One question a lot of shoppers have when considering new cars is how much their vehicle will cost them in the long run. But unfortunately, this can also be one of the hardest questions to answer – or at least it was, until Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com stepped in. KBB.com recently announced the winners of this year’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, and it looks like a stop at your local Dodge and Jeep® dealership, Monroe Superstore, is the way to go!

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards uses data from previous model years to supplement their own cost projections of depreciation and other out of pocket expenses. Insurance, fuel, repairs and maintenance, state fees, and more, all contribute to the overall projections of which car will cost you less in the long run. This year, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan topped the minivan segment, marking the third time in four years the Dodge Grand Caravan has dominated that category. And for the third year in a row, the Jeep Wrangler has come out ahead in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover segment. Executive editorial director and executive market analyst for KBB.com, Jack Nerad, said “the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is in a class by itself…and it is also a recognized leader in cost-to-own.” He had words of praise for the winning minivan too, commenting that “when it comes to cost-effective people hauling, you can’t beat the Dodge Grand Caravan.”

If you want to go in with your eyes open about what your car will cost you down the line, KBB.com has your back. And if you want a model that beats out others in its class for long-term cost-to-own, visit us today to talk to an expert Jeep and Dodge dealer. Dundee, MI, Toledo, OH, and other Monroe area drivers can find the long-term cost-effective 2017 Jeep Wrangler and 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan here at Monroe Superstore.