Every year, AutoPacific sends out its surveys to new-car owners to see which parts owners would change on their new vehicles. From these surveys, AutoPacific finds which vehicles ended up with the lowest number of requested changes and names these the 2018 Ideal Vehicle Award winners in their respective classes. In 2018, a Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep each took home a best-in-class award.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee took home the best-in-class award in the midsize SUV class. This win was no big surprise as the Grand Cherokee won the award in seven consecutive years leading up to this year’s win. With its impressive combination of class, capability, and power, can you blame Grand Cherokee owners for loving this midsize people hauler?
The 2018 Chrysler 300 took home the best-in-class award in the large-car segment. The 300 is a delicate balance of luxury and power that few in its class can match. Chrysler loaded the 300’s cabin with high-end features like the Uconnect 4 infotainment system, available leather, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and more. Add to this its optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 363 horsepower — the most potent V-8 engine in its class — and you can see this luxury cruiser means business.
Finally, in the sporty car segment, the 2018 Dodge Challenger upset the competition to take home the best-in-class award. While big coupe’s big win may surprise some, we expected it. With its wide range of options and trims, including the wild 717-horsepower SRT Hellcat model, there is a Challenger that fits just about every driver. Plus, with options like the R/T Scatpack Widebody and all-wheel-drive, buyers can build their 2018 Challenger to fit them.
The 2018 IAV awards included surveys from over 58,000 new car owners who bought their vehicles between September and December 2017.
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