The Jeep® brand has underlined its legendary reputation by winning a number of top honours in the German SUV and 4×4 title Off Road Magazine annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
With 174 models competing across 13 award categories, the Jeep brand stood out by winning two coveted first places, repeating its success of the last two years. The iconic Jeep Wrangler won the ‘Off-Roader’ A category, for the fifth consecutive year, taking 29.4% of the expert readers’ votes, well ahead of the second-placed (23.9%). It was also the first time the all-new Jeep Wrangler (JL), the fourth generation of the original off-road vehicle, received the Off Road Magazine readers’ award.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Renegade was named ‘Best Subcompact SUV’ in the C category, for the fourth year in a row. The Renegade was the first choice of Off Road Magazine readers, earning 16.8 percent of the votes. This was a particularly impressive achievement as the Renegade is the first Jeep model ever to run in the sub-compact SUV class. Its unmistakable Jeep design, as well as its class-leading 4×4 capability, were particularly well received with Off Road Magazine readers.
The flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee achieved second place in the ‘Luxury Off-Roader’ B category, ahead of all other imported brands in Germany. The all-new Jeep Wrangler took second place as best imported vehicle in the ’Newcomer’ category – a particularly important recognition as the model has yet to be launched in Europe and has never actually been seen on European roads so far.
The Off Road Awards first started in 1982, giving enthusiastic readers of the specialist 4×4 magazine the chance to vote for their favourite models. Over 43,500 readers took part in the 2018 edition of the Off Road polls.