Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently dominated the US Vehicle satisfaction survey with the Dodge Challenger and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Dodge Challenger led the sporty car segment for the second time in three years, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee was the highest-ranked mid-size SUV for its fifth year in a row.
According to Chrysler, the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction awards base their responses on more than 66,000 owners of new and used vehicles, judging over 50 different attributes. The Challenger and Grand Cherokee each ranked particularly high in affordability, power, and efficiency.
“In many cases, an extremely satisfying vehicle is not the car or truck that has the best absolute build quality or the best safety rating,” said George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. “VSAs look at the big picture, which includes owners’ experiences with their vehicle’s quality and safety, but also goes deeper into the heart of the ownership experience.”
Owners also like the independent rear suspension and quietness of the Grand Cherokee, perfect for off-road trails and in-town driving alike. The Challenger is all about performance thanks to a standard eight-speed transmission, better aerodynamics, and white-knuckle acceleration.