The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Secures Its 140th Honor With The CarBuzz 2020 Family Fun Award


2020 CarBuzz Family Fun Award

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is new and improved for the upcoming year and brings all of the bells and whistles for families. Automotive website, CarBuzz, has already taken it upon itself to recognize the brand’s latest minivan, as it recently named the 2021 Pacifica as the winner of the 2020 CarBuzz Family Fun award.

Although the Pacifica is still somewhat of a newcomer to the automotive industry, its wide assortment of interior features and overall adaptability has helped it earn numerous awards and industry accolades, with this recent one marking its 140th honor. Within the past four years, the Pacifica car has been the most awarded minivan.

“The Pacifica has turned the minivan segment on its head, appealing to a broader range of image-conscious family buyers than ever before. But it’s done so in a way that makes family motoring fun again,” said CarBuzz Managing Editor Roger Biermann. “The 2019 Pacifica had already impressed as a runner-up in last year’s CarBuzz Awards, but meaningful updates for the 2020 and 2021 model years, including the addition of all-wheel drive (AWD), the ultra-luxurious Pinnacle model and refreshed styling, made the Pacifica impossible to ignore this time around. All-weather ability in the form of the Pacifica AWD, world-beating gas mileage from the Pacifica Hybrid, and the industry’s best infotainment system found in a minivan, courtesy of Uconnect 5, were all key factors in awarding this year’s winner. There is simply no other family car with this breadth of ability, technology and features, making the 2021 Pacifica a worthy winner in our eyes.” 

 What Makes The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica So Fun To Drive

The latest Chrysler Pacifica has been reshaped with a style that is sleeker and more refined. The exterior design seems slightly sporty and has some elements that resemble a utility vehicle, even on the inside. Additionally, the car includes a lot of features that are family-oriented. 

The multi-award-winning minivan has an available rear-seat Uconnect Theater that has the most built-in games and a highly-lauded family entertainment system. It comes with four new games such as Concentration, Chess, Chrysler Says, and Backgammon. These games join the nine that are already available, like Are We There Yet and the License Plate Game among others.

The 2021 Pacifica continues to earn its stripes because of its highly sophisticated and progressive technologies, which is the best in its class. The car’s all-new Uconnect 5 system has the largest standard touchscreen in its class, it also has Amazon Alexa capabilities and many more features.

New to the segment are the USB Type C ports which can charge devices four times faster than regular USB outlets, ensuring that all family members stay connected no matter what. Another new feature is the FamCam interior camera, which enables parents to check on the tiny tots in the rear; It even has a zoom feature. The highest-ranking Pinnacle model is obviously the swankiest trim and has a new Ultra console, premium quilted Nappa Caramel leather seats, and exclusive matching second-row lumbar comfort pillows.

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is deserving of its latest award because it has the ability to keep bringing on fun features without hindering the car’s capabilities. On top of this, it has the most efficient AWD system in its class and even has Stow ‘n Go seating. Furthermore, it totals up to 97 standard safety features, which is the most in the industry.

Other FCA Vehicles To Watch Out For

Another FCA vehicle got a shoutout from CarBuzz, the 2021 Dodge Durango. The midsize SUV became the second out of the three finalists for the 2020 Family Fun award. The all-inclusive Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger are stepping their game up for the new year, with exterior styling that is more aggressive, an interior that is inspired by the Challenger, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a Uconnect 5 system that is five times faster than before. On top of this, driving performance has also been greatly improved for FCA models like the XT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT, and Durango SRT Hellcat.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling the soccer-momtastic minivan for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this family-friendly vehicle or any other vehicles from the brand can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Actress Kathryn Hahn Becomes A Game Show Host As Part Of A New Marketing Campaign For The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid


Actress Kathryn Hahn (known for Bad Moms and We’re The Millers) is back at it again for her partnership with the Chrysler brand, specifically for an advertising campaign for their Pacifica Hybrid van. Covering television, digital and social media, as well as the minivan-famous company’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, the message “Drive a Hybrid” shows Hahn as a less than enthused game show host quizzing contestants on the perks of driving the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

“The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market, and our “Drive a Hybrid” campaign featuring Kathryn Hahn is a fresh and engaging way to educate people about the benefits of hybrid ownership,” said Marissa Hunter, Head of Marketing, FCA – North America. “With this campaign, we take a direct and light-hearted approach to giving our audiences answers to some of the most asked questions about hybrid ownership, in a way that is unique to the Pacifica Hybrid and to Kathryn’s comedic talents.” 

The new video advertisement titled “Game Show,” shows 30 seconds of Hahn as the questioner in a more of an interrogatory sort of platform rather than inquisitive. As she asks contestants in a matter-of-fact manner “why don’t you drive a hybrid?” Each participant gives unsatisfactory answers as they respond with inaccurate facts and assumptions about the hybrid vehicle. Hahn quickly debunks their notions and explains the large list of features on the eco-friendly minivan and why there is no reason one shouldn’t become an owner.

“I got to realize my dream of being a game show host AND help customers realize the many benefits of owning a hybrid vehicle,” said Kathryn Hahn.

Hahn has worked with Chrysler many times before, especially around June of this year for their social distance campaign.  The video titled “Pacifica Mom on Quarantine” showed the comedian actress making an unusual getaway from her kids in the Pacifica car as she explains relatable confessions of her life as a mom while in Quarantine. 

What was more fascinating was the real-life effort of the automotive brand to social distance practices. These actions involved having only two crew members present on the Los Angeles set, Hahn filming her skit via a remote feed within the featured car, and the use of camera framing to film necessary scenes. 

“Given our production’s top priority was to ensure the health and safety of all involved during the one-day production, we filmed entirely on an iPhone equipped with a remote feed inside the Chrysler Pacifica, and Kathryn worked on set with a small crew of two and relied on a tablet inside the vehicle to allow for directional feedback.” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA.

The Chrysler company also created the campaign as part of their collaboration with Michigan-based agency Doner.

Clearly, the automotive brand still lives up to its reputation for concentrating on putting the safety of others first, and this especially true in regards to its plethora of useful features in the Pacifica.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling 2021 Chrysler Pacifica for just around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in any of these family-friendly models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Chrysler Pacifica Honored by Consumer Guide’s Automotive Best Buy Awards

Congratulations are in order once again for both the Chrysler Pacifica as it continues to rack up accolades over the years. This time around, the Pacifica earned a spot on Consumer Guide’s Automotive Best Buy Awards., taking home top honors in the minivan category for the fifth consecutive year. Consumer Guide editors are responsible for selecting the 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award winners after comparing, analyzing, evaluating, and extensively testing all the major automobile models available in the United States. 

The revamped 2021 Chrysler Pacifica now lets buyers have a crack at all-wheel-drive capability, along with a new top-tier Pinnacle trim, and is lauded as the vehicle with the most standard safety features in the industry. Consumer Guide editors recognized the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica for its “class-leading horsepower, excellent road manners and ride quality, and an unmatched array of family-friendly features… all wrapped up in a stylish package.”

Consumer Guide Automotive editors are responsible for analyzing, comparing, and finally evaluating numerous vehicles by testing all major models available for sale in the United States. According to the publication, a vehicle does not earn its Best Buy status based on objective ratings only, as vehicles with a Best Buy designation also have to distinguish themselves as better values when compared to other vehicles in their respective class. 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

The redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the only vehicle in its segment to offer all-wheel-drive paired with Stow ‘n Go seating, along with 97 standard safety features — the highest number of standard safety features in the industry. Lane Departure Warning, Rear Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Stop, Electronic Stability Control, Blind-Spot Monitoring, LED lights, Rear Cross Path Detection, Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, Full Speed Forward Collision — all highly-desired advanced safety features that the Chrysler Pacifica offers as a standard. 

The Pinnacle of Luxury — Literally!

Chrysler focused on practicality when it reintroduced the Pacifica in 2017, but the automaker made major moves over the years to tip the scale more towards the luxury side of things. A move planned to match market demands more than anything, the updates are a far cry from the traditional and more budget-conscious minivans of the past — think the fleet-friendly Dodge Grand Caravan for example. 

To separate the Pacifica as a luxury-oriented model, Chrysler introduced the all-new Voyager minivan, which is itself a scaled back minivan based on the entry-level Pacifica. The introduction of the Voyager made room in Chrysler’s lineup to cement the Pacifica as a luxury people mover. The new Pacifica Pinnacle trim will be the one to help Chrysler upmarket its minivans. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle has unique finishes and accents that cannot be found on any other models.

Although the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica won’t roll across dealer lots until the beginning of 2021, that doesn’t mean interested parties can’t enjoy what the current model offers now. Check out the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica inventory at Miami Lakes AutoMall and schedule your test drive today! Follow Miami Lakes Chrysler on social media to stay up to date with Chrysler’s ongoing innovation. 

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna: It’s About To Get Electric!


The Chrysler Pacifica and the Toyota Sienna have had it out for each other for quite some time, and with the arrival of 2021 fast approaching these neither of these two show any signs of playing nice. These brands are both making game-changing moves in their minivans. The first being the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid offering a new all-wheel-drive option, with the second being the 2021 Sienna competing for the first time as a hybrid model, and also offering both front- and all-wheel-drive. As great as these contenders are, both have pros and cons like any other vehicle, let’s see who really turns out to put the eco in friendly.

Notable Differences

Judging off of the Pacifica’s Pinnacle trim and the Sienna’s Platinum trim, we can confirm that both of these models stand out with their impressive engines, cabin materials, long list of features. 

The Sienna employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors, producing 245 horsepower combined. The front-drive Platinum provides 36 mpg in all cases, and all-wheel-drive models erasing just 1 point of mpg on city and combined driving. 

Toyota’s new hybrid model gifts buyers with a great deal of features such as second-row captain’s chairs with built-in footstools, allowing passengers to slide back 25 inches like they’re flying first-class.

The Pacifica Pinnacle Hybrid keeps its previous model’s powertrain, the 3.6-liter V-6, which is linked with two electric motors, cruising on 260 horsepower. The automaker has not yet released the precise fuel economy numbers for its latest hybrid, however, it’s likely that they will fair the same 29/30/30 mpg on just gas and 87/76/82 mpg-e with the assistance of electric power. 

The Pinnacle models have all of the advantages and trappings, such as a rear-seat entertainment package that has individual screens and 11 USB ports reaching across the three rows. Standard features also include the automaker’s new Uconnect 5 infotainment screen, ritzy quilted leather seats with pillows, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Drive

Both Pacifica Hybrid and Toyota Sienna are outstanding in their interior comforts and technologies, but all of that isn’t as nearly as important as their overall handling. From our assessment, Chrysler fairs better with its ride quality. While technically speaking, the car only received minimal updates during its mid cycle, there was much effort put into the car’s behavior. Owing to the implementation of acoustic glass frontwards of the B-pillars and extra soundproof materials, the quietness in the cabin is easily discernible. One shouldn’t take this as the Sienna being nosy, but when comparing the two, it’s much easier to relax in the Pacifica.

Additionally, the 2021 Sienna fostering a rear independent suspension should have been something worth getting excited about, but some early reviewers have noted they felt some bumps on the road that was indistinguishable in the Pacifica.

On the other hand, we will throw the Sienna a bone and say that their steering seemed to be more accurate than the Pacifica’s and gave great feedback.

Adaptability And Safety

Once again, the Pacifica Hybrid outranks the Toyota Sienna in this category. One of Chrysler’s highlighting features for their Pacifica models is that their seats are removable, as opposed to its rival’s middle row only slides and folds to the front. While many Pacifica fanatics are giddy over their famous Stow n’ Go seat, unfortunately, they are not available in the Hybrid, however, the second-row seats can be removed. 

Alternatively, the Sienna takes the cake with its safety features, as some reviewers have pointed out that this car was able to stay in alignment with its lane better than the Pacifica. Not to mention, the Sienna has 10 standard airbags, which is the most in its segment.

Who Prevails?

The Sienna is skilled in its comfort features and safety features, while the Pacifica is adept in its overall handling and changeability. However, we’ve determined that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits it out of the park. While we are impressed with Toyota’s eco-friendly efforts with their minivan, the critically acclaimed Pacifica is still the most competent in how to keep families comfortable, entertained, and safe. Not to mention, Chrysler provides great fuel economy.

Now that you know which hybrid minivan is truly electrified, why not make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall? We have a wide range of Chrysler Pacifica vehicles, including the brand’s hybrid models. Those who are interested in the Pacifica or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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