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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