The 2021 Chrysler 300 Is Still The All-American Dream

 

Time and time again, automotive critics continue to underestimate the All-American Chrysler 300 sedan, meanwhile, this car has been able to stand the test of time and its been doing so since 2005 due to its powerful V8 engine option, all-wheel-drive, and enjoyable cabin ride. It appears that the automaker has the “If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It” approach, but that doesn’t mean it’s outdated. As with each model year, new technological updates and very minute design changes are added to make sure that this ol’ crooner still stays hip.

New Features for the 2021 Chrysler 300 includes blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors added on the Touring L, standard Red S Appearance package on 300S, new Comfort Group options bundle as well as a new Popular Equipment package.

Driving and Engine

The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine has gained immense respect in the automotive industry. This award-winning machine brings out 292 horsepower on the Touring and Touring L models, and 300 on the 300S. On top of this, the V6 gets a liberal amount of torque, making the perfect companion for sweeping in and out of rush hour traffic. 

Those who upgrade to the powerful and fearless 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine on the 300S will zoom off on 363 horsepower with 394 lb-ft of torque. This engine teams up with a rear-wheel-drive system, however, all-wheel-drive can serve as an option on the Touring and Touring L trims for the V6-engine.

An 8-speed automatic transmission is used for the 2021 300, but one can also choose the manual shift mode, especially since it allows for much better performance. It’s recommended to use Premium fuel for the V8, but both engines function just fine on regular unleaded.

Overall, the drive is highly energetic and great with handling. Of course, opting for the V8 engine will give you a more exciting experience by far and with the help of the 8-speed transmission, the ride flows nice and smooth, then even more so with the Sport mode.

Exterior

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the overall styling is pretty much the same as it was in 2005, but it wouldn’t be a Chrysler classic if it wasn’t! Its design looks like something your rich boss might be driving as he’s on his way to meet his rich yacht buddies. There are some subtle design elements that one might appreciate, such as the blacked-out detailing on the 300S. Additionally, the automaker offers Sport Appearance and Chrome Appearance packages on the entry-level 300 Touring, with both introducing 20-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The 2021 Chrysler is as just as much of a looker on the inside as it is on the outside. First off, passengers are immediately swallowed up by the 300’s large interior, and the same goes for their luggage with 16-cubic feet worth of space. The materials on the dashboard and the seats look swanky in their own right, but let’s be honest, the Sport Appearance adds that extra oomph in order to really make the aesthetics pop. The addition of the analog clock, rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster gives the interior an even more sophisticated feel.

Standard and Optional Features

As previously mentioned, although Chrysler prefers to keep a more traditional style, it adds subtle touches to make the car more modern. On the other hand, when it comes to its technologies, its quality is nothing short of state-of-the-art. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, keyless entry/ignition, cloth upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dash-mounted analog clock, leather-wrapped steering wheel, split/folding rear seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The infotainment system has an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone/audio, AM/FM/HD/satellite radio, voice control, and a 6-speaker audio system…and that’s just for the base model.

The Touring L model features blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front/rear parking sensors, self-dimming driver’s-side exterior mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, remote start, and LED fog lights. Meanwhile, the 300S adds on paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension.

Some highlighting available features include the new Popular Equipment and Comfort Group. The Popular Equipment tacks on navigation, SiriusXM traffic updates, a 9-speaker/506-watt surround-sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, while the Comfort Group includes self-leveling headlights, memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, powered rear sunshade, and LED-illuminated rear cup holders.

Miami Lakes Automall

The arrival of the 2021 Chrysler 300 is scheduled for later this year, more specifically by the Fall of 2020. When it finally does make its debut, be sure to purchase this automotive treasure at Miami Lakes Automall, we have an impressive selection of Chrysler models that are more than ideals for families. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica’s Totally Unlimited Features

 

Minivan enthusiasts and Pacifica lovers have been eagerly waiting for the renovated 2021 Chrysler model to arrive in dealerships, and when they finally do, they can be sure to find a little extra something special waiting for them. Other than Canadian market models, the company will no longer offer front-wheel-drive (FWD) gas-powered models on upper trim-level versions of the Pacifica. This means that only hybrid FWD and all-wheel-drive (AWD) will be available on Limited and Pinnacle models.

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited builds on a new premium console that easily blends into the instrument panel, with console panels that are soft to the touch and trimmed with an appealing accent stitch. The latest premium console has dual-level storage with substantial room for personal items and provides 7.6 liters of console storage, which is a considerable improvement from this year’s Limited model. Also, the console comes with a tambour door for central storage accommodation that is wider by half an inch and remarkably longer than the 2020 Limited. Moreover, the latest interior is all dolled up with Brushed Hydro bezels on the instrument panel.

Here are more features to expect for the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan.

What’s New For 2021

  • Standard SafetyTec/SafetyTec Plus
  • Next-Generation Radar with Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking
  • LED Headlamps, Fog Lights, and Tail Lamps
  • 18-Inch Polished Wheels
  • Integrated Premium Console
  • Wireless Phone Charging
  • 10.1-Inch Uconnect 5 Touchscreen Radio with TomTom Navigation

Exterior:

  • Tri-Pane Sunroof
  • Chrome Roof Rack
  • Chrome Body-Side Moldings

Interior:

  • Nappa Leather Seats with Piping
  • 13-Speaker Alpine Premium Audio
  • Two-Tone Steering Wheel
  • Hydro Bezels

Features:

  • Ventilated Seats
  • Heated 2nd Row Seats
  • Power 3rd Row Seat
  • Stow N’ Vac Vacuum Cleaner
  • Hands-Free Sliding Doors & Liftgate
  • Memory Audio, Mirrors
  • Power-Fold Mirrors That Auto-Fold In Park

Options:

  • Uconnect Theater Family Group
  • Uconnect Theater, FamCAM Interior Camera, & KeySense
  • Premium & Safety Sphere Group
  • 18 Speaker Harman Kardon Audio with Subwoofer, Safety Sphere
  • S Appearance Package
  • New 20-Inch Wheel Option
  • Red S Appearance Package 
  • Radar Red Seats & Badging

Concerning the engine of the Pacifica Limited, both the Canadian FWD gasoline models and Limited AWD models include the critically-acclaimed 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that pushes out 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, it’s also paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Under the hood of the Hybrid version, the advanced FCA-constructed dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) is allied with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine that has been specifically modified.

The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited is $45,845, (plus destination fee) for the Hybrid version and $48,390, (plus destination fee) for the AWD model. 

Near the beginning of September, ordering for the newest Pacifica was opened. The revamped minivans are assembled at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. These minivans are scheduled to start arriving in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you plan on ordering the 2021 Pacifica powerhouse, be sure to make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an ideal selection of Chrysler models and even have 2020 models for anxious buyers. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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New Details On The 2021 Chrysler Voyager

 

Voyager’s New Features

This year, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decided to give the Dodge Grand Caravan and Journey the boot, but they are still making moves with their latest Chrysler Voyager model for 2021. The Voyager is one of the most affordable minivans in the automotive market and is known for its fair share of similarities from its cousin, the Pacifica. What we can expect from this brand new vehicle is a stellar list of features as well as a near-immortal 2.6-liter Pentastar V6, which gives out 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Each model will have a standard seating capacity of seven and will also include voice control and familiar smartphone integration apps, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Another strong selling point is the Voyager’s recognized proficiency in safety, as it has received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). This rating owes to the van’s seven airbags, DRLs, brake assist, and the inclusion of many other common safety features. Some not so common features that will be included in the 2021 model are pedestrian detection with automatic emergency braking and full-speed forward collision alert. In terms of design, there will be a new black lower grille and an Ocean Blue Metallic paint option. For amenities, the car will have a standard power driver’s seat alongside a 3.5-inch driver info display, at the same time, options include tri-zone manual climate control and an overhead DVD player. Six speakers will be connected to a seven-inch Uconnect 4 touchscreen that has active voice cancellation. Extra available safety features include rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring.

The Voyager has available rear- and side-entry conversions, which can create easier access and also allow for more space inside the vehicle. For disabled passengers, this system is especially helpful because not only does it produce much-needed space for their wheelchairs and scooters but the car also features an upgraded ramp securing system that makes it easier for those in the mobility vehicles to enter inside of the car much easier. The LXi fleet-only version will be available with leatherette seating, remote start, a roof rack, and a retractable heat shield in the second-row. At this time, pricing has not been announced, but we can only expect that it will undercut its competitors.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Whenever a new car is released Miami Lakes Automall has your back in providing the latest Chrysler vehicles in the market. Our dealership has a wide range of models that are up-to-date and technologically savvy, not just from Chrysler but plenty of other brands!

Also, for an even more advanced version of the Chrysler Voyager, it’s recommended to opt for the award-winning Chrysler Pacifica, this vehicle is recognized as having the most standard features than any other car in the automotive industry and its powertrain options are nothing short than sensational.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chrysler Is Now Accepting Orders For Its 2021 Pacifica Minivan

 

Ordering Is Now Open

At long last, Chrysler fans can now order their favorite minivan, the 2021 Pacifica. This rocks a state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive system that has up to 80 MPGe with the first hybrid powertrain in its segment, it’s also the leading competitor when it comes to the most standard safety features in the entire automotive industry, not to mention, that it provides high-quality materials and technological features for an incredibly low price of just about $35,000, (plus destination fee).

“For more than 35 years, Chrysler has led innovation, and the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica AWD, with more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, are designed to build on that position,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Add in all-wheel-drive capability paired with Stow ‘n Go seating, the only plug-in hybrid minivan and the new premium Pinnacle model, and the new 2021 Pacifica is America’s most capable and most technologically advanced minivan.”

The arrival of this all-inclusive vehicle is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of this year, with the production of both the 2021 Pacifica and Voyager located at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.

Versatility For Families

The Pacifica is the only car in its segment to offer class-segment Stow ‘n Go seating, joined with a highly advanced AWD system. This AWD system engages seemingly without fear and doesn’t need the driver’s involvement, it’s also very competent in transferring all of the available torque to the rear wheels. Additionally, the AWD provides better traction on a variety of different road conditions such as dry pavement, wet-surfaces, or snow-covered roads. 

The starting package for the AWD on the Touring and Touring L models has a U.S MSRP of  $2,995. Buyers have the option to choose between the critically acclaimed 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 allied with AWD or the hybrid powertrain on the Limited model, as well as the Pinnacle.

Moreover, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is being offered on all four trim levels and keeps the same starting U.S. MSRP. This model maintains its eligibility for a $7,500 federal tax credit, including state and local credits. This vehicle gives out more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) when driving on electric power. When in this mode, the all-electric range is more than 30 miles and has a total range of more than 500 miles.

New Features

For 2021, Pacifica grants families with more advantages and benefits than ever before, already starting from its lowest trim. Highlighting features to watch out for include new LED lights, Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense rear park assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Stop, Electronic stability control (ESC), Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.

According to the company, there are 116 standard and available safety features. On top of this, the brand is adding on an all-new and standard Uconnect 5 system. It comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, which is almost 20 percent larger than the previous screen and also the largest in its class. Not only is it 5 times faster than the Unconnect 4, has Amazon Alexa capabilities. 

Another highlighting feature is the new interior FamCAM. This camera gives parents a bird’s eye view of the little critters and provides images in high-definition, they even have the ability to zoom in.

Best Features For Each Trim

The Pacifica already includes plenty of features starting on the lowest trim but as with any car, buyers are guaranteed more bang for their buck on higher tiers. Here features that stand out on each trim.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

  • 14 new standard features like Pedestrian AEB, Forward Collision Warning, adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, automatic high beams, LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, and more.
  • All-new Uconnect 5 with a 10.1-inch touchscreen.
  • Stow n’ Go seating.

Starting U.S. MSRP:  $35,045

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L

    • Leather trim seats.
    • Heated front seats and heated steering wheel.
    • Chrome roof rack and body-side moldings.

Starting U.S. MSRP: $38,145

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited

  • Limited Premium console
  • Uconnect 5 NAV system with new TomTom navigation.
  • A 13-speaker Alpine audio system.
  • Tri-pane sunroof.

Starting U.S. MSRP: $45,845 (Hybrid) and $48,390 (AWD)

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

  • Caramel Nappa leather seats.
  • Second-row comfort lumbar pillows with an engraved Chrysler logo.
  • FamCAM interior camera.
  • All-new Harman Kardon Premium Audio Group.

Starting U.S. MSRP: $50,845 (Hybrid) and $53,390 (AWD)

2021 Chrysler Voyager

  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.
  • Optional Pedestrian AEB and Full-speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus.

Starting U.S. MSRP: $27,235

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you plan on ordering the 2021 Pacifica powerhouse, be sure to make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an ideal selection of Chrysler models and even have 2020 models for anxious buyers. Those who interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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5 Cars That Nearly Ended Chrysler’s Legacy and 5 That Saved it

 

The All-American automotive brand, known as Chrysler (and soon to be Stellantis) was founded in June 1925 and became known as one of the ‘Big Three’ in the U.S) market with other famous brands like General Motors and Ford. Throughout the years, the company has struggled to stay afloat for one reason or another, but somehow, the Chrysler was always able to rebrand itself with a new model that resonated with car enthusiasts and families alike. Here are 5 Cars That Nearly Ended Chrysler’s Legacy and 5 That Saved it.

Cars That Nearly Killed Chrysler

2007 Chrysler Sebring

 

This midsize sedan toughed it out for about a decade after its 1995 debut. The Sebring got a lot of flack, and not necessarily because it was a bad car, but simply because it brought nothing new to the table, especially in the sea of other sedans during that time that was considered pretty bland and unimportant. It didn’t do much to stand out and didn’t even attempt to trick buyers into believing that it was a great vehicle with its lackluster looks. Therefore, by the time Chrysler finally decided to do away with the Sebring, no one even noticed that it was gone…or perhaps even existed.

Chrysler TC By Maserati

 

This downfall of this 1988 Chrysler model took an unexpected turn for the worse mainly because the brand found great success from its K-Platform. The overall idea was to combine the company’s engine with a Maserati body, but ultimately the car was heavily panned by automotive journalists for apparently “taking the worst from each partner.” One big criticism was the fact that the TC vehicle seemed to have similarities to the LeBaron GTC convertible, which less inexpensive. Other deterrents included a lack of choices for exterior colors and ultimately second-rate engine performance. Chrysler was only able to sell 7,300 units its 3-year production, as opposed to their estimate of between 5,000 to 10,000 per year.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

 

 

It might be surprising to know that the Pacifica minivan that we all know and love today didn’t always get such a great reception, specifically its 2004 model. These early models were humorously nicknamed ‘engine-dropper’. This harsh nickname was characterized by the real prospect that the engine could actually fall out of the car. Since the engine cradle was highly susceptible to rust and could rise to a level where it couldn’t even support the weight of the engine. Needless to say, this really ruffled feathers with buyers and even led to quite a few lawsuits against the Chrysler. Besides the rust, the original Pacifica models were pretty uninspiring and didn’t translate well in sales.

2007 Dodge Caliber

The 2007 Dodge arrived when Chrysler was tackling significant financial trouble and simply didn’t offer much pizzaz that would save the day. This dull SUV was chastised for being unnecessarily loud, heedless of what engine option the buyer chooses. Some might have even simply ignored the noise if the engine performance was worth getting excited about, but driving this vehicle just felt ridiculous.

Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

 

Many people felt that the Chrysler Aspen Hybrid was a purposeless vehicle, and it was predictable that it wouldn’t even last a year after its initial debut. It was pretty much the equivalent to a BlockBuster store trying to one-up Netflix since it had strong comparisons to the Dodge Durango but was covered with plastic and unauthentic wood finishing. There were reports that the company already spent past their budget during the production of these models, therefore, it seemed perplexing as to why they would continue to try to produce them. Sales proved to be stagnant and the combination of the 2009 economic recession ultimately led to the Aspen’s demise.

Cars That Saved Chrysler

Dodge Caravan

 

The very first Caravan is best hailed as not just the car that rescued the Chrysler but also the one that ignited the birth of the minivan. The idea of the minivan concept was summoned up by the company’s CEO, Lee Iacocca, who initially presented it at Ford but it was rejected. At Chrysler, he was able to bring his concept to fruition and was greatly rewarded by the success of the 1984 Dodge Caravan, with over 14.6 million units that have been sold since 1983.

Dodge Omni

 

The compact Omni car had a successful reign for 13 years after its release in 1977. It drew inspiration from the European Chrysler Horizon and was even one of the first front-wheel-drive economy cars made and sold in North America. The Omni essentially came to Chrysler’s rescue, when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy and turned to government support just to keep afloat. This compact was used as evidence that it was making affordable and fuel-efficient cars to compete with imports that were dominating the market at the time. In the end, the Chrysler Omni became a smash hit in the automotive market in the years approaching the debut of the ever famous K-cars.

Dodge Aries

 

The Dodge Aries was developed upon the famous K-Car platform and relished in great success as a result. The platform of the K-Car is characterized as a car made to lodge 6 passengers across 2 bench-style seats. During this time, the traditional arrangement could only accommodate 5 passengers, which significantly contributed to the popularity of the K-platform. At first, customers weren’t too pleased with the high price tag, but the company responded quickly to the criticism by dropping down to a more wallet-friendly price.

Dodge Challenger

 

 

Chrysler hit the bulls-eye with the Dodge Challenger, and it continues to be one of the most well-known vehicles from Chrysler and even in the automotive industry. In spite of numerous changes made by the parent company, Daimler, it continues to provide top-notch performance. Since its first introduction in 1970, there have been three generations that continue to produce much-need revenue to the company, even when having to play a tough match of tug-of-war from rivals like the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro.

1982 Chrysler LeBaron

 

 

Last but not least, Chrysler’s 1982 Lebaron is considered the top-dog of the K-cars that helped to elevate the company during hard times. It aided Chrysler’s relaunching the convertible market after a lengthy absence. Compared to its predecessor, the Lebaron’s length was trimmed off by two feet. Also, a jaw-dropping 362kg of weight was also removed, which meant gas mileage greatly improved, a very enticing development during that time.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Today, Chrysler has earned numerous awards with its dynamic and technologically savvy 2020 Chrysler Pacifica and 2020 Pacifica Hybrid. Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling these models for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in any of these models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Chrysler Pacifica Makes The Cut On Top 5 Family-Friendly Vehicles For Cars.com

Recently, the popular automotive website, Cars.com gave the Chrysler Pacifica one of many honors, as it ranked it among the top-five family-friendly vehicles for this year. The publication sang the Pacifica’s praises for its generous seating space (perfect for social distancing), Uconnect Theater, as well as its optional sunroof options that give way for increased airflow.

As previously mentioned, the Pacifica gaining a spot among the top-five contenders is not the first time that the famous minivan has been recognized for its purposefulness for families. This year in April, PARENTS magazine gave the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid the honor of the 2020 Best Family Cars award. Additionally, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica won the 2020 Best New Family Car award from Good Housekeeping (in partnership with Car and Driver) in the minivan category.

Cars.com made the list in tandem with its release of new survey data that spotlights parents’ decisions on safe transportation for back-to-school. According to the automotive site, as children returned to school, as many as 55 percent of parents will opt to drive their children to school rather than allowing them to use school buses or other means of public transportation. The website also has a survey that indicates that the number of parents are setting out to carpool with other parents is up by 22 percent.

“Back to school looks very different for families this year because of the ongoing pandemic,” said Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief, Cars.com. “Because of this, parents are turning to their personal vehicles as the best mode of transport for kids returning to in-person learning. The Chrysler Pacifica provides families spending more time in the car a comfortable escape with a spacious interior to carry extra supplies or snacks and digital features to entertain while traveling to-and-from school and beyond.”

 The Pacifica rocks a standard seven and available eight-passenger seats with plenty of legroom. In the back seat area, there is also an optional Uconnect Theater that comes with built-in games and available WiFi, perfect for keeping the little kiddos occupied while waiting through those long drop-off lines. Moreover, there are available dual- and tri-pane automatic sunroof options that bring in that nice, fresh breeze at just a push of a button.

Stow n’ Go storage bins are located in the second-row, this makes way for passengers to use the extra space for items like textbooks and other important school supplies. The available Stow ‘n Vac also aids in cleaning up any messes made by the little ones. The Pacifica also makes other soccer moms jealous with its latest advanced safety features and security technology, with over 100 standard and optional gadgets to choose from, such as the five LATCH child seat configurations.

More family-centered features are on the way for the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and are set to arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter, some which include:

  • More standard safety features that outnumbers any other vehicle in the automotive market.
  • An optional and new all-wheel-drive (AWD) to aid in transporting children to school in various types of weather joined with the van’s class-exclusive Stow ‘Go seating.
  • Four new games for the Uconnect Theater: Concentration, chess, Chrysler Says (later availability), and backgammon (later availability).
  • A new FamCam interior camera that makes way for parents to monitor their children from their seats and even zoom in occupants.
  • The first of its segment, USB Type C ports that charge devices up to four times faster than traditional USB outlets.

Miami Lakes Chrysler 

At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell plenty of cars that are family-friendly and have the latest features, more specifically 2020 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. Those who are interested in any of our models can take a look at our Chrysler inventory via our website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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Who Wore It Better? The 1955 Chrysler 300 vs 2020 Chrysler 300

 

The All-American Chrysler 300 warmed its way into our hearts upon its first appearance in 2005, but it wasn’t the first luxury sedan created by the famous minivan brand. Apart of their “letter series”, the 1955 Chrysler C-300 came onto the scene centered on performance made by U.S manufacturers after World War II.  After this, it used the 300 name for performance sedans in 1999 for the 300M and again for the current generation for the V-8 powered 300C models. 

It may seem a bit unfair to compare cars with such vast time spans, but sometimes that element of nostalgia is necessary in order to learn from where we started. It’s a battle of old school versus new with the 1955 Chrysler C-300 and 2020 300C!

1955 Chrysler C-300

The iconic Chrysler C-300 took the automotive world by storm with its game-changing specs and performance upon its debut. Considered mind-blowing back then as it has a 300 horsepower 5.4-liter HEMI “Firepower” V8 engine. Certainly considered the most thunderous American car in its day, and played a significant role in the “muscle car movement” during the 1950s through the ’60s. 

In combination with making the Flying Mile record at a measurement of 127.58 mph (205.32 km/h) and proving triumphant in NASCAR, it was soon used to advertise as the “world’s fastest stock car” or sometimes referred to as “The Banker’s Hot Rod”!

The Initial Reception

$4,100 may sound like a steal to some, but back then, this was considered a hefty amount, therefore, the C-300 was considered to be a luxury vehicle. This model received great acclaim and soon much business for the company for the next 10 plus years.

In the beginning, this car attracted attention due to its rarity in its type of make and gave Chrysler a reputation as the top dog of muscle cars. The brand’s 300 “letter series”, which were successive models given the next letter of the alphabet as a suffix, was considered a big hit. However, by the time the Chrysler 300H come out, and others following this, interest was soon lost, especially since a lot of the models didn’t have much distinction between them, and it was a little too late by the time the styling was finally updated for the 300J. The company tried to re-strategize again by diluting the features and making the price more reasonable with their 300L model, however, it still proved not to be enough, marking the end for the series for quite some time.

2020 Chrysler 300

Decades after the end of the “letter series” reign, Chrysler debuted the revamped 300 model at the 2003 New York International Auto Show, with a modern interpretation of the C-300. It showed off its large grille and hood, as well as its low roofline. The re-establishment of the 300 models proved to be worth it, as it enjoyed a great deal of success in the mid-2000s and also gained popularity among high-profile celebrities. 

The 2020 Chrysler really brings that level of class and refinement to the brand more than ever, though it holds a strong likeness to its predecessors. Similar to the “letter series” the company doesn’t seem to hold much interest in making big revisions to the style of the car, which some automotive critics have said this inaction only hurts the company. 

On the flip side, maybe Chrysler simply believes in the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, especially since it already provides much power with its strong and mighty 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The addition of the 394 lb-ft of torque helps make this car easy to handle and makes for great acceleration. Best of all, this 2020 full-sized car is a delight to ride in for is luxury but incredibly kind in its pricing.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

All in all, for which car fair better all depends on one’s preference and especially love for nostalgia versus updated technology. Speaking of updated vehicles, Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling 2020 Chrysler 300 models for around $35,000, (plus destination fee). It rocks timeless American styling while implementing an array of standard features like a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio with an 8-inch touch screen, USB input, and Bluetooth streaming. 

Those who are interested in this model can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Latest Information About The 2020 Chrysler Voyager

 

2020 Chrysler Voyager is a comfortable little minivan that drivers and passengers will enjoy. The ride is nice and quiet inside and has a great deal of space for front-row occupants. It also includes a variety of advanced technology features that are standard such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a highly efficient V6 engine.

Interior

The Voyager’s interior is built very strategically and its surfaces are nice to the touch. The upholstery comes in either a black or toffee color, and only cloth seats are available.

Traditionally, this Chrysler model accommodates up to seven people in three rows. Two of the second-row bench seats are standard. However, buyers can also opt for two second-row bucket seats, which will make it easier for passengers to slide in and out between rows coming from the third row.

Passengers in the first row will appreciate the vast amount of legroom as well as excellent visibility. Though, back seat passengers should also find their seats to be quite comfortable. 

Cargo space in the 2020 Voyager is also quite plentiful as it has 32.5 cubic feet worth; 87.5 cubic feet with third-row seats folded and 140.5 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded. 

Additionally, this minivan includes standard Stow’n Go seats that fold into the floor from the third row. This feature permits owners to make better use of their cargo capacity without the hassle of having to remove the seat.

There is even more storage space throughout the interior which includes the Stow’n Go storage in-floor cargo cubbies in the rear seats, an umbrella holder in the front seat, and even storage bins and drawers to accommodate other small items.

In terms of tech features, both drivers and passengers will enjoy Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system for this vehicle. The system is very user-friendly and responds quickly. 

Performance

Drivers will quickly find that the Voyager gets the job done swiftly and smoothly during commutes. It’s powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine which has 287 horsepower. A standard 9-speed automatic transmission also aids in the efficiency of this vehicle.

This vehicle also provides some of the best gas mileage figures in its segment. The front-wheel-drive models bring out 19 mpg for the city and 28 mpg for the highway. 

Safety

Parents will find great comfort in knowing that the 2020 Voyager has already been esteemed for its ability to keep its occupants safe. In fact, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the minivan an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars, specifical for frontal and side crash test, as well as four stars in the rollover assessment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also honored the vehicle with a good rating in four crash tests.

To add on, the Voyager includes advanced safety features such as a standard rearview camera, as well as optional rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The overall cherry on top is that Chrysler provides a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall has a great variety of different Chrysler models that range for different needs. Check out all of our Chrysler inventory or visit us today!

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FCA and Waymo Expand Their Alliance As Their Efforts With Autonomous Technology Increase

 

Today (July 22), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and autonomous driving company, Waymo announced that they have made strategic and fundamental steps in the expansion of their thriving partnership.

At this time, Waymo will work mainly with FCA as its endeared partner in crime for the development and testing of class 1-3 light fleet vehicles. At first, the dynamic duo will focus on the incorporation of the Waymo Driver into the Ram ProMaster van, which is a technology platform that allows one access to a wide range of commercial customers on a global scale. This collaboration will make way for FCA and Waymo to take advantage of their particular strengths and capabilities to conclude how to successfully use autonomy to tackle the express needs of commercial customers, especially due to the swift expansion of product delivery services.

Additionally, FCA has chosen the Waymo company as its select, advised partner for L4 autonomous technology across its fleet models. In fact, FCA has already begun to work with Waymo to construct future products for their vehicles, which will be operated by the Waymo Driver.

“Our now four-year partnership with Waymo continues to break new ground. By incorporating the Waymo Driver, the world’s leading self-driving technology, into our Pacifica minivans, we became the only partnership actually deploying fully autonomous technology in the real world, on public roads. With this next step, deepening our relationship with the very best technology partner in this space, we’re turning to the needs of our commercial customers by jointly enabling self-driving for light commercial vehicles, starting with the Ram ProMaster,” said Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer, FCA. “Adding Waymo’s commitment to partner with us to deploy its L4 fully autonomous technology across our entire product portfolio, our partnership is setting the pace for the safe and sustainable mobility solutions that will help define the automotive world in the years and decades to come.”

 “FCA was our first OEM partner and we’ve come a long way together,” said John Krafcik, Chief Executive Officer, Waymo. “The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans were the first vehicles in our Waymo One fleet and, guided by the Waymo Driver, have now safely and reliably driven more fully autonomous miles than any other vehicle on the planet. Today, we’re expanding our partnership with FCA with the Waymo Driver as the exclusive L4 autonomy solution for this global automotive company. Together, we’ll introduce the Waymo Driver throughout the FCA brand portfolio, opening up new frontiers for ride-hailing, commercial delivery and personal-use vehicles around the world.”

 In 2016, FCA became Waymo’s first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partner, ensuingly, the two have stayed pretty close as they worked on fusing the Waymo Driver into FCA vehicles.  Their hard work has proven to pay off, since the creation of a highly-effective L4-equipped Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. This union also resulted in the first commercial autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as the offering of fully driverless service to riders, which made its way driving in several cities from various locations and difficult weather conditions.

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Do you know who else is making headway? Miami Lakes Chrysler of course! Our dealership always has a wide range of Chrysler vehicles, namely all-inclusive Pacifica! Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative virtually for further assistance.

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An Overview of Something New: The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

 

It’s an all-out war in the automobile market when it comes to minivans and SUVs, but the Chrysler Pacifica will be damned if anyone even thinks that they can take its crown, especially after the debut of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.

As always the Pacifica is tailor-made to accommodate families who value lots of space and ease of access, similar to a compact SUV. The latest Chrysler vehicle can lodge up to eight occupants, and also provides a ride that is stable and comfortable. Furthermore, active safety and driver-assistance features come standard, and all-wheel-drive is optional.

New features include range-dominant Pinnacle trim, revitalized styling, a Fam-Cam interior camera, updated Uconnect 5 with Amazon Alexa, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, and overall more standard safety features.

Full-Efficient Engines

The gasoline-powered 2021 Pacifica uses an efficient 3.6-liter V6 engine and is paired up with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The newest Chrysler vehicle is one of the most well-regulated minivans, as it saves lots of energy and fuel. Similar to plenty of other new vehicles, the Pacifica includes a stop/start feature that saves energy when the vehicle comes at a stop or other inactive scenarios. However, if one is not fond of this function, they can easily deactivate the system.

However, if one wants to prefers something that is a bit more environmentally friendly, a recommended choice would be the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This drivetrain in particular is accessible on all trims, though without all-wheel-drive. A V6 engine is included and paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), it also has a little extra oomph deriving from two electric motors charged by a lithium-ion battery.

The 2021 Hybrid can roam up to 32 miles on just electric power, all before finally switching to its gasoline engine, having a range of up to 520 miles. With the help of the 240-volt charger or the 120-volt charging cable (already included), it only takes a few hours to charge the battery.

A Stable and Centered Drive

Driving the newest Pacifica will prove to be an exceptionally delightful experience, that is almost serene-like. Although it doesn’t have the fastest powertrain, it still gives quite a decent kick, with another plus being that it rates to tow up to 3,600 pounds.

As great as the lovely as the driving experience for the standard Pacifica prove to be, its Hybrid version has adds a bit more flavor in its performance.  The drivetrain has a much more powerful punch, even when its electric battery is soon set to switch to the gasoline motor.

Simple Exterior Design

The exterior on 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is none too dramatic, but then again it doesn’t have to be, it still has the same class and charm that we know and love it for. The updates that it does have includes a look that is a bit sleeker, a new grille, LED headlights, LED taillights, and LED fog lights. Also included are new styles for the alloy wheels, as well as Fathom Blue as a new point choice.

The base Touring trim includes 17-inch alloy wheels, and 18-inch for the Limited trim. The Pinnacle trim, however, gets a couple of extra inches more (20-inches).

Sporty-Like Interior

When a passenger enters the cabin of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, without warning they are encompassed by the sleek and sexy design that surrounds the cabin. The overall fit and finish of the materials are well above excellence and has a look to it that is very upscale. This high-end look of the interior is further enhanced with overall advanced technology and connectivity features. 

The new ritzy-like minivan can accommodate either seven or eight passengers, depending on whether or not buyers opt for a pair of captain’s chairs or a 3-person bench. The Hybrid already includes second-row captain’s chairs, therefore making a 7-seater by default. 

Drivers will find great comfort in their seats, as well as great viewability. Loyal followers of the Pacifica will find that the Uconnect 5 system has been updated and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, and also comes with a new standard 10.1-inch touchscreen.

Another plus of the interior is the generous cargo space for regular and hybrid versions, starting from 32.3 to 140.5 cubic feet, especially made possible by the Pacifica standard Stow ‘n Go seats.

Standard Features

A Pacifica just isn’t itself without its wide range of features. Starting with the base Touring trim, it comes with a plethora of advanced features, it comes with powered tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, power-sliding side doors, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone automatic climate control and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

Optional Features

There a few more gifts and prizes on the Pacifica, as long your willing pay of course…don’t worry though, it’s all worth it. More features on the Pinnacle trim include the self-parking system with a 360-degree camera array, rear-seat entertainment setup, vacuum cleaner, and a 115-volt outlet. These goodies are accessible as options on the lowered trims.

Henceforth, once should consider at the very least opting for the Touring L, since it includes extra standard features like sunshades for the second and third rows, perforated leather upholstery, and heated front seats. It’s also entitled to more options.

For a more appeal to the eye, it doesn’t hurt to consider the Red S Appearance Package for Pacifica Limited vehicle, which adds on plush red leather upholstery.

Miami Lakes Automall

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica likely won’t reach dealership until the Fall of 2020, but in the meantime, Miami Lakes Automall sells plenty of 2020 models that are also family-friendly and has features that are very up to date. Whether you choose to wait for the new model or opt for this year’s Pacifica, chat with one of your online representatives for further information and overall assistance.

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