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Top Features Of FCA’s Uconnect 5 System


FCA has a great reputation for creating innovative designs when it comes to their vehicles and engines, but it’s just as imaginative when it comes to their in-house technologies, more specifically its Uconnect 5 system. Now more than ever, their infotainment is more advanced and efficient than it’s ever been before. While many owners may be familiar with interior technologies, they haven’t experienced avant-garde experience until they’ve seen the latest Uconnect. Here are the Top Features Of FCA’s Uconnect 5 System.


One of the most engaging features concerning consumer products is giving the buyer the ability to personalize his or her experience. The Uconnect 5 allows one to tailor the interface in several different ways, storing up to five different user profiles. Users can build their own profile, and tailor their likings for music and vehicle operation.

Voice Recognition

There different ways to engage with the Uconnect 5 system, but perhaps the most convenient of them all is through voice recognition. One can voice commands or ask questions such as Hey Chrysler, change the temperature to 70 degrees.” Of course, this will only be effective by using the activation word “Hey Chrysler” before giving the command.

One might say that this method is a safer option because you don’t have to take your eyes off the road trying to find the right button. Additionally, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can also be controlled by voice engagement. 


Uconnect’s latest navigation system is more advanced than ever before, integrating the TomTom traffic feature, along with EV and other connected services. Like a smartphone, the One-Box-Search makes finding your destination a breeze by using your voice or keypad. However, it’s even better than a personal device since it continues to work without needing Wi-Fi. 

Two new features involve FCA’s Maps Over The Air and Last Mile Navigation. The first is a TomTom system that automatically downloads updates in the background relating to nearby traffic, and won’t interfere while in use. The second tells you where to go from your car to your final destination by way of the system’s smartphone app.


Need to find the nearest gas station, restaurant, or parking space? Not the worry, as Uconnect’s Market has you back with its in-vehicle commerce platform. This allows owners to make merchant preferences without even leaving the car. The system will help you save time by allowing you to order their food, make dinner reservations, or even reserve a table. Other features involve located the nearest gas station and pay in the car as well as finding and reserving a spot for certain parking areas.

The Uconnect Mobile App

As previously mentioned, Uconnect is with you wherever you are thanks to FCA’s smartphone app. Other than Last Mile Navigation, you can use the app for functions like starting your engine, locking or unlocking your car, or getting notifications. 

Speaking of notifications, owners will receive an alert when someone drives his or her vehicle while in Valet Alert mode. Then, should you find your car missing while not in Valet Mode, one can aid the police in tracking the location of their car using Stolen Vehicle Assistance. 

This app includes other features like Family Drive Alerts to notify parents of teen drivers, as well Assist Call, so one can contact Uconnect’s customer care team for assistance with their instructions regarding the system or instructions for their vehicle.

Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) Updates

At long last, servicing and maintenance are made easy with FOTA updates. This technology is responsible for giving owners notice when it’s time for an oil change. This system also is paired with Vehicle Health Report and Vehicle Health Alert to provide the most relevant piece of information and in a timely manner. 

Miami Lakes Chrysler

You can enjoy all the benefits that the Uconnect 5 has to offer with any of FCA’s models, and there’s no better place to make a purchase than at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of FCA vehicles such as the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica or the 2021 Chrysler 300.

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

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Toyota Sienna

Since its reintroduction in 2016, the Chrysler Pacifica has become one of the most, if not the most beloved minivan on the market. Credited with having the most standard interior features and highlighting Stow’ n Go seating, as well as a unique all-wheel-drive system, the Pacifica is the perfect all-in-one vehicle for families.

However, with any good car model, there’s tough competition and for the 2021 Pacifica, this rival is undoubtedly the Toyota Sienna. This van shows that it means business, as it has recently added a hybrid powertrain and already has a four-wheel-drive system. Let’s see how they stack up for 2021.


The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica helped break the cycle of previously unflattering station wagons and into an incredible renaissance for its segment. The Pinnacle model stands out in a good way thanks to its larger grille and restyled taillights, both of which can nearly trick a person into thinking that it’s a crossover. Adding the 20-inch wheels along to the incredibly sleek and contoured van will make anyone jealous in the carpool line.

The latest Sienna isn’t too shabby itself with modern touches like its swanky taillights and incredibly large grille. From the profile, it’s a bit more obvious that it’s a minivan than the Pacifica, especially with its big, sliding doors and miniature wheels, but if you pick the right color, like Sunset Bronze, it pulls everything together.

Inhouse, Chrysler doesn’t disappoint. Once again, the Pinnacle model is the most regal, especially when highlighted with its Nappa leather seats and black suede roof. To top it off, there is a set of matching throw pillows for the second-row captain’s chairs that are both chic and comfortable. Contrasting with Sienna, it gains some brownie points with its intricate detail on its dashboard and plastic trim pieces resembling wood. However, the Pacifica still adds that needed level of sophistication.

Fuel Economy

Chrysler was previously the top-dog for its engine quality due to its plug-in hybrid version, which of course allows for improved fuel efficiency than its gasoline versions. However, with the 2021 Sienna, buyers are guaranteed both an all-wheel-drive and a hybrid system, at its standard. This results in a fuel economy of 36 city/ 36 highway as opposed to the regular Pacifica’s 19 city/ 28 highway. Even if you were to get the Pacifica’s Hybrid model, it would still reach just under Toyota’s numbers.


The Sienna gets its energy from a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that musters up a respectable 189 horsepower with 176 lb-ft of torque, and thanks to a little electrified assistance, that number makes a dramatic boost to 245 horsepower. The hybrid doesn’t struggle when cruising through traffic and fair well when passing, however, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) makes the drive feel like it’s missing something.

The Pacifica picks up some speed with its traditional 3.6-liter V6 engine, which drives on 287 horsepower with lb-ft of torque. It’s Hybrid, still keeps things fresh, as it has an output of 260 horsepower. The 9-speed automatic transmission also adds an exciting pick-me-up to the van and fairs better in its movements.


When comparing their top-tier models, both vans bring their A-game when it comes to features. Equipped with goodies like high-quality sound systems, advanced navigation, automated tailgates, and power-operated rear sliding doors quickly stuns with its wow factor.

Both vans also share their consideration for middle-row occupants when it comes to entertainment. The Sienna provides a large single screen that folds down from the ceiling, but may also serve as a blocking point for the driver. The Pacifica’s screens have been strategically placed behind the two front seats, and allows two separate screens for both passengers, as well as built-in video games for the kiddos.

Although Toyota’s minivan is quite plentiful in its features, it still scratches the surface when compared to Chrysler’s.


While the Pacifica is certainly impressive in its amenities, the Sienna does bring home the bacon when safety is concerned. Its laundry list of safety features such as lane-keeping assist and lane-departure alert, automated braking with both pedestrian and cyclist detection, and adaptive cruise control (that even works off the highway). Automatic high-beam control is also standard with the van’s headlights. The car has even received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The Pacifica certainly doesn’t skim when it comes to its safety features, however, the only ones that are worth getting excited about require spending a little extra doe on its high-ranking Pinnacle model.

The 2021 Pacifica or 2021 Sienna?

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2021 Toyota Sienna outrank the competition easily with their dynamic engines, high-quality features, and eye-catching design. However, the Pacifica still takes the cake with its intricate packaging, strategic design, and better overall user-friendliness.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Don’t just take our word for it, see what the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is all about at Miami Lakes Automall. We have a wide selection of vehicles that range from a variety of different styles and prices, including that of the Pacifica minivan

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

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: Sleeker and None The Meeker


The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is already known for its incredible comforts, user-friendly gadgets and infotainment system, as well as its sleek and sexy styling. However, this year the automaker made significant improvements with its trimmer design, updated infotainment, and even more standard safety features. Here are all the ways that you can enjoy a spanking new Pacifica Hybrid.


Last year, the Pacifica Hybrid was already a stunner in its own right, but the latest 2021 model really stepped its game up with its clean, refined, and trim styling. The slender LED headlights, attractive grille, eye-catching front fascia, and overall more refinements on the bumper as well as the improved placement of the fog lights really helped in jazzing up the minivan. Other changes involve the replacement of the previous split taillights for the glossier light bar. Likewise, each trim comes with a new set of kicks.

The cabin has also gotten a bit of a makeover for 2021, mainly with modifications to the center console that involve a harmonious flow into the dashboard, surrounding a 10.1-inch fixed touchscreen. Some fun touches like lacquered wood are currently available on higher trims levels such as the high-ranking Pinnacle model.


The Pacifica is as smooth as silk on the road, as it easily soaks up bumps and imperfections without skipping a beat. It only gets better from there once it gets on the highway, as it easily blocks out the noise of rush hour traffic. 

Additional comforts include Nappa leather, which comes standard on the Limited Pacifica and trims above it. The S Appearance package also spruces things up by adding black leather with charming white accent stitching. 

The front seats prove to be soft and supportive, with the second-row captain’s chairs mimicking the same style, more particularly with the Nappa leather. Moreover, there is plenty of space all throughout the interior, with front seat passengers enjoying 40.1 inches of headroom and 41.1 inches of front legroom.

Technology and Connectivity

In conjunction with the cabin’s upgrade in design, the automaker also added their new and improved UConnect 5 infotainment system. The touchscreen now comes as a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen, complete with a layout that has graphics that are cleaner and crisper than ever before. The navigation system also received significant improvements, as its controls are more intuitive and the overall layout more is focused. Additionally, a now wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot comes standard on Limited models and on those above it, they also serve as options on lower trim levels.

Performance and Handling

The only reason to get a hybrid version of the Pacifica is its eco-friendly abilities and superb fuel economy, but let’s get how it performs. The car is equipped with a gas-powered 3.6-liter V6, infused with a 16-kilowatt-hour battery pack, and two electric motors, giving the minivan 260 horsepower. The hybrid motor provides drivers with 32 miles of pure electric range when it’s been fully charged. Charging at home on a standard 110-volt outlet takes around 14 hours to completely fill up, however, a 220-volt out takes only two hours.

Although the Pacifica isn’t considered the quickest vehicle out there, when it’s fully charged, it has a satisfying boost of power, and the same still rings true when it makes passes at highway speeds. 


Another highlighting feature of the Pacifica is its incredible safety features. The minivan that’s known for having the most standard safety technologies gifts buyers with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-keep assist, forward-collision mitigation, and even rain-sensing wipers. Adaptive cruise control works well with braking smoothly and does well to distance itself from the car in front of it. At the same time, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist provide the driver with a better viewpoint of vehicles nearby.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When you’re ready to purchase a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry a wide range of vehicles from the automaker and at a variety of different prices. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Mopar Releases A Slew Of New Accessories For The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Last week, Thursday (February, 11) Mopar, parts, service and customer care division, announced accessories for its new and improved 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. Not only do buyers get the rare benefit of having all-wheel-drive in their minivan and hybrid option, but they will get even more games and prizes on the already truckload of amenities that this vehicle has to offer.

“Mopar offers more than 85 quality-tested, factory-backed accessories across Chrysler brand’s award-winning minivan lineup,” said Mark Bosanac, North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care. “From roof racks to pet kennels, Mopar offers even more innovative storage options for the new, redesigned Chrysler Pacifica.”

 Underneath, we’ve listed all of Mopar’s accessories that are available not just on the Pacifica but the entry-level Voyager, as well as the price of the accessories, and why they are worth getting excited about.

Rooftop Cargo Boxes

Cost: 13 cubic feet capacity, $565 | 14 cu. ft. capacity, $490 | 17 cu. ft. capacity, $595

It matters very little of the weather condition that you face, as the rooftop cargo boxes are tough, lockage, and even have thermoplastic carriers to aid in keeping your cargo dry. Each box encompasses a gas-cylinder opening system, enabling the lid to open and close. Designed to withstand powerful gusts of wind coming its way, these seek boxes can face just about anything. Use with crossbars and/or side rails (sold separately).

Rooftop Cargo Bags

Cost: 11 cu. ft. capacity, $148 | 16 cu. ft. capacity, $225

Black nylon and flexuous cargo bags are also stormproof, and although the Pacifica has plenty of room, this also provides additional storage space. 

With each cargo bag, you’ll find a concealed zipper opening, lined seams, and sewn-in tie-down straps. Like the boxes, you’ll also need to use crossbars and/or side rails (sold separately).

Ski and Snowboard Carrier 

Cost: $255

For those who are interested in hitting the slopes, this carrier makes the transportation of skiing equipment incredibly convenient. This holder can support up to six sets of skis, four snowboards, or a mixture of both. The carrier has a silver anodized aluminum build and fixed locks that open up from either side to make loading and unloading as seamless as possible. Simply make a separate purchase of crossbars and/or side rails for use.

Upright Bike Carrier 

Cost: $200

The automatic self-adjusting jawbones aids in securing clamming without fail, each and every time. This carrier mounts to the automaker’s Stow ‘n Place Roof Rack Kit or Mopar Roof Rack Kit (sold separately for $410).

Fork-Mount Bike Carrier 

Cost: $175

This bike carrier features a toughened front piece the merges aerodynamics, stability, and style. It also mounts to the Stow ‘n Place Roof Rack Kit or Mopar Roof Rack Kit (sold separately for $410).

Pet Kennel 

Cost: $190

Keep your furry ones safe and secure with Chrysler’s soft-sided portable kennel. This little house is made to be foldaway and stored when not in use.

Stow ‘n Go Cargo Bins

Cost: $139 

This pair of two black bins allows for more storage options from underneath the floor of the second row. These bins are removable and easy to transport, as well as washable.

Foldable Cooler

Cost: $41.25

Another cool portable accessory is the Chrysler-branded cooler. This lightweight freezer has handles and doesn’t have an issue with fitting into most storage spaces.

All-Weather Floor Mats

Cost: Gas and PHEV model, $260

No matter what season, Chrysler’s floor mats provide the utmost protection of your carpet flooring. The mat set is constructed to be molded according to its 5-piece arrangement. They also have ribs that have the ability to capture any debris like snow, mud, or dirt.

Media Screen Protector Film 

Cost: 7-inch, $20 | 8.4-inch, $20 | 10.1-inch, $25 

This scratch-proof and anti-glare protective film keeps fingerprints and blemishes at a minimum and also helps with increasing clarity. Best of all, this added layer doesn’t affect the sensitivity of the touchscreen. It’s also easy to remove and doesn’t cause any damage.

Roadside safety kit

Cost: $116

Last but not least, the roadside safety kit has everything you need for emergencies, such as a flashlight, fleece blanket, six-gauge jumper cables, safety triangle, pliers, gloves, flathead, and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and two bungee cords.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

As great as these accessories are, none of them can compare to the Pacifica itself. Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, with the lowest price currently going around $25,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Fiat Chrysler and Archer Partner Up To Create A Vertical “Flying Car”


Fiat Chrysler and Archer Soar In Their Innovation Pursuits

In order to cut the cost of their electric “flying car,” Minivan-God” a.k.a Chrysler, is joining forces with air mobility company Archer. The automaker’s latest novel venture is better known as an eVTOL aircraft, which has the ability to take off and land vertically.

This agreement involves the Archer company getting access to Fiat Chrysler’s supply chain, high-grade composite material powers, engineering, and craftsmanship experience. So far, the duo has refused to release the financial impact of this alliance.

This aircraft is unlike regular helicopters or jets, which use a massive spinning rotor, as this Jetson car will use electric motors to activate rotating wings or smaller rotors. Since this setup will enable vertical takeoffs and landings, it can easily be compared to a drone…but far more advanced. Overall, the aircraft is intended to be used as air taxis, with the hopes of relieving road congestion.

According to Morgan Stanley, an investment banking company, the market for urban aircrafts could be worth as much as $1.5 trillion by the year 2040.

“Electrification within the transportation sector whether on roads or in the air is the future and with any new and rapidly developing technology, scale is important,” Doug Ostermann, Fiat Chrysler’s head of global business development, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Archer has mutual benefits and will enable innovative, environmentally friendly transportation solutions to be brought to market at an accelerated pace.”

The drone-like aircraft is aimed to carry those on board for 60 miles and at speed to 150 mph, also keeping noise at a minimum. Archer’s airship may be considered quite revolutionary since it’s figured to be the first manned-aircraft with a pilot. The unveiling of the avion, as well as its demonstration, is set for later this year. Following this will be an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification by 2024, as claimed by the company’s co-founders and co-CEOs Brett Adcock and Adam Goldstein.

“For us, it’s a monumental point in time where we get to partner with a global powerhouse company that enables us to mass manufacture. It really enables us and gives us a lot of the credibility also that we need to be one of the major players in this space,” Goldstein told CNBC.  “We’re super excited about the relationship.”

Marc Lore, Walmart’s e-commerce chief and founder of the e-commerce company, Jet.com, is Archer’s largest investor. Adcock and Goldstein, have also gotten in on the action, as they’ve built-up and sold an online recruiting marketplace for a bit over $100 million in 2018. In addition to this, Archer has funding from a number of others who have not been revealed. 

“As we think about this business for us, in order to achieve real scale, we have to manufacture our aircraft like the autos manufacture cars today,” Adcock said, referring to safety, mass manufacturing, and other similar attributes.

It’s worth noting that this venture is not a first for an automaker, as Hyundai announced plans to develop electric air taxis with Uber. Other companies like Joby and Wisk (supported by Boeing) have already established themselves. However, if Chrysler is as innovative as they are with their game-changing Pacifica minivan, then we are confident that they will be leading the pack.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you want to see some innovation a bit closer to the ground, be sure to check out Chrysler’s 2021 Pacifica minivan. This award-winning vehicle is known for having the latest technology, incredible comfort, and adaptability for families.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling the entry-level Touring model for just around $35,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Gets Some Affection From Car Connection


Best Minivan To Buy For 2021

For the Chrysler Pacifica, the new year is already providing good omens, as car reviewer site, The Car Connection, has recently named the multi-award-winning vehicle as its Best Minivan To Buy for 2021, and for the fifth consecutive year. The family-friendly car was praised for its skillfulness, roominess, elegance, standard features, and top-ranking usefulness compared to other SUVs. Time and time again, the Pacifica proves itself to be a master at practicality, and even more so now that it has all-wheel-drive.

Contrasting previous years, the Pacifica was in a tight race for the spot as top dog in its segment with the 2021 Toyota Sienna. Its competitor added some special brownie points as it became a standard hybrid having the ability to reach 35 mpg combined with all-wheel-drive. However, the Pacifica still outranked its rival since its styling is far more charming, the interior is more refined, has its highlighting Stow ‘n Go second-row seats that fold into the floor, and finally took the cake with a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10 against Sienna’s 6.8.

The 2021 Pacifica stands out among other minivans and crossover SUVs with its sleek and lustrous finish. The front nose slopes down to its striking grille and LED daytime running lights. Opting for the available 20-inch wheels and fully-black styling makes creates a level of intensity that is absolutely memorizing.

After opening up those cool sliding doors, the cabin immediately welcomes you with its Nappa leather upholstery. Other nifties you’ll be sure to enjoy include its user-friendly controls, comprehensive infotainment, power front seats, and various storage cubbies.

The rolling lodge can accommodate up to eight people, but that’s if one opts for a model with a 3-person bench as opposed to second-row captain’s chairs. Additionally, the car has a generous 140.5 cubic feet of space with all the seats folded flat and 32.3 when they’re all up.

Selecting all-wheel-drive requires you to cough up $2,995. Contrasting from the Sienna, which has a standard fuel-draining hybrid, the Pacifica’s plug-in hybrid powertrain can get up to 32 miles on electricity alone and has 30 mpg when it switches to its gas power. Regular Pacifica’s still makes use of a highly effective 3.6-liter V-6 that gets up to 287 horsepower, it also has a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Those who are hoping to save a pretty penny won’t miss out on too much for selecting the base Touring trim, this car is known to have one of the most standard features in the automotive industry. Fun gadgets and gizmos include a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto/Amazon Alexa compatibility and excellent natural voice commands. At the same time, owners are kept protected with safety features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control.

However, for those who prioritize experience, the high-tier Pinnacle model adds quilted Nappa leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, a power-folding third-row bench, built-in seatback video screens and DVD player, media hubs with USB ports, 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, panoramic sunroof, and far more.

The 2021 Pacifica’s well-crafted design and quality features make it a must have for families. It’s no wonder why it’s Car Connection’s pick as this year’s Best Minivan To Buy.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling the soccer-momtastic minivan for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this family-friendly vehicle or any other vehicles from the brand can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Secures Its 140th Honor With The CarBuzz 2020 Family Fun Award


2020 CarBuzz Family Fun Award

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is new and improved for the upcoming year and brings all of the bells and whistles for families. Automotive website, CarBuzz, has already taken it upon itself to recognize the brand’s latest minivan, as it recently named the 2021 Pacifica as the winner of the 2020 CarBuzz Family Fun award.

Although the Pacifica is still somewhat of a newcomer to the automotive industry, its wide assortment of interior features and overall adaptability has helped it earn numerous awards and industry accolades, with this recent one marking its 140th honor. Within the past four years, the Pacifica car has been the most awarded minivan.

“The Pacifica has turned the minivan segment on its head, appealing to a broader range of image-conscious family buyers than ever before. But it’s done so in a way that makes family motoring fun again,” said CarBuzz Managing Editor Roger Biermann. “The 2019 Pacifica had already impressed as a runner-up in last year’s CarBuzz Awards, but meaningful updates for the 2020 and 2021 model years, including the addition of all-wheel drive (AWD), the ultra-luxurious Pinnacle model and refreshed styling, made the Pacifica impossible to ignore this time around. All-weather ability in the form of the Pacifica AWD, world-beating gas mileage from the Pacifica Hybrid, and the industry’s best infotainment system found in a minivan, courtesy of Uconnect 5, were all key factors in awarding this year’s winner. There is simply no other family car with this breadth of ability, technology and features, making the 2021 Pacifica a worthy winner in our eyes.” 

 What Makes The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica So Fun To Drive

The latest Chrysler Pacifica has been reshaped with a style that is sleeker and more refined. The exterior design seems slightly sporty and has some elements that resemble a utility vehicle, even on the inside. Additionally, the car includes a lot of features that are family-oriented. 

The multi-award-winning minivan has an available rear-seat Uconnect Theater that has the most built-in games and a highly-lauded family entertainment system. It comes with four new games such as Concentration, Chess, Chrysler Says, and Backgammon. These games join the nine that are already available, like Are We There Yet and the License Plate Game among others.

The 2021 Pacifica continues to earn its stripes because of its highly sophisticated and progressive technologies, which is the best in its class. The car’s all-new Uconnect 5 system has the largest standard touchscreen in its class, it also has Amazon Alexa capabilities and many more features.

New to the segment are the USB Type C ports which can charge devices four times faster than regular USB outlets, ensuring that all family members stay connected no matter what. Another new feature is the FamCam interior camera, which enables parents to check on the tiny tots in the rear; It even has a zoom feature. The highest-ranking Pinnacle model is obviously the swankiest trim and has a new Ultra console, premium quilted Nappa Caramel leather seats, and exclusive matching second-row lumbar comfort pillows.

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is deserving of its latest award because it has the ability to keep bringing on fun features without hindering the car’s capabilities. On top of this, it has the most efficient AWD system in its class and even has Stow ‘n Go seating. Furthermore, it totals up to 97 standard safety features, which is the most in the industry.

Other FCA Vehicles To Watch Out For

Another FCA vehicle got a shoutout from CarBuzz, the 2021 Dodge Durango. The midsize SUV became the second out of the three finalists for the 2020 Family Fun award. The all-inclusive Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger are stepping their game up for the new year, with exterior styling that is more aggressive, an interior that is inspired by the Challenger, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a Uconnect 5 system that is five times faster than before. On top of this, driving performance has also been greatly improved for FCA models like the XT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT, and Durango SRT Hellcat.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling the soccer-momtastic minivan for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this family-friendly vehicle or any other vehicles from the brand can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Actress Kathryn Hahn Becomes A Game Show Host As Part Of A New Marketing Campaign For The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid


Actress Kathryn Hahn (known for Bad Moms and We’re The Millers) is back at it again for her partnership with the Chrysler brand, specifically for an advertising campaign for their Pacifica Hybrid van. Covering television, digital and social media, as well as the minivan-famous company’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, the message “Drive a Hybrid” shows Hahn as a less than enthused game show host quizzing contestants on the perks of driving the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

“The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on the market, and our “Drive a Hybrid” campaign featuring Kathryn Hahn is a fresh and engaging way to educate people about the benefits of hybrid ownership,” said Marissa Hunter, Head of Marketing, FCA – North America. “With this campaign, we take a direct and light-hearted approach to giving our audiences answers to some of the most asked questions about hybrid ownership, in a way that is unique to the Pacifica Hybrid and to Kathryn’s comedic talents.” 

The new video advertisement titled “Game Show,” shows 30 seconds of Hahn as the questioner in a more of an interrogatory sort of platform rather than inquisitive. As she asks contestants in a matter-of-fact manner “why don’t you drive a hybrid?” Each participant gives unsatisfactory answers as they respond with inaccurate facts and assumptions about the hybrid vehicle. Hahn quickly debunks their notions and explains the large list of features on the eco-friendly minivan and why there is no reason one shouldn’t become an owner.

“I got to realize my dream of being a game show host AND help customers realize the many benefits of owning a hybrid vehicle,” said Kathryn Hahn.

Hahn has worked with Chrysler many times before, especially around June of this year for their social distance campaign.  The video titled “Pacifica Mom on Quarantine” showed the comedian actress making an unusual getaway from her kids in the Pacifica car as she explains relatable confessions of her life as a mom while in Quarantine. 

What was more fascinating was the real-life effort of the automotive brand to social distance practices. These actions involved having only two crew members present on the Los Angeles set, Hahn filming her skit via a remote feed within the featured car, and the use of camera framing to film necessary scenes. 

“Given our production’s top priority was to ensure the health and safety of all involved during the one-day production, we filmed entirely on an iPhone equipped with a remote feed inside the Chrysler Pacifica, and Kathryn worked on set with a small crew of two and relied on a tablet inside the vehicle to allow for directional feedback.” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA.

The Chrysler company also created the campaign as part of their collaboration with Michigan-based agency Doner.

Clearly, the automotive brand still lives up to its reputation for concentrating on putting the safety of others first, and this especially true in regards to its plethora of useful features in the Pacifica.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling 2021 Chrysler Pacifica for just around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in any of these family-friendly models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna: It’s About To Get Electric!


The Chrysler Pacifica and the Toyota Sienna have had it out for each other for quite some time, and with the arrival of 2021 fast approaching these neither of these two show any signs of playing nice. These brands are both making game-changing moves in their minivans. The first being the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid offering a new all-wheel-drive option, with the second being the 2021 Sienna competing for the first time as a hybrid model, and also offering both front- and all-wheel-drive. As great as these contenders are, both have pros and cons like any other vehicle, let’s see who really turns out to put the eco in friendly.

Notable Differences

Judging off of the Pacifica’s Pinnacle trim and the Sienna’s Platinum trim, we can confirm that both of these models stand out with their impressive engines, cabin materials, long list of features. 

The Sienna employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors, producing 245 horsepower combined. The front-drive Platinum provides 36 mpg in all cases, and all-wheel-drive models erasing just 1 point of mpg on city and combined driving. 

Toyota’s new hybrid model gifts buyers with a great deal of features such as second-row captain’s chairs with built-in footstools, allowing passengers to slide back 25 inches like they’re flying first-class.

The Pacifica Pinnacle Hybrid keeps its previous model’s powertrain, the 3.6-liter V-6, which is linked with two electric motors, cruising on 260 horsepower. The automaker has not yet released the precise fuel economy numbers for its latest hybrid, however, it’s likely that they will fair the same 29/30/30 mpg on just gas and 87/76/82 mpg-e with the assistance of electric power. 

The Pinnacle models have all of the advantages and trappings, such as a rear-seat entertainment package that has individual screens and 11 USB ports reaching across the three rows. Standard features also include the automaker’s new Uconnect 5 infotainment screen, ritzy quilted leather seats with pillows, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Drive

Both Pacifica Hybrid and Toyota Sienna are outstanding in their interior comforts and technologies, but all of that isn’t as nearly as important as their overall handling. From our assessment, Chrysler fairs better with its ride quality. While technically speaking, the car only received minimal updates during its mid cycle, there was much effort put into the car’s behavior. Owing to the implementation of acoustic glass frontwards of the B-pillars and extra soundproof materials, the quietness in the cabin is easily discernible. One shouldn’t take this as the Sienna being nosy, but when comparing the two, it’s much easier to relax in the Pacifica.

Additionally, the 2021 Sienna fostering a rear independent suspension should have been something worth getting excited about, but some early reviewers have noted they felt some bumps on the road that was indistinguishable in the Pacifica.

On the other hand, we will throw the Sienna a bone and say that their steering seemed to be more accurate than the Pacifica’s and gave great feedback.

Adaptability And Safety

Once again, the Pacifica Hybrid outranks the Toyota Sienna in this category. One of Chrysler’s highlighting features for their Pacifica models is that their seats are removable, as opposed to its rival’s middle row only slides and folds to the front. While many Pacifica fanatics are giddy over their famous Stow n’ Go seat, unfortunately, they are not available in the Hybrid, however, the second-row seats can be removed. 

Alternatively, the Sienna takes the cake with its safety features, as some reviewers have pointed out that this car was able to stay in alignment with its lane better than the Pacifica. Not to mention, the Sienna has 10 standard airbags, which is the most in its segment.

Who Prevails?

The Sienna is skilled in its comfort features and safety features, while the Pacifica is adept in its overall handling and changeability. However, we’ve determined that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits it out of the park. While we are impressed with Toyota’s eco-friendly efforts with their minivan, the critically acclaimed Pacifica is still the most competent in how to keep families comfortable, entertained, and safe. Not to mention, Chrysler provides great fuel economy.

Now that you know which hybrid minivan is truly electrified, why not make your purchase at Miami Lakes Automall? We have a wide range of Chrysler Pacifica vehicles, including the brand’s hybrid models. Those who are interested in the Pacifica or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Lives Up To Its Reputation With Its New Features

Just three years ago, the Chrysler Pacifica first took the minivan world by storm with its release in 2017 when it served as the replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country. Since then, it has received numerous automotive awards, even from non-car companies such as Good Housekeeping, due to its incredible family-friendly features, convenience, and overall innovative abilities.

The upcoming automotive year is certainly worth getting excited about, as the 2021 Pacifica will be rocking upgrades mid-cycle by adding an optional all-wheel-drive to the engine while holding onto the fan-favorite Stow ‘n Go seats, which folds flat into cubby holes in the floor. When the seats are not folded, the empty compartments can also be used as additional storage bins.

The 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar also tags along and continues to push out 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the new drive option, the 9-speed automatic transmission can now power up all four wheels. Moreover, rather than using an “AWD Lock” button, the system can analyze specific details regarding temperature, the application of windshield wipers, and wheel slip before automatically gearing itself up.

The company deserves major props for figuring out a way to keep the Stow ‘n Go seats even with the AWD’s transmission tunnel. Unfortunately, the plug-in hybrid won’t adopt AWD as well as Stow ‘n Go, the reason being the 6-kWh battery under the floor, reflecting the limit of what can actually fit. The upside is that the electric model continues to provide over 30 miles of battery-operated power before switching its gas-powered operation. The new minivan battles it out with the 2021 Toyota Sienna as they try to one-up each other on who can offer more, as the rival is the only one of its kind to offer a hybrid powertrain and AWD together. As a matter of fact, the newest Toyota model will only be provided in a hybrid form.

Loyal Pacifica users will notice advancements regarding noise-reduction like revamped body sealing, thicker glass in the sliding doors, as well as acoustic glass for the windshield and front windows. Due to this, the cabin should bring parents at ease after dropping their tiny tots at school…at least somewhat…

Each year, the Chrysler Pacifica lives up to its reputation as a family-friendly vehicle, and one big reason is its advanced technology systems. Features such as six standard USB ports, an optional rear entertainment package, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi is more than enough for keeping the “Are We There Yet” kiddos occupied; funny enough, the car has an actual system based on that annoying question.

While we’re still on the subject of connectivity, parents will also appreciate a tech-savvy way to monitor their kids. The infotainment’s FamCam feature functions by displaying a bird’s-eye view of the second and third rows. By simply double-tapping his or her seat, the camera zooms in for a better look. “FamCam is a tiger mom’s dream,” associate road test editor Erick Ayapana said; senior features editor Jonny Lieberman described it as “absolutely killer.”

In every sense of the word, the Pacifica is the big kahuna of minivans. Hopefully, by mid-cycle, we should hear about an even more comprehensive list of developments.

When the time finally comes to purchase the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall: we have a wide selection of Chrysler minivans and sedans in our possession, which all promise an incredible experience in more ways than one. Those interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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