Archive for the ‘Chrysler Pacifica’ Category

The Fully Electric Chrysler Pacifica Will Be Front And Center Of The Upcoming EV Lineup

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The Chrysler brand is expanding its portfolio from its current two models (the 300 sedan and Pacifica minivan) to at least three. We should expect this to happen at the same time the company transitions into a fully electric car manufacturer from 2025-2028.

These models will have new nameplates and body styles, with the addition of a crossover developed upon the Chrysler Airflow concept. At the same time, one model that is supposed to stay true to its roots is the Pacifica. When the company becomes fully electrified, this minivan will continue to act as the commander and chief of the lineup.

“Since we reinvented and established the minivan category 40 years ago, we will keep it,” Chrysler Brand CEO Christine Feuell tells MotorTrend in an interview. But it will be re-conceptualized. “Our aspiration is not to just tweak the existing Pacifica and put a battery pack in it. We created the segment. We want to recreate the segment with a new offering that is more modern, certainly electrified, and gives those customers the best combination of interior comfort and versatility as well as the connected technology to make their riding and driving experience best in class.”

Sliding Doors Are A Must-Have

The electric minivan will keep its sliding doors and implement new features like the temperature-controlled frunk (trunk in the front) to store your groceries.

“I don’t see sliding doors going away,” Feuell says. Indeed these doors are one of the main selling points of the Pacifica, as they are quite practical and make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Even SUVs offer conventionally hinged doors for those who want them.

Storage space and its artful placement are a must-have for family vehicles, and going electric creates the opportunity for spaces that previously weren’t even possible. We are rethinking frunk ingenuity and what can we do with that space to optimize both storage and functionality,” Feuell says. While some EVs are using the space once occupied by an engine to house electronics or other components, Chrysler will keep it open. “Our intention is to make it a useful, functional space people can use.” Feuell thinks of it as a surprise and delight feature, even more so with aerodynamic, fastback designs on electric vehicles which lessen space in the rear and have personal items exposed with no cover. “The frunk becomes this secure, lockable storage area where you can put your valuables. We are looking at temperature-control options if people want to store food or groceries while shopping around.”

As for the design, one should be on the lookout for the design language and tech features from the Airflow concept to make its way to the new group of EVs. The Airflow was shown as a sleek and posh crossover with 22-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, and a roomy interior with lines that go through the cockpit and persist down the body sides. This concept also has two electric motors and plenty of gadgetry including the STLA SmartCockpit to make it an overall well-connected vehicle. “You’re definitely seeing more harmony and family lineage in the design language and technology integration from vehicle to vehicle of the Chrysler brand,” the CEO says.

The Pacifica Keeps Its Name

One should also expect the Pacifica moniker to stay. “The Pacifica name carries a lot of value,” Feuell says. “At this point I don’t see a need to change that name with the evolution of a redefined minivan.”

“We are putting PHEV front and center in our marketing message now,” Feuell says, talking up the fact the Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan has more than 30 miles of electric range, over 50 miles of the average range, and surpasses 500 miles of total range.

Minivan Manufacturing Plans

At the current moment, the Chrysler Pacifica is made in Windsor, Ontario. Before the recent inception of Jeep 4xe plug-ins, it was the only electric vehicle that was available in North America from the parent company, Stellantis.

It is expected that the Windsor plant will also make the fully electric Pacifica model when it’s time. This calculator is further enforced by Stellantis’s decision to back $4.1 billion in a joint venture battery cell plant with LG Energy Solution in Windsor. It’s also expected that a second EV will be added to the Windsor plant, specifically in 2024 when the battery plant is in working order.

Feuell, however, has not confirmed manufacturing plans for the Pacifica but does say that many plants will need to be retooled to make EVs as each of the 14 brands under Stellantis migrate to an electric vehicle lineup. Either way, there are definitely secure plans in the works for the Windsor plant, along with its number of vehicle options.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

It will take a few years for a fully revamped Chrysler lineup, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait to experience the electrification that they have in store. Miami Lakes Automall carries a wide range of brands, including the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This minivan carries nearly all of the gadgets and gizmos found on its gasoline-powered counterpart, and has great fuel economy figures.

Those who are interested in this model can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to your liking, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more information.

Photo Source/Copyright: Chrysler

The Family-Centered 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Embraces Our Furry Friends

Monday, April 11th, 2022

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pet Features

Chrysler is showing love to our furry friends…no family members, as we approach National Pet Day this week, April 11. The brand that’s won many automotive awards for its family-centered features in its Pacifica minivan is highlighting pet-focused features, as well as available Mopar accessories. These tools are all meant to “purr-fectly” accommodate our four-legged companions.

These pet-centered features on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica have earned Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),  It’s also been the most awarded vehicle and its segment over the last six years. These in-car excitements include:

  • Rear Seat Reminder:  This new and standard feature on the Pacifica recognizes  When the rear doors are opened and closed before starting the ignition,  it then alerts the driver using a chime sound, along with a message after the completion of that trip to check the back seats for passengers and/or pets.
  • FamCAM interior camera:  This technology allows parents to monitor their little ones (human or with a tail) in the rear seats and even has a way to zoom in.
  • Stow ‘n Go seating:  The Pacifica is the only minivan available with all-wheel drive and Stow ‘n go seating.  It also has second and third road seats that fold flat into the floor, allowing for plenty of space for pet kennels or for pets to stretch a bit during long road trips.
  • Stow ‘n Go in-floor storage bins: This makes it possible for pet food and accessories to be stored under the floor, providing an organized space.
  • Stow ‘n Vac:  This vacuum cleaner does an excellent job of cleaning up the messes that your pet/s might make.
  • Hands-Free Sliding Doors/Liftgate:  This hands-free access to the minivan is done by a simple kick under the door or the liftgate, simplifying the process of handling pets and personal items when entering the Pacifica.
  • Pet Kennel: This Mopar pet kennel is lightweight and makes it possible for the safe transportation of pets and folds flat when it’s not in use.

Standard Features 

There are plenty of other in-car features in store that are a bit more human-friendly. These standards include keyless entry/ignition, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, active noise cancellation, folding/stowable seats in the second and third rows, and a self-dimming mirror with a remote garage door opener.

Standard technologies encompass 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. It also has a plethora of airbags.

There is also a larger than life 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 6-speaker audio setup. This system comes with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

Miami Lakes Automall

Those who are interested in the accommodating 2022 Chrylser Pacifica, can do so by viewing our online new car inventory on our dealership website. Once you find something that suits your particular needs, simply chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Is Honored By Autotrader

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Autotrader Best Car Interiors

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has something worth being excited about, as it’s been chosen by Autotrader for a spot on its Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2022 list. This ranking puts a spotlight on affordable new cars, with high-quality interiors.

“The features and quality of new-car interiors have grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “Even as new-car prices have increased in the last few years as a result of pandemic-induced supply shortages, car shoppers can rest assured that many of today’s affordable vehicles offer interior features that were available only on luxury vehicles not too long ago.”

Autotrader recognized the inner workings of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited for its accommodation of younger passengers, unique storage configuration, connectivity and easy-access features, during which it offered adults a premium-like design, generous seating and space, and charming finishes and materials throughout the rolling lodge. A highlight of the Pacifica is its famous and class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, along with the Uconnect 5 system, which has a user experience that is truly intuitive.

Additionally, the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie earned a spot on the list as well thanks to its standard leather-trim 40/20/40 front bench seat and six-passenger seating. According to Autotrader, the Ram 1500 Laramie cabin balances boldness and “confident elegance”. It also notes that the most intriguing interior feature is its shield-formed center stack that inholds the infotainment touchscreen and control array.

Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler and its parent company, Stellantis, continue to make headway in the minivan segment, specifically regarding its 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan holds the rank as the first of its kind to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, it’s also still the only minivan to offer a plug-in hybrid. The Pacifica lineup involves the deluxe Pinnacle model, which has the most affluent features in its class. 

This vehicle also has a sporty exterior design, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability matched with the brand’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that has a bird’s-eye view of rear-facing child-seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity, capability and interior storage.

The Pacifica’s hybrid version, obviously named Pacifica Hybrid, provides over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, a fully-electric range of over 30 miles and a total range of over 500 miles. This hybrid minivan involves a comprehensive dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) matched with a purposely modified version of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. This powertrain helps to ease range anxiety and nearly ensures pure contentment to customers. The Pacifica Hybrid was made to provide a seamless driving experience, without requiring the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.

Year after year, the Chrysler Pacifica maintains its status as the minivan with the most recognition for six consecutive years, with over 160 honors and industry accolades. The Chrysler brand succeeded in marketing and selling six generations of this vehicle, and innovating 117 firsts in the process, including almost 40 minivan-first features on its Pacifica. The automaker has sold over 15 million minivans globally since 1983, that’s double the amount of any other manufacturer in the past 37 years.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in purchasing the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive selection of vehicles from the brand including the Pacifica and its hybrid version.

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

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media

The Chrysler Pacifica Is Esteemed By The IIHS As Its Rating System Changes

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

The IIHS Awards The Chrysler Pacifica With TOP SAFETY PICK

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica high remarks this year, as the minivan received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the nonprofit organization.

This recent evaluation updates the Pacifica’s status from its performance during the 2021 model year, as vehicles that were produced after last September were also included in these rankings.

“The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica delivers on our firm commitment to provide customers with superior safety,” said Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell. “Pacifica remains the ideal choice for anyone seeking the greatest combination of safety, innovative technology and value.”

It was in 2020, that the IIHS adjusted its ratings system in order to incorporate other car factors, such as lights and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology. This standard, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) AEB equipment on the latest Chrysler Pacifica rated “superior” according to IIHS standards, the highest possible grade that a vehicle can get.

It makes use of a mash-up of camera technologies and radar sensors that was augmented to ensure a wider field of view. Fusing the two methods of object detection (otherwise known as sensor-fusion) also allows for redundancy, which in turn betters the system’s performance.

The AEB system, which is making its way across the product lineup of Stellantis as standard gear, senses when there may be an impending collision. If this is the case or there is a detection, visual and audible alerts will be activated. Should the driver fail to respond in a timely manner, the system may trigger the car’s brakes to help prevent a crash or reduce its severity.

The Pedestrian AEB capability of the Pacifica received an “advanced” rating. Additionally, it received a “good” grade (the highest possible) among the six main crashworthiness tests administered by IIHS:

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

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the only North American vehicle in the minivan segment that has second-row Stow ‘n Go seating. This feature gives owners the convenience of folding the seats inside of the floor. The vehicle also has an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

The AWD technology in this Chrysler model easily engages at various speeds, with the need for activation by the driver. Should the Pacifica’s wheels lose traction, the system will automatically transfer available engine torque to the wheels with more grip, for increased control.

The Chrysler company has received over 160 industry honors and accolades for the Chrysler Pacifica, making it the car industry’s most award minivan for six consecutive years.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you want to see this award-winning minivan for yourself, visit our website, Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand such as the Pacifica, its Hybrid model, and the 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in the newest minivan or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media

Electrified Chrysler and Jeep Models Are Getting New Wall Chargers

Monday, January 24th, 2022

New Wall Chargers

For those who currently own an adventurous Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe or Jeep Wrangler 4xe, or perhaps even a family-oriented Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Mopar, the parts and service division of Stellantis, is bringing in a useful piece of new gear that should provide more practicality in the ownership experience. Owners will soon be in possession of a new at-home wall charger that comes either as a plug-in or hardwired version, and supplies 7.7 kW of power.

With these means, a full charge can be provided to Stellantis electrics in just two hours, which is six times faster than its current Level 1, 120-volt charger. Further tacking on suitability, the new Level 2 unit brings along Wi-Fi connectivity which enables owners to keep track and control the charging of their car through a mobile app or web portal.

Energy Star, a program run by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, has certified every new charging unit and has also optimized for a balance between accessibility, effectiveness, and cost. Doing this makes it easier for buyers to reduce their energy consumption and lower their spending by having the option charge at low-rate times. Additionally, this makes a way for them to engage in energy credit programs, if they’re available.

The Mopar division says that the wall charger is portable, lightweight, lockable, and weatherproof, meaning that it’s an ideal piece of equipment for indoors and outdoors. The suggested retail price is $599, and each unit comes with a three-year warranty. One can also order the unit with a Chrysler and Jeep-branded faceplate.

“Our new factory-backed at-home Level 2 plug-in charging units offer a quick, seamless charging solution for Jeep 4xe and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid owners,” said Mark Bosanac, North America vice president, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “At Mopar, we’ll continue to enhance the customer experience and expand our electric-vehicle portfolio of accessories.”

Mopar’s new wall charger signifies what we should expect out of the Stellantis Group during this decade, as their products are currently on grease wheels regarding its electrified products. One of these products includes the Chrysler Airflow concept, which is a preview of how the manufacturer is aiming to expand into a principally-electric company by 2028 by exploiting all of the capabilities of the STLA Large electric platform.

Earlier this month we discussed how Chrysler announced its plans to release its first electric model by 2025. So far, the plan is to introduce the Airflow as a crossover that is energized by a dual-motor and has enough battery capacity to get up to 400 miles of range. Outside of that, the car may also have new connectivity features that include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell an excellent group of vehicles from the Chrysler brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as with their Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and price range, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media

The Chrysler Airflow Concept Is Leading Us 400 Miles Away

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Chrysler Airflow

The Chrysler company is planning on using the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, located in Las Vegas on Wednesday (January, 5th), to announce its plans to release its first electric model by 2025, and with the intention of eventually having a full-on electric lineup by 2028.

Foretasting just what the electric future looks like with Chrysler, the brand will introduce its Airflow Concept, an electric crossover powered by a dual-motor and enough battery capacity to get up to 400 miles of range.

Outside of the powertrain, the Airflow may also have new connectivity features that we should potentially see in Chrysler vehicles sooner rather than later. These features include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

Additionally, there is an interface called the STLA SmartCockpit, which encompasses touchscreen displays for the instrument cluster, central infotainment hub, and one reserved for the front seat passenger. The automaker said that its concept also has a camera facing each seat, allowing occupants to engage in a video conference call if they’d like.

STLA AutoDrive is the third future tech preview, this is considered to be the branding for future driving-assist features of Stellantis, which will eventually include self-driving systems. It is said that the Airflow will be geared with a self-driving system rated at Level 3 on the SAE scale of self-driving capability. While it wasn’t mentioned as to what situations that the concept can hold its own in, the Level 3 rating signifies that, in certain situations, the Airflow can handle itself, however, the driver should be ready to take back control at any time.

Avid fans of the company may be well aware that the Airflow nameplate dates back to 1934. The original Airflow model was actually a family of models, and it was the first production car made for low aerodynamic drag by the use of a wind tunnel. This feature gave the car a unique streamlined design, which proved not to be agreeable with the tastes of the majority of buyers at the time. While the car company soon made design adjustments, it dropped the Airflow altogether after 1937.

The original Airflow was certainly a flop, but its weight on aerodynamics, along with its all-steel setup, set the mood for future models. Considering the significance of a low drag coefficient for optimizing efficiency and range, the revived nameplate seems best suited for the all-new EV.

While Chrysler hasn’t revealed much in terms of specifics regarding its new plans, it is known that the manufacturer has access to a total of four platforms for electrics being made by its parent company, Stellantis. The platforms will have up to 500 miles of range and provide up to 4.3 kWh/mile efficiency in some models, as said by Stellantis.

The parent company has also signed a memorandum of understanding with LG Energy Solution for anticipated battery supply in the U.S., and is also backing solid-state battery developer, Factorial.

However, Stellantis CEO, Carlos Tavares has said that the additional cost of constructing electrics is “beyond the limits” for what the industry can sustain.

For the time being, the only plug-in vehicle that is currently available is the Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Other available models are the traditional gasoline-powered Pacifica and the 300 sedan.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Although we may have to wait a while for Chrysler’s new electric concept, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Chrysler. We sell a superb bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as with their Pacifica Hybrid minivan or full-size 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and budget, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media

Chrysler’s Airflow EV Is More Than Just A Concept

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Chrysler Airflow EV Concept

At long last! Chrysler revealed its first new models in several years, and it appears to be in the form of an electric crossover. More specifically, a crossover that could potentially flaunt the classic Airflow nameplate. This new car was first shown during parent company Stellantis’ EV Day event at the beginning of this year. Now, more information has been revealed regarding this concept piece, which is supposed to display new technology, which encompass electric platforms, driver-assistance features, and infotainment software.

On Software Day, CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares said during the company’s presentation that its “more than a pure concept” and suggested that this car could arrive in production by 2024, backed by North American trademarks for the Airflow name, which was filed in 2019 and again this year (2021).

It isn’t an accident that Chryler’s new model nearly mirrors the shape and proportions of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E. Car and Driver’s winner of EV of the Year is already seeing success in sales in the car market. Although we don’t know the precise size of the Airflow, it seems highly probable that it will serve as a competitor for the Mach-E and other electric compact crossovers like Tesla’s Model Y and Volkswagen’s ID.4.

Stellantis has already announced their intentions to build four new EV platforms, which encompass: STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large, and STLA Frame. It’s quite possible that the Airflow would end up on STLA Medium. According to previous statements Stellantis has made about its new electric models, this means that it could reach a driving range of up to 440 miles and use electric motors that produce between 167 and 241 horsepower. It’s also likely that there will be an all-wheel-drive (AWD) dual-motor option.

Inward, the Airflow features an exciting bundle of screens, starting with a large central infotainment display that’s sandwiched between separate screens for the driver and passenger. There are also entertainment screens for the rear seats. Connectivity features will presumably involve over-the-air updates and vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

Although the timeline of the production of Chrysler’s Airflow certainly isn’t concrete, we can deduce from the fact that it has side marker lights and exterior mirrors that it will arrive in showrooms a bit sooner than we might expect. Stellantis is aiming at 2024 for its new platforms, so it’s plausible that this Chrysler model will make its way to North America by 2025.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Although we may have to wait a while for Chrysler’s new electric concept, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Chrysler. We sell an excellent bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as with their Pacifica Hybrid minivan or full-size 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and budget, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Review

Monday, December 13th, 2021

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.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

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.

Photo Source/Copyright: Chrysler

Highlighting Features of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Monday, December 6th, 2021

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.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

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.

Photo Source/Copyright: Stellantis Media

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

Monday, December 6th, 2021

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.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

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.

Photo Source/Copyright: Chrysler