Even with a seemingly endless amount of content spilling forth from both publications and the internet, it seems like it’s harder to choose a new vehicle now than it ever has been. Maybe it’s because there are just so many vehicles to choose from, or maybe the common consumer just knows a lot more about cars than they used to, but whatever the reason, it can be hard sometimes to decide which features in a vehicle are worth considering before buying, and which aren’t quite as important.

As your Jeep dealership serving Portage, we here at Vicksburg CDJR can recommend that you give some consideration to value retention, whatever else may be weighing heavily on your minds during the deliberation process. The fact that some cars, trucks and SUVs depreciate more slowly than others means that buying one vehicle over a competitor is something that could literally save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Knowing this, Edmunds puts out the Best Retained Value Awards every year to highlight the best vehicles in each segment in terms of retaining as high a percentage of the originally MSRP as possible. This year, we were impressed to see that three FCA models topped their segments, including the 2015 Dodge Challenger (Entry Sport Car), the 2015 Jeep Wrangler (Midsize Traditional SUV) and 2015 RAM Promaster Cargo Van (Large Commercial Van).

We’re obviously proud of all of our models and feel like any one of them would be a terrific investment, but the aforementioned models are specifically mentioned by Edmunds for being so good at holding their value over time. Consider that just one more tool for making an informed decision in buying a new vehicle!

Also, this Labor Day Weekend, patrons can get themselves free dinner and a movie with the purchase of any new vehicle. This includes a $25 gift certificate to any Darden Restaurant, as well as two free movie passes to any Celebration Cinema movie theater, along with a voucher for a regular popcorn and drink. For those that just want to test drive one of our new vehicles, the first 25 customer to get behind the wheel will get a voucher for a free popcorn.

We’re excited to see everyone come out this weekend and test drive some great new FCA automobiles!