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Facts About the 2020 Chrysler Voyager

Friday, July 12th, 2019

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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The Difference Between the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Finding a minivan that is accommodating, full of top-of-the-line specs, and is also stylish is not that hard when you’re looking at the Chrysler Pacifica. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has six trim levels, and they are the L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and the Limited, and they each have unique technology features and safety systems. Here are the differences between the six trim levels of the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the Pacifica Hybrid.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Trim Level Comparison

The standard engine on all six trim levels on the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is the 3.6L Pentastar V6 which rations 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and. The top five trim levels get the Engine Stop-Start (ESS) Technology, and that produces increased fuel economy. Both engines work with a Torqueflite 9-Speed Automatic Transmission for EPA estimated fuel economy specs which deliver 18 MPG City and 28 MPG HWY, and with the ESS in-city MPG increases to 19 MPG while in the highway it stays the same at 28 MPG.

All six trim levels of the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica also have standard seating for seven people and the option of eight passenger seating when you opt for the second-row bench seat. All trim levels feature a 60/40 split-folding bench seat with third-row fold-in-floor but the base trim level, the L, have second & third-row Stow ’n Go Seats for cargo and passenger which makes it easier for loading and unloading. Cloth seating is typical on the bottom three trim levels while on the Touring L and Touring L Plus trim levels it has the option of Perforated Leather Seats and the 2019 Pacifica Limited gets Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seats.

It comes with heated front seats, and it comes standard on the upper three trim levels, and heated rear seats are standard inside two trims, the Touring L Plus, and Limited trims. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica also gets equipped with a standard 7” Touchscreen Display. The high two trim levels receive an 8.4” Touchscreen. The Touring L Plus and Limited trims also get a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, a 13-Speaker Alpine Stereo, and a 7“ Color Digital Driver Information Center.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Trim Level Comparison

The plug-in hybrid is efficient enough to travel 32 miles on electricity after the battery is recharged. Even when exceeding that 32-mile range, it’s still a hybrid that’ll significantly exceed every other minivan’s fuel economy. Adding that battery weight actually improves the Pacifica.

The second-row seats, which are also available in the standard Pacifica, are also comfortable since they don’t fold flat into the floor. The same advantages that the regular Chrysler Pacifica offers are also offered in the plug-in hybrid. Included is its sharp styling and compelling technology.

The Pacific Hybrid is available with the S Appearance package, which adds an abundance of the black exterior trim. There’s also the 35th Anniversary special edition, which honors Chrysler 35 years in the market. Different trim levels also gain extra features.  

What We Like

It has an unmatched fuel economy for a 7-passenger vehicle; family-friendly tech. It has classy styling inside and out, more comfortable second-row seats than regular Pacifica. The Pacifica Hybrid uses a variation of the daily van’s 3.6-liter V6 paired which is paired with two motor/generators and a large battery pack that is fully replenished by plugging into an outside electricity source. The total system outputs 260 horsepower.

Hybrid Features & Options

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is available in the Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited trims. Standard equipment on the Touring Plus includes 17-in wheels, power-sliding doors, fog lamps, automatic headlights, blind spot monitoring, heated mirrors, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors. There’s also proximity entry and push-button start, a backup camera, one USB port, 3-zone automatic climate control. There’s an 8-way power driver seat, cloth upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8.4-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite and HD radios, and a 6-speaker sound system.

The Touring L adds a power liftgate, adjustable roof rails, rear side window shades, an upgraded front center console, leather upholstery, and the Cold Weather Group. Optional on the Touring trims is the Uconnect Theater with Wireless Streaming, which adds two 10-in seatback touchscreens, a 115-volt house-style electrical outlet, wireless headphones, video remote controls, three rear USB ports, an HDMI input, and a Blu-ray player.

The Limited adds sliding doors and a hands-free power liftgate, driver memory settings, power-folding, and driver-side auto-dimming exterior mirrors, and upgraded leather upholstery. There’s also a 20-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, ventilated front seats, the Uconnect Theater System and integrated navigation. The optional Advanced SafetyTec Group adds the forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist, plus adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking system, an automated parking system, automatic wipers, and automatic high beam control.

The S Appearance package adds blacked-out exterior trim and black 18-in wheels, while also having unique interior trim. Available on the 35th Anniversary edition is the Limited and the Touring L. Add a unique “Cranberry Wine” stitching to light-colored leather upholstery, plus a 13-speaker Alpine sound system and integrated navigation (Touring L) or 18-inch wheels (Limited).

You can search the 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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Is the FCA Locked into Autonomous Driving?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Soon after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced their five-year plans, many noticed there was a much larger focus on the expansion of the Jeep® brand and alternative fuel sources. Although the auto market has been shifting towards hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles in recent years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has only dipped their toes in with the unsuccessful Fiat 500e and very successful Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The popular plug-in hybrid minivan has also had a large role to play with the once Google-owned project, the self-driving autonomous vehicle, the Waymo. We see even greater potential in the autonomous market before its saturated with every auto brand that makes vehicles with a GPS system and a camera.

The first self-driving autonomous vehicle to make a large impact on the auto industry was the self-driving Waymo vehicle, a modified Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Redesigned with the latest generation of custom-built radar, LiDAR, vision systems, and an all-new AI computer platform for safe operations. The vehicle is driving itself after all, so it needs the most up-to-date tech and software available.

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3 Large Fuel Efficient PHEVS Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
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Fuel efficiency is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new car – regardless of gas prices. Why? Fuel efficient vehicles save drivers money, emit less emissions and increases energy sustainability. Fortunately, there are some exceptional large SUVs that have a great fuel economy and are available at the Miami Lakes Automall.

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The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a perfect example of a fuel efficient SUV with its combined gas-electric engine. Fuel economy combined with gas-electric and city/highway is 84 MPGe and 32 MPG running solely on regular gas. According to fueleconomy.gov, drivers save $2,250 in fuel costs over 5 years compared to the average new vehicle. Furthermore, drivers of the Pacifica Hybrid don’t emit nearly as many greenhouse gases as other vehicles – its an average 106 grams per mile when it uses the gas engine or a combination of both and it emits zero emissions when in pure electric mode.

The 2018 Kia Niro PHEV (plug-in hybrid) is the latest hybrid model offered by Kia. Making its debut at the LA Auto Show in 2017, the Kia Niro PHEV can travel 26 miles when powered by its battery and it can go 560 miles with a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas. In comparison to the non-plug-in version of the Niro, battery life in the Niro PHEV is 7.3 kWh larger. The 44.5kW electric motor is paired with a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine with an MPGe rating of 105.

“The Niro Plug-in is the exciting next step in Kia’s progression toward offering more alternative fuel vehicles by 2020,” said Orth Hedrick, Vice President of Product Planning for Kia Motors America. “Consumers who are intrigued by the Niro hybrid’s fantastic versatility and design, but want even more EcoDynamics technology and the ability to drive only using electric power, will find more to love in the Niro Plug-in Hybrid.”

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Finally, Mitsubishi Motors is bringing the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to the U.S. The Outlander PHEV offers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with a generator to charge the 12 kWh battery that gives power to the front wheels as well as a 60 kWh electric motor that gives power to the rear wheels. In as little as 30 minutes, the Outlander PHEV’s battery can charge to 80 percent when the DC Quick Charger is used or the battery can reach a full charge in less than four hours using the 240-volt charger. Just like the Pacifica Hybrid and Kia Niro PHEV, the Outlander PHEV will initially operate on strictly electric mode and then kick in the gas engine as energy begins to deplete.  

While there is no official word on when the Kia Niro PHEV will launch in the U.S. the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be available in January 2018. For more information on the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid please stop by Miami Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram or visit our website for available 2018 inventory.  

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Family-Sized Hybrid Coming Soon! Meet the Pacifica Hybrid

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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Shopping for a more fuel efficient vehicle for the family? Well, thankfully Chrysler has created the Pacifica Hybrid, a vehicle for parents that want a “green” vehicle, but need space for the family, too.

Chrysler released the Pacifica in April 2016, Chrysler is gearing up to release the Pacifica Hybrid, the first hybrid minivan! So, if you want to save money on gas, reduce your carbon footprint and have plenty of space for the whole family, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is an excellent choice.

Interested in a hybrid, but don’t know much about hybrids? We’ve got you covered.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is technically a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). PHEVs can run on pure electricity from their battery, purely on a gas engine, or both of those systems can work together. PHEVs are a step-up from hybrid vehicles because they have a larger battery that allows them to run on pure electricity for longer, but the battery is so big it needs to be plugged-in to fully recharge.

In comparison to hybrids, PHEVs have a better fuel economy, they are eligible for the federal tax credit and they release fewer emissions. And unlike electric vehicles, which are only powered by electricity, PHEVs have an alternative power supply because there is also a gas engine. So feel free to roam, however far you want. (more…)

New SUV and Minivan Hybrids Soon Arriving at Miami Lakes Automall

Friday, July 1st, 2016
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New Hybrid Vehicles Pacifica Outlander Miami Lakes AutomallGet ready to plug-in folks, Miami Lakes Automall will soon have two new hybrids, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV should be available first, and we hope to see it by late summer or early fall. While we have had the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica available since the spring, it’s more fuel-efficient sibling, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will come to our showroom during the second half of 2016.

These hybrids are particularly exciting because they are both products that have never been seen in the U.S. before. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a 4WD SUV that can be powered by an all-electric, hybrid or gas engine. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first ever hybrid minivan.
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