It’s always nice when an auto brand we love receives some recognition. Nothing says like “one of the best” like an award, and when that award comes from Consumer Guide® Automotive, consumers can rest assured that the award came from a reputable source. Consumer Guide recently completed its 2019 Best Buys review, and named two Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as some of the best – the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2019 Ram 1500.
Consumer Auto Guide Best Buys Awards
Since 1976, Consumer Guide has been a leading publication that publishes authoritative and objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Staffed by full-time automotive editors with more than 100 years of combined automotive experience, they’re able to provide professional, unbiased evaluations of new and used vehicles, as well as expert shopping advice. When it comes to the Best Buys, Consumer Guide Automotive editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by putting them through numerous tests that help distinguish themselves as good values compared to other vehicles in their class.
Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500
Since its release, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been collecting awards like it’s the only one competing. For the third year in a row, the Chrysler Pacifica went home with both, the “Family Vehicle” and “Minivan Best Buy” Award. Moreover, each of these awards have only been owned by the Chrysler name since their introduction to the marketplace. Now that’s a statement.
The Chrysler Pacifica sure is a family vehicle with more than 100 available safety and security features and plenty of modern technology to keep passengers entertained. Consumers can opt-in for a Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, available 4G Wi-Fi, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, or it’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) counterpart, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Both are minivans that don’t compromise for today’s families and have earned their spots as the most awarded minivans of the year.
Then we have the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, a winner in all our hearts after its reveal at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Capturing the Best Buy Award for “Large Pickup Truck”, 2018 marks the 11th consecutive year that Ram takes home the award, starting in 2008 (keep in mind, it’s the 2019 model year being awarded, for you math sticklers). Like the Chrysler Pacifica minivans, the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading the segment in luxury, efficiency, capability, and innovation, especially with its new eTorque mild-hybrid system in both V6 and V8 configurations. Plus, these days, trucks are more technologically advanced, and the 2019 Ram 1500 is available with new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen with a 360-degree camera and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L.
“As the winner of the Best Buy crown for the third year in a row, the Pacifica offers class-leading horsepower and fuel economy, excellent road manners and ride quality, and an unmatched array of family-friendly features…all wrapped up in a stylish package…With an excellent redesign for 2019, the Ram 1500 builds on the previous model’s considerable strength and offers an unbeatable ride/handling combination along with a high level of refinement, classy interiors and unique features.” – Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive.