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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Review

New Features

Everyone’s favorite high-class minivan is back at it again for 2022, and this time around it’s bringing new in-car technologies, such as a standard fitted air filter and optional Amazon Fire TV. There’s even a new Silver Mist color choice joining the exterior palette. 

Features that have been carried over from previous model years include maximum seating for 8 passengers, a generous amount of standard entertainment and safety features, along with optional all-wheel-drive (AWD). Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica.

Engine

The newest Pacifica is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which produces a healthy output of 287 horsepower with 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s connected to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which allows for a respectable highway fuel economy of 28 mpg (FWD) and  25 mpg (AWD).

Front-wheel-drive (FWD) serves as the standard transmission, while AWD is standard on top two trims but also optional on the Touring and Touring L. There is also a fuel-saving stop/start system that activates while the car is either parked or at a stoplight, however, this can be turned off for those who find the constant restarts quite maddening.

Exterior

The Pacifica doesn’t stray too far from its design from the 2021 model year, but it’s still considered sleek and sexy for a minivan. However, if you really want to amplify the car’s style, you might want to opt for the highest-ranking Pinnacle, as this model has available 20-inch alloy wheels, while the inside shows off its quilted Nappa leather upholstery and lumbar pillows for the second row.

Color options include Bright White Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Ceramic Gray Clearcoat, Fathom Blue Pearlcoat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Velvet Red Pearlcoat, and the new Silver Mist Clearcoat.

Interior

The Pacifica can house eight seats (seven for AWD models), with more than enough room for your long-legged friends in the third row. However, the Pinnacle model has seven seats, since it has a set of captain’s chairs in the second row.

The seats are pleasant and snug, while the optional FamCam interior camera helps parents keep an eye on their little ones. There’s also a standard “conversation mirror” added to the rearview mirror.

As expected, the luggage area already has a spacious 32.3 cubic feet of room, which expands to a maximum of 140.5 when the second and third-row seats are down.

Standards and Options

Features you’ll find on the standard Pacifica Touring include keyless entry/ignition, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, active noise cancellation, stowable seats in the second and third rows, and a self-dimming mirror with a remote garage door opener.

The Chrysler company prioritizes the safety of its occupants, as it has a comprehensive list of technologies meant for the welfare of you and your passengers. Safety technologies include forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, rain-sensing wipers, hill-start assist, and automatic high beams, along with an abundance of airbags.

Features that are more entertainment-centered involve a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 6-speaker audio setup. This setup also has wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

While all of these features are certainly captivating, we encourage buyers to at least upgrade to the Touring L, as this vehicle adds on perforated leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, heated/leather-wrapped steering wheel, sunshades for the back two rows, an augmented center console with illuminated cup holders, and a self-parking function.

The next upgrade would be the Pacifica Limited, which comes with a 3-pane panoramic sunroof, hands-free sliding side door and tailgate operation, Nappa leather seating surfaces, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated/ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, wireless charging, navigation, wireless smartphone integration, and a vacuum cleaner.

As we previously discussed, the Pinnacle trim has opulent materials such as quilted Nappa leather upholstery and lumbar pillows for the second row. There is also an interior cabin camera, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is more stylish and advanced than ever before with its added paint choice, available Amazon Fire TV, and new standard cabin air filter. It also continues to be a great choice for large families or those who prioritize cargo space.

This car company is selling its minivan at a starting price of around $36,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory at Miami Lakes Automall, then chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Highlighting Features of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica practically wrote the textbook for what should be expected in a luxury minivan. This car involves the fusion of a 3.6-liter V6 engine and dual electric motors, which can be geared with an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system. On top of its movie star looks, it is quite mindful of its road manners no matter if you’re making a simple commute to work or a long drive for this holiday season. 

Known for having one of the most interior features in its segment, and from our standards, unbeatable technologies, the Pacifica remains supreme in this minivan regime. Here are the Highlighting Features of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

Spaciousness

Let’s face it, there’s a 90% chance that you didn’t opt for a minivan just for its features. Most buyers for this segment are in dire need of space, which the Pacifica and its Hybrid variant have a lot of. The cabin also houses many compartments and storage areas, as well as slide-out bins.

Buyers can accommodate 7 people within the three rows, there’s also an Easy Access feature, that allows passengers to easily step in and out of the third row just the simple left of the lever. Moreover, cargo space extends significantly when you fold down the second and third-row seats.

Amazon Fire TV Compatibility

In order to avoid the dreaded “Are we there yet question”, the family-friendly automaker packs on the entertainment features, starting with optional Amazon Fire TV. This technology allows the occupants to stream their preferred TV shows and movies through screens mounted on the rear seats.

Front seat passengers aren’t left out, as they can also enjoy this feature…once the car is in park. Makes sense, as it might serve as a distraction for the driver.

Stylish Interior Design

The best way to describe the style of the cabin is trendy yet classy. Of course, the overall quality is dependent on what trim level you select, especially with the higher ones which involve premium Nappa leather, quilted pillows, and distinctive accents. There is also a suede headliner and Berber carpet crown on the Limited and Pinnacle models.

UConnect 5 Software

Another integral part of Stellantis vehicles is the Uconnect infotainment system, with the Hybrid’s 2022 model bringing on the latest Uconnect 5. This new system has built-in Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and even a wifi hotspot.

FamCam

Another noteworthy in-cabin tech feature is the FamCam camera…at least for the parents. This system allows one to keep an eye on their little ones in the rear seats via the front seat monitor, this can also be used for those who are animal lovers. So your little critter, no matter furry or not, has a bit of a mischievous streak, this monitoring system practically acts as the eyes in the back of your head.

Excellent Safety Rating

Over the years, the Hybrid model has received countless awards, and a good part of this reason is the slew of safety features that it encompasses, such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and pedestrian detection, which are standard.

While the minivan hasn’t been tested by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), it has received a “good” rating on all six crash tests. At the same time, it was given a five-star rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for 2022, with five stars given for the side crash test, and four for the rollover and frontal crash tests.

Eco-Friendly Powertrain

One of the most obvious advantages of the 2022 Pacifica Hybrid is its fuel efficiency due to the half-electric powertrain. The vehicle is able to run on 32-miles of electric range, which is great for just a simple commute to the grocery store or some other short errand.

The combination of the V6 motor offers 30 mpg on the highway/city. Alternatively, when the electric motor is running, drivers can revel in an estimated 82 MPGe.

Power Sliding Doors

You can count on the Pacifica to provide a helping hand. Its hands-free sliding doors are helpful when your hands are full, and all that’s required is to sway your foot beneath the door, enabling it to open. 

By using the same foot motion, you can open the liftgate. Furthermore, the minivan is geared with a Tri-Pane panoramic sunroof that brings you a little bit closer to the great outdoors.

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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is everything that you would want in a luxury minivan and more. Its features cater to both drivers and passengers and are a must-have for large families or those who just want to save a bit on gas.

The newest Hybrid should hit dealerships in late December or early January, and when that time comes be sure to make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the brand, which you can easily find on our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The IIHS Honors The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica With Its TOP SAFETY PICK+

Once again, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica shows why it’s THE family minivan as the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) gave the vehicle the TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Vehicles that are given the IIHS rating are those built after September 2021, following an improvement with the headlamp performance and the adding of the standard Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).

“Winning the highest IIHS safety rating of TSP+ distinguishes the Chrysler Pacifica’s superior safety technology and performance,” said Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell. “Pacifica is the perfect choice for modern families who are looking for a minivan with the greatest combination of safety, functionality and value.”

The Pacifica received a “good” grade, which is the highest possible rating within the six main crashworthiness tests conducted by the  IIHS:

  • Small overlap front (on the driver side)
  • Small overlap front (on the passenger side)
  • Moderate overlap, front
  • Side impact
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

Standard equipment in the Pacifica includes the AEB (automatic emergency brakings) system, which earned a “superior” rating, the highest possible from the IIHS grading system. It includes a new assortment of camera equipment and radar sensors that provide a wider field of view than the former system.

Fusing the two methods of object detection allows for redundancy, which promotes system performance.

The AEB system, which is prominent across the Stellantis project lineup as a standard interior feature, identifies when particular frontal collisions may be looming. If sensors pick up these conditions, this will enable visual and audible alerts, and should the driver fail to respond, the system may enable the vehicle’s brakes to aid in avoiding an impact or decrease its severity.

The Chrysler Pacifica’s Pedestrian AEB system also received an “advanced” rating.

This year’s Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan in North America with second-row Stow ’n Go seating, which has the advantage of folding into the floor along with AWD (all-wheel-drive).

The minivan’s AWD technology seamlessly engages no matter the speed, and without any action needed by the driver. Should any of the wheels experience a loss in traction, the system will automatically transfer the available engine torque to the wheels with more traction for increased control.

The same rings true for the Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV).

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has earned about 160 industry honors and accolades, making the car industry’s most awarded vehicle in its segment over the last five years.

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If you’re looking for a last minute sale, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is certainly worth the investment. This vehicle has great driving manners, a user-friendly infotainment system, room for up to seven or eight people, and a high-class design layout on the exterior and interior.

The Pacifica Hybrid also is a great choice for those who prioritize saving on gas, it also transitions well when switching from the electric motor to the gasoline engine.

Those who are interested in this minivan 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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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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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Loses A Little But Gains Much More

This year, the Chrysler company announced that their Voyager model will transition into a fleet-only version for 2022, while its standard Pacifica is getting a spike in its price for the upcoming model year. These vehicles will experience some gains and losses in their equipment, but what’s getting a serious change is the Pacifica Hybrid. The car blog, Mopar Insiders got the scoop regarding information about the automaker’s pricing for the changes made to the lineup, with the most significant one being the Pacifica’s overall range. According to the site, this model and option rationalizations seriously lessened its previous 3,550 combinations to just 53. While that still outranks the Honda Odyssey seven variants, it now lags behind Toyota’s Sienna 206.

No changes will be made to the minivan’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and its eFlite variable transmission, nor does the fact that it can’t implement all-wheel-drive.

Additions that can be included, however, include a new reminder for the rear seats, along with a Clear Air Filtration system that parent company Stellantis is applying in all of its models. 95% of particulates is captured by this filtration system, including bacteria, allergens, and pollen. The color palette also mirrors the non-hybrid version of the minivan, with the elimination of 10 free colors, to only three free ones of the seven. These free colors include Bright White, Brilliant Black, and Ceramic Grey. Billet Silver will be swapped out for Granite Crystal and the new Silver Mist for $95, with Fathom Blue and Velvet Red priced at $395.

The AWD option on the regular Pacifica touring got the boot and the Hybrid’s Touring trim also received its pink slip. As a matter of fact, this change has already been implemented for the end of this year. In turn, this means that the Touring L has become the new base trim. It also makes the 2021’s available $995 Safety Sphere Group a standard for the following year; This involves features such as ParkSense for front, parallel, and perpendicular parking, and a 360-degree surround-view camera. Alternatively, the roof rack and side sunshades will become options rather than standards. Mopar Insiders says that 2022’s MSRP will be $48,255, (plus destination fee). This brings the starting price of the upcoming Pacifica to an increase of $1,840.

The 2022 Limited trim will tack on the $1,895 Premium and Safety Sphere Group on the side of standard gear, which means buyers will be awarded with the aforementioned parking technologies, together with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 760-watt amplifier. At the same time, this trim will do away with its three-pane sunroof in favor of a dual-pane one, as well as the retirement of the sunshades on the side. Mopar also says that the next year’s Limited will be priced at $52,155, (plus destination fee), an extra charge of $2,615.

The Pinnacle will also get improvements like standard Amazon FireTV for the Theater Group. It is worth noting, however, that the manufacturer did transition the standard wireless headphones to an optional feature. The tri-pane sunroof also creates room for the dual-pane unit. It’s reported that the highest-trim will have a starting price of $56,435, (plus destination fee).

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When the time comes to purchase your new 2022 Pacifica Hybrid, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell various types of vehicles from the company, including the Pacifica models. Those who are interested in any of Chrysler’s vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Exciting Updates For The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica

2022 Chrysler Pacifica and Its Updates

For the last few months, there have been some issues regarding the production of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, such as a full pause of its construction for almost the whole month of June. At the same time, there was a temporary shut down, in early September, due to the chip shortage, but demand for this vehicle remained strong. This time around, the Pacifica is back to take over 2022, and it’s bringing along some advancements as well as key additions to the North American lineup.

The Pacifica’s range-topping Limited and Pinnacle models will now be had with front-wheel-drive (FWD) as a standard, while the all-wheel-drive (AWD) will be an option. This change makes the most sense seeing that many customers living in warmer climates don’t need the extra grip of the minivan’s AWD. In turn, this signifies that the new FWD options will encompass more rich technologies or equipment on slightly cheaper models.

According to the car blog, MoparInsiders, the 2022 Pacifica Limited models will start at $48,320 (plus destination fee) for FWDs. Those who want the optional AWD system need to pay an extra $1,675, which would bring the price to $50,915 (plus destination fee). Then, the highest-ranking Pacifica Pinnacle trim will have a starting price of $52,775 (plus destination fee) for its FWD model, while its optional AWD version will cost $55,370 (plus destination fee).

At the same time, the base-level Touring trim will no longer have available AWD for the upcoming model year. It does not matter much because only 2 percent of the Pacifica’s customers opted for the Touring AWD the previous year, which led the carmaker to make the Touring lineup more straightforward for the 2022 model year. On the other hand, the Touring L will continue to serve options for FWD and AWD configurations.

Essentially, the Pacifica range as a whole will get some advancement for the 2022 model year, including the Cold Weather Group, which was previously optional for $495, but now serves as a standard. This implies that every new 2022 Pacifica model will be geared from the car plant with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Otherwise, the base Touring and Touring L trims will come with a rear-seat reminder system in the lineup. At the same time, the Limited model will obtain the previously optional Premium and Safety Sphere Group, which will be standard. The top-tier Pacifica Pinnacle will also have the additional benefit having of the Clean Air Filtration System, which is also standard.

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When the time comes to purchase your hot new minivan, Miami Lakes Automall has your back when it comes to providing you with top-notch vehicles from the Chrysler brand. We sell different models at various trims and prices. Those interested in purchasing the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica can view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that catches your eye, chat with one of our representatives for further assistance.

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Inside The 2021 Chrysler 300

The 2021 Chrysler 300 sedan first stole the hearts of lovers of luxury sedans in 2005, and since then its designers have maintained its full-bodied style but with a few tweaks here and there to keep the 4-door fresh and modern. One thing that its rivals have never been able to compete against is its dynamic V8 engine, along with the rare implementation of an optional AWD system in a family sedan.

However, what doesn’t get enough credit is the car’s incredible comfort in the interior, with its generous amount of space, premium-like materials, and fun technologies. Let’s take a closer look Inside The 2021 Chrysler 300.

Interior Indulgences

It’s easy to deduce from the outside, that the 300’s lodge will be quite vast, and stepping inside, you’ll find that there’s more than enough room for your long-legged friends. This car is the true embodiment of full-size sedan, with the truck amounting to 16 cubic-feet that devour all types of luggage, gear, and weekly groceries. 

Upfront, the materials on the dashboard and seats have an opulent look and feel about them. Plus, there are various futuristic upgrades and exciting audio options worth taking advantage of, along with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Additional technological instruments include an analog clock, a rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster.

Standard Features

This 2021 Chrysler model has trim levels to choose from: Touring, Touring L, and 300S. The base Touring comes with 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 (previously mentioned) 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 an upgrade 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 adds a few more design features, on the inside-out, together with paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension.

Optional Features

The amenities don’t have to stop there…if you’re willing to pay the price. Touring and Touring L trims offer AWD, while the 300S offers a V8 powertrain. New option packages for this model year include the Popular Equipment and Comfort Group. The first tacks on navigation, SiriusXM traffic updates, a 9-speaker/506-watt surround-sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. Meanwhile, the Comfort provides self-leveling headlights, memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, powered rear sunshade, LED-illuminated rear cup holders, and more.

Finally, the highest-ranking Touring L and 300S models can be had with safety technologies like 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 is still the All-American car and provides an incredible ride with its powertrain options, creature 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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