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The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Gets An Extra Pair Of Kicks With It’s New AWD

 

The latest 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is taking the minivan world by storm by providing all-wheel-drive (AWD) superpowers. Soccer moms…and dads everywhere will get to enjoy a more stylish and refined look, as well as a plethora of standard safety features once it finally reaches our dealerships by the fourth quarter of this year. Luckily, those who are anticipating AWD won’t have to wait much longer. Dealerships will now be able to request the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition, which is proficient in tackling roads for any season and is fully automatic, as an available feature of this year’s Pacifica.

“Reaction was overwhelmingly positive when we announced that the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica will offer AWD capability. We know there is demand for AWD capability along with Stow ‘n Go seating, and the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition allows us to get our customers the all-weather capability they want even sooner,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Pacifica offers families solutions and with the 2020 Pacifica AWD Launch Edition, we’re delivering the most advanced system in its class, and one that engages without any driver input, to help owners get where they want to go in any type of weather.”

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition, specifically saved for the Touring L trim, is armed with the same AWD that drivers can opt for on the all-new 2021 Pacifica. The Pacifica model is the only car to match-up AWD with class-exclusive Stow’n Go seating, as well as the only car in its segment that has the ability to shift all of the offered torque to the rear wheels or whatever wheels to provide more traction. This system also has great detection and sensory abilities, which will stop the driveshaft from spinning when the AWD is not necessary, promoting effectiveness.

Chrysler’s AWD Launch Edition for 2020 comes in S Appearance, which comes with a Black Noise AWD badge and even a Black Noise Pacifica and Chrysler wing badging, it also rolls on enhanced 18-inch wheels in the new “Foreshadow” finish. The headlamp edges, grille surrounds, rear valance and daylight opening (DLO) are coated with a beautiful Gloss Black color.

The fully-black S Appearance for the interior is improved with McKinley leather seats edged with Light Diesel Grey stitching and an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen radio. Brushed metal hydro bezels make for a great addition to interior accents. There are also impressive optional gadgets and packages like Uconnect Navigation, Uconnect Theater, Advanced SafetyTec, a tri-pane panoramic sunroof, trailer tow, KeySense and the Premium Group package.

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Launch Edition is now accessible for both North American and Canadian dealerships. The U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $40,240, (not including destination fees), and also comes with the AWD Launch Edition package, with an MSRP of 3,095. 

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At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell plenty of cars that are family-friendly and have the latest features, more specifically 2020 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. Those who are interested in any of our models can take a look at our Chrysler inventory via our website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica’s User-Friendly UConnect 5 System Is The Best Yet

 

For a long time, SUVs and minivans have encompassed a trend of turning their vehicle interior’s into a sort of home away from home, and not just with their chic designs and comforts but their advanced technology. Chrysler is perhaps one of the most notable brands to adopt this trend, particularly in its Pacifica models, and year after year it wins accolades and awards for being a vehicle that is very suitable for families.

Just when it seems like Chrysler has reached its peak, the company introduces its new center infotainment screen on its 2021 Pacifica minivan. Its enhancements show that it intends to evolve with the times, as it has features that are compatible with mobile devices.

Fiat Chrysler statistics state that 51 percent of buyers of new cars specify interior-tech as one of their determinants.  Bearing in mind buyers who are cultured with different types of technology, the number is likely even greater, as 64 percent of rerun buyers claim the interior technology made them want to come back.

Car reviewers and even some automakers frequently make the assumption that when car buyers say that they prioritize interior technology that this means including a lot of gaudy features in the center console with entertainment features and other conveniences, while that can certainly be a plus, what most buyers really mean by value is a system that is user-friendly and not this flashy and complicated system they have to work with while trying to maintain control on the highway. Those who opt for a Chrysler vehicle will have hit the jackpot based on their tech needs since the company’s UConnect system is often favored for its ease of use.

The newest UConnect is 5 times faster than the previous generation. This takes care of the issues of earlier systems, as it would take a few seconds too long after the driver pressed a button, which really doesn’t help the issue of short attention spans during the digital age and can also prove to be very dangerous. For the first time, the system also includes wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Another improvement of the UConnect 5 includes bigger fonts and buttons. As great as it is for automakers to add more features, it becomes more of an inconvenience if they start jamming all of these features in places where they cannot be located easily. Chrysler’s designer made sure that this doesn’t happen for next year’s model by making certain configurations that make buttons easy to spot by drivers, this is especially important since many studies have shown that drivers taking their eyes off the road even for a few seconds can increase the chances of a crash dramatically.

The latest UConnect still has some familiarities that aids in accommodating all of the main features while reducing the number of digital knobs on one screen, like having more than one monitor to work with. Ultimately drivers can simply configure their most practiced functions onto the home screen, as well as other drivers in the household. The new Pacifica will also receive a bigger 10.1-inch, horizontal center screen.

Another first for the new UConnect is the ability for the car to collaborate with Smarthome features in the driver’s house like the thermostat or garage door opener. This system provides even more versatility now that it’s Android-based, which means owners will have possible admission to the largest third-party apps in the world. 

While we are waiting for the 2021 Pacifica to be released, there is still another option. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. Miami Lakes Automall has a plethora of different Chrysler models to meet and your families needs, feel free to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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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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Third Times The Charm: The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Earns Good Housekeeping’s Best New Family Car Award

 

Last week Tuesday (April 28), Good Housekeeping in collaboration with Car and Driver announced the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as the winner of its 2020 Best New Family Car award in the minivan segment. The latest Pacifica was recently presented at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show and along with many of its other accolades and honors, it’s helping to maintain its winning streak as the most award minivan over the past four years. The full list of award winners is already shown in the May 2020 print and online edition of Good Housekeeping.

The Good Housekeeping company partnered up with Car and Driver to access a variety of new vehicles in order to determine the top models, going up into the hundreds. They ultimately picked 15 as best-in-class vehicles. The Pacifica is no stranger to critical acclaim and attention, as it has more than 130 industry awards and honors ever since it was introduced, this most recent honor makes it Pacifica’s third successive honor from the notable women’s magazine. Additionally, Pacifica has won Best New Minivan in 2019, and the year before that, its Hybrid version won for Best New Hybrid for 2018.

As announced in February at the Chicago Auto Show, the newest Pacifica will provide a new AWD system, bringing forth the market’s most reliable minivan that not only has AWD but also Stow ‘n Go seating, which no other car in this segment has. This system provides improved traction in a variety of complex road conditions such as roads covered in snow or choppy surfaces, it also adjusts quickly without much need for driver interaction.

The exterior and interior have gone through a likable nip and tuck, such as with the front grille, headlamps, fog lamps and taillamp that all help to provide a sporty and flavorful look. The new Pacifica also includes most of the standard features that you would find in most new automobiles, with an amazing 97 to count and 14 brand-new ones, like LED lights and Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB).

A new top-tier Pacifica Pinnacle model provides drivers with the most deluxe interior in its segment. A highlighting feature is two new available built-in consoles made to easily drift into the instrument panel. Those who prioritize visual quality on top of practicality will appreciate the Caramel Nappa leather seats which are detailed with quilted seat side bolsters and pierced seat inserts and seatbacks on all three rows. The second-row captain’s chairs include a special set of two movable lumbar comfort pillows, which mirror the overall style of the leather seats and also help to give a splash of class and comfort for non-driving occupants.

It’s quite likely that you won’t find a vehicle that is as technologically savvy as the 2021 Pacifica since it brings in upgrades to the forefront with its latest 10.1-inch touchscreen as a partner of the new Uconnect 5 system, which will be offered in FCA’s North American variant for the first time. The latest touchscreen is the largest standard screen in its class and is roughly 20 percent larger than its predecessor, it also enables processing speeds up to five times faster.

Another highlighting new feature is Pacifica’s FamCAM interior camera, it displays high-definition images and lets the driver keep a close eye on events in the backseat, which of course parents with small children will love. There are also segment-exclusive features that include a split-view display and a fascinating “zoom-to-seat” element.

Moreover, the Pacifica Hybrid pushes out more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. 

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While we are waiting for the new award winner to be released, there is still another option. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. Miami Lakes Automall has a plethora of different Chrysler models to meet and your families needs, feel free to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Adds Kelley Blue Book To Its Long List of Accolades

Not to sound too pretentious, but the Chrysler Pacifica is used to living in the limelight, more particularly when it comes to winning accolades and gaining critical acclaim from noteworthy organizations like the automotive website Cars, as well as Motorweek, New York Daily News Autos Team and much more! This year’s Pacifica gets its favoritism from the editors at Kelley Blue Book, a California-based vehicle valuation and automotive research company. More specifically, Chrysler’s 2020 Pacifica Hybrid has been established on KBB’s list of 10 Best Plug-in Hybrid Cars Under $40,000, taking second place.

“Running errands around town is a big part of family minivan life, and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lets you do it without having to use a drop of gas for 32 miles. You can get a full day’s ‘honey-do’ list checked off within that range — and this is the only minivan that offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain,” according to the KBB editors.

Let’s analyze what makes this Chrysler Hybrid so great!

Energetic Performance

Driving the Pacifica is nothing short of heavenly, especially for long road trips. One can easily plug it in overnight in a 120-volt outlet and you’ll get a 26 to 36-mile charge before the minivan switches to its gas power function of the 3.6-liter V6 with 287 horsepower, the switch is so seamless that drivers will never even notice the switch. Additionally, this cool cruiser has a total driving range of 520 miles and only takes 2 hours to recharge.

The ride is easy and very comfortable for any family, it also very suitable for cargo. Power is very sufficient from this engine and its electric power likely contributes to its very natural and quick feel when it comes to its torque. Handling is also very capable and reliable for this vehicle and is without fault on the highway.

Family-Friendly Reputation and Fun Features

It’s worth noting that just a few weeks ago, 2020 Pacifica Hybrid was also named “Best Eco Pick” by PARENTS Magazine due to the abundance of its incredible safety features. This plug-in certainly deserves its credit as it has a wide range of safety features systems, like the 360-degree Surround View Camera in order to help reveal potential dangers or the Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, which also aids in avoiding an accident.

The electric minivan has also been recognized for its fun and entertaining features, such being the user-friendly Uconnect 4 infotainment system that is equipped with an 8.4-inch touch screen. This eye-catching screen allows drivers to oversee the performance of their vehicle as well as scan through his or her driving history and schedule charging.

Other noteworthy features include the availability of Uconnect Theater, which lets rear passengers access their favorite movies and games. Since the system comes with wireless headphones, you won’t have to worry about the noise. Best of all, it also comes with two 10-inch HD touch screens.

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At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell plenty of cars that are family-friendly and have the latest features, more specifically 2020 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. Those who are interested in any of our models can take a look at our Chrysler inventory via our website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Is Honored With The 2020 Best Family Cars Award By PARENTS Magazine

 

Chrysler Best Family Car Award

The Chrysler Pacifica has quite the reputation for its family-friendly minivans and this month the PARENTS magazine has decided that its time to give credit where credit is due. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been named winner of PARENTS Best Family Cars award for 2020, this acknowledgment is for vehicles that have proven to be safe for families but provide an enjoyable ride. This award is just one of many that the company has received, as it has more than 130 industry awards and commendations, and continues to be the most crowned minivan for four years in a row.

Last week, the entire list of award winners for this year’s Best Family Cars were released and will also be published in the magazine’s May 2020 issue, which hits newsstands April 11. 

2020 award winners were selected based on crash-test ratings, assessed by certified child passenger safety technician, as well as a test drive by an automotive specialist to determine braking, steering, technology features and more. 

Additionally, the Pacifica Hybrid was dubbed “Best Eco Pick”, revealing its standing as the first and only hybrid minivan. The 2020 Hybrid was manufactured at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and pushes more than 80 miles per gallon which are comparable to 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles in all-electric range.

As previously mentioned, the Pacifica Hybrid has a plethora of features, with more than 100 that are standard 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. It also offers the Uconnect Theater which has two 10-inch touchscreens on the back on the front seats, it allows children to watch and stream videos, and even play built-in games like the humorously named “Are We There Yet”?

How Chrysler Is Helping Families

Chrysler certainly embodies family-oriented in more ways that one. The company is helping to ease the financial burden of families with the Chrysler Pacifica Family Pricing, which 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.

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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 Automall 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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The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Is Anything But Limited

Since 1984, the Chrysler Company definitely takes the throne when it comes to making minivans. Though it may not seem possible, the 2020 Pacifica has outdone itself in the lineup of previous Chrysler models, more specifically with the Limited trim.

As expected, the 2020 minivan is very comfortable and easy to drive. The Stow ‘N’ Go seats are an excellent addition and provide ease with removal and storage. 

It may be surprising to some that Chrysler is still able to make models that are relevant since it primarily makes models for more of the soccer mom category. The 2020 Pacifica replaces the Town and Country trim and has been smoothed out, giving the vehicle a profile that is slightly more athletic and fun. Also, here’s a gas-saving plus, the Pacifica now has an available plug-in hybrid.

Chrysler recently announced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that it will be implementing all-wheel-drive to the 2021 model. For the time being, this year’s Pacifica is delightful to drive, especially for long road trips. Simply plug it in overnight in a 120-volt outlet and you’ll get a 26 to 36-mile charge before the minivan switches to its gas power function of the 3.6-liter V6 with 287 horsepower, the switch is so seamless that you’ll never even notice the switch. 

It’s also worth noting that once you find a fast-charging station or simply charge with installed outlets (with the 240-volts), a full charge will likely take two to three hours.

The drive is easy, cruise-like and very comfortable for any family and more than suitable for cargo. Power is very sufficient from this engine and its electric power likely contributes to its very natural and quick feel when it comes to its torque. Handling is also very proficient and reliable for this vehicle and is without fault on the highway.

The automatic variable transmission does a fine job of delivering the power to the road and ease with shifts. Just as a tip, during rainy or snowy seasons, take it easy on the accelerator for a couple of seconds if the pavement is wet, as the electric power may come on a bit too strong to handle.

With many hybrids, there is some skepticism as to whether or not the mileage will be up to par. However, according to the EPA, by riding this year’s Hybrid, you’ll get the equivalent of 82 mpg on just electricity alone. Running on gasoline by itself will give you about 30, though, this is highly unlikely, as regenerative braking will continue to restore some power to the van’s batteries to help it start from a stop. 

Beyond the excitement of the plug-in feature, the Limited model is encased in nothing short of elegance and style. It’s so much more than what most would expect from a minivan. The 2020 Limited trim makes room for seven people and has captain’s chairs in the second row as well as armrests on the front seats. Three people can fit in the rear seats and will find that they have an optimal amount of legroom.

For those wanting a little more, bling can attach the S appearance package for $795 that comes with Nappa leather seats, some special badging and black exterior accents like black Stow’n place roof rack, black grille and attractive 18-inch Black Noise painted wheels.

The interior is only more striking with its black leather seats with gray piping and stitching. The same look is carried over to the dashboard with a leather feel and gray stitching. Other trims have gloss black by the exterior sides and an 8.4-inch infotainment screen. Also, Matte silver door inserts are behind matte silver door releases.

Chrysler’s Uconnect4 infotainment system is easy to use and will attach to cellphones, it includes AppleCar Play and Andriod Auto. There’s also a user-friendly navigation system that is implemented. Passengers will also enjoy a year of SiriusXM satellite radio, the 4G hotspot, and Traffic Plus which assists drivers in avoiding challenging routes. 

Standard safety features include blind-spot and rear cross-traffic detection, ParkSense with rear park assist and stop and stability control.

The front seats can be heated and cooled, the second row and the steering wheel can also be heated. Also, the front seats are powered and have power lumbar with the driver’s seat featuring a two-memory function.

A great feature for the kids or really anyone who has to endure the pain of simply sitting down on a long road trip is the two screens that are built onto the headrests on the front seatbacks. There are also seven games built-in and even an actual “Are We There Yet” program that allows kids to know how much further is the next destination. Front-passengers can also control the DVD player that controls the tiny-tots screens.

For an added price of $995, the 2020 Limited Hybrid also adds advanced safety features like a 360-degree surround-view camera, full-speed forward collision warning plus, adaptive cruise control, stop & go, lane departure warning plus, parallel and perpendicular park assist, ParkSense front and rear, along with rain-sensing wipers, advanced brake assist and automatic high beams.

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At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell plenty of cars that are family-friendly and have the latest features, more specifically 2020 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. Those who are interested in any of our models can take a look at our Chrysler inventory via our website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows Off

FCA Showcase

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is known for being a family-friendly vehicle but it’s so much more than that, its advanced technology is also quite a show-stopper, especially when it comes to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

With most car companies, new features first are set to appear on top of the lineup in luxury vehicles but FCA rebelled against that movement by giving growing families the opportunity to use an assortment of gadgets throughout its minivan platform.

FCA previously used the Pacifica to present increased electrification effectiveness as the industry’s first plug-in hybrid minivan, while simultaneously becoming a testing area for self-driving systems with its collaboration with Waymo.

Next year’s Pacifica, expected to release in the second quarter, will be packed with driver-assist technologies and will also serve as the springboard for FCA’s 5th generation Uconnect information platform. It’s really stepped its game up in terms of safety by offering what FCA describes as an “industry-leading” 97 standard features.

FCA’s strong push for innovation in its minivan may stem from a feeling of influence that the automaker feels when it paved the way for other vehicles when it came out with the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager in the early ’80s.

“For the last 37 years, we have been innovating in that segment,” said Tim Kuniskis, FCA’s head of passenger cars, during a media preview of the Pacifica for last month’s Chicago auto show.

The company has had “116 firsts — 116 innovations — that we came up within that 37 years,” Kuniskis said, “which helped us sell 15 million minivans during that time period. We have a pretty decent idea [of] what this customer is looking for. But also, after selling 15 million, we’ve got a nice tool chest of all kinds of content to help these people make their lives easier.”

The FCA believes that with Pacifica it can draw around 700,000 people who make the switch from cars to utility vehicles last year for the “perception of more safety” that expands in size and capability

“They can make more of that segment because they know that there is not necessarily 20 competitors that they’re competing with,” Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights for Edmunds, told Automotive News. “So if they do a really good job in execution, they could capture a bigger part of the market — and I imagine that the heritage that they have in the segment is also important to them.”

A New Type of  Convenience

Chrysler is certainly responsible for turning minivans into homes on wheels, but over time their particular division has had a regression. Contrary to this, according to Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader, their popularity could rebound as the autonomous era takes hold. “The vans are going to get more important as time goes forward and we get more and more interested in autonomous, and [there’s] more and more interest in moving people around in urban areas in comfort [with] potentially less personal car ownership,” Brauer said.

Waymo has equipped hybrid Pacificas with its autonomous-tech and released them in various programs. As an example, in Phoenix, Arizona, Waymo has been operating a shuttle service and also announced delivery programs for AutoNation and UPS.

As for the collaboration with UPS, in January, Waymo said that Pacificas will transport packages from UPS stores in the Phoenix area to a hub in Tempe.

In October, AutoNation revealed a course of action with a Toyota dealership that it runs in Tempe. An employee will be able to request a Pacifica hybrid via an app and send parts to a repair shop in the minivan.

Making Corny Cool

Brauer says that this new phase of autonomous utility will eliminate one of the drawbacks of minivans, which is the image. “The main reason they don’t sell better right now is because a lot of people don’t want to be seen as a minivan person.” said Brauer  “But if someone doesn’t own the vehicle and uses it as a tool, he said, that dynamic disappears. It “doesn’t reflect on my personal coolness factor, if that’s what you want to call it, at all to be seen in a minivan because this is just a functional way to move me around New York City.”

Brauer continued to say that Chrysler is smart to continue to invest in the segment and promote its minivans as cutting-edge vehicles that feature forward-thinking technology because they are probably going to inherit a more important role once the autonomous technology and the autonomous world arrives.

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At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell plenty of cars that are family-friendly and have the latest features, more specifically the Chrysler Pacifica. Those who are interested in any of our models can check out our inventory on our dealership site and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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DUMPED! The FCA Ditches Its 35 Year Romance With The Dodge Caravan For The Chrysler Pacifica

Not that long after Valentine’s Day, FCA is already leaving the Dodge Caravan for another woman…I mean vehicle, specifically the Chrysler Pacifica. The van that is preferred by film crews and penny-pinching suburban moms near and far is now forced into retirement. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently revealed that the production of the Dodge Grand Caravan will come to a standstill in late May, which marks the end of the minivan’s 35-year run.

Sure the Caravan’s feelings might be hurt, but it should have seen it coming, as the Pacifica has all of the latest tech that one could possibly need like safety tech, fresh and modern styling, and an equally exquisite interior. Meanwhile, the Dodge was in a purgatory of sorts while its option packages were sub-par at best and its design was quite outdated.

As the years progressed, the Grand Caravan became a semblance of an old spinster nagging the grandkids to pick something up when they come back from school. When Chrysler finally dug up the Pacifica title for its minivan in 2017, slowly but surely the Caravan faded into obscurity. Not only does the Pacifica have the best tech out there and steller comfort features but its stying much more modern and exciting than the late 2000s “style” that the Dodge van has going on.

This change will also affect production at FCA’s Ontario plant in Windsor, this is the same place that the long-suffering Grand Caravan was built. An FCA spokesperson says that its decision will move the facility from a three-shift staffing structure to a two-shift schedule that is more traditional, which is estimated to affect around 1,500 employees. However, the company is working on placing the laid-off workers in other positions.

For those who are hoping to buy one of the final 2020 Grana Caravans, it won’t be easy. According to Dodge, the new van won’t be available in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington for the remainder of its production run due to emissions regulations. 

Although the Grand Caravan’s best days are behind her, to some its still a classic collector’s item that has some sort of value in its own right. Perhaps in the next 20 years or so, we can include this car on our list of best “vintage” cars from the FCA.

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Those who are interested in the 2021 Pacifica will have to wait for just a bit, as it is not set to be released until the end of this year but don’t fret! Miami Lakes Automall currently has a wide range of different vehicles, especially that of 2020 Pacifica’s that have very similar features to its successor.

Feel free to look at our inventory on our dealership website and speak with an online representative if you have any questions.

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