2018 Chrysler Pacifica wins “Family Car of the Year” Award
Chrysler has definitely pulled out all the stops when redesigning the Pacifica, and as a result, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was awarded “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com at the North American International Auto Show.
According to Cars.com editors, “Chrysler has a history of stuffing its minivans with innovations, and the Pacifica is no exception. It’s an achievement in practicality, from the improved Stow ‘n Go fold-flat seats to the available rear entertainment system that impresses even versus mobile devices. None of that costs you on the driving front, where the Pacifica pairs refined ride quality and quietness with a capable V-6. Following its 2017 model-year introduction, the minivan improved for 2018 thanks to newly standard safety features, a price reduction in base models and updated multimedia systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s as competitive as ever, and perhaps even more so.”
Since the Pacifica is looked at as a family hauler, safety is key. There are more than 100 standard features plus even more available features like a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision alert. The first year the Pacifica was available, the Chrysler Pacifica was recognized as the first minivan to win Cars.com “Best of” award. According to the Cars.com experts, in order to determine the award winners, experts take three key criteria for every car that’s tested – quality, innovations and value. These are assets that experts consider for a well-rounded, award-worthy vehicle.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is the best minivan for a number of different reasons, and the four that stand out the most are functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. While offering over 100 available safety and security features, the Chrysler Pacifica was also given a full-body facelift including an all-new platform that delivers exceptional powertrains and fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the Chrysler Pacifica offers an abundance of comfort and convenience features like the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system. If all these amazing features weren’t enough, the Chrysler brand decided to kick things up a notch by adding the Pacifica Hybrid to the lineup. This Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain can achieve 84 miles per gallon equivalent while running on electric-only and 33 miles running solely on electric range.
“For 35 years, our Chrysler minivans have led the segment we created, and that continues in 2018 with the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid now adding 4G LTE Wi-Fi with unlimited data plans for $20 per month,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The Pacifica’s new, faster 4G LTE network speed creates an in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot that keeps everyone in the family connected with up to eight mobile devices, making it easy to browse websites, check email and stream video. Passengers can also make the most of the class-exclusive Uconnect Theater system by utilizing the 4G hotspot to stream content via HDMI connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast or Apple TV.”
The Chrysler brand has made some additional adjustments to the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica lineup. For starters, Chrysler introduced the more affordable Chrysler Pacifica L as well as a new Hybrid trim, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus. To make things easier for consumers, Chrysler renamed the hybrid trims to the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L and Chrysler Pacifica Limited and Hybrid Touring Plus. For the 2018 model year, the Chrysler Pacifica is available with the S Appearance Package that offers a customized, athletic look that includes black accents inside and out.
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