Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger named ‘Best-in-Class’

Three vehicles you’ll find here at Barnett Automotive have been announced as segment winners by AutoPacific, Inc. as part of the research and consulting firm’s 2018 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, and Dodge Challenger were named “Best-in-Class Ideal Mid-Size SUV”, “Best-in-Class Ideal Large Car”, and “Best-in-Class Ideal Sporty Car,” respectively.
The 2018 Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on scores developed using results from AutoPacific's national New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. Respondents to this survey are owners of new model-year cars and trucks purchased from September through December 2017. The questionnaire was administered from January through April 2018. Respondents rate 14 vehicle attributes concerning their desire for change. Those vehicles wanting the least change win the IVA for their class.
Based on responses from more than 58,000 owners of new vehicles across all major manufacturers, the survey indicates that the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, and Dodge Challenger meet or exceed their expectations.
"IVAs speak to a vehicle's layout and design," said AutoPacific President George Peterson. "Giving owners a chance to tell us what they would change and how they would change it reveals which vehicles are designed to meet their needs and expectations. In other words, having owners who are happy with things the way they are says the manufacturer did their upfront research and designed the vehicle with their target buyer in mind."
AutoPacific is a future-oriented automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm. Every year AutoPacific publishes a wide variety of syndicated studies on the automotive industry. Founded in 1986, the firm also conducts extensive proprietary research, forecasting, and consulting for auto manufacturers, distributors, marketers and suppliers worldwide. Additional information can be found at

This is the eighth consecutive year the Jeep Grand Cherokee has won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award for the Mid-Size SUV segment. Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. A refined exterior design—complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL)—provides a premium appearance.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee features legendary capability, world-class craftsmanship, benchmark on-road refinement and advanced safety and technology features. Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of four available 4x4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.

During Jeep Adventure Days, you can lease a LOADED 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 here at Barnett for $289 a month*.
The Chrysler 300 lineup, as the winner of the IVA Large Car segment, delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality—all at an attainable value. Offering class-exclusive innovations and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips, the 300 lineup includes the Uconnect 4 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, improved features and an award-winning interface.
The Chrysler 300’s standard TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission delivers up to 30 mpg highway when paired with the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6.
Available on the Touring, Touring L, 300S and Limited is the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface.
Standard on the 300C and available on the 300S, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with 363 horsepower is the most powerful V-8 engine in its class.

Right now we have a 2018 Chrysler 300 S AWD with 3.6L V6 24-valve VVT engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. It includes the 300S Premium Group (Auto Dim Exterior Driver Mirror, Blind Spot & Cross Path Detection, Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, Exterior Mirrors w/Supplemental Signals, and more). Find your custom price at
Topping the IVA Sporty Car segment for the second time in three years, Dodge launches the most powerful SRT Hellcat lineup ever for the 2019 model year by leveraging the power of the record-setting Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to introduce the new performance halo for the brand and the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car – the 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.

Eight distinct models make up the reconfigured vehicle lineup for 2019: SXT, SXT AWD, GT, GT AWD, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Numerous option packages offer all the upgrades, unique heritage cues and additional performance that Dodge//SRT customers demand. Challenger offers a full range of engine options, including the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 on SXT, SXT AWD, GT and GT AWD models, the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 in the R/T models, the naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 on R/T Scat Pack models, the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 on the SRT Hellcat and a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 on the SRT Hellcat Redeye.

Right now, you can lease a LOADED 2018 Dodge Charger GT AWD for $339 a month*. 
Also during Jeep Adventure Days, you’ll find a LOADED brand-new 2019 Cherokee Limited 4x4 for $229 a month**, or a LOADED 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 for $229**. We have plenty of 2018s, too. Lease a 2018 Compass Trailhawk for $209**, a 2018 LOADED Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 for $299**, a LOADED 2018 Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 for $229*, and a LOADED 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude for $189**. 

It’s RAM Power Days, too, and you can lease a brand-new 2019 RAM 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 with Hemi V8 for $299 a month**! A 2018 Ram 1500 Quad Express 4x4 w/Hemi V8 is $299*, and discounts on 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4x4s go up to $13,000 off MSRP***.

You’ll find many more offers and specials, so stop in and ask us for details or click here to see them all.

And don’t forget the exclusive FREE Million Mile Warranty that comes with every NEW vehicle purchased from Barnett! See your Barnett sales associate for details on all the offers, and on the Million Mile Warranty. 

Offers end 10/1/18. OAC. See dealer for details. Security deposit waived. 10,000 miles per year. $2,999 plus first month’s payment, tax, license and fees due at signing. *39 months. **36 months. ***While supplies last.
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