 285 horsepower with the V6, and up to 442 lb.-ft. of torque with the EcoDiesel. It gets up to 29 MPG, and it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. There’s also the all-new plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe. It has a 375-horsepower turbocharged engine. It can travel up to 370 miles, and it gets up to 49 MPGe. The gas model comes in eight trims, and the 4xe comes in three.
This SUV has a soft top, a fold-down windshield, removable doors, and solid axles. Other features include a touchscreen Uconnect system with smartphone integration, heated and leather-trimmed power seats, a 9-speaker Alpine audio system with a weather- resistant subwoofer, and navigation. KBB says few vehicles can touch this Jeep’s capability. The site also says it’s a satisfying mix of classic design and real-deal off-road chops with modern amenities, technologies and safety systems.
2021 Dodge Charger
- Predicted 5-Year Cost to Own: $45,872
- Compared to Segment Average: -$4,233
The Charger starts at $30,245. It’s offered with five different engines, ranging from a 292-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 to a 797-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat Redeye V8. The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody is the fastest and most powerful mass-produced sedan in the world. It can hit 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds, and it has a top speed of 203 MPH. V6 models get up to 30 MPG. This Dodge comes in seven trims, from SXT to SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody.
This car’s features include a touchscreen Uconnect system with smartphone integration, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, a remote vehicle start system, and launch control. KBB says the Charger is the least expensive full-size new car to own over five years for many reasons, including its reliability and standard powertrain warranty. The site also says its different trims deliver classic American muscle in varying levels of force.
2021 Chrysler Voyager
- Predicted 5-Year Cost to Own: $41,954
- Compared to Segment Average: -$5,783
The Voyager starts at $27,235. It runs on a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. It gets up to 28 MPG, and it can haul an impressive 3,600 pounds. The cabin seats up to seven people, so there’s room for all of your friends and family members. There’s also an abundance of cargo space behind the first row. You get to choose from two trims – L and LX.
L comes with a touchscreen Uconnect system with smartphone integration, a dual-zone climate control system, Stow ‘n Go 3rd-row seats, and heated side mirrors. LX adds an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a tri-zone climate control system, satellite radio, second-row storage, and ambient interior lighting. KBB says it’s worth it to spend the extra $2,810 for the LX trim for the extra features.
2021 5-Year Cost to Own Award Winners For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
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