Kelley Blue Book’s has named the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and the  2014 Jeep® Patriot winners of its 5-Year Cost to Own Award.

For a second consecutive year, the Jeep Patriot has the lowest 5-Year Cost to  Own in the compact SUV/crossover category, while the Dodge Grand Caravan has the  lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in the minivan/van segment.

  • For a second consecutive year, Jeep Patriot has the lowest 5-Year Cost to  Own in its class
  • 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan earns 5-Year Cost to Own Award in minivan/van  category
  • Awards honor vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs for the  first five years of ownership

“Chrysler Group is honored that Kelley Blue  Book has named the 2014 Jeep Patriot and 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan winners  of its 5-Year Cost to Own Awards,” said Reid  Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group LLC. “These awards recognize  our commitment to producing quality and reliable vehicles that customers love,  while providing great value throughout the ownership experience.”

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honors the vehicles and brands with the lowest  projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue  Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year  ownership period.  Kelley Blue Book calculates total ownership costs for new vehicles by applying a sophisticated  valuation methodology along with critical financial data from third-party  providers.

Jeep Patriot The 2014 Jeep Patriot offers consumers segment-leading  4×4 capability and excellent fuel efficiency along with rugged exterior styling  and clever interior features, all at an exceptional value.

With improved on-road performance compliments of a new-for-2014 six-speed  automatic transmission, unmatched Jeep capability in all weather conditions,  fuel economy up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg), more than 30 safety and security  features and a starting U.S. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of  $15,995, the 2014 Jeep Patriot is the best priced  SUV in America.

The 2014 Patriot is unmistakably a Jeep, designed to appeal to compact-SUV  buyers who want traditional Jeep styling with best-in-class off-road capability  at an affordable price.

Dodge Grand Caravan The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan celebrates its  30th birthday with a special model and a revised line-up to go along with its  segment-leading innovations and unbeatable value. The 30th Anniversary edition,  with unique exterior trim and upgraded interior content, will be available on SE  and SXT models. With class-leading cargo capacity, best-in-class power,  available class-exclusive Blu-Ray DVD player, segment-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go  and 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan truly is the  industry’s most versatile cargo and passenger vehicle and the best-all-around  vehicle for young families. And with a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,995,  it’s also America’s most affordable, best-selling and most-awarded minivan.

At the heart of the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is the award-winning 3.6-liter  Pentastar V-6 engine mated that delivers a best-in-class 283 horsepower and  3,600 lbs. towing. It is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic  transaxle and features a driver-selectable fuel-economizer mode. A 2013  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick with more than 55  safety, security and technology features, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is  available in four models that fit almost any lifestyle and budget: the AVP, SE,  SXT and sporty R/T.

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