Fuel efficiency is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new car – regardless of gas prices. Why? Fuel efficient vehicles save drivers money, emit less emissions and increases energy sustainability. Fortunately, there are some exceptional large SUVs that have a great fuel economy and are available at the Miami Lakes Automall.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a perfect example of a fuel efficient SUV with its combined gas-electric engine. Fuel economy combined with gas-electric and city/highway is 84 MPGe and 32 MPG running solely on regular gas. According to fueleconomy.gov, drivers save $2,250 in fuel costs over 5 years compared to the average new vehicle. Furthermore, drivers of the Pacifica Hybrid don’t emit nearly as many greenhouse gases as other vehicles – its an average 106 grams per mile when it uses the gas engine or a combination of both and it emits zero emissions when in pure electric mode.
The 2018 Kia Niro PHEV (plug-in hybrid) is the latest hybrid model offered by Kia. Making its debut at the LA Auto Show in 2017, the Kia Niro PHEV can travel 26 miles when powered by its battery and it can go 560 miles with a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas. In comparison to the non-plug-in version of the Niro, battery life in the Niro PHEV is 7.3 kWh larger. The 44.5kW electric motor is paired with a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine with an MPGe rating of 105.
“The Niro Plug-in is the exciting next step in Kia’s progression toward offering more alternative fuel vehicles by 2020,” said Orth Hedrick, Vice President of Product Planning for Kia Motors America. “Consumers who are intrigued by the Niro hybrid’s fantastic versatility and design, but want even more EcoDynamics technology and the ability to drive only using electric power, will find more to love in the Niro Plug-in Hybrid.”
Finally, Mitsubishi Motors is bringing the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the U.S. The Outlander PHEV offers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with a generator to charge the 12 kWh battery that gives power to the front wheels as well as a 60 kWh electric motor that gives power to the rear wheels. In as little as 30 minutes, the Outlander PHEV’s battery can charge to 80 percent when the DC Quick Charger is used or the battery can reach a full charge in less than four hours using the 240-volt charger. Just like the Pacifica Hybrid and Kia Niro PHEV, the Outlander PHEV will initially operate on strictly electric mode and then kick in the gas engine as energy begins to deplete.
While there is no official word on when the Kia Niro PHEV will launch in the U.S. the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be available in January 2018. For more information on the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid please stop by Miami Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or visit our website for available 2018 inventory.
With just days away from Christmas, if your little ones haven’t found their Christmas gifts yet, chances are they’re still on the hunt. And it’s that curiosity that drives parents to go to great lengths keep their children’s presents a surprise until Christmas morning. Hiding Christmas presents from kids is just as important as finding great deals during the holiday season – even a car! The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and the Dodge Grand Caravan offer plenty of great hiding spots but most importantly, both models are standard equipped with the Stow ‘n Go Storage System.
Named the Best Family Car by Cars.com, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is a parent’s dream come true. It’s also the only minivan in its class that offers the Stow n’ Go Seating Storage System.
Sliding the front seats forward, allows for easy access to built-in floor storage bins. Yes, you heard correct – IN-FLOOR bins. These versatile seats not only allow for more room in the interior cabin when the seats are stored, but when the seats aren’t stored, the storage bins are empty, and their discreet location makes them a great place to hide Christmas presents when doing some Christmas shopping. Let’s be real, the floor of the car is the last place kids would think to look for their presents. And, the irony is that their gifts are literally under their feet!
The 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan also offers the Stow n’ Go Seating Storage System and saves about the same amount of interior room as the Chrysler Pacifica. When the second- and third row-seats in both the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica are stored in the bins, there is nearly triple the amount (140 cubic feet) of flat space for cargo. So, even if parents are trying to hide those presents, there is enough storage space in the compartment to put items on top of the present.
So whether parents choose the Chrysler Pacifica or the Dodge Grand Caravan, both offer a lot of van for their buck. Interested in test driving a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica or 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for available 2018 inventory. Happy Holidays!
Miami Lakes Automall is turning into a used vehicle liquidation center for 1-day only. Friday, Saturday, December 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miami Lakes Automall is hosting a huge liquidation event to sell more than a thousand used vehicles! Inventory will be available at all of the dealership buildings and we are hosting a preview event on December 15, 2018! View more details and special offers.
The liquidation event includes over 1,500 cars, trucks and SUVs and there will be used vehicles priced as low as $995. We encourage everyone looking for a used car to come take a look at what we have available. We will have a number of financing options and bank representatives on-site for immediate approval.
Good credit? Bad credit? No credit? No downpayment? We’ll get you financed.
Miami Lakes Automall is located at 16600 NW 57th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014.