The results are in: The 2019 Jeep Wrangler, according to automotive research company Kelley Blue Book, is the cheapest and best-bang-for-your-modest-buck off-roader on the market.

The company awarded the ride its 5-Year Cost to Own accolade. That means if you’re on a super tight budget, it’s the best four-wheeler you can get.

Kelley Blue Book analyzed all the cars out there and factored in all the possible ways you’ll spend money on your car after you drag it out of the dealership. It took into account things like depreciation, finance fees, insurance fees, and state fees. Plus fuel costs and maintenance costs, for good measure.

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler came out on top. It’s a highly affordable off-road option, all expenses involved.

This isn’t the car’s only accolade, too. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler also came out on top as the MotorTrend SUV of the year. It surpassed rivals in the following categories: advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety and security, and value and performance.

You can choose from four different configurations: the Sport, Sport S, the Sahara, and the Rubicon. Pricing starts at $28,045, which is not that bad for a 4×4.

More affluent car folks would probably skip the 2019 Jeep Wrangler for a fancier, more premium and feature-packed option. Budget-conscious off-road fans would probably be happy with most of what the ride has to offer, though. Especially if they can save cash in the long run if they opt for this one. In any case, we’re excited to see what the model for 2020 will bring to the table.


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