The old way of thinking when it came to buying the first run of SUV’s was that bigger was better. Back in the day that’s why you bought them. You had a family to haul around or you needed the additional cargo space that a car couldn’t take care of. Over the years, though gas prices and the need for something that won’t drain your wallet has caused conventional wisdom to change. The manufacturers have responded to, Dodge and Jeep, specifically have put out in recent years full lines of smaller SUV’s and crossovers that can accommodate the need for space without breaking the bank. Two big examples you can find at Khalo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are the Dodge Renegade and the Jeep Renegade.
Bang for your buck
So what do you get for your money with these small SUV’s? Well first of all you get a better fuel economy than with their larger compatriots. In the case of the Dodge Journey you get 25 mpg on the highway whereas the larger Durango gets at max 22 mpg. For the Jeep the savings are even more pronounced, the Grand Cherokee tops out at 22 mpg on the highway where as the smaller renegade gets an impressive 29mpg.
You also get quite a substantial savings on your final price tag. Comparing the Durango and the Renegade we see that the Durango retails at right around 38,293 whereas the Journey sells for right around 29,042. That’s a savings of right around 8 thousand or 2000 per year on a 4 years finance plan. On the Jeep side of things, the Grand Cherokee sells for around 36,152, and the renegade retails for 21,846. That’s a savings of 15k or roughly 3000 per year when financed for 4 years. So not only do you save money on gas but your monthly payments are lower as well.
If you need something larger than your average sedan, but not something quite as large as a minivan or full size SUV then these compact SUV’s may be the best option for you. They offer hauling, room for cargo and most times room to haul 7 people. Weigh your options and Visit Khalo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.