The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Lives Up To Its Reputation With Its New Features

Just three years ago, the Chrysler Pacifica first took the minivan world by storm with its release in 2017 when it served as the replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country. Since then, it has received numerous automotive awards, even from non-car companies such as Good Housekeeping, due to its incredible family-friendly features, convenience, and overall innovative abilities.

The upcoming automotive year is certainly worth getting excited about, as the 2021 Pacifica will be rocking upgrades mid-cycle by adding an optional all-wheel-drive to the engine while holding onto the fan-favorite Stow ‘n Go seats, which folds flat into cubby holes in the floor. When the seats are not folded, the empty compartments can also be used as additional storage bins.

The 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar also tags along and continues to push out 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the new drive option, the 9-speed automatic transmission can now power up all four wheels. Moreover, rather than using an “AWD Lock” button, the system can analyze specific details regarding temperature, the application of windshield wipers, and wheel slip before automatically gearing itself up.

The company deserves major props for figuring out a way to keep the Stow ‘n Go seats even with the AWD’s transmission tunnel. Unfortunately, the plug-in hybrid won’t adopt AWD as well as Stow ‘n Go, the reason being the 6-kWh battery under the floor, reflecting the limit of what can actually fit. The upside is that the electric model continues to provide over 30 miles of battery-operated power before switching its gas-powered operation. The new minivan battles it out with the 2021 Toyota Sienna as they try to one-up each other on who can offer more, as the rival is the only one of its kind to offer a hybrid powertrain and AWD together. As a matter of fact, the newest Toyota model will only be provided in a hybrid form.

Loyal Pacifica users will notice advancements regarding noise-reduction like revamped body sealing, thicker glass in the sliding doors, as well as acoustic glass for the windshield and front windows. Due to this, the cabin should bring parents at ease after dropping their tiny tots at school…at least somewhat…

Each year, the Chrysler Pacifica lives up to its reputation as a family-friendly vehicle, and one big reason is its advanced technology systems. Features such as six standard USB ports, an optional rear entertainment package, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi is more than enough for keeping the “Are We There Yet” kiddos occupied; funny enough, the car has an actual system based on that annoying question.

While we’re still on the subject of connectivity, parents will also appreciate a tech-savvy way to monitor their kids. The infotainment’s FamCam feature functions by displaying a bird’s-eye view of the second and third rows. By simply double-tapping his or her seat, the camera zooms in for a better look. “FamCam is a tiger mom’s dream,” associate road test editor Erick Ayapana said; senior features editor Jonny Lieberman described it as “absolutely killer.”

In every sense of the word, the Pacifica is the big kahuna of minivans. Hopefully, by mid-cycle, we should hear about an even more comprehensive list of developments.

When the time finally comes to purchase the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall: we have a wide selection of Chrysler minivans and sedans in our possession, which all promise an incredible experience in more ways than one. Those 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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Chrysler 300, Dodge Models are Here to Stay for a Few More Years

 

In 2014, Italian and American automakers, Fiat and Chrysler joined forces and their merging ultimately led to them becoming the 8th largest automotive company worldwide. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) now has a multitude of brands underneath its umbrella and for FCA US, those brands include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and even the Mopar service and parts organization.

Three beloved models from two of Fiat’s brands are making headlines this week after it was announced that they’re probably staying in the automotive market. The Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Chrysler 300 will likely continue their road trippin’ adventures with us until at least 2024. In spite of numerous rumors of upcoming Dodge cars for the next-generation, it appears that the multinational company wants to keep the production of the vehicles at the main assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

News of the extended lifespan of these models came to light with the new three-year labor agreement of Canadian auto union Unifor and FCA. This labor agreement encompasses an investment worth up to $38 million on FCA’s part, with their role being to bring “multiple derivatives” of the Charger and Challenger to life at the Brampton plant. All things considered, this investment isn’t considered to be a large one, as FCA established $1.2 billion separately in Canada, therefore this is the reason why any significant changes are considered to be a few more years away. The automaker refused to comment further in regards to the “derivatives” mentioned by the union.

Chit-chat concerning the future of the next-generation Charger and Challenger have whirled starting towards the end of the previous decade. There were some indications that seemed to signal a restyling of the muscle cars on Alfa’s Romeo’s Giorgio platform, which supports the Giulia sedan. Then, it appeared that a Maserati platform could be in the works. Soon before the late FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne’s passing two years ago, he said the cars could continue on their present LX platform with dealings involving Daimler. On the other hand, he also hinted the platforms would be thoroughly overhauled. Presently, it is not known what FCA is planning for the cars, and who knows if plans will change again with the merging of France’s PSA Group next year.

If there is anything that we can be sure of, these cars will be here to stay for the next few years with a new agreement taking place and money being invested in their assembly plant.

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For luxury models, the Chrysler 300 sedan is undoubtedly the brand’s most favored vehicle. This muscle car has everything to offer such as an interior that a great deal of legroom and comfort, user-friendly technologies, timeless styling, and of course its infamous V8 powerhouse engine option. The Hemi V8 has 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. For a ride that is absolutely thrilling, it’s recommended to combine the available engine with all-wheel-drive.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling the 2020 Chrysler 300 for around $30,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Top 5 Chrysler Vehicles Of All Time

The All-American Chrysler brand was founded by Walter Chrysler in 1925 when the Maxwell Motor Company let go of its controlling interest. Eventually, the new automaker gained much respect as being part of the U.S. Big Three for car manufacturers, from then on it evolved its strategies, styles and changed its name a few more times due to merging. Eventually, the brand became known as the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that we all know and love today.

At the moment, it might appear that Chrysler is only good enough for its minivans, and although they are quite soccer mom-tastic, nothing could be further from the truth. The brand has made cars in a variety of different formats such as with its current full-size 300, as well as SUVs, sedans, and convertibles in previous years. While we can’t cover all of their incredible models on this list, we can give you their Top 5 Vehicles Of All Time.

2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen

No, your eyes aren’t fooling you, this ladies and gentlemen isn’t another mini, but a full-sized SUV produced by the brand. The Chrysler Aspen truck was designed from the inspiration of the Dodge Durango. The idea was to create a healthy marriage between a strong and robust SUV with posh variants. Unfortunately, this ritzy concept just wasn’t enough to entice buyers, as the prices weren’t too budget-friendly and the sales just didn’t show much promise. The truck finally met its demise in 2009.

2017- Chrysler Pacifica

This revived minivan is considered a youngster of this list, as its debut was only three years ago, and it seems to have been making well rounds in its segment. Its 3.6-liter V6 engine has a quite mighty engine choice with 287 horsepower, while its 2020 hybrid model can push up to 32 miles solely on electric power. The advanced entertainment and safety features also add on top of the reasons why this car has received a number of awards from the automotive industry and other companies.

1987-1995 LeBaron Convertible

Unlike generations before it, this 1987 LeBaron proved that the third generation was a charm with its incredible aerodynamic capabilities. Shying far away from its previous boxy style, into a more sporty and collected one you might find in your favorite 80’s Rom-Com. Though it certainly wasn’t built for drag racing, it won several in ARCA from 1988-1998. Eventually, the convertible was swapped with the automaker’s Cirrus, a.k.a cloud cars.

2005- Chrysler 300

Believe it or not, the Chrysler 300 still lives, but whether or not it’s actually thriving depends on your perspective. Despite ongoing rumors for the past few years about the sedan’s retirement, the automaker still thinks that this early 2000’s powerhouse has a lot to offer. The main reason is likely due to its infamous V8 engine option which provides a drive that is simply off the charts. It’s currently Chrysler’s only luxury model, though its price isn’t too over-the-top compared to other luxury cars from competing brands.

1940-1996 Chrysler New Yorker

This full-sized Chrysler model is known as one of the longest-running American nameplates. During its heyday, this car served as the brand’s flagship model. Its 1938 trim level “New York Special” aided in defining its name and eventually helped define the company as a maker of upscale models. Ultimately lasting 56 years as it fought the good fight during its moments of it being a best-seller and others when sales were few and far between.

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The Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler 300 are still going strong, both of these models are very different but are very accommodating for a variety of different needs. Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling both of these models with an extensive list of trims. Those who are interested in any of these vehicles simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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