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How Chrysler Changed the Minivan Game

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018


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It should come as no surprise that the success of the Chrysler Pacifica lead to Chrysler having ideas about how to expand their widely popular minivan. Ideas were floating around about enhancing the vehicle with further upgrades and amenities. They only needed to keep pushing the boundaries of what customers wanted.

Families had already fallen in love with all the great features, like the popular Stow ‘n Go seating and the Uconnect system, that were added to the Chrysler Pacifica. After the Pacifica’s debut, the Chrysler brand saw sales of nearly 63,000 vehicles sold in the first year. Competing with the likes of the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and the Kia Sedona was only going to get harder with more time on the market.

Popularity fades for vehicles and their shelf life is only as good as the speed at which new features and benefits can be added. Luckily for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the auto group that encompasses Chrysler and many other brands, their forward thinking and innovation continued. The idea to not stop producing quality products didn’t end with the popular Pacifica model. For a brand like Chrysler that only has two vehicles being sold, the Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Pacifica, there was a need to find something special.

Rather than craft a new vehicle altogether, Chrysler went a different route. The entire minivan market was missing one large ingredient in its segment. The hybrid minivan. And Chrysler changed the game with the release of their new flagship Pacifica plug-in hybrid. Thus becoming the first hybrid minivan ever made in America.

Success Strikes Again

Chrysler has been around for nearly one hundred years thanks to innovation and a commitment to excellence. Most recently, Waymo, a company that produces autonomous technology for vehicles, agreed to purchase 63,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models. The hope is to develop completely human-less driving, aka autonomous, in a retail vehicle capacity. Imagine buying a car you never drive; that’s the goal Waymo is working to develop and make a reality.

If you’re looking for how the future will look like, it starts with vehicles as popular and powerful as the current Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and extends to the remarkable technology that companies like Waymo are putting into an already innovative minivan. The future of driving will change a lot once these products hit the road. But what does that mean for Chrysler?

What Does the Future Hold For Chrysler?

Most recently, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne announced plans to grow other brands under the umbrella that FCA produces. With the focus on expanding other brands like Jeep and Ram, Chrysler hasn’t gotten the same news. Luckily for Chrysler fans, the innovation tied to the brand has kept this company popular since 1925, the first year Chrysler went into business.

The founder of the company, Walter Chrysler, would be proud of the latest and greatest minivan on the market today. The hybrid powertrain provides drivers up to 33 miles of battery life driving before switching to gasoline in the revised, powerful 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine. This allows the Chrysler Pacifica to stand out among all the rest of the crop in the minivan market.

Remarkably, the best part about this ingenious idea to craft a hybrid minivan was making charging easy and fast. With a 240-volt charger, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be fully charged in about two whole hours. If you want to use a regular outlet to charge your Pacifica Hybrid, just leave it charging overnight and you’ll be good to go.

Come To Miami Lakes Automall To Drive Chrysler

If you’re currently hoping to drive a new vehicle, we’re your most knowledgeable destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle and go home with something fresh. Our line-up includes the new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and we can’t wait to show it off for you.

If you’re in need of an appointment at our service center, our staff can help you out with a simple appointment you can make right here. Let us cater to your needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Stop in to see what we’re capable of at Miami Lakes Automall!

2018 Chrysler Pacifica wins “Family Car of the Year” Award

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Chrysler has definitely pulled out all the stops when redesigning the Pacifica, and as a result, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was awarded “Family Car of the Year” by at the North American International Auto Show.

According to editors, “Chrysler has a history of stuffing its minivans with innovations, and the Pacifica is no exception. It’s an achievement in practicality, from the improved Stow ‘n Go fold-flat seats to the available rear entertainment system that impresses even versus mobile devices. None of that costs you on the driving front, where the Pacifica pairs refined ride quality and quietness with a capable V-6. Following its 2017 model-year introduction, the minivan improved for 2018 thanks to newly standard safety features, a price reduction in base models and updated multimedia systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s as competitive as ever, and perhaps even more so.”  

Since the Pacifica is looked at as a family hauler, safety is key. There are more than 100 standard features plus even more available features like a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision alert. The first year the Pacifica was available, the Chrysler Pacifica was recognized as the first minivan to win “Best of” award. According to the experts, in order to determine the award winners, experts take three key criteria for every car that’s tested – quality, innovations and value. These are assets that experts consider for a well-rounded, award-worthy vehicle.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is the best minivan for a number of different reasons, and the four that stand out the most are functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. While offering over 100 available safety and security features, the Chrysler Pacifica was also given a full-body facelift including an all-new platform that delivers exceptional powertrains and fuel efficiency.  Furthermore, the Chrysler Pacifica offers an abundance of comfort and convenience features like the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system. If all these amazing features weren’t enough, the Chrysler brand decided to kick things up a notch by adding the Pacifica Hybrid to the lineup. This Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain can achieve 84 miles per gallon equivalent while running on electric-only and 33 miles running solely on electric range.

“For 35 years, our Chrysler minivans have led the segment we created, and that continues in 2018 with the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid now adding 4G LTE Wi-Fi with unlimited data plans for $20 per month,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The Pacifica’s new, faster 4G LTE network speed creates an in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot that keeps everyone in the family connected with up to eight mobile devices, making it easy to browse websites, check email and stream video. Passengers can also make the most of the class-exclusive Uconnect Theater system by utilizing the 4G hotspot to stream content via HDMI connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast or Apple TV.”

The Chrysler brand has made some additional adjustments to the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica lineup. For starters, Chrysler introduced the more affordable Chrysler Pacifica L as well as a new Hybrid trim, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus. To make things easier for consumers, Chrysler renamed the hybrid trims to the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L and Chrysler Pacifica Limited and Hybrid Touring Plus. For the 2018 model year, the Chrysler Pacifica is available with the S Appearance Package that offers a customized, athletic look that includes black accents inside and out.

Test drive the all-new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica today at the Miami Lakes Automall Chrysler located in Miami Lakes, FL. For additional information, visit our website to view all available 2018 Chrysler Inventory.



Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Makes Wards 10 Best Engines List

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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“We knew this was a special project when we were asked to develop the most fuel-efficient minivan ever,” says Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering – FCA North America. “Receiving this award, especially for the second time, validated our early conviction – as do reports from our customers.”

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been named on the Wards 10 Best Engines for the second year in a row. The 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid powertrain is considered by the editors at WardsAuto the most efficient and adds to an already significantly long list of achievements that Chrysler has won thus far.

Thanks to the Hybrids propulsion system, which combines the dual eFlite motor Electrically Variable Transmission (EVT) with a specifically adapted version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine, the Pacifica Hybrid was given a rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) combined in city and highway testing. Exceling on two other efficiency fronts, the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid has an EPA driving-range rating of 33 miles in electric mode and 570 in total miles.

The innovation of the Pacifica’s eFlite electrical variable transmission was developed by a team of in-house engineers. The EVT has the ability to retain the functionality that customers expect from minivans during a high-efficiency driving experience. Using a conventional electrification scheme, one motor is used to serve as a generator and a larger second motor is used to deliver power to the wheels. By using a one-way clutch, the eFlite’s gearbox enables the motor that is usually used only as a generator and depending on weather conditions, it delivers power to the wheels.

“The Pacifica Hybrid is a big, seven-passenger plug-in hybrid minivan with all the bells and whistles families have come to adore, but with 33 miles of full electric range and levels of fuel efficiency unimaginable just a few short years ago,” says the Senior Content Director of WardsAuto. “With most owners using their minivans to run errands and occasionally take a long-distance drive, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a stroke of genius” says, Judge Drew Winter.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid electric lifeline is the 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. As the battery life begins to deplete, the Pacifica Hybrid turns into a part-time electric vehicle and partially runs on the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine in order to increase energy and efficiency.The Pacifica Hybrid’s battery has the ability to recharge in as little as two hours when the 240-volt charger is used.

Interested in taking a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica for a test drive? Visit Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Miami, FL or visit our website for our available 2018 Chrysler Pacifica inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!


When It Comes to Safety, Athletes and Automobiles May Be Very Similar

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Miami Lakes Auto 2018 Pacifica Safety WQAM

Here at Miami Lakes Automall, we fill our lots with only the best. High performance vehicles? Yes. Off-road warriors? You bet. Family vehicles? Of course we do. Want to know our top pick, every time? For a safe, friendly, family vehicle, it’s none other than the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, awarded Top Safety Pick + in 2017 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


It’s no secret that drivers always need to keep both eyes on the road, but what about having eyes on everything around the vehicle? With the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, drivers don’t need to worry as much about what they can’t see when the vehicle is equipped with the 360-degree Surround View Camera system. The 360-degree Surround View Camera system has four cameras positioned around the vehicle, and they provide the driver with a bird’s eye view of the Pacifica, giving drivers a view of the road ahead, what’s behind the vehicle, and what’s on both sides of the vehicle.


Changes to Chrysler’s 2018 Lineup

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Both the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler 300 have some changes for 2018, but remain very similar to the models of the previous model year. Check em’ out!

Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler made some changes to the Chrysler Pacifica lineup, and  as one of the most award-winning vehicles on the market right now, they didn’t need to do much to make it better.

For the 2018 model year, Chrysler has introduced a new trim, the Pacifica L, and with a starting price of just $28,000 it is the most affordable trim on the lineup. Additionally, all Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid models have upgraded Uconnect 4 systems, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. (more…)