Jeep’s popular Wrangler model managed to snag top honours at this years 4X4 Magazine awards. The celebration highlighted the American company's long history of achievements, placing the model firmly at the apex of its field.
According to Jeep, the awards are judged by a series of specialist publication experts from around the country. They concluded that the 4x4 award should be given to the Wrangler model for its value for money, comfortable interior, off-road ability, towing prowess as well as iconic design.
The brand new Grand Cherokee model was also Highly Commended in the Premium category.
Nigel Fryatt, editor, 4x4 Magazine, said: “The Jeep Wrangler remains 4x4 Magazine’s Hardcore Class champion. It effortlessly demonstrates its off-road capabilities with immense power and torque, while delivering a gorgeously low, first crawler gear for when finesse is needed. All this in a comfortable, well equipped interior. Our only real criticism? There should be more of them around.”
Similar praise was given by Steve Zanlunghi, Managing Director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK, who said: “It's the classic 4x4 vehicle that is instantly recognizable the world over. The Jeep Wrangler is the essence of what Jeep stands for and we're honoured to receive a top award such as the Hardcore 4x4 of the Year. We're especially happy to win in consecutive years as it speaks volumes for the design and capability of the current generation Wrangler."
The Wrangler model is powered by a diesel engine that returns 34.9 mpg on combined cycle and has 213g/km Co2 emission. However, the Grand Cherokee diesel range comes with lower emissions of 198 g/km together with fuel consumption of up to 37.7 mpg.
Both models certainly prove popular with many Pentagon customers so take a look for yourself and see which one suits you best.