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Chrysler Plans To Showcase The 2022 Pacifica Hybrid At The NY Electrify Expo

Electrify Expo New York Event

One of the “Big Three” U.S.  automobile manufacturers, Chrysler is making significant strides into the Electrify Expo New York event. This effort involves bringing in a slew of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicles, along with a massive brand display. This expo is set to take place August 27-28, 2022, at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.

The North American Electrify Expo is the biggest e-mobility festival encompassing over 70 electric vehicles. The event involves over 1 million square feet of display area highlighting the world’s top electric mobility brands.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first and is still the only plug-in hybrid in its segment. It offers over 30 miles of fully-electric range, over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), and a total range of over 500 miles. On top of this, the Hybrid minivan is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, along with any available state and local tax credits.

While using the built-in regenerative braking feature, the Pacifica Hybrid has the ability to charge the battery when braking or stopping. The Max Regeneration cluster messaging icon is standard for this vehicle, as this keeps drivers alert to the increased system regeneration.

Attendees of the Electrify Expo can get behind the wheel and get a taste of a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for themselves at the event’s “Ride and Drive” area. It’s here where they will be able to take the minivan for a spin. Spectators can also get wind about the key features of the plug-in hybrid, particularly from Chrysler’s product specialists.

The Chrysler showcase area at Electrify Expo involves additional Pacifica Hybrid vehicles, together with a video display with information on the Chrysler Airflow battery-electric vehicle concept. The Airflow concept, which was unveiled earlier this year, signifies the electrified future of the Chrysler brand. It puts the spotlight on its cutting-edge design, advanced technologies, and seamless connectivity that will portray the company’s fully-electric transition.

The Pacifica minivan is known for having the most standard safety features in the industry, with over 115 standard and available safety and security features, such as Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and more.

The Chrysler Pacifica also gains bragging rights for being the most awarded minivan over the last six years with over 170 honors and industry accolades since its first inception onto the car market. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica has even been honored with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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If you’re interested in the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica minivan or any other vehicle from the brand, feel free to view our online new car inventory on our dealership website, Miami Lakes Automall. We sell an intriguing assortment of vehicles from the brand in different colors and prices.

If you have any questions or find something that feeds your interest, please feel free to chat with one of our online representatives for further assistance.

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica: All The Latest

Chrysler’s upscale minivan is back at it again for the 2022 model year, and this time around it’s bringing along new in-car technologies, like a standard fitted air filter and optional Amazon Fire TV. The exterior palette also welcomes Silver Mist for its color selection.

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 the 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.

Driving and Handling

It’s easy to get yourself comfortable inside of the 2022 Pacifica, particularly due to its ability to block out road noise, stability and easy handling, and excellent outward vision. Buyers often comment on its raised seating position, which also increases the overall feeling of control and visibility.
On higher trims, parking is made easier, as it offers distance sensors at both ends and a 360-degree camera system.

There’s even a self-parking feature for parallel and perpendicular spaces. For all that, the base model is still packed with safety features, which Chrysler is known for when it comes to the minivan segment.

Exterior Features

Chrysler didn’t wander too far off its design from the 2021 model year, specifically with its sleek and contoured body. For those who prioritize style, try opting for the highest-ranking Pinnacle, as it has available 20-inch alloy wheels, while the inside flaunts quilted Nappa leather upholstery and lumbar pillows for the second row.

Buyers have the opportunity to choose between 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 for their color selection.

Interior Features

The 2022 Pacifica can accommodate eight passengers (seven for AWD models) and has more than enough room for your long-legged buddies in the third row. The Pinnacle, however,  has seven seats due to the set of captain’s chairs in the second row.

The seats are comfortable and snug and the available FamCam interior camera allows parents to keep an eye on their little ones. There’s even a standard “conversation mirror” included with the rearview mirror.

The luggage area is already spacious with 32.3 cubic feet of room, only to expand even more to a maximum of 140.5 when the second and third-row seats are down.

Standards

Standards base Pacifica Touring involve 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 automaker puts an emphasis on safety, as it has an extensive range of technologies meant for your welfare and the welfare of your passengers. 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, together with an abundance of airbags.

Entertainment-centered gadgets include a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 6-speaker audio setup. This system also has wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

Options

It’s encouraged that buyers to at least upgrade to the Touring L, since 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 Pacifica Limited 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.

Finally, Pinnacle trim adds on quilted Nappa leather upholstery and lumbar pillows for the second row, as well as 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.

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The 20220 Chrysler 300: Drive In Style

The 2022 Chrysler 300 sedan remains a force to be reckoned with in the world of sedans, as it offers something that most large sedans don’t have, an optional V8 engine. This model delivers mind-bending acceleration and thrill and still manages to achieve 25 mpg on the highway. 

For 2022, it’s proving that it’s still got it with highlighting features like ample cabin space, an ingenious infotainment system, and an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The AWD in combination with the 300s powerful engines nearly guarantees to create a drive that is worth your while.

Engine

The base 3.6-liter V6 engine for the 2022 300 is highly lauded and has even won some awards for its performance. On the Touring and Touring L trims, it has an output of 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, it then develops into 300 horses and 264 lb-ft of torque on the 300S; The ample torque power is responsible for the overall efficiency of merging and passing.

Then, we have the glorious 5.7-liter Hemi V8 strutting its stuff with a forceful output of 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, which can be had on the 300 S. This animal is matched with a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) system, and unlike the Touring and Touring L models, it does not have available all-wheel-drive (RWD). The V8 uses an 8-speed automatic, and even allows enthusiasts to take advantage of the manual shift. While both engines work in tandem with regular unleaded fuel, it’s recommended to use Premium for the V8.

Exterior and Interior Features

The Chrysler 300 is cool for 2022, as remains classy and fresh that familiar muscular style that we all know and love. The intense and domineering look is what draws and keeps you in, with further excitement stemming from the 300S models, blacked-out features, and standard Red S Appearance Package. The base Touring model offers a Chrome Appearance package that brings on glossy exterior elements like 20-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome-finished side mirror housings/window trim, and a platinum type of grille and surround. Meanwhile, the Sport Appearance package paints all of these elements black.

The color palette for this model year includes Bright White, Frostbite, Gloss Black, Granite Crystal, Silver Mist, and Velvet Red.

Inward, it’s obvious that Chrysler isn’t coy when it comes to its styling. One can tell from its large trunk that it belongs to a full-sized sedan, as it is sized at 16-cubic-feet. In the front, the dashboard and seats look like they’ve been outfitted with high-class materials. Other elements like the analog clock, rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster add to the cabin’s premium look.

Interior colors include Black or Black with Linen.

Convenience and Safety

Still not convinced? We’ll, you sure will be with the bucket-load of the convenience features that the 2022 300 has to offer. Standard comforts include keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a new N95 cabin air filter, self-dimming rearview mirror, LED lighting for the front cup holders, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. It also has an 8.4-inch touchscreen for an infotainment stream that consists of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, satellite radio, voice control, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a 6-speaker audio system. 

The Touring L trim then tacks LED fog lights, remote start, heated front seats, Nappa leather seating surfaces, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, front/rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring. Then, the athletic 300S adds on a sport suspension, a Sport driving mode, 20-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters mounted beneath the steering wheel, sport front seats, and a 276-watt/6-speaker audio setup. 

Buyers will also find comfort in knowing that the 300 earned a four-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Available safety features include automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

Miami Lakes Automall

Those interested in the 2022 Chrylser 300 can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to you’re liking, chat with a representative for more assistance.

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PARENTS Magazine Honors The Chrysler Pacifica In Its List of Best Family Cars for 2021

 

PARENTS Magazine 

The highly-esteemed Chrysler Pacifica can add yet another award to its extensive collection of accolades. PARENTS magazine, an American monthly magazine, recently gave the minivan the honor of Best Family Car for 2021. The magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, is the leading source for millennial mommies on the go, and recognized Chrysler’s vehicle as an excellent tool for parents. For the past five years, the Pacifica has been the most awarded car in its segment, totaling up to 145 distinctions and industry awards since its debut.

The positive exposure for the automaker in PARENTS Best Family Cars will be mentioned in the May issue of the publication’s magazine, as well as their website,  Parents.com/bestcars.

This isn’t the first time that PARENTS have given the Pacifica some props. In 2020, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was chosen as the publication’s “Best Eco Pick,” since at the time it held the title as the first and only plug-in hybrid minivan (until the Toyota Sienna for their 2021 model year).

Vehicles that are recognized from the Best Family Cars were selected out of new models that excel in numerous categories such as advancements in technology, safety, and comfort features that are suitable to a particular needs of a family. These features can be encompassed in not just minivans, but three-row SUVs, two-row SUVs, as well as family sedans. In the process of vetting this year’s honorees, experts of PARENTS meticulously tested over 50 vehicles from a list of new models that passed with flying colors in the industry safety tests. In the end, 24 vehicles that were up to par with drive standards and car-seat propriety, and made to be safe and harmonious with families made the cut on PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 list.

Features that families can look forward to in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica include:

  • The latest FamCAM, which is an in-house camera that gives parents the ability to view their child/children in their seats and even zoom in on them.
  • Miniature rear seat occupants will enjoy the Uconnect Theater, as it has built-in games and available Wi-Fi, as well as four new games like Concentration, chess, Chrysler Says, and backgammon.
  • Chrysler’s Uconnect 5 system features a 10.1-inch touchscreen, which is the largest standard touchscreen in its class. It also has a long list of connected services and conveniences.
  • New to the segment are USB Type C ports that have the ability to charge devices four times faster than standard outlets.
  • A newly available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is able to a variety of different weather conditions, which adds to the great deal of safety features in the car.
  • There are multiple storage compartments in the Pacifica, especially thanks to the highlighting Stow ‘n Go second-row in-floor storage bins, which provide extra space for items like toys, textbooks, groceries, etcetera. There is also Stow ‘n Go seating, which allows owners to manually remove and store second-row seats. On top of this, the Stow ‘n Vac is perfect for cleaning up any messes made by the tiny tots.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the defending champ with the most standard safety features in the automotive market, with technologies such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling this minivan for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this model or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory chat with a representative for further assistance.

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All The Ways That The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Simply Endearing

 

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan first arrived onto the automotive scene in 2017 when it acted as a replacement for the brand’s outgoing Town and Country model. From there on, it’s practically taken over the minivan world with its incredible family-friendly accommodations, convenience features, and novel all-wheel-drive capabilities. This multi-award-winning model came back swinging for its 2021 model year, with several nifties like an updated Uconnect system, high-quality drive and handling features, and even more standard safety features. Here are All The Ways That The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Simply Endearing.

Comfortable Seating

9 times out of 10, most people don’t get a minivan just for its looks, and while the 2021 Pacifica minivan is quite a stunner, most buyers usually purchase the vehicle in order to lodge big families, especially on holiday road trips. The seating for this minivan is known for being quite comfortable, and even more so for drivers, as the handling and activeness is just as adept as a sedan. The Pacifica also proves itself to be quite capable when tackling any faults on the highway.

Nine-Speeder

The Pacifica has never disappointed in its power, as it’s always been quite lavish when giving drivers that extra needed push while getting around the grannies on the freeway. The 2021 model is charged by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that has an excellent output of 287 horsepower. What has received a significant improvement is the automaker’s 9-speed automatic transmission, which previously received backlash from its unstable shifting, but has since appeared to have found its minivan legs.

Thriving AWD

Until the copycat Toyota Sienna introduced its all-wheel-drive system, the Chrysler Pacifica was the only vehicle in its segment to include this driving feature. Even though there is a bit of competition in this department, many car reviewers still consider the Pacifica to have the best quality.

Uconnect’s With You

Chrysler is quite generous when it comes to convenience features, but none more than its highlighting Uconnect 5 infotainment system. This technology is built-in on all of the parent company, Stellantis’s, car brands such as Dodge, Jeep, Ram and FIAT, but none more than Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan. Recent advancements for the Uconnect 5 involve improved personalization for user profiles, a bigger 10.1-inch display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and Amazon Alexa integration.

Eyes In The Back Of Mom’s Head

The Pacifica’s FamCam system allows for parents to monitor their children without even having to turn around. While this technology probably won’t be considered much of a treat for the tiny-tots, it helps increase safety, especially when making sure that everyone is buckled in or that no one is left behind in a hot car.

Plenty Of Indulgences

The reason why the Pacifica is preferred by families is due to its great resourcefulness and adaptability, with advantages like Stow ‘n Go seating, second-row vacuum, three-row reclining seats, and even USB’s throughout the car.

Safety First!

One of the best reasons why the Chrysler Pacifica is the most ideal candidate for families is the most adept in both the quality and quantity of safety features. Standard safety technologies encompass automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning. Moreover, the car’s excellent track record of keeping passengers secure has been proven by its five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re looking for a stylish minivan that is filled with lots of amenities, conveniences, and safety features, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has you covered. Miami Lakes Automall is selling these vehicles as well as plenty of other Stellantis models. 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 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows That Its Hot Stuff In The Windy City

 

Chicago Auto Show Debut

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica made its debut this month at the Chicago Auto Show. The event has been held annually during the month of February for the past 118 years, its also the largest auto show in North America. This year the event was held from February 8th to 17th.

The 2021 Pacifica was added to the minivan lineup. It was the brand’s first all-wheel-drive in the minivan category since 2004 and the only rival to the all-wheel-drive Toyota Sienna. Its also been four years since Chrysler debuted the Pacifica minivan, so it’s better late than ever for this vehicle to get a fresh coat of paint.

In the front of the Pacifica, it has a new fascia with a bigger grille, headlights that are reshaped and air inlets that are more forceful. The back has also been restyled, it has a taillight that is full-width and stretches from each edge. These modifications are minimal but just enough towards keeping the 2021 minivan looking fresh without essentially changing its unique characteristics.

The Pinnacle is positioned as the most exclusive trim of the Pacifica lineup, it includes wood and piano black trim, quilted Nappa leather-upholstered seats which have a pair of lumbar pillows to match in the captain chairs of the second-row, as well as high-tech features like standard automatic emergency brakes and adaptive cruise control.

The powertrain is without a doubt the highlight of it all, as it is composed of a 3.6-liter V6 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive system activates in the front-wheel-drive for the majority of the time for efficiency, but when it counts, it can send up to 100 percent of the power to the rear wheels. Additionally, the Pacifica is perfectly calculated and deliberate as it can harness all-wheel-drive before the wheels get too slippery during storms; This is possible due to the monitoring of the temperature, the use of windshield wipers, steepness of the road, among other attributes.

A significant upgrade is the reintroduction of the all-wheel-drive Town and Country. Although the Town and Country was discontinued back in 2004 due to the introduction of Stow’n Go seating, by virtue of some genius engineering, both features will now coincide in the same minivan.

For 2021, the entire lineup for Pacifica will get a minimal redesign, this will include Chrysler’s newest Uconnect 5 infotainment system; It has wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto smartphone integration, Alexa, Tom-Tom navigation as well as a 10.1-inch touchscreen that has a new interface layout.

Another tech-savvy feature includes the FamCAM, a video system that enables the driver or front passenger to over-see second-row passengers, perfect for keeping an eye on the little critters should they get too rowdy. The zoom feature also allows one to monitor infants in the rear-facing seats. Moreover, kids that are slightly older in that row will love the built-in games from the available rear entertainment system.

Why You Should Care

Minivans aren’t known for being the hottest vehicles out there in comparison to that of a sports car, but when it comes to practicality for a large family with a lot of cargo, it’s tough to beat. Besides, the Pacifica’s styling makes it feel more like an incredibly large sedan than a crappy old station wagon and it’s also easier to drive.

Miami Lakes Auto Mall

Those interested in the new 2021 Pacifica will have to wait until the end of this year in order to make a purchase, but don’t fret! Miami Lakes Auto Mall has a plethora of updated Chrysler Pacifica models with different trims and colors to choose from. Visit our online dealership website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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FCA is Looking to Buy Electric Vehicle Platforms

 

Miami Lakes AutoMall Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) rumor mill is heating up again. This time, the talk of the town is that FCA is looking to invest in electrification. It’s no secret that FCA is one of the automakers with the least electrification in its lineup, something that poses a danger to the automotive giant as emissions regulations are slated to tighten across the globe. Experts agree that FCA finds itself in the “light-on-electrification” side of things, although the automaker has somewhat invested in mild-hybrids and plug-ins — with several on the way! Now it appears that FCA is looking to commit to electrification innovation for good, and is likely searching for partners in its search for fully electric powertrains. Read the rest of this entry >>

Facts About the 2020 Chrysler Voyager

The award-winning FCA US minivan lineup is going into 2020 with the addition of the Chrysler Voyager, and it will offer more value for those who seek the quintessential family vehicle. It is designed with a budget-friendly family and fleet customers in mind; the Voyager delivers an exceptional driving experience. Standard features and utilities include seven-passenger seating, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. Voyager also offers mobility innovations to ensure superior maneuverability and improved ease of entry and exit for wheelchair users and well-equipped to stand against the competition, the Voyager is a no-compromise minivan at an unbeatable value.

FCA was the first company to introduce the minivan, and through six generations of the vehicle, they have innovated 115 minivans. The company, open since 1983, has sold more than 14.6 million minivans globally, which is twice as many vehicles as any other manufacturer over the past 35 years. For 2020, they are amplifying the award-winning FCA US minivan lineup, where the Chrysler Voyager will replace the Pacifica L and LX models to now offer three value-add models – the L, LX, and LXi (fleet-only), LXi (fleet-only) which provides new, durable, UltraTec leatherette seats for fleet rental customers.

It also has a second-row Stow ‘n Go, security alarm, remote start, black Stow ‘n Place roof rack, universal garage door opener, auto-dim rearview mirror and second-row retractable sunshades, the BraunAbility rear- and side-entry transformation offer a wider entryway and more interior space. It has an enhanced ramp securement system, passenger seat flexibility and plenty of room for even the most significant power wheelchairs and scooters, Exterior modifications include a Voyager liftgate badge; interior updates on the Voyager LX. The Voyager LX provides satellite radio, and second-row quad seats and in-floor storage bins and the available options on the Voyager L and LX include SafetyTec Group with an optional Cold Weather Group Package, a single overhead DVD on the Voyager LX and the Stow ‘n Place roof rack. 

Highlights:

Chrysler Voyager minivan features the award-winning Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. It delivers 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, which is mated to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. With its standard seven-passenger seating, Chrysler Voyager provides a smooth, tranquil and comfortable ride and the available SafetyTec Group which includes the ParkSense rear park assist with blind-spot monitoring, stop, and also the Rear Cross Path detection. 

Chrysler Voyager comes with a standard 3.5-inch digital information display, and it offers the Uconnect 4 system with a 7-inch touchscreen which comes standard, as well as the Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto. Apple CarPlay allows iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone, and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect touchscreen and Android Auto allows for safe and easy access to Google Maps, Google Voice Search, and Google Play Music via the Uconnect touchscreen or steering wheel controls. There is also a Uconnect 4 systems which include fast startup time, enhanced processing power, vivid imagery, high resolution, and sharp graphics, and it also comes with Chrysler Voyager comes standard with six speakers and Active Noise Cancellation. 

About Chrysler Brand:

The Chrysler brand has overjoyed customers with their craftsmanship, distinctive designs, technology, and intuitive innovation, since its company foundation in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues reviving the minivan, which is a segment that Chrysler invented. With an unprecedented level of technology,  functionality, versatility, and daring styling.

The Chrysler brand continues to grow by integrating high-tech features into its products, class-leading, which includes the Uconnect 4 system which offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Uconnect Theater which comes with available streaming. Available on all Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids is the plug-in hybrid powertrain, storage system, the industry-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, and the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available on all Chrysler 300 V-6 models. It is the most powerful V-8 in its class with the 300C’s 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

The Pacifica Hybrid took this revolutionary vehicle one step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first vehicle minivan to be electrified its segment which has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles, achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, and a total range of more than 500 miles. The Chrysler 300 lineup has an attainable value which delivers on the brand’s promise of elegant design and iconic which is executed with world-class performance, efficiency, and quality.

You can search the inventory of Chrysler’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you. 

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How Two Companies Joined Forces to Make Wheelchair Vehicles Accessible

Wheelchair users have a reason to rejoice at a re-design of an old favorite. FCA introduced the upfitted Chrysler Pacifica minivan, with the company BraunAbility, at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

According to a news release, in 2019, there are now 25 (more) vehicles available to be modified with adaptive equipment in the FCA U.S. Automobility Program. That is good news for customers who are in need of a new vehicle. Wheelchair users will have easier access to get in and out of vehicles with ample space for accommodating families and friends, as well.   

As head of passenger cars for FCA North America, Tim Kuniskis said in a release, this vehicle will allow FCA customers to gain the freedom to stay active.   

“We all know someone with a physical disability who needs help getting to the places and events that matter most to them.”

BraunAbility, an American manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans and wheelchair lifts, was founded in 1963 by Ralph Braun, who had spinal muscular atrophy. When it came to the design, BraunAbility sourced its customized components from the same Tier One supplier as do major OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and these modified vehicles are held to the same safety standard as the vehicles on which they are based, including crash tests.  

Building these heavily customized vans required reimagining them completely. BraunAbility engineered an entirely new, high-strength steel subfloor to make a significantly lowered floor possible. The rear suspension is redesigned, as well, to compensate for the lowered floor and raised height. The raised ride height is disguised somewhat by body extensions surrounding the van, which integrate steps for front seat access.   

“The most spacious wheelchair-accessible vehicle in the industry, the BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica features patent-pending AccessAbility technology, including an aerospace-inspired sliding door extension and the industry’s widest side-entry ramp, with rear-axle space innovations and cantilevered seat bases that expand interior cabin space, maximizing space for obstruction-free maneuverability for all sizes and types of wheelchairs,” according to a news release from the company.   

But the minivan wasn’t only designed for parents with kids of special needs. It was also designed with adults who have a disability but can still drive. Devices included are hand controls and left foot accelerators. The modifications in the vehicles were designed specifically to ensure a safer and more secure ride for driver and passengers.

Included in the Chrysler Pacifica upfitted are lifts, hoists, and carriers. Whether it’s scooter hoists, rear or side wheelchair lifts or outside wheelchair carriers, customers will find equipment that will fit them, their vehicle and their lifestyle. Running boards, which are designed for the safety and secure stepping space and improved traction, getting in and out of vehicles will be much easier.

Not every disability requires a customized vehicle, but the upfitted Chrysler Pacifica has become an ideal solution for those who are in need of a vehicle. One in five Americans lives with some sort of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, including 3.8 million veterans.   

FCA also noted that the companies are partnering on an effort to promote Canine Companions for Independence, which trains and provides assistance dogs for people with a variety of special needs at six sites around the country.

PRICE:

The starting MSRP is $29,900 (plus destination fee). Seems like a small price to pay for the comfort and peace of mind that it will bring to parents and someone with a disability.  

“For Chrysler, there has always been an importance in showcasing and providing mobility solutions for people with disabilities: that is why we are the leader in this are,” said Clair Carroll with Chrysler Product Communications. “Also, it allows us to demonstrate what makes the Pacifica such a great vehicle, with its ability to provide the best solution and functionality for whatever the consumers’ need is.”

Chrysler Pacifica has also gone eco-friendly with their upfitted vans. With many transportation solutions still relying on heavy large vehicles that consume large amounts of fuel, Revability heard this concern and decided to find a solution. They introduced to the world the first Hybrid wheelchair accessible vehicle, the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Chassis, and it’s ready to lead the way in eco-friendly mobility transportation.  

You can search our inventory of Chrysler Pacifica’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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Chrysler Pacifica VS Toyota Sienna – War of The Minivans?

The Pacifica and Sienna minivan models are the latest minivans out for Chrysler and Toyota in the market at the moment. You may be wondering “what can the Pacifica and Sienna offer me?”. Let’s take a look at what both minivans offer.  

SEATING:

Chrysler Pacifica: The 2018 Pacifica seats seven passengers. It includes a feature that allows the second-row seats tilt out of the way to get to the third row without having to remove a car seat. Speaking of seating, the Pacifica also features Stow ‘n Go seating which allows for the second and third-row seats to fold into the floor. Some optional features include leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. If you live up north you won’t have to worry about freezing because the Pacifica has heated everything. Heated front seats, heated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel.  

Toyota Sienna: The 2018 Sienna also seats seven passengers. The Sienna also has three rows which, if adjusted appropriately, you can comfortably fit adults in the first two rows and slightly shorter, limber adults in the third row, too. Another interesting feature is you can push and hold a button at the top of the liftgate to make the third-row seats fold away.     

TECHNOLOGY:

Chrysler Pacifica: Entertainment is vital when you have a long trip ahead of you and have children that need to be entertained. But not to worry. The Chrysler Pacifica has backseat entertainment and its appropriately named the Uconnect infotainment system. For quick use, it has physical buttons and knobs on every 4th Generation Pacifica and a new 4G LTE connection.      

Toyota Sienna: The Toyota Sienna is not staying behind in the technology department. Toyota has completely revamped its Entune infotainment system. It has more USB ports and a brand new 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. However, it doesn’t have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.   

SAFETY:

Chrysler Pacifica: Let’s face it when you’re a driver your top concern is always getting to your destination safely. It’s a relief to see that the Pacifica earned a perfect crash-test score (again) in 2018. The crash-test isn’t the only feature where it scored high. In 2018 Chrysler also moved blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors with rear automated emergency braking from being optional to being standard.  

Toyota Sienna: The Sienna now has standard equipment which includes the Toyota Safety Sense P, a forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beams, and adaptive cruise control.

THE CAR IN NUMBERS:

Chrysler Pacifica: With the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, the Chrysler Pacifica delivers 287 horsepower and has a 262 lb-ft of torque. It also has one of the Best-in-Class towing capability and delivers 28 mpg highway.

Toyota Sienna: Toyota Sienna also has a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and delivers 296 horsepower (slightly higher than the Pacifica) and it has a 263 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy of the Sienna is 22 MPG combined city/ highway.

PERFORMANCE:

Chrysler Pacifica: Most minivans aren’t known to have dynamic handling and this is where the Pacifica steps in. A huge thanks to that is in part to the responsive steering and strong brakes, it remains composed around corners and on winding roads.

Toyota Sienna: Toyota Sienna has a heavier steering wheel. It trades some ride smoothness for quality handling responses. The Sienna also has a tighter turning circle: 37.5 feet.

PRICE:

Chrysler Pacifica: The 2018 Pacifica starts at $26,995 (plus destination fee). It includes a piece of standard equipment, such as a 7- inch in-dash touchscreen; Bluetooth connectivity; a blind-spot monitoring system with a rear cross-traffic alert; and as an added bonus it has a dual-zone manual climate control system.  

Toyota Sienna: The 2018 Sienna has a starting price of $30,850 (plus destination fee). It also includes Bluetooth and a 7- inch touchscreen. Toyota also has three-zone automatic climate control and the aforementioned advanced safety features: a forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, radar cruise control; and a lane-departure warning with automatic steering assistance.    

There’s a lot for you to consider when it comes to purchasing the minivan that best suits you.

You can search our inventory of Chrysler Pacifica’s or come see us at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.

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