Interior Highlights of the 2021 Chrysler 300

The 2021 Chrysler 300 sedan set the standard of what it means to be a luxury sedan in 2005, and since then its designers have conserved its full-bodied design but with a few nips and tucks to ensure that the 4-door is modernized and in line with the 21st century. One thing that has always put the 300 car at an advantage above its competitors is its dynamic V8 engine, along with the unique implementation of an available AWD system in a family sedan.

An underrated aspect of this vehicle is its superb interior comforts, with its generous amount of space, premium-like materials, and fun technologies. Let’s take a closer look at the Interior Highlights of The 2021 Chrysler 300.

Interior Amenities

One can easily deduce from the outside, that the 300’s interior layout will be quite vast, which your long-legged friends will be highly appreciative of. This car is the perfect embodiment of a full-size sedan, with the truck measuring 16 cubic-feet, allowing it to devour all types of luggage, gear, and groceries. 

Upfront, the materials on the dashboard and seats have a premium look and feel about them. Plus, there are various futuristic advancements and exciting audio options worth leveraging on, along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Surplus technological instruments involve an analog clock, a rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster.

Standard Features

The current Chrysler model has trim levels to select from: Touring, Touring L, and 300S. The base Touring consists of dual-zone climate control, keyless entry/ignition, cloth upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dash-mounted analog clock, leather-wrapped steering wheel, split/folding rear seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. It also has the aforementioned 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone/audio, AM/FM/HD/satellite radio, voice control, and a 6-speaker audio system.

The Touring L trim provides a bit of a technological boost with blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front/rear parking sensors, self-dimming driver’ s-side exterior mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, remote start, and LED fog lights. Then, the 300S tacks on a few more design features, from the inside-out, accompanied by paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension.

Optional Features

The indulgences don’t have to stop there…if you’re willing to spend a little extra. Touring and Touring L trims have available AWD, while the 300S offers a V8 powertrain. New optional packages for this model year encompass the Popular Equipment and Comfort Group. The first adds on navigation, SiriusXM traffic updates, a 9-speaker/506-watt surround-sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. At the same time, the Comfort has self-leveling headlights, memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, powered rear sunshade, LED-illuminated rear cup holders, and more.

At last, the highest-tier Touring L and 300S models can be had with safety gadgets such as adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.

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The 2021 Chrysler 300 sedan was and always will be the All-American car, as it provides an incredible ride with its powertrain options, comforts, and technologically advanced features. Those who are interested in this vehicle 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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Chrysler’s New Groove For 2022

Stellantis’s minivan subdivision, a.k.a Chrysler, is still the go-to when it comes to family-centered vehicles. The 300 sedan, Pacifica, and Voyager all offer various standard infotainment features and conveniences, which also encompasses an augmented cabin air filtration system. However, the award-winning Pacifica is certainly the highlight when it comes to vehicles from this brand, as it receives the most year-over-year updates. Regardless, here are some changes to expect with these cars.

2022 Chrysler 300 Changes

The RWD Chrysler 300 sedan is available in Touring, Touring L, and 300S models. AWD is only an option on Touring and Touring L trims. Standard across the lineup, is a new air filtration system. This technology is responsible for removing 95 percent of air particulates inside of the cabin.

In intermediate 300 Touring L upgrades its list of standards to encompass the Sport Appearance package with “Black Noise” exterior badging, 20-inch Black Noise alloy wheels, a performance front fascia, and LED fog lamps. Additional new standard features for the highest-ranking 300S is Uconnect navigation, a 9-speaker premium sound system, and a dual-pane power sunroof. There is also an available Comfort Group that adds an advanced security alarm; This package is available on the 300 Touring L and 300S.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Changes

A new rear-seat reminder system and in-cabin air filtration system is standard across the Pacifica lineup. Hybrid models now come with a new Max Regeneration visual message seen on the instrument cluster display. All Pacificas have an available Amazon Fire TV, as well as a new color, Silver Mist, added to the list of paint colors. Trim-wise, a large portion of the upgrades are the surplus features to specific option packages.

On the base-level Touring trim, there is a new available Cold Weather package, it comes with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The available Safety Sphere package on the Touring L has added forward and parallel parking assistance, along with a 360-degree surround-view monitor. The Limited trim now includes Premium and Safety Sphere packages as part of the standard equipment. Finally, the deluxe Pinnacle model tacks on the Trailer Tow package as a standard feature (but not on Hybrids).

2022 Chrysler Voyager Changes

For 2022, the Chrysler Voyager is no longer considered a regular passenger vehicle, but as a fleet. It dropped its entry-level L trim, leaving the LX as the only model. All of its features are bundled together and with the overall minivan placed at a responsible price. Standard features now include Uconnect 5, second-row Stow ‘n Go seats, power-sliding doors and liftgate, an inflatable spare tire kit, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and a new cabin air filter system.

New available features now encompass a Silver Mist exterior color and a Safety and Premium package that involves blind-spot warning, rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, a 10.1-inch display, and navigation, together with SiriusXM 360L and SiriusXM Guardian remote vehicle access and safety services.

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When the time comes to purchase any of these 2022 Chrysler models, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand ranging in various trims and prizes. Those who are 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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Face Off! With The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey

A minivan has become so much more than that embarrassing station wagon previously seen in the carpool line. Today, it’s become on par with a luxury SUV, with its updated and modish design and avant-garde technological features. These aspects are truly embodied by the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2022 Honda Odyssey. 

They both have been tested and proven to be reliable, excel in their powertrain performance, and are filled with infotainment and safety features. In terms of which one of these mini’s stands out from the other…keep reading.

Reliability and Quality

The Chrysler Pacifica has been ranked third in its segment for J.D. Power’s 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), though it did not reach the top rankings for J.D’s Power 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Despite this, the stylish wagon comes with various warranties and roadside assistance coverage, such as:

  • Standard warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid system warranty: 8 years or 80,000 miles
  • Hybrid battery warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles (10 years or 150,000 miles in California emissions states)
  • Roadside assistance: 5 years or 60,000 miles

Alternatively, the Honda Odyssey didn’t make the cut for the top three models in the minivan segment for this year’s VDS, but it did make it second place for 2021 IQS. The 2022 Honda Odyssey goes with the following warranty and roadside assistance coverage:

  • Standard warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance: 3 years or 36,000 miles

Performance and Efficiency

Buyers of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica have two engine options at their disposal. The fist is the 3.6-liter V6 engine which produces 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched with a 9-speed automatic transmission system and has either front wheels or all four with an available AWD system.

The Pacifica’s second option comes along with the Hybrid model, which uses a combination of a V6 engine with two electric motors and a battery pack, mustering up 260 hp. Additionally, the Hybrid PHEV uses an electric continuously variable transmission (eCVT), rather than a traditional automatic.

As a result, the Hybrid is heavier and a bit slower than its gasoline-powered counterpart. Still, J.D. Power’s autonomous testing experts have said that the response in traffic does well while the interior remains incredibly quiet and tranquil.

At the same time, the standard 287-hp V6 helps to produce a 3,600-lb tow rating. It is worth noting, however, the automaker doesn’t discourage owners from towing a trailer with the Pacifica PHEV.

FWD Pacificas powered by the V6 are rated at 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving; This rating only drops to 20 mpg with AWD. The Hybrid is also rated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) at a strong 30 mpg combined and has an estimated 32 miles of fully-electric driving range.

The FWD 2022 Honda Odyssey is only powered by a regular V6 engine, but it’s the only one that you need. This 3.5-liter V6 drives silky-smooth riding on 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, it’s also matched with a 10-speed automatic. It also has a 3,500-lb tow rating. This minivan has a rating of 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

Safety and Driver Assistance

Another significant factor for minivan drivers is safety. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica brings along a slew of standard driver-aids, which encompasses a forward-collision warning system with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Other features involve lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic rear braking (activated while in reverse), and adaptive cruise control. The Pacifica model also has low-speed, automatic braking for the front to prevent you from bumping into objects when parking.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the upcoming Pacifica 5 stars out of 5 overall in safety. This year’s model also received a Good rating in all crash-test categories from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2022 Odyssey also carries a bundle of standard safety features of its own, specifically dubbed Honda Sensing. This package encompasses front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist (or as Honda names it Road Departure Mitigation). This SUV-like car also has standard Level 2 semi-autonomous driving assistance appearing as a traffic jam assist system that incorporates adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, lane centering/lane-keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition. Interestingly enough, the entry-level LX trim is the only model that doesn’t have the blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning. However, the rear-seat reminder system is standard on all 2022 models.

The new Odyssey also earned accolades in safety, such as a 5-star overall NHTSA crash rating and a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS.

Infotainment and Technology

Entertainmentwise, the 2022 Pacifica involves a 10.1-inch touchscreen interface supported by the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. Standards include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, as well as dual-phone connectivity and Amazon Alexa. The optional TomTom navigation system also uses over-the-air updates.

Then the optional Uconnect Theater package includes dual, 10.1-inch displays that enable rear passengers to stream content through Amazon Fire TV. This bundle also comes with HDMI ports, a 115-volt outlet, and a Blu-ray player.

The base LX comes with a 5-inch LCD screen and Bluetooth, while the rest of the models have an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The Odyssey Touring and Elite involve navigation, CabinTalk in-car PA system, CabinWatch rear-seat monitor, and a rear entertainment system with dual 10.2-inch displays, an HDMI port, a 115-volt outlet, and a Blu-ray player.

Who’s Actually Miniature?

For the most part, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica and 2022 Honda Odyssey excel in all categories regarding reliability, performance, and in-car technologies. Simply put, the Pacifica just has…more, and especially regarding its powertrain options. For this reason, we believe that the 2022 Pacifica is the Queen Bee on minivan machines.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out all that the Pacifica has to offer at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the automaker including their Hybrid model. 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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The Chrysler Pacifica and Grand Cherokee L Connect With U As They Win Wards 10 Best User Experience List

Publication site Wards honored the Chrysler Pacifica and the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L by putting them on their 2021 Wards 10 Best User Experience List. Both Stellantis vehicles are geared with the brand’s Uconnect 5 infotainment system, which has better connectivity, richer content and an improved customization experience.

“Uconnect 5 is designed to be the most advanced in-car technology we have ever produced, and we’re honored that Wards has selected the system for two spots on their 10 Best User Experience list,” said Mamatha Chamarthi, Head of Software Business and Product Management. “We are dedicated to providing all occupants with greater connectivity, easy-to-use content and innovative features to seamlessly elevate the automobile to a third living space.”

In order to help with the selection process, editors of Wards determined the comprehensive user experience of 25 vehicles, grading them on factors like practicality, infotainment features, sound systems, vehicle connectivity, driver assistance technology, information/displays, system compatibility, voice control, materials and overall value.

“Minivans have always delivered a unique user experience and the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is everything we could want in a minivan,” said Christie Schweinsberg, Wards Intelligence Principal Analyst. “It has the right mix of physical switchgear and an easy-to-navigate touchscreen. Voice commands work well, smartphone pairing is lightning fast and this minivan offers virtually every advanced driver-assist technology you could ever want, including standard, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control.

“We love the FamCam, a ceiling-mounted camera above the second row that helps parents answer that most elusive question: Who touched whom first? This is a rolling high-tech living room,” she added.

The Pacifica minivan also encompasses a 10.1-inch touchscreen, the largest in its class, along with (first in its segment) USB Type C ports that make way for devices to charge up to four times faster than standard ones. The vehicle also has an available class-exclusive Uconnect Theater system that comes with built-in games and apps.

Also carrying the automaker’s most up-to-date interior gadgets is the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee L. In this truck, you’ll get faster operating speeds, new content and improved personalization. The Uconnect also has new available convenience and connected services, ensuring that both drivers and passengers aren’t lulled to sleep.

“For 2021, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L gains a third row and delivers a spectacular user experience, from the brightly configured digital instrument cluster and neatly integrated user-friendly touchscreen to the outstanding driver-assistance technologies and dreamy optional McIntosh sound system,” Wards Intelligence Principal Analyst Bob Gritzinger said. “And the brains behind it all is Stellantis’ Uconnect 5 infotainment architecture, which delivers five times the computing power of the previous generation.”

More features on the Grand Cherokee L include an available high-def rear-seat monitoring camera system, the best in its class. There’s also equipment like a night vision camera, drowsy driver detection, head-up display, an advanced L2 automated driving system, standard 10.25-inch digital cluster with almost two dozen different menus, available seat back massage for front-row passengers and ambient lighting with a five-color selection.

The winners will officially receive their honors on November 17 at the Wards 10 Best User Experience ceremony at the Suburban Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

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Experience these award-winning vehicles for yourself at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide selection of vehicles from the Stellantis brand, especially when it comes to their Pacifica and its Uconnect 5.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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