Badge engineering and platform sharing are dirty words in most automotive circles, but consider the benefits of these efficiencies and you might just relish their unintended consequences. Be it the unique-wheelbase Plymouth Barracuda or a BMW crossover atop a front-wheel-drive chassis for Mini, what happens in the market after such vehicles rolled off the dealership’s lot can’t be predicted. No matter, combining Hagerty’s valuation insights and readily-available used car data makes for a fun ride and illuminating ride. So let’s kick it off with something a little unexpected.
Jeep Patriot vs. Dodge Caliber
Jeep’s branding efforts over the last 20 years created a growing lineup with some less-than-Jeepish products that purists rightfully dislike. Jeep took the Dodge Caliber and made it into a Patriot compact crossover. It was universally disliked by enthusiasts, but this boxy