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Chrysler Pacifica Honored by Consumer Guide’s Automotive Best Buy Awards

Congratulations are in order once again for both the Chrysler Pacifica as it continues to rack up accolades over the years. This time around, the Pacifica earned a spot on Consumer Guide’s Automotive Best Buy Awards., taking home top honors in the minivan category for the fifth consecutive year. Consumer Guide editors are responsible for selecting the 2021 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award winners after comparing, analyzing, evaluating, and extensively testing all the major automobile models available in the United States. 

The revamped 2021 Chrysler Pacifica now lets buyers have a crack at all-wheel-drive capability, along with a new top-tier Pinnacle trim, and is lauded as the vehicle with the most standard safety features in the industry. Consumer Guide editors recognized the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica for its “class-leading horsepower, excellent road manners and ride quality, and an unmatched array of family-friendly features… all wrapped up in a stylish package.”

Consumer Guide Automotive editors are responsible for analyzing, comparing, and finally evaluating numerous vehicles by testing all major models available for sale in the United States. According to the publication, a vehicle does not earn its Best Buy status based on objective ratings only, as vehicles with a Best Buy designation also have to distinguish themselves as better values when compared to other vehicles in their respective class. 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

The redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the only vehicle in its segment to offer all-wheel-drive paired with Stow ‘n Go seating, along with 97 standard safety features — the highest number of standard safety features in the industry. Lane Departure Warning, Rear Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Stop, Electronic Stability Control, Blind-Spot Monitoring, LED lights, Rear Cross Path Detection, Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, Full Speed Forward Collision — all highly-desired advanced safety features that the Chrysler Pacifica offers as a standard. 

The Pinnacle of Luxury — Literally!

Chrysler focused on practicality when it reintroduced the Pacifica in 2017, but the automaker made major moves over the years to tip the scale more towards the luxury side of things. A move planned to match market demands more than anything, the updates are a far cry from the traditional and more budget-conscious minivans of the past — think the fleet-friendly Dodge Grand Caravan for example. 

To separate the Pacifica as a luxury-oriented model, Chrysler introduced the all-new Voyager minivan, which is itself a scaled back minivan based on the entry-level Pacifica. The introduction of the Voyager made room in Chrysler’s lineup to cement the Pacifica as a luxury people mover. The new Pacifica Pinnacle trim will be the one to help Chrysler upmarket its minivans. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle has unique finishes and accents that cannot be found on any other models.

Although the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica won’t roll across dealer lots until the beginning of 2021, that doesn’t mean interested parties can’t enjoy what the current model offers now. Check out the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica inventory at Miami Lakes AutoMall and schedule your test drive today! Follow Miami Lakes Chrysler on social media to stay up to date with Chrysler’s ongoing innovation. 

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FCA and Chrysler Expand Their Partnership With No Kid Hungry

 

Why FCA Is Expanding Their No Kid Hungry Partnership

Recently in mid-March, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) decided to pay it forward by expanding its union with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that is dedicated to ending child hunger in America. The FCA’s partnership with the organization would help to provide more than 1 million meals to children who rely on school meals, sometimes as their only means of getting wholesome food.

“There has never been a more important moment to help children and their families,” said Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of FCA – North America. “FCA and the Chrysler brand are pleased to support No Kid Hungry in its mission to end childhood hunger.”

Slowly but surely the plan is being set in motion to No Kid Hungry’s recipients: schools, food banks and community groups across the nation are being supported with 640,000 meals during temporary school shutdowns, in which FCA’s partnership is instrumental.

Ever since the nationwide closing of schools in the midst of the pandemic, a considerable number of susceptible children are at risk of losing the healthful meals that they rely on, but thankfully, No Kid Hungry has plans on how to go about feeding them. As part of its relief efforts, the organization is giving emergency grants to schools, food banks and community groups nationwide. It will also veer staff and its resources to the communities in which this problem has taken the worst toll.

“We are incredibly grateful to FCA and to the Chrysler brand for stepping up even more so for America’s kids,” said Tom Nelson, President and CEO at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “This incremental support will help us feed more vulnerable kids who are currently missing the school meals they rely on.”

Along with FCA’s national collaboration with No Kid Hungry, the family-friendly automobile company is working with more than 40 local nonprofit organizations that are also giving meals to children in communities around its primary manufacturing plants in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Comparable programs are afoot in Canada and Mexico.

What You Can Do To Help

Additionally, Chrysler supplements these endeavors by working with families by easing their financial burden through Chrysler Pacifica Family Pricing.  Family Pricing eliminates the need for negotiating when buying a vehicle by allowing all customers the same remarkable discount.

If you were already looking for a family-friendly vehicle, a Chrysler Pacifica model is undoubtedly the best one on the market and with the company’s collaboration with No Kid Hungry, there is no time better than right now.

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica and 2020 Pacifica Hybrid provide comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. It also comes with advanced tech features like power liftgate, power sliding side doors, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone climate control and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for the Touring and an 8.4-inch touch screen and a digital instrument cluster for the Hybrid.

Miami Lakes Auto Mall has a plethora of different Chrysler models to meet and your families needs, feel free to check out our online inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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Chrysler Lends A Helping Hand With Its No Kid Hungry Partnership

No Kid Hungry

The Chrysler company is giving back by expanding its union with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that is dedicated to ending child hunger in America. No Kid Hungry launched 10 years ago in 2010, and since then, it has provided more than 1 billion meals to impoverished children and helps decrease childhood hunger in America by one third. At this moment till the end of the school year, every Chrysler Pacifica that is sold will be another contribution by the popular minivan company towards No Kid Hungry, thus providing hundreds of meals to kids nationwide.

“Chrysler first partnered with No Kid Hungry in 2018 to help in their goal of ending childhood hunger,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “As a brand that is focused on making life easier for families, we at Chrysler want to continue to help those in need and make it easier for families to help others. So with each Pacifica sold, we’ll help No Kid Hungry provide up to 500 meals to kids in need with the goal of providing up to 10 million meals.”

“One in seven kids in America live in families that struggle with hunger. We know a hungry child can’t learn, can’t focus, can’t be who they want to be,” said Tom Nelson, President and CEO, Share Our Strength. “We are so grateful for Chrysler’s support of our work to ensure kids have the food they need to thrive.”

Additionally, Chrysler supplements these endeavors by working with families by easing their financial burden through Chrysler Pacifica Family Pricing.  Family Pricing eliminates the need for negotiating when buying a vehicle by allowing all customers the same remarkable discount. This deal has already begun from March 19 and has zero-percent financing for 60 months included on every Pacifica model from this year such as the Pacifica Touring and the Pacifica Hybrid Limited. Additionally, for a limited time, no payment for 90 days is optional for gasoline-powered Pacifica models.

To add on even further, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit and additional state incentives.

Help Chrysler Give Back

If you were already looking for a family-friendly vehicle, a Chrysler Pacifica model is undoubtedly the best one on the market and with the company’s collaboration with No Kid Hungry, there is no time better than right now.

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica and 2020 Pacifica Hybrid provide comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. It also comes with advanced tech features like power liftgate, power sliding side doors, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone climate control and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for the Touring and an 8.4-inch touch screen and a digital instrument cluster for the Hybrid.

Miami Lakes Auto Mall has a plethora of different Chrysler models to meet and your families needs, feel free to check out our online inventory and chat with an online representative for more 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 >>

The Chrysler 300 May Not Be Dead After All

2015 Chrysler 300S

Fiat Chrysler 300 is still selling and will continue to sell, contrary to popular beliefs. It was said the Chrysler 300 was getting the chopper in 2020, according to automotivenewscanada.com but the head of FCA passenger, Steve Beahm, says that’s not true.     

Even if there were some hesitation regarding if it will be discontinued or not, FCA is not giving up on it just yet. “I can’t deny that there has been a trend of fewer passenger cars across the industry,” Beahm admitted to carbuzz.com. “I think that our company saw that, maybe quicker than some others. And we made steps or changes within the company to deal with that. What we decided was that once that happened, our job was to [ask,] ‘How do we differentiate within the brands that are going to remain passenger-car brands?’”.

What Beahm believes to be the key to the success of the Chrysler 300 is its distinctive design. Their design is what makes them stand apart from their rivals. The 300 offers a more restrained, subtle look in keeping with its more upscale image.    

Sure, they’ve thought about doing changes to the vehicle, see what could possibly work. The original plan was to replace the existing 300 with a new sedan underpinned by the front-wheel-drive platform of the Chrysler Pacifica, but Beahm admitted this wouldn’t be a good idea. Cross our fingers that it means it is getting a major revamp next year instead.

FALSE ALARM:

As carbuzz.com previously reported, the Chrysler 300 was getting the ax in 2020 but what was supposed to be on its place? Chrysler was not going to offer a new sedan, but instead, it was going to introduce an electric minivan called the portal, a production version of a previous concept with the same name. This production version was first introduced during the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

According to Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne, the Portal will act as the brand’s fifth generation of cars. At the show, the automaker wouldn’t discuss whether the Portal will go into production based on what was seen at the 2017 NAIAS, but it’s still a possibility for 2020. Since the Portal is based on the current Pacifica minivan, an alternative electric minivan released under a different name with a design and powertrain inspired by the Portal Concept.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Like it was previously mentioned, FCA is not saying goodbye to the Chrysler 300. Beahm assured carbuzz.com that in terms of sales “it’s doing great.” “We like where it’s positioned; it provides great value. It’s a lot of car for the money.”

PERFORMANCE:

The 300 has two engines to choose from for the 2019 model: a 292-horsepower V6 (300 horsepower in the 300S model) or a 363-horsepower V8. Both engines move the car well, and the base V6 has ample power for most drivers. The Chrysler sedan gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with its V6 engine.    

PRICE:

The 2019 Chrysler 300 MSRP has a starting price of $29,220 (plus destination fee).

There will be no point in overhauling the Challenger and Charger when simply updating the Challenger and Charger platform will suffice for the next generation. “I’m going to use a bad phrase here, maybe. It’s like fine wine, it keeps getting better with time,” Beahm said when discussing the current platform. Here is to second chances on old favorites.     

You can search our inventory of Chrysler vehicles 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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Miami Lakes Automall Chrysler Pentastar V6 eTorque WardsAuto

WardsAuto Names Pentastar V6 with eTorque on Best Engines List

Miami Lakes Automall Chrysler Pentastar V6 eTorque WardsAuto

Boy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been one busy auto group this year. 2018 has seen a lot of changes for vehicles under the FCA umbrella, starting with their new Global Medium Engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine that showed up in the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler JL during the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and again in the 2019 Ram 1500 during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Then, to improve their engines, FCA invented a new aluminum alloy for their cylinder heads. Their latest achievement is landing on the WardsAuto “10 Best Engines List” with their already award-winning Pentastar V6 engine, now with eTorque.

That’s right, the same mild-hybrid system that showed up in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and the 2019 Ram 1500 has won FCA a place on WardsAuto “10 Best Engines List”. When eTorque first showed up in the Jeep Wrangler JL, it was only a tease of hybrid functions coming to the off-road automaker, including auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging, and regenerative braking. Later, when eTorque popped up on the 2019 Ram 1500, we saw even more potential.

The 2019 Ram 1500 lineup comes standard with a 305hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, able to generate 269 lb-ft of torque, and comes standard with the eTorque mild-hybrid system. Able to generate an additional 90 lb-ft of torque within 400 milliseconds, drivers get 90 lb-ft of torque from a cold start and can ramp up to over 300 lb-ft of torque for a tough job. There’s a lot of potential.

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2019 Chrysler Pacifica and 2019 Ram 1500 Win Best Buy by Consumer Guide

Miami Lakes Automall Chrysler Pacifica Ram 1500 Consumer Guide

It’s always nice when an auto brand we love receives some recognition. Nothing says like “one of the best” like an award, and when that award comes from Consumer Guide® Automotive, consumers can rest assured that the award came from a reputable source. Consumer Guide recently completed its 2019 Best Buys review, and named two Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as some of the best – the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2019 Ram 1500.

Consumer Auto Guide Best Buys Awards

Since 1976, Consumer Guide has been a leading publication that publishes authoritative and objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Staffed by full-time automotive editors with more than 100 years of combined automotive experience, they’re able to provide professional, unbiased evaluations of new and used vehicles, as well as expert shopping advice. When it comes to the Best Buys, Consumer Guide Automotive editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by putting them through numerous tests that help distinguish themselves as good values compared to other vehicles in their class.

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Miami Lakes Automall Waymo Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo Launches First Driverless Ride-Hailing Service

Miami Lakes Automall Waymo Ride-Hailing Service

Soon after the self-driving Waymo successfully launched and tested its Early Rider program in Phoenix, Arizona, the autonomous car was certified as an autonomous transportation network the same city. That makes the Waymo the first ever driverless vehicle that consumers could use. It initially started the early launch of the Waymo ride-hailing program, where consumers could shop at big names like Walmart and ride-hail a self-driving Waymo vehicle. The success was so great, that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles invested $30 million into upgrading their Chelsea Proving Grounds to test autonomous vehicles for retail, or consumer use. Waymo also bought over 60,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid units from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to expand their fleet to other states. The Waymo launched a robotaxi service in Phoenix, Arizona and its next objective to conquer is California. But before then, the official Waymo ride-hailing app has been made available to about 400 riders participating in the first phase of the program.

Can you imagine that? How easily do we hail a ride today? It’s not like the old days where one had to call a cab or hope there was one passing by. Now, we just need to unlock our smartphone, open an app, pick our destination(s), and a driver will arrive to pick us up. Now take that scenario, but someone’s missing. Only the vehicle shows up – no driver. Say hello to “Waymo One”.

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Chrysler Waymo Expands Driverless Program to California

Miami Lakes Automall Chrysler Google Waymo California

The self-driving autonomous vehicle project, Waymo, is the first self-driving vehicle to get approval as a driverless ride-hailing service. The decision was made in Phoenix, Arizona by the Arizona Department of Transportation. Approved as a Transportation Network Company for the metro area of Phoenix, the Waymo will continue to expand beyond just Phoenix and will aim to have their own driverless ride-hailing service available to consumers around the nation.

Ride-Hailing an Autonomous Car?

Yes, Google/Alphabet Inc., have done wonders with the self-driving Waymo project. Sometime by the end of 2018, according to an anonymous source, Waymo will be launching their own ride-hailing app, just like Uber and Lyft, but it will be the world’s first for a self-driving car service. It starts with consumers in the metro area of Phoenix, Arizona able to use this app, in an area of 100 square-miles, but that’s just the beginning.

Thousands of modified Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans make up the fleet for the driverless ride-hailing service. Google/Alphabet Inc. actually purchased over 60,000 units of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to expand their self-driving fleet while expanding their testing grounds. By this time in 2019, everyone in the U.S. could get a driverless car to transport them around, and the next goal is to get a permit in Silicon Valley, California.

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FCA big finish campaign kathryn hahn chrysler

FCA’s “Big Finish” Advertising Campaign Features Some Notable Celebrities

FCA big finish campaign kathryn hahn chrysler

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and as of November 5th, 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) year-end “Big Finish” advertising campaign launches on television, social media and digital channels. The campaign features big-name celebrities like actress Kathryn Hahn, multi-platinum Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic, and an original track from Gwen Stefani’s newly released deluxe holiday album “You Make it Feel Like Christmas,” which serves as a backdrop for Ram brand’s 30-second “Ginger Builders” spot celebrating the spirit of giving.

Along with the 30-second videos, which promote Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, and Dodge brands, a second commercial will be filmed live on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 for the Ram brand. As seen in the first commercial, the second will feature a Ram 1500 towing a life-size Gingerbread float to the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade that benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“We set out to accomplish three objectives with our Big Finish campaign – it must be unique to each brand personality, it must be impactful to help sell cars during the automotive industry’s biggest selling season, and it must be relevant,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA. “Our challenge during the holidays – when we are oversaturated with holiday music and bells ringing — is how do you get more than your fair share of attention if you use the same device as everyone else, and at the same time remain true to the identity of our brands? The answer, as always, is the creative twist. From a rap reimagination of ‘Jingle Bells,’ to the heavy metal track ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town,’ to enlisting artists such as OneRepublic and Gwen Stefani to put their own spin on holiday music, it gives us the opportunity to hear a story that speaks to the moment and stands out at the same time.”

Kathryn Hahn – Chrysler Brand “Lit Christmas”

With some help from the Chrysler Pacifica, actress Kathryn Hahn and the kids go on a “Caroling” adventure while jamming out to “Lit Christmas,” a rap re-imagination of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells.” Created by Scott Stallone featuring MC Rellik and Stones Throw Records, this holiday rendition is boasted throughout the interior cabin via the Harman Kardon speakers. The Chrysler Pacifica is notably dressed in the available S Appearance Package that features a stylish black badging, black accents, 18-inch wheels with a Black Noise finish, and a “Pacifica” and “S” badge located in the rear. The interior cabin of the Chrysler Pacifica is fitted with black seats featuring light gray accents and stitching along with an “S” logo.

Since partnering up with the brand’s Chrysler Pacifica in a television, social, and digital campaign back in March 2018, Kathryn Hahn extended her contract with the brand that included a social video campaign that launched this summer. Consumers can expect to see new videos continuing to run throughout this holiday season.

OneRepublic – Jeep Brand “White Christmas”

Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic joins the Jeep Brand for its second collaboration in 2018 with its 30-second “Colorful Christmas” spot that features a beautiful reimagination of “White Christmas.” This Christmas classic performed by OneRepublic includes the Jeep Brand’s entire vehicle lineup while celebrating the colors of the holiday season and is accented against towering red rocks, aqua blue coastlines, emerald green forests, white snowy landscapes, and softly lighted city streets. Additionally, and as Jeep so beautifully describes it, “The holidays are where you take them and, in a Jeep SUV, you can take them anywhere.”

Gwen Stefani – Ram Brand “You Make it Feel Like Christmas”

An original holiday track from Gwen Stefani’s newly released deluxe holiday album, “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” is the backdrop to Ram brand’s “Ginger Builders” 30-second video. Comprised of a truck lineup that is built to serve, the all-new Ram 1500, the Ram 2500, and the Ram 3500 all take part in the construction of a classic Christmas holiday project, a giant gingerbread house. Complete with giant gumdrops, huge marshmallows, and gigantic graham crackers, this life-size gingerbread float will be towed by the Ram trucks at the Nashville Christmas Parade.

Dodge Brand – “Santa Claus is Back in Town”

After riding on his centuries-old sleigh, it’s no surprise why Santa Claus himself would proclaim to his little helpers that “it’s time for an upgrade!” During the Dodge brand’s 30-second “Upgrade,” the elves begin to take inspiration from the Dodge brand lineup to put a spin on Santa’s classic sleigh. The Dodge-inspired upgrade consists of the 797-horsepower Challenger Red Eye engine, dual exhaust tips, six-piston Brembo brakes, and seven-passenger seating – finished off by the Dodge tagline: “There’s more than one way to fly!” Additionally, the Dodge brand will launch a social series in early December, as an extension to the 30-second television commercial, that will broadcast popular car restoration reality shows.  

The social series that takes place across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will chronicle the entire process of overhauling Santa’s all-new decked out sleigh while revealing the reasoning for many of the newest features. Also, professional athlete, NFL player, pro wrestler, and automobile aficionado Bill Goldberg plays Santa and “All Girls Garage” host and automotive enthusiast Cristy Lee plays Mrs. Claus. Deriving from one of Elvis Presley’s holiday albums, the heavy metal “Santa Claus is Back in Town” track is from the album “We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year.”  

 Ring in the Christmas holidays by giving someone near and dear to you the best gift of all – a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica! Test drive one today at the Miami Lakes AutoMall and for more information on our entire new car inventory selection, visit our website or follow us on social media. From all of us at the Miami Lakes AutoMall, we want to wish ya’ll a very Happy Holidays!