2018 Chrysler 300C is a High-End Large Sedan

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Available since 2005, the Chrysler 300 has evolved into what is one of the market’s more affordable luxury sedans. While many people don’t think of Chrysler being a luxury brand, the Chrysler 300 is nothing but luxury, and of the five available trims, the Chrysler 300C is the most luxurious.

Taking things up a notch, the Chrysler 300C is equipped with a 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, rather than the 3.6L V6 engine that is standard on the other 300 trims. The 5.7L HEMI V8 engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and together the engine and transmission produce 394 lb-ft of torque, which provides a very smooth acceleration.

Luxuries for the South Florida Climate

The interior of the Chrysler 300 is where the 300 really outshines other full-size sedans. All seats in the Chrysler 300 are covered in soft leather and heated, and the front seats are ventilated, which is a great feature in a place as hot as South Florida. Other features that help the driver and passengers beat the heat include the front and rear solar control glass, dual automatic dual zone air conditioning, heated and cooled front cup holders and the available power backlight sunshade.

Sleek Interior

The Chrysler 300C has a lot of little details that make the interior look and feel like a luxury space on wheels. The interior is available in three different color schemes, deep mocha, black and a combination of indigo and linen. The dashboard features a large 8.4-inch touchscreen, an analog clock, an outside temperature display, a compass gauge and a luxury steering wheel. Additionally, the cabin has an air filtering system that keeps the air fresh. The vehicle is equipped with a 12-volt center console power outlet, and there is also an available wireless charging pad by Mopar.

Advanced Technology

All of the entertainment and tech features in the Chrysler 300C are top-of-the-line. The 8.4-inch touchscreen is a high-resolution full-color display and it is synced up to an HD digital radio and Uconnect 4C, which is the most up-to-date and advanced infotainment system offered by FCA. The Uconnect 4C system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and it is linked up to a premium 6-speaker system, and a 10-speaker BeatsAudio sound system is available. Drivers can easily control the vehicle’s entertainment system via the touchscreen, integrated voice command with Bluetooth or the controls on the steering wheel.

Exterior

The exterior of the Chrysler 300C is just as snazzy as the interior. The Chrysler 300 has smooth curves and a platinum grille and it rides on 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. The vehicle has a dual rear exhaust with bright tips, and the  exterior mirrors are power, heated and chrome. Buyers have the option of a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and a remote fuel door release is a nice convenience feature.

The 300C’s lighting is exceptional. Fog lights come standard and the front headlights are wrapped in chrome bezels and the lights are adaptive bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps that feature an automatic headlamp leveling system. The tail lights are also wrapped in chrome and they are LED lights.

Want to see how luxury the Chrysler 300C really is? Come by Miami Lakes Chrysler and take some of our available Chrysler 300 models for a test drive. We’re sure you’ll be impressed by the vehicle’s interior, handling and power.

 

Chrysler Pacifica + Dodge Durango Make Perfect Family Duo

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One thing we see a lot at Miami Lakes Automall are parents that already have a minivan and can’t decide what the next family vehicle should be. We have more than seven brands, and a lot of model options, so the selection of vehicles is pretty huge.

Some parents want the family’s second car to be a little sportier like a Dodge Challenger or Chevy Camaro, but its just isn’t big enough. Or some people think about the Chevy Tahoe and realize, it’s just a little too big and isn’t really that much more unique than a minivan. Sure, the Tahoe has a body like an SUV, but aside from that, not a lot of character. Well, Miami Lakes Automall has the perfect solution to that family dilemma, the Dodge Durango.

A family with a Chrysler Pacifica and a Dodge Durango in the driveway has it all. Both vehicles offer plenty of space for cargo and passengers, but each vehicle serves a different purpose. Both vehicles are ideal vehicles as daily drivers, but when it comes to more specialized outings like road trips, trips to the beach, hauling your boat to the boat ramp, or hitting the town for a night out, each vehicle has its own specialty.

The Chrysler Pacifica is ideal for trips to the beach and road trips because it offers all of the conveniences one could want. The Pacifica is available with three-rows of seating and has room for seven or eight passengers depending on its seating configuration, but just because it has all those seats doesn’t mean they need to be up at all times. The Chrysler Pacifica features Stow ‘n Go seating, which makes it a breeze for users to fold up the vehicle’s second- and third-row seats and stow them away in storage compartments that are built-in to the vehicle’s floor. That option makes the Chrysler Pacifica ideal for longer trips where it’s more important for the couple kids in the back seat to have more space to stretch out rather than have space for all of their friends that won’t be along for the ride.

The Chrysler Pacifica is also extremely fuel efficient, (18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg combined city/highway) so on longer trips and daily trips to soccer practice and dentist appointments, the Chrysler Pacifica is a more economical choice. Additionally, the Pacifica is available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), meaning the vehicle can be powered by a battery, by an engine or a combination of both. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid makes any road trip extremely efficient because the Pacifica Hybrid can travel up to 566 miles on a full tank of gas and fully-charged battery, so that means its affordable and there is less time spent filling up at the gas station.

On the other hand, the Dodge Durango is an ideal option for a large family that needs a vehicle that can offer a little more power and speed when it is needed.

The Dodge Durango is available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, and the all-new 6.4L HEMI V8 engine, and the Durango is available with rear-wheel-drive (RWD), which offers an exciting muscle car feel, or with all-wheel-drive (AWD) (Dodge Durango SRT is only available with AWD). Additionally the power of the 5.7L and 6.4L engine is enough power to gives parents just enough thrill behind the wheel.

Miami-Lakes-Dodge-Durango-SRT-Chrysler-PacificaThe 5.7L engine gives the Durango a towing capacity of 7,400 pounds, and the 6.4L engine gives the Durango a best-in-class V8 towing capacity of 8,700 pounds — and both of those capacities are plenty to tow a trailer full of jet skis or even a small boat.

Finally, the Dodge Durango offers families that extra bit of style when wanted. Heading out to South Beach for the night? The Durango has just enough umph to stand out from the crowd.

Want to get that perfect vehicle combination in your driveway? Come by Miami Lakes Automall and see what we have available. Whether you need the Chrysler Pacifica to pair up with your Dodge Durango, or the other way around, we have both vehicles available for you to test drive.

Quick Guide to Chrysler Terms

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Sometimes navigating the auto world can be a little hard for outsiders. Now more than ever the auto industry has new technologies, partnerships and with that comes a new list of terms. Chrysler has some really unique features, but those features can be overlooked by consumers that don’t recognize its name or understand what the feature is.

FCA

FCA is an acronym for “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,” which is the world’s eighth largest automaker and is includes a variety of auto brands, including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. FCA was officially established in 2014 when Fiat and Chrysler officially merged.

Mopar

Mopar is a name that was developed from the two words “MOtor” and “PARts.” Mopar originally started back in the the 1930s and it was a company that specialized in parts for Chrysler vehicles. Today, Mopar offers parts and customer services for FCA vehicles and it is also a term used to identify vehicles under the FCA umbrella. Back in the muscle car era, Mopar enthusiasts started up the term, “Mopar or no car” and the term is still used today.

SRT

SRT is an acronym for “Street and Racing Technology,” which is the name of an exclusive team of engineers that design performance models and engines for FCA brands. Chrysler previously made two SRT vehicles, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT and Chrysler 300 SRT. While the Chrysler Crossfire was discontinued several years ago, the Chrysler 300 is still available in the U.S., but the 300 SRT is only available in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, but every once and awhile there is speculation as to whether Chrysler will bring the 300 SRT back to the U.S. market.

PHEV

PHEV is an acronym for “plug in hybrid electric vehicle” and it wasn’t until Chrysler released the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (a PHEV) that this term could be associated with the Chrysler brand. PHEVs are a step above hybrid vehicles because they have a battery that is large enough to independently power the vehicle, but the vehicle is also equipped with an engine as well. When a PHEV is powered only by its battery, it operates like an all-electric vehicle and it emits zero tailpipe emissions.  

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most fuel efficient minivan on the market and it has revolutionized the auto industry because it is one of the most fuel efficient and affordable largest passenger vehicles. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an all-electric range (AER) of 33 miles, a combined hybrid city/highway fuel economy of 84 MPGe and a total driving range of 566 miles.

 

Stow ‘n Go Seating

Stow ‘n Go seating is an innovative seating storage system that was first introduced by Chrysler in 2005 on the Chrysler Town & Country. Stow ‘n Go seats make it possible for users to easily fold the vehicle’s second- and third-row seats into storage compartments that are built-in to the floor of the vehicle. The unique feature gives users the ability to reconfigure the minivan’s cabin to accommodate large cargo on the drop of a dime. When the seats are not stored in the built-in floor storage compartments, those compartments can be used to store other items, which is extremely convenient when all of the vehicle’s seats are occupied with passengers.

 

Stow ‘n Go seats are patented by FCA and the only minivans available with Stow ‘n Go seats are the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan.

 

Want to become a member of the FCA, SRT or Mopar family? Want a vehicle that has Stow ‘n Go seats? How about a PHEV? You can get a vehicle that has those qualities at Miami Lakes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Come by and see our selection of vehicles today!

Chrysler Pacifica – Beneficial Features for Families and Businesses

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There’s no question that the Chrysler Pacifica and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are excellent choices for families. The 2017 Pacifica has been named “Best New Family Car” by Cars.com, it ranked Highest in Initial Quality in the minivan segment in the 2017 J.D. Power IQS, it was named “Best Buy” in the minivan segment by Consumers Digest, and it was the only minivan given a  Top Safety Pick+ rating by the IIHS  — wow — and that’s not even all of the awards.

All of those awards were for the 2018 model year, but little has changed with the 2018 model year Pacifica, and the other available minivans weren’t given many upgrades, so we expect the Pacifica to earn all of those titles again.

And although it is pretty clear that the Pacifica is one of the best (if not the best) family vehicles, all of the things that make the Pacifica a great family vehicle also make it a great investment for business owners. In fact, the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid may actually be even better options than the “mini” cargo vans that are on the market. Don’t believe us? We’ll show you all the ways a Chrysler Pacifica or a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid are awesome options for businesses.

Cargo Volume

Buyers that are on the market for a mini cargo van, like a Ram ProMaster City, Ford City Connect or Chevy City Express, are in search of a vehicle that isn’t quite as big as a full-size cargo van, but a vehicle that offers a large covered area for cargo. And while cargo space is the goal of all of those vehicles, the Chrysler Pacifica actually has more cargo volume than those three options.

The Chrysler Pacifica has three rows of seats and it is equipped with Stow ‘n Go seating, a feature which allows users to easily fold the vehicle’s seats into storage compartments that are built-in to the floor. When the second- and third-row seats are folded up into their floor storage compartments, there is 140.5 cu. ft. of cargo capacity behind the first row of seats. The Chevy City Express only offers 122.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the Ram ProMaster City only offers 131.7 cu. Ft. of cargo capacity and the Ford City Connect only offers 103.9 cu. Ft. of cargo capacity on the short wheelbase model and the long base model offers slightly more cargo capacity (149 cu. ft.) but that is only when the passenger seat is folded down!

Versatile Cargo Volume

Not only does the Chrysler Pacifica offer more cargo room than the other vans, but its versatile and easy-to-use Stow ‘n Go seats make the Chrysler Pacifica an excellent choice for people that need a vehicle for their business but also want to use it for their family. The Ford, Ram and Chevy “mini” cargo vans can be fitted with two or three rows of seats, but the seats are not easy to remove, so it wouldn’t be a practical option for someone that needs a large cargo space during the day and wants to bring their family to dinner in the vehicle at night. Additionally, when the Ford, Ram and Chevy “mini” cargo vans are fitted with additional seating, the max number of passengers they can carry is seven, the Chrysler Pacifica is available with seating for up to eight passengers.

Fuel Economy

The Chrysler Pacifica is available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and it’s an extremely fuel efficient option that saves money in fuel costs overtime, and it may also earn a business local and/or state tax credits and/or incentives, in addition to the $7,500 federal tax credit buyers qualify for.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an average combined city/highway hybrid fuel economy of 84 MPGe, which is significantly more than the combined city/highway fuel economy of the Chevy City Express (25 mpg), the Ram ProMaster City (24 mpg) or the Ford Transit Connect (23 mpg). To put those numbers into real life savings, fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will save $2,250 in fuel costs over five years in comparison to the average vehicle, whereas the other three vehicles will actually cost drivers more than $750 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle in five years.  

Safety

In addition to the Pacifica’s Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, the Chrysler Pacifica is available with preventative safety features like Perpendicular and Parallel Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring System, and Full Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus, and not only do those features help to ensure all of your employees are safe, but they also help to ensure that the business’ vehicle will never be out of service due to a collision.

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