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. [click to continue…]
Summer flew by and taking the kids back to school is right around the corner! You probably want to impress the other moms and dads with your shiny and clean Chrysler Pacifica. So now is the time to wash away the summer for a fresh start for school. With that being said, follow these simple tips and you van will be looking brand new!
The messiest part of your van after a long summer with the kids is probably the interior. Follow these tips for interior cleaning and you will be all set come the first day of school!
Check for dust especially in vents. Use a small brush like a paint brush or tooth brush to dust all the dust away. Make sure you get every nook and cranny.
Interior wipes – Invest in interior safe wipes (which can be found at any car store or places like Target and Walmart). Thoroughly clean every inch of the can including the dash, door, steering wheel, seats if you have leather and any other interior surfaces. For those extra dirty areas where you are having trouble getting things caked on off, a Magic Eraser is a cheap and awesome way to get it clean.
What’s more family-friendly thant gang from Sesame Street? Nothing! That is why Chrysler and children’s show linked up for the new Pacifica campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to educate parents about all of the Pacifica’s 115 safety and entertainment features, so they partnered up with the gang that has been educating families for nearly 50 years to do so.
That was the first part of the four part series. In the video you see loved characters from Sesame Street easily using some of the Pacifica’s best features. Elmo uses the UConnect Theatre, Grover uses Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, and the Cookie Monster uses the hands-free liftgate to load the cargo with plenty of cookies (of course!).[click to continue…]
It is really no surprise that the Chrysler Pacifica is loaded with awesome safety features. Not only does the van have a five-star safety rating by the NHSA and is a Top Safety Pick for the IIHS, but it is built to be a family vehicle which means safety is a first priority.
The list of standard features goes on and on, but here are some of the most useful features you won’t find standard in other vehicles:
ParkView Backup Camera: Yep, a feature that is an add on for most vehicles comes standard with the Chrysler Pacifica. Vans are big vehicles which makes it harder to pull in and out of parking spots, but not with the Pacifica!
Multistage airbags: As technology evolves so do airbags. When equipped with multistage airbags, the front airbags have two inflator modules and the speed the airbag fills during an accident is determined by sensors monitoring things like speed. This technology prevents airbags from filling too rapidly for smaller collisions or too slowly for high impact collisions.[click to continue…]
Say what you want about minivans, but the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country is powerful enough (and cool enough) to be in a high speed chase. Well, at least according to the preview for the newest upcoming Halle Berry movie, Kidnap. Thanks to the movie and movie trailers, we can truly say the Chrysler Town & Country looks pretty awesome in a car chase.
The Chrysler 300 lineup is getting a few changes for the 2018 model year. Next year, the lineup will have some new trims, more variety, but the same luxury and style.
The current 2017 300 lineup consists of four trims, the Limited, 300S, 300C, 300C Platinum. The new 2018 lineup will consist of five trims, the Touring, Touring L, 300S, Limited, and 300C. This lineup fits perfectly and makes plenty of sense when compared with the Chrysler Pacifica lineup.
The new base trim, the 300 Touring, will come standard with cloth seats. As usual the further up the trim lineup you do, the more luxurious the vehicle. The Chrysler 300C replaced the Platinum trim, but it will be as loaded with luxury features like leather seats and top of the end technology as the Platinum trim was in previous model years. [click to continue…]
Receiving a high rating in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is awesome accomplishment for any brand and in this year’s study, all FCA U.S. brands improved.
The Initial Quality study is based on the responses participants give during the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. The final ratings reveal how many problems owners reported and vehicles that have lower scores are considered higher quality because that represents problems reported.
How amazing does watching Fourth of July fireworks from a convertible sound? Reclined and relaxed in your seat with music on and fireworks from every direction. Sounds pretty great, right? However, for some people a convertible just isn’t practical because many convertible models are small and others are expensive, but there is another optio
The Chrysler Pacifica (a minivan) has an award-winning Tri-Pane Panoramic Sunroof and it gives all passengers (up to 7 or 8, depending on its configuration) an excellent overhead view, so it would be an ideal vehicle for viewing fireworks on the Fourth of July.
As the name implies, the Tri-Pane Panoramic Sunroof provides a pane of glass over all three rows of seats. The dual-pane above the front and second-row seats can be opened with the touch of a button, and the third-row pane is fixed, but it still provides a view of the sky above.
Worried about the panes being too hot in the dead of summer? The overhead glass is deep-tint glass and there are available power sunshades to keep the sun out when not in use. [click to continue…]
Ever since Chrysler ended production on the Chrysler 300 SRT8 in 2014, the brand has slimmed down their lineup in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean the model is long forgotten, in fact, the Chrysler 300 SRT is still available in the Middle East, and customers ask us about it all the time. Here’s a look back at the Chrysler 300 SRT8 — we’d love to see it make a comeback.
A crazy powerful 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine.
All-wheel drive was an available drivetrain option.
An upscale and luxurious cabin with a smooth and quiet ride.
Heated front seats and leather upholstery.
20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in performance tires of course.
Have you heard about the lifestyle trend that lives by the hashtag, #VanLife? If not, it’s a lifestyle that some people have embraced to simplify their lives. These folks have transformed their minivan into a mobile home and are using it to travel and explore the country. Of course we don’t all have the luxury to turn our van into a temporary living space and travel, but there are a couple ways you can use some of the #VanLife inventions to make your everyday life much easier in your minivan.
This is the #vanlife you think about first most likely! Although not all van owners have families, many do. To make your trips to school, play dates, and so on easier, check out these accessories:
A portable vacuum to clean up messes (the Chrysler Pacifica is actually available from the factory with a built-in vacuum).
Seat covers to minimize mess!
Back seat organizers to hold toys.
Either a portable DVD player/laptop or go all out with the available DVD players in vans (your kids will love you).
The Travel Van
If you are going to try to do a very brief #VanLife trip, these items are essential. [click to continue…]