Chrysler Pacifica vs. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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Love the Pacifica but don’t know if the hybrid is really the right choice? The Pacifica and the Hybrid model are both very similar. The major difference is the fuel economy, price and storage. Check it out!

Engine and Fuel Economy

The Chrysler Pacifica is a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle and it is equipped with a fuel-efficient 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. The Pacifica has an average fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient minivans on the market. With a full tank of gas, the Pacifica has a total driving range of 418 miles.
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Chrysler Supports Families in Many Ways Including the National PTA

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The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybird are made for families. And, those with children need a comfortable, reliable and convenient vehicle. Chrysler as a brand wants to show how dedicated they are to families, education, and children, so they are partnering up with some influential names to make a positive impact.

In addition to the previous partnerships with Sesame Street and Kango, Chrysler has teamed up with the National PTA (parent-teacher association) to support schools and education across the entire country. Chrysler is contributing with their ‘Cars 4 Classrooms.’ Not only is the brand sponsoring the PTA, but they have created the program in which schools can set up a test drive in the Pacifica and/or Pacifica Hybrid at school events. For each test drive, Chrysler will donate $10 for every test drive participant, even if the participant doesn’t buy or lease a Pacifica. [click to continue…]

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Changes to Chrysler’s 2018 Lineup

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Both the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler 300 have some changes for 2018, but remain very similar to the models of the previous model year. Check em’ out!

Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler made some changes to the Chrysler Pacifica lineup, and  as one of the most award-winning vehicles on the market right now, they didn’t need to do much to make it better.

For the 2018 model year, Chrysler has introduced a new trim, the Pacifica L, and with a starting price of just $28,000 it is the most affordable trim on the lineup. Additionally, all Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models have upgraded Uconnect 4 systems, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. [click to continue…]

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The Chrysler Pacifica – A Perfect Moving Van

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Moving to a new home? Helping your college student move into their dorm or apartment? Don’t spend money on a moving truck, just use your Chrysler Pacifica. The Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with the Stow ‘n Go seating system in the second- and third-row seats and the storage system makes it so easy for users to clear out the seats and turn the back of their vehicle into a huge space for furniture, boxes and anything else! How easy is it? There are literally two steps! [click to continue…]

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4 Reasons to Buy a Chrysler Minivan

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Minivans (until recently) have gotten a bad rap. People think they are only the “soccer mom” vehicle with no style. However, that is no longer the case! Over the last decade Chrysler has been killin’ the minivan game. Don’t believe us? The facts below will make you want a minivan no matter who you are (mom, dad, teen, and the list goes on).

  • Chrysler’s long-standing success – Sure, there are other minivans past and present from brands other than Chrysler. The Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona and the list goes on. However, for years now, even with the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler has run the minivan world. Chrysler’s minivans are always above average when it comes to style, tech and safety and are always affordable.
  • Safety – Minivans in general are safer than a SUV, sedan or other “family-friendly” vehicle. Think about it, they are built for families, and with families safety is always a top priority. In fact, the Chrysler Pacifica has over 100 safety features both standard and available to protect your family.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is Already Loved by Many!

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When searching for a new vehicle what is your first step? For most people it is research! When researching the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, you will find plenty of amazing reviews. One of our favorite recent reviews was written by Aaron Turpen from New Atlas. Aaron refers to the Pacifica Hybrid as “plug-in goodness for the whole family.”

Keep in mind this minivan is not only responsible for changing the game and making “minivans great again,” but it is literally the only hybrid minivan on the market. How awesome would it be to have a capable, child friendly, safe and spacious van that is also the most eco-friendly minivan on the streets? The review is pretty lengthy and really in depth. However, there are some main points we would like to reiterate!

  • The 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with dual electric motors, a electronically variable transmission and 16 kWh battery provides plenty of power to the hybrid. In fact, the vehicle is able to produce up to 260 horsepower.

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FCA Looking to Electrify the Industry

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FCA (Fiat-Chrysler Automobile) brands seem to be jumping on the electric and hybrid car game recently! The reason for this is the consumer’s growing need for environmentally friendly vehicles. Diesels have always been the option many chose over gas as it is more fuel efficient than gas. However, this shift is changing now that the popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles has taken off.

Hybrid and electric vehicles are no doubt better for this environment than gas or diesel. With that being said, FCA is aiming to please! Their first go around with electric vehicles started with the Fiat 500e Electric Car. Then of course came recently the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

The Pacifica was already the most talked about minivan, and with the hybrid drivetrain it is unbeatable. Infact, there is no other hybrid minivan on the market. This incredible hybrid comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine (same as the gas model), but is paired with dual electric motors and a 16 kWh 360 V lithium-ion battery. Together this combination allows for 84 MPGe, over 500 miles between gas fill ups, and 33 miles of pure electric range. [click to continue…]

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Six Facts you May not Know about the Chrysler Pacifica

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Since its debut in 2016, the Chrysler Pacifica has been the minivan to break the “typical minivan” reputation. It is a sleek and comfortable van with countless features both standard and optional. The Pacifica is safe, reliable, and provides plenty of space for your family. One of customers’ favorite features is the Stow ‘n Go seating, which provides up to 140.5 cubic space of cargo feet, but there’s a lot more to it than those few things.

Six facts you may not know about the Pacifica:

  1. It is always a rough day when it pours on you and your don’t have a spot for your wet umbrella in the car. No need to fret with the Chrysler Pacifica, positioned on the left side of the driver’s seat is a seat tray designed for wet umbrellas.
  2. Did you know embossed on the rubber mat lining in the tray in the front is the Dodge Grand Caravan? Chrysler thought this was a great way to show their minivan heritage.
  3. The available vacuum actually comes in one size with an additional extension if needed, 11.4-feet and an additional 11.4-foot extension.
  4. The Chrysler Pacifica actually has 13 cupholders, so you will never run out of space for drinks.
  5. The UConnect theatre system isn’t just for movies, but it also has built in games as well with USB connection compatibility.
  6. The Chrysler Pacifica is the first van to offer a panoramic sunroof that stretches past the third row.

Pretty cool, right? If you are interested in the Chrysler Pacifica or it’s sister hybrid model, check out our inventory at Miami Lakes Chrysler here.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Kango Partnership

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You know about the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, but do you know about Kango? Kango is an Uber-like family-oriented rideshare service based in San Francisco, California and the company has paired up with Chrysler to use the Pacifica Hybrid vehicle as a family-friendly rideshare van. Fuel efficient and family focussed, is a pretty perfect combination in the rideshare biz.

Families with multiple children run into the issue of having to take them to different places all at the same time, but Kango aims to make that problem a thing of the past and Chrysler is there to help by providing Kango drivers with Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicles.

We know what you are thinking, how could you trust a “random” driver with you kids. Kango drivers are not just random people. Each Kango driver must go through a serious background check that includes an individual’s fingerprints, criminal background check, driving history, and their past professional experience with children.

Aside from driver safety, parents also have peace of mind because they are in a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and it it’s the only minivan that has an I.I.H.S Top Safety Pick+. The Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models come loaded with features including a rear backup camera, electronic stability control, a security system, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring.

The partnership between Kango and Chrysler is also a win-win because the vehicle is fuel efficient, so drivers save time and money at the fuel pump. Not only does the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid come with all the modern and advanced tech features that the Pacifica has, but it is also the most fuel efficient minivan on the market. The Pacifica Hybrid has a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with dual electric motors and a 16 kWh 360 V lithium-ion battery, when in hybrid mode, the Pacifica Hybrid has a fuel economy of  84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). Wow!

Unfortunately, for now this service is only in California. However, there is a good chance it will spread to other states after a trial period! Until then, you have to be your child’s driver, so why not invest in the comfy, spacious, safe and entertainment filled Chrysler Pacifica? Check out our Chrysler Pacifica inventory at Miami Lakes Automall here.

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The Chrysler 300 makes Consumer Reports Recommended Vehicles List

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Consumer Reports has put the Chrysler 300 on its list of recommended vehicles. The Chrysler 300 was added to the list after the addition of a software update known as AutoPark, which is designed to prevent two hazardous situations.

The first hazardous situation is if the driver attempts to exit the car when it is not in park. The software will than recognize the fact that the driver is no longer present and automatically shift the transmission into park. The other situation is when the drivers tries to shut off the engine when the Chrysler is still in gear. When this happens, the transmission shifts into park and an accessory mode is activated for 30 minutes which controls the radio and power windows.
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