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The Chrysler Family Welcomes New CEO, Christine Feuell To The Team

Welcome To The Team Christine!

Look out Chrysler family, because there’s a new head honcho in charge! The brand known for its award-winning Pacifica minivan is getting new leadership this month. Stellantis, which is the company that was created as a result of the merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot maker PSA Group this year in January, was revealed last Tuesday (September 6) that Christine Feuell will become CEO of the Chrysler brand, commencing immediately today. 

Feuell has previously held positions at the multinational conglomerate company, Honeywell, as well as Ford Motors. It was at the former, where she performed as the chief commercial officer at Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, as said by Stellantis in a press release. She is set to report to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares.

“Christine heading Chrysler is great news for Stellantis, and I’m convinced that she will play an integral and strategic role in setting the new impetus and direction for this iconic brand and unleash its great potential,” Tavares said in the release.

As previously stated, in conjunction with her time at Honeywell, Feuell spent 14 years at Ford, with her last position being the director of global marketing strategy from 2008 to 2009, as stated from her LinkedIn profile. On top of this, she also held a position for four years at Adient, Johnson Controls.

The Stellantis company says that Feuell has accomplished progressive responsibilities in sales, marketing, product management, and profit and loss leadership at her previous companies, “with a strong track record of delivering profitable growth through integrated products, software and services. Her extensive expertise in building and developing advanced product, marketing and business model strategies will benefit the Chrysler brand to deliver customer-centric insights and innovative solutions.”

This selection of what the automaker believes to be a leader that is dedicated for the Chrysler brand just may be what is needed for its uncertain future. While Tavares has made a commitment to allow each of Stellantis’s brands to prove themselves for over a set period of time, Chrysler, which used to be a big name in the automotive world, has had hardly any product in the recent years. Specifically, the brand main selling point is the Pacifica minivan, with the 300 sedan hanging by a thread. While these cars are great, and the Pacifica is ranked highly in its segment, the exposure is still not the same as other brands of the parent company like Ram, Jeep, or Dodge.

Interestingly enough, Chrysler was previously the only brand among the 14 other brands of Stellantis, as well as the only North American brand (like Jeep, Dodge, and Ram) that didn’t have an elected leader after the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the French company Groupe. Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge took the role as an interim position.

The addition of Feuell to the team comes after Tavares announced earlier this year that each of the 14 brands will get funding by Stellantis for the next decade to prove their worth, particularly since there are a large number of brands within the company.

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New leadership means new opportunities for Chrysler lovers, specifically with the Pacifica minivan. You may have previously read that the automaker is looking to make further advancements in the world of electrics. Why not make a headstart with the Pacifica Hybrid? It has the same innovative features as the Pacifica, just without having to use as much gasoline, it is also a joy to ride in for both drivers and passengers alike!

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

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Big Changes For The 2022 Chrysler Voyager and Pacifica

It’s no secret that SUVs have taken over the car market in recent years, giving sedans and coupes a run for their money. However, what some may not realize is that minivans are nearly just as popular these days, particularly this year, as it’s become among the most prominent vehicles sold in the American market this year. This is somewhat expected, given that automakers have stepped up their game and have transformed your granny’s ol’ station wagon to the charming and opulent cottage on wheels.

One automaker in particular always sets the standard of what it means to be a luxurious minivan is Chrysler, with its Pacifica. It’s known for being filled with a plethora of entertainment and features, incredible storage space and functionality, along with having an hybrid powertrain option.

For 2022, the Chrysler company is making considerable changes to its 2022 Pacifica car, together with the 2022 Voyager (an entry-level version of the Pacifica). Don’t expect just another nip-and-tuck…expect so much more.

The One That Got Away…Sort Of

The 2022 Chrysler Voyager is going off the market…but we’re not talking about retirement. The manufacturer has decided to use this upcoming minivan as a fleet vehicle. This time, us commoners won’t be the main buyer of this car, instead, it will be rental car companies and oehr commercial fleet operators. The lucky drivers of these new fleets will revel in the LX’s (the only trim level) power-sliding doors, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel. There is even an available package option that tacks on automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, parking sensors, and turn-by-turn navigation.

Additional Entertainment Options On

As previously mentioned, the Voyager is considered to be an entry-level version of the Pacifica, so it shouldn’t be considered a huge loss to the automotive market, just the discount shoppers. Besides, there’s no need to fear, because the manufacturer is making up for this “loss” by adding on more entertainment options to its beloved 2022 Pacifica. 

While pricing for this minivan has not been revealed yet, it is expected that it won’t stray too far from this year’s model stick price, which begins at $35,820, (plus destination fee).

The Pacifica will involve optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) as an enticing feature against the strand front-wheel-drive (FWD). The aforementioned plug-in hybrid is also adept as an electric vehicle for the first 32 miles.

Then, buyers are rewarded with new games and prizes…optional of course. The highlighting features are the two Uconnect Theater packages, one of which has a single screen, and the other which has two. These packages both include Amazon Fire Tv capability. On top of this, the central touchscreen in the front will show video content while the car is parked.

Other developments are still exciting, just aren’t as big, as the new exterior color options and augmented display, which displays the status of the hybrid’s battery.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When the time finally comes to purchase the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the automaker such as the 2021 Pacifica and its Hybrid model. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Best Family Features of The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

It doesn’t matter if you’re dropping off the kids at school, rushing to accomplish various tasks, or even cruising off to that highly-anticipated family road trip, you need a vehicle that is best suited to accommodate the needs of you and your family. The Chrysler Pacifica isn’t just a number when it comes to a vehicle in its segment, it’s is an award-winning minivan that is pregnant with family-centered features such as its interior Fam-Cam, Uconnect 5 infotainment system, and more legroom than you can imagine. Let’s explore its 3 Top Family Features of The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica!

Adaptable Interior

There is virtually no other vehicle in the car market that can even scratch the surface of what the Pacifica can do, specifically regarding its versatility. This rolling lodge can fit up to a maximum of 8 occupants (depending on whether or not the buyer opts for captain’s chairs), while also allowing for over 240 seat arrangements, which can enable one to transport items of various sizes. While most minivans require removing the seats to make room for extra storage, the Pacifica simply necessitates folding the second and third-row seats down and storing them inside the vehicle’s floor.

Concerning access to the third row, the 2021 Chrysler car also rises above the competition, as the second-row seats tilt as far as you would like them to, even if a child’s safety seat is still attached. Additionally, the Pacifica doesn’t sacrifice practicality with style, with the diesel gray stitching on the black seats, as part of the available S Appearance Package. Then, with the Red S Package, buyers will get plush seats along with Rodeo Red trim. No other vehicle can top these aspects, especially with the integrated vacuum cleaner.

State-Of-The-Art Entertainment Technologies

Never again will parents have to worry about hearing their teens ask the question “Are we there yet?” because the automaker has created a feature naming it after that interrogative response. How it works is that passengers in the second row launch this app and input a destination to the navigation system in order to the remaining distance and arrival time, and while they’re waiting…The Pacifica is filled with conveniences and comforts like the available Uconnect Theater, which has two 10-inch HD touchscreens, in which the kids can enjoy their favorite movies using the Blu-ray player. On top of this, the vehicle has Wireless streaming, headphones, a Bluetooth remote, and built-in apps for each and every trim.

But wait, there’s more! The allocated vehicle also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the updated Uconnect 5 infotainment system. This system also allows drivers to make hands-free phone calls and texts, have access to playlists and podcasts, with the Harmon Kardon audio augmenting the entire experience. Then, the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot allows up to 8 people to stay connected, no matter where they are.

Safety Features

As great as all of these amenities are, none are more important or even advanced than Pacifica’s safety features. One of the highlighting technologies is the standard lane-departure warning, which senses when the vehicle is drifting and enables corrective steering. Then, blind-spot monitoring alerts drivers when another vehicle is crossing into their blind-spot zones, which makes it easier and safer to change lanes.

Moreover, rear cross-traffic detection warns drivers if there is a vehicle or pedestrian approaching. Adaptive cruise control also lets the driver set his or her preferred cruise speed while maintaining a distance from other vehicles deemed safe and reasonable, plus, it will bring the car to a complete stop if necessary. Other safety technologies involve forward collision warning, a surround-view camera, and parking assistance.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

We’ll what are you waiting for? The time is now to purchase your spanking new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Miami Lakes Automall is selling this vehicle, along with its Hybrid version for around $50,000, (plus destination fee). 

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

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Jeep Wrangler Make It To Autotraders List of Best Cars For Dog Lovers

For the third year in a row, car site, online car marketplace, Autotrader is acknowledging the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Jeep Wrangler by putting them on their list of 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers.

This honor was given this week, on Aug, 23, as Autotrader revealed its list for 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers. Since there are many families who prefer to travel by road during their vacation, the online retailer is ever helpful to owners who are looking for a car that provides comfort, durability, and overall convenience for their family members, and their hairier ones.

“Dog lovers tend to bring their furry buddies everywhere with them, so it’s a real decision-making factor for many shoppers when they are considering which new car to buy,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “Whether you tend to bring your pet along for everyday errand running or you regularly take your dog on long trips, it’s important to consider your canine companion and which related features are important to you while car shopping.”

The Pacifica minivan isn’t too shy when it comes to recognitions such as these. In fact, this Chrysler vehicle is actually the most awarded minivan over the last five years with more than 155 honors and industry accolades. Likely contributing to this factor is the brand’s unique Stow ‘n Go seating, which enables seats to fold into the floor to increase storage space, thus more room for your pet-friendly essentials. Extra features for your furry friend includes the FamCam interior camera, which lets occupants in the front seat monitor happenings in the rear, and even zooms in if they desire.

Then, the fun and fabulous Jeep Wrangler isn’t just the bee’s knees when it comes to off-roading, it’s also the preferred choice for pet lovers. This is due to available features such as the Sky One-Touch Power-Top and the new Sunrider Flip Top for Hardtop, which allows drivers and their four-legged critters to enjoy the fresh air whenever they’d like. However, for owners who prefer something a bit more tranquil, Stellantis is offering its first electric 49-MPGe Jeep Wrangler 4xe, which has even more off-roading capabilities but without the off-roading noise. On top of this, new for this year are even more Wrangler trucks to choose from, including the latest Jeep Wrangler 392 and Xtreme Recon Package with 35-inch tires coming hot off the press.

Mopar, the parts, service and customer care division of Chrysler has accessories available to act as a companion of these accommodating features of both the Pacifica and the Wrangler. Pet owners can select equipment ranging from a lightweight Mopar pet kennel to all-weather floor mats and cargo mats.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Don’t just take our word for it! Miami Lakes Automall carries a wide range of vehicles from Stellantis, including that from Chrysler, with its Pacifica vehicle and even its 300 sedan. 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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The Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Ram 1500 Are Awarded For Giving You The Ultimate Satisfaction

The Capture 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Last week in July, three vehicles from the Stellantis brand were honored as the winners of the 2021 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, as they are seen as the most agreeable vehicles on the market according to consumer rating. The specific vehicles worth highlighting are the  Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Ram 1500.

Even more so, the Chrysler Pacifica helped to tack on the award for Most Satisfying Minivan to its already impressive list of 155 acclamations and recognitions since its first inception. At the same time, the Jeep Grand Cherokee came out swinging as it peaked as the Most Satisfying Mid-size SUV/ORV. On top of this, Ram’s 1500 truck dominates as the Most Satisfying Full-size Pickup in the AutoPacific poll, which is the surveyor of over 89,000 new car and light truck owners.

“It’s definitely a grand accomplishment to see three of the iconic brands from Stellantis each take home AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards for 2021,” said George Peterson, AutoPacific president. “The three models that were voted top in their class (Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica) are clearly cherished and appreciated by the consumers.

“Families continue to realize that a minivan can be the best vehicle for daily, kid-filled runabouts and the Pacifica delivers with impressive braking and handling, sliding doors that allow for easy access to the second row, exterior styling, passenger roominess and overall comfort. Owners give high praise for the Ram 1500’s power and acceleration, soft ride, driver’s seat visibility, looks, braking, overall comfort, and clever cargo storage solutions. While the Grand Cherokee is an all-new model for the 2021 model year with a lucrative new three-row L taking the stage first, the previous generation Grand Cherokee is a renown trophy holder in AutoPacific’s VSAs, with consumers ranking it the most satisfying midsize SUV eight out of the nine past years.”

Chrysler Pacifica

Year after year, the Chrysler brand sets the standard for what one should expect out of a minivan, with fan-favorite Pacifica. This vehicle is the first in its segment to offer gasoline and hybrid powertrains. The automaker is also stepping up its game with the adding of a new top-tier Pinnacle model in the lineup, the offering of an all-wheel-drive system, class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seats, more standard technologies than any other vehicle in the market, a new FamCAM, wireless charging, the latest Uconnect 5, a sport new look and plenty of conveniences and various storage spots all for the Pacifica 2021 model year. The Pacifica Hybrid provides over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) when only driving with the electric charge. The fully electric range is over 30 miles and has a total range of more than 500 miles.

The Chrysler Pacifica continues to serve as the reigning champ as the minivan with the most awards five years in a row, with over 150 honors and industry accolades. It shouldn’t come as a shock that this automaker was the pioneer in introducing the minivan. Through six generations of this car, 116 first have been made, along with about 40 first-time features on the Pacifica. Since 1983, over 15 million minivans have been sold worldwide by the company, which is twice as much as any other manufacturer in over 37 years.

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If you’re interested in purchasing the award-winning Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand, including the Chrysler 300 sedan. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Everything There Is To Know About The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Chrysler company has given its family-centered Pacifica minivan a complete refashioning for the 2021 model year. Starting things off with a fresh exterior design that resembles a bit more like an SUV rather than a big ol’ station wagon. Other exterior features like the grille, lighting elements, rear liftgate, and styling on the wheels have also been given revisions of their own. There is also an available all-wheel-drive system. In the same way, some of the older models will have this driving mechanism as an option. In any case, the most considerable change will come from the mechanics. On top of this, the Pacifica’s hybrid powertrain makes moves on the city streets, and shows no signs of slowing down.

The Electric Drive

The Pacifica Hybrid keeps its 3.6-liter V6 but fuses it with dual electric motors. The engine also pairs with a 9-speed automatic ZF transmission. The vehicle produces a total output of 260 horsepower. Owing to the electric motors backed by 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, the total power output reaches up to an excellent 287 horsepower. The almost-SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, and it’s because of these figures, the minivan outranks its predecessor in terms of its speed. Luckily, the eco-friendly makeup of the car doesn’t require that it skimps out of its power.

The Hybrid SUV also prospers with its fuel economy number, as has 30 mpg for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and then 82 MPe for the highway combined fuel economy. This Chrysler can journey up to 32 miles on electricity alone, before the gasoline engine kicks, providing a total range of 520 miles. However, the automaker has mentioned that these numbers can change with factors like the temperature and humidity levels affecting the numerous aspects of the car.

Convenient Design

From the inside-out, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid flaunts a new look. From the nose, the grille is enlarged, with the remolded LED headlights including more of a boxy-shaped appearance. The square air inlet slides down a bit and spaced out to make the whole front area appear even boxier, muscular, and even proportional. Then the rear, the taillight extends from edge to edge.

The only downside is that this particular hybrid model is a 7-seater rather than an 8-seater, nevertheless, the vehicle remains one of the most spacious that you’ve ever been in, making it a no-brainer for families. The cargo space also doesn’t disappoint with 32.3 cubic-feet with the seats up and 87.5 the last row down, then even more so with 140.5 cubic-feet with the chairs in the second row collapsed. Moreover, the car has plenty of compartments to work with, including a new one under the center console.

In spite of the extra weight with 7 passengers and cargo, the 121.6-inch wheelbase makes the Pacifica easy to control. The adjustable strut and trailer trailing-arm suspensions at the front and rear wheels further enhance the stability.

Ultra Modern Interior Tech Features

Believe it or not, the interior is much more than its comfort or even its cargo, as it’s well-equipped with a plethora of upscale safety and entertainment technologies. A few fan-favorites include the newest Uconnect 5 infotainment system with restyled 10.1-inch screen. This system has the ability to receive over-the-air updates and has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

In truth, most of the in-car features can run wirelessly, alongside with Wi-Fi hotspot that adds just a bit more comfort and convenience in the cabin. What’s more, there are 12 USB ports to work with, as well as various C-type ports that have quicker charging times.

Altogether, the Pacifica styling, spaciousness, comfort, and high-tech features make it even more desirable than an SUV, especially with its eco-friendly powertrain. You can get all of these fancy features at the lowest price of $35,045, (plus destination fee). 

Miami Lakes Chrysler is selling the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in various trims and prices, as well as its gasoline counterpart. Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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A Peek Inside The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

 

While the automotive market is saturated with SUVs, crossovers, and minivans, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica barely breaks a sweat when facing competition. Simply put, there is no room for comparison with this vehicle, as it always proves to have excellent powertrains, especially with the Pacifica Hybrid. 

However, what really makes this an award-winning model is its family-friendliness in its interior features and comforts. Its innovative technology is catered towards adults and children in creating the best experience imaginable for all who are aboard. Here’s all the latest inside the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.

Interior Necessities and Conveniences

For those who are used to sedans and small vehicles, or simply aren’t used to bringing along a big group to-and-from places, the Chrysler Pacifica may seem like a little piece of minivan heaven, especially with its ultra-modern technologies. An example of this would be the round dial, which replaces the ol’ timer transmission gear lever. This dial allows one to select either Park, Driver, Reverse, or more. The driver can even activate the parking brake with the click of a button.

The Pacifica can carry a maximum of eight occupants, but that’s dependent on whether you decide to opt for the second row’s 3-person bench, opposed to the pair of captain’s chairs. It’s also worth noting that the Hybrid model will only offer the captain’s chairs, but either way, the third row is very spacious for average-sized adults.

As with the second and third row, the front seating is highly comfortable. It also excels in its visibility, and even as a camera that allows parents to see what’s going on with their tiny tots in the back row. The infotainment system is featured on the brand’s latest 10.1-inch touchscreen and even has Amazon Alexa compatibility.

All Pacifica models are more than generous with their cargo space, as it starts at 32.3 cubic feet (with the seats up) and ends with a maximum of 140.5 (cubic feet). Additionally, the low step-in height and power-operated side doors allow for ease of access for each and every family member, even the furry ones.

Highlights

Stow ’n Go

Cargo space doesn’t just end behind the third row. While drivers in other minivan drivers grudgingly have to remove and store second-row seats manually, Pacifica buyers simply fold the seats right into the floor, and this applies to both the second and third row.

Uconnect 5

Another highlighting interior feature is the brand’s latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system, which you’ll find on the aforementioned 10.1-inch touchscreen. Not only does this system feature Amazon Alexa compatibility, but it has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android, TomTom navigation, and USB-C ports. Then, the SiriusXM 360L streaming/satellite radio system allows users to have access to back catalog material, and even Sirius XM exclusives, which encompass shows, interviews, events, and even sports programming.

Standard and Optional Features

The array of features don’t just stop there, standard excitements that you’ll find on any Pacifica include a powered tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, power-sliding side doors, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, and (previously mentioned) a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

If you want the best of what this mini-God has to offer, you’d naturally gravitate towards the highest-ranking Pinnacle trim. This model tacks on features like a self-parking system with a 360-degree camera array, rear-seat entertainment setup, vacuum cleaner, and a 115-volt outlet. Buyers of lower trims can also enjoy these gadgets, but of course, will have to order them as options.

It’s usually recommended to at least select the Touring L model since this encompasses not only the standard features but also goodies like sunshades for the second and third rows, perforated leather upholstery, and heated front seats. Finally, the Limited model adds a bit more style and flair with its Red S Appearance Package, which involves plush red leather upholstery.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. Miami Lakes Automall has an extensive ray of Chrysler models to meet and your family’s needs, feel free to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Review

 

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the embodiment of everything you could possibly need in a minivan and more with its posh design, incredibly spacious interior, a comfortable ride and highly capable all-wheel-drive system. 

The fairest of them all is the Pacifica Pinnacle, which involves most of the features that you would get on lesser trims as a standard, it’s also more advanced in its technologies and a bit in its design. This is no SUV, but we dare to say it’s no minivan either.

Style

Starting off, the latest and greatest Pacifica can easily be confused for an SUV because of its incredibly refined and sleek style. This is especially true on the Pinnacle trim that 2 pairs of 20-inch kicks.

The Pacifica Pinnacle model comes exclusively with deluxe caramel pleated leather in each of its three rows, with second-row captain’s chairs having correspondent loose lumbar cushions. It’s also worth noting that the seats in the middle-row are bigger than in the lesser models, however, it is because of this that the brand-famous Stow ‘n Go feature doesn’t apply.

Front-seat passengers will also enjoy their 8-way seat adjustment chair, while drivers will appreciate the lumbar support. The 10-inch touchscreen is very user-friendly, and can even be used to activate the seat heaters. There are also some buttons and knobs like the HVAC controls and rotary knob for the gear selector.

Performance

Driving this year’s Pacifica can prove to be quite tranquil, as the minivan is incredibly composed and has a natural steering feel, and this is regardless of driving straight or making sharp turns. At the same time, it somehow manages to engage those who have a preference for a more energetic drive. It has a vigorous throttle response and a powerful delivery than most would expect from a car from this class. Even though it’s technically not the quickest minivan out there, it still commands respect with its AWD, especially when tackling slippery surfaces from difficult weather conditions.

Technology

Chrysler’s newest Uconnect 5 infotainment systems has a slew of exciting features, such as Amazon Alexa functionality, over-the-air updates, 4G LTE hotspot, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, and the FamCAM interior camera. Other available features encompass a rear-seat touch-screen entertainment system with built-in games and a built-in vacuum cleaner. On top of this, it has technologies geared to keep drivers and pedestrians safe, like forward-collision mitigation with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a premium Safety Sphere Group.

Cargo

One advantage that minivans have over SUVs is their low flooring, the same rings true with the Pacifica, and this is despite the recent addition of AWD. As previously mentioned, the Pinnacle trim does not have the highlighting Stow ‘n Go feature, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t hold its own when it comes to maximizing cargo space. With the simple touch of a button, the third row can still be powered up or down. When the seats are up, the amount of cargo volume is at a solid 32.3 cubic feet of space, but when the seats are down, this quickly maximizes to 140.5 cubic feet, which no SUV can even come close to. Though competitors offer similar numbers, it requires taking the seats out. 

Moreover, the tow rating is 3,600 lbs (1,633 kg), which is 220 lbs (100 kg) more than rivals like the Odyssey, Sienna, and Kia Sedona.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall has an incredible selection of Chrysler vehicles, including that of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. Those who are interested in this high-tier minivan or any of our other models can check out all that we have to offer on our website and search in our new car inventory. Once you find something that feeds your fancy, you can chat with one of our online representatives for further assistance.

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Chrysler Pacifica Is Crowned Winner For AutoGuide’s Family Vehicle of the Year for 2021

 

AutoGuide’s 2021 Family Vehicle of The Year

Car reviewer site, AutoGuide, recently gave the Chrysler Pacifica the honor of naming it as its 2021 Family Vehicle of the Year. This award is just one of many that this minivan has received throughout its short reign on the automotive market and only helps to maintain its status as the most awarded vehicle in its segment over the last five years.

The team at AutoGuide tested over 100 new 2021 models and assessed 34 finalists in six categories based on various capabilities, value, inventiveness, practicality, technology, safety, and more. The main theme in their judging criteria was “fitness for purpose”. The chosen vehicles didn’t just shine in their particular category, they raised the game in terms of what should be expected in a vehicle far beyond their own segment.

Additionally, judges at AutoGuide proclaimed that the Pacifica’s blend of practicality, safety, space, and style was unmatched, and edged it ahead of the other contenders.

“The Pacifica is the latest evolution of the origins of the species. This made-in-Canada people-mover carries the spirit of the original Caravan, loaded with practical, family-friendly features,” remarked AutoGuide Editor Kyle Patrick.

Contributing writer Matthew Guy, added this: “It invented the segment and continues to do so by offering (features) like Stow ‘N Go seating even on the all-wheel-drive model when its competitors can’t even figure out how to make their middle row of seats disappear.”

“All-wheel drive returned to the Pacifica menu this year, giving the Pacifica added foul-weather capability,” said Patrick. “Chrysler also added a lux Pinnacle model this year, which dials up the interior ambiance with creamy caramel leather. This year’s update also introduced a revised Uconnect 5 system. This 10.1-inch infotainment system builds on one of our favorite examples in the market, with crisper graphics, quicker responses, and the ability to create multiple user profiles.”

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is has been and continues to be unbeatable with its number of family-oriented features and technologies that encompass:

  • The brand new FamCAM technology is an interior camera that makes it possible for parents to monitor and even zoom in on their child or children in the rear, without even having to turn around.
  • Uconnect Theatre has built-in games and available Wi-Fi to keep their children from asking the dreaded “Are We There Yet” question…Speaking of which, this technology happens to have a game of the same moniker, as well as others like Concentration, chess, Chrysler Says, and backgammon.
  • The latest Uconnect 5 system offers a highlighting 10.1-inch touchscreen, the largest standard touchscreen in its class, along with (many more) connected services and excitements.
  • New and unique to its segment are USB Type C ports that charge devices up to four times faster than standard USB outlets, ensuring that each and every family member stays connected.
  • This vehicle continues to have more standard and available safety features than any vehicle in the automotive universe.
  • The Pacifica has available new all-wheel drive (AWD) to help tackle various types of weather conditions. Then in-house, the car has the fan-favorite Stow ‘n Go seat, which are second-row in-flow storage bins to aid in extra space for small items like toys, sports equipment, school supplies, and more.
  • Finally, the Stow ‘n Vac is the perfect solution for dealing with messes from the tiny-tots, as this small vacuum easily picks up dirt and debris. 

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Don’t just take our word for it, come and see all that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has to offer. This rockstar minivan provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. 

Miami Lakes Automall has a long list of different Chrysler models to meet and your family’s needs, so feel open to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Featured On KBB’s Best Family Cars List

 

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is everyone’s favorite minivan due to its high-quality features, voguish design, and unique storage compartments. Stellantis proves that it doesn’t have to be a luxury automaker in order to provide premium quality, and it’s because of this, that the car continues to receive countless accolades and recognitions from various organizations. Last week, automotive research company Kelley Blue Book put this year’s Pacifica on its list of 12 Best Family Cars, citing that its “new range-topping Pinnacle model, newly available all-wheel drive, and an updated aesthetic” makes it a top player for family haulers.

2021 Upgrades

The Pacifica’s upgrades for its 2021 model year are pretty comprehensive from the inside and out, and that’s due to its revamped look. The latest design has a much better resemblance to an SUV than the ol’ station wagon that we were previously used to seeing in this segment. The new infotainment system also has a bigger screen, specifically 10.1 inches. This Chrysler minivan also leads with the most amount of standard safety features, such as forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The top-tier Pinnacle trim encompasses features like quilted caramel Nappa leather seats, a suede headliner, as well as second-row lumbar support pillows.

One of the best highlighting features of the Chrysler Pacifica is the implementation of available AWD. At one point, the Toyota Sienna was the only minivan that had this drive option. However, with the Pacifica, there is more confidence with the drive and traction during difficult weather conditions. Additionally, AWD is standard on the Limited and Pinnacle trims, while optional on the Touring and Touring L models.

Best Features

The 2021 Pacifica minivan has quite a few toys and goodies that are exclusive to the brand, with one of the most significant ones being the available Stow n’ Go seating. This storage feature is implemented in both the second and third-row seats, seamlessly folding into the floor. The Stow ‘n Go does not require any tools or the inconvenient removal of seats. This van gives families the versatility that they need for juggling various activities or on a road trip.

Some other cool features in the Pacifica involve a built-in Stow n’ Vac cleaner, the Uconnect Theater rear entertainment system, and the athletic S Appearance Package. The S Appearance Package gifts drivers with stylish black wheels, all-black badging and accents, and unique seats.

Plug-In Variant

At the current moment, the Chrysler Pacifica retains its status as the only plug-in hybrid minivan in the automotive world. Essentially, the car is powered by both a gasoline and electric motor that joins forces in making a highly effective minivan. The Pacifica Hybrid has a combined rating of 82 MPGe by the EPA and has a driving range up to 32 miles, on electricity alone. Once the battery runs out, the van will still run 30 combined mph, which is considered great for a vehicle of this size. For those who have a bit of hesitancy about the solidness of plug-ins, this vehicle’s battery includes a limited warranty that reaches up to 10-years/100,000miles. However, it is important to know that the Hybrid model doesn’t come with Stow ‘n Go seating or AWD.

But Is It Worth It?

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica may be considered a bit pricey as opposed to other models in its segment, but one must take into account all of the features that come with the minivan. However, if that still isn’t enough, there is an entry-level version called the Chrysler Voyager, which has a starting price below $30,000, (plus destination fee).  Otherwise, the price ranges from about $35,000, (plus destination fee) for the base Touring model to a bit over $53,000, (plus destination fee) for the Pinnacle AWD trim. The Hybrid minivan has a starting price of roughly $40,000, (plus destination fee) that can reach up to nearly $51,000, (plus destination fee).

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Check out and see all that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has to offer. This minivan-on-steroids provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. Miami Lakes Automall has an extensive list of different Chrysler models to meet and your family’s needs, so feel open to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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