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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Gets Its Props From Good Housekeeping For Best Hybrid Minivan

 

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Gains Another Award

Last week, we discussed how the Chrysler Pacifica won PARENTS magazine Best Family Car for 2021. This week, it appears that the minivan has already snagged yet another award for its 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model. This automotive win marks the fourth consecutive honor from Good Housekeeping for the beloved family vehicle, which makes it the most awarded car in its segment for the last five years.

In total, Good Housekeeping selected eight vehicles for Best New Hybrid Cars for 2021, with Pacifica standing out for its intuitive features and roomy interior. The full list is shown on the lifestyle website’s page at GoodHousekeeping.com.

In order to determine the best hybrid makes and models, the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) went through many hours and thousands of miles of vehicle testing until it narrowed down its contenders. Once the top qualifiers were selected, Good Housekeeping sought the assistance of their friends at Car and Driver to access notes regarding performance and other features in order to make their final resolutions.

For the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle to enter the market and is currently the only plug-in hybrid minivan. This car provides over more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), a fully electrified range of over 30 miles and a total range of over 500 miles.

The Hybrid minivan involves an inventive dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) joined with a specially reformed version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine that provides peace of mind to customers who otherwise might be worried about having enough range. This family-friendly vehicle is made to bring a harmonious driving experience and doesn’t require the driver to manually shift between electric and hybrid modes.

One of the reasons the Pacifica Hybrid continues to be a fan-favorite among families is because it has more than 100 standard and available safety features, which make way for child seats to fit in each of the second-row captain’s chairs, alongside two extra child seats in the third section. This seven-passenger minivan encompasses a highly developed entertainment system that has available Uconnect Theater. This technological system comprises two 10.1-inch seatback touchscreens, children can use this to watch and stream videos and have 13 built-in games to choose from, like Are We There Yet?, the License Plate Game, Concentration, and chess.

Chrysler’s Pacifica Hybrid has been called the most versatile and accommodating plug-in hybrid on the market, as the minivan can lodge up to seven passengers, with second-row captain’s chairs and has its highlighting third-row Stow ‘n Go seating, for extra storage space. Added functionality includes hands-free sliding doors and a liftgate.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

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

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PARENTS Magazine Honors The Chrysler Pacifica In Its List of Best Family Cars for 2021

 

PARENTS Magazine 

The highly-esteemed Chrysler Pacifica can add yet another award to its extensive collection of accolades. PARENTS magazine, an American monthly magazine, recently gave the minivan the honor of Best Family Car for 2021. The magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, is the leading source for millennial mommies on the go, and recognized Chrysler’s vehicle as an excellent tool for parents. For the past five years, the Pacifica has been the most awarded car in its segment, totaling up to 145 distinctions and industry awards since its debut.

The positive exposure for the automaker in PARENTS Best Family Cars will be mentioned in the May issue of the publication’s magazine, as well as their website,  Parents.com/bestcars.

This isn’t the first time that PARENTS have given the Pacifica some props. In 2020, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was chosen as the publication’s “Best Eco Pick,” since at the time it held the title as the first and only plug-in hybrid minivan (until the Toyota Sienna for their 2021 model year).

Vehicles that are recognized from the Best Family Cars were selected out of new models that excel in numerous categories such as advancements in technology, safety, and comfort features that are suitable to a particular needs of a family. These features can be encompassed in not just minivans, but three-row SUVs, two-row SUVs, as well as family sedans. In the process of vetting this year’s honorees, experts of PARENTS meticulously tested over 50 vehicles from a list of new models that passed with flying colors in the industry safety tests. In the end, 24 vehicles that were up to par with drive standards and car-seat propriety, and made to be safe and harmonious with families made the cut on PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 list.

Features that families can look forward to in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica include:

  • The latest FamCAM, which is an in-house camera that gives parents the ability to view their child/children in their seats and even zoom in on them.
  • Miniature rear seat occupants will enjoy the Uconnect Theater, as it has built-in games and available Wi-Fi, as well as four new games like Concentration, chess, Chrysler Says, and backgammon.
  • Chrysler’s Uconnect 5 system features a 10.1-inch touchscreen, which is the largest standard touchscreen in its class. It also has a long list of connected services and conveniences.
  • New to the segment are USB Type C ports that have the ability to charge devices four times faster than standard outlets.
  • A newly available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is able to a variety of different weather conditions, which adds to the great deal of safety features in the car.
  • There are multiple storage compartments in the Pacifica, especially thanks to the highlighting Stow ‘n Go second-row in-floor storage bins, which provide extra space for items like toys, textbooks, groceries, etcetera. There is also Stow ‘n Go seating, which allows owners to manually remove and store second-row seats. On top of this, the Stow ‘n Vac is perfect for cleaning up any messes made by the tiny tots.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the defending champ with the most standard safety features in the automotive market, with technologies such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling this minivan for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this model or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory chat with a representative for further assistance.

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All The Ways That The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Simply Endearing

 

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan first arrived onto the automotive scene in 2017 when it acted as a replacement for the brand’s outgoing Town and Country model. From there on, it’s practically taken over the minivan world with its incredible family-friendly accommodations, convenience features, and novel all-wheel-drive capabilities. This multi-award-winning model came back swinging for its 2021 model year, with several nifties like an updated Uconnect system, high-quality drive and handling features, and even more standard safety features. Here are All The Ways That The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Simply Endearing.

Comfortable Seating

9 times out of 10, most people don’t get a minivan just for its looks, and while the 2021 Pacifica minivan is quite a stunner, most buyers usually purchase the vehicle in order to lodge big families, especially on holiday road trips. The seating for this minivan is known for being quite comfortable, and even more so for drivers, as the handling and activeness is just as adept as a sedan. The Pacifica also proves itself to be quite capable when tackling any faults on the highway.

Nine-Speeder

The Pacifica has never disappointed in its power, as it’s always been quite lavish when giving drivers that extra needed push while getting around the grannies on the freeway. The 2021 model is charged by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that has an excellent output of 287 horsepower. What has received a significant improvement is the automaker’s 9-speed automatic transmission, which previously received backlash from its unstable shifting, but has since appeared to have found its minivan legs.

Thriving AWD

Until the copycat Toyota Sienna introduced its all-wheel-drive system, the Chrysler Pacifica was the only vehicle in its segment to include this driving feature. Even though there is a bit of competition in this department, many car reviewers still consider the Pacifica to have the best quality.

Uconnect’s With You

Chrysler is quite generous when it comes to convenience features, but none more than its highlighting Uconnect 5 infotainment system. This technology is built-in on all of the parent company, Stellantis’s, car brands such as Dodge, Jeep, Ram and FIAT, but none more than Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan. Recent advancements for the Uconnect 5 involve improved personalization for user profiles, a bigger 10.1-inch display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and Amazon Alexa integration.

Eyes In The Back Of Mom’s Head

The Pacifica’s FamCam system allows for parents to monitor their children without even having to turn around. While this technology probably won’t be considered much of a treat for the tiny-tots, it helps increase safety, especially when making sure that everyone is buckled in or that no one is left behind in a hot car.

Plenty Of Indulgences

The reason why the Pacifica is preferred by families is due to its great resourcefulness and adaptability, with advantages like Stow ‘n Go seating, second-row vacuum, three-row reclining seats, and even USB’s throughout the car.

Safety First!

One of the best reasons why the Chrysler Pacifica is the most ideal candidate for families is the most adept in both the quality and quantity of safety features. Standard safety technologies encompass automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning. Moreover, the car’s excellent track record of keeping passengers secure has been proven by its five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re looking for a stylish minivan that is filled with lots of amenities, conveniences, and safety features, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has you covered. Miami Lakes Automall is selling these vehicles as well as plenty of other Stellantis models. 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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Stellantis Vehicles Get Major Props From Hispanic Motor Press

The multinational automaker, Stellantis recently got some major brownie points during the 11th annual Hispanic Motor Press Awards (HMPA) at the AutoMobility LA Virtual Media Day with the Motor Press Guild (MPG) in Los Angeles.

The 2021 Dodge Challenger, which is considered to be the quickest and most thunderous muscle car, was awarded Sports Car of the Year. In 2015, the automaker’s Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat also received these accolades.

“The Challenger SRT still embodies the spirit of the original 1970s car,” said Ricardo Rodríguez-Long, president and founder of the Hispanic Motor Press Foundation. “The Dodge Challenger, in all its V-8 forms, is the best current example of what a true American sports car is about. The most powerful and fastest machine at the lights, pressing the throttle pedal to the floor is a unique experience. Just add a white T-shirt, jeans and you will be ‘cool’ from central Michigan to Pomona.”

America’s favorite minivan, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, became the first vehicle in its segment to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains. These efforts were proved to not be in vain, as it received the Family Car of the Year, which was also won by 2018 by the gasoline engine and 2017 by the hybrid.

“Hispanic families need spacious accommodations and the Pacifica offers that in style and with many tech amenities,” said Rodríguez-Long. “We found it to be very smooth on the road and capable around traffic and long trips. Being a former winner, it shows that Chrysler really understands what families need when transporting their family.”

Since its debut, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has also been named Adventure Car of the Year.

“Today, we are living a much more active lifestyle, which includes weekends,” said Rodríguez-Long. “The Ram TRX is capable of taking you to unusual locations to experience the outdoors in a very different way. Before, you had to endure the trip to enjoy a particular place. Now the experience is getting there with over 700 horses galloping under your control. Without doubt that becomes an adventure in itself.”

Over 20 automotive experts at the foundation were there to determine the top 10 best new vehicles for Hispanic families. The panel selected one model from each category that exhibits the best value in the market for its particular clientele. Worthiness was established based on design, driving satisfaction, technology, safety, environmental impact, mechanical reliability, and value.

2021 Dodge Challenger

The record-breaking Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will continue to be a limited-production model for a year. The Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, which was an influence of the SRT Demon, is the guiding light of the Challenger lineup, outpacing its rivals in the traditional horsepower bloodsheds.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica continues to set the standard for minivans by offering the most standard features of any of its class, as well as being the pioneer of offering both gas and hybrid powertrains. Then, with its top-tier Pinnacle trim, it has unmatchable features, a new FamCAM interior camera, wireless charging, next-generation Uconnect5 connectivity, a sporty design, and plenty of comforts that everyone can enjoy.

2021 Ram 1500

The 2021 Ram 1500 is a no-nonsense truck when it comes to stability, technology, effectiveness, performance and convenience, also encompassing features that are unique to this pickup. The pick-up compromises up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system has advanced in its fuel efficiency for its standard V-6 engine, as well as its V-8. Additionally, the diesel variant is unmatched with 33 mpg on the highway, providing up to 1,000 miles of range on just a single tank of fuel.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall is your man…or dealership when it comes to providing a wide range of Stellantis vehicles, especially that of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. We also carry the brand’s award-winning Hybrid model, and with a variety of different trims to choose from.

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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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.

Personalization

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. 

Navigation

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.

Services

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.

Styling

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.

Power

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.

Features

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.

Safety

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.

Design

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.

Comfort

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. 

Safety

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.

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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.

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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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