FCA US Vehicles Named AutoPacific Best-in-Class for 2018

September 20th, 2018 by

AutoPacific, Inc is an automotive research and consulting firm that recently announced several Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles as winners in its 2018 Ideal Vehicle Awards. The Jeep® Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler 300 were among the winners, earning the Best-in-Class Ideal Mid-Size SUV” and the “Best-in-Class Ideal Large Car” awards.

The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on scores calculated from AutoPacific’s annual national New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey – 58,000 surveys to be exact! A questionnaire distributed from January through April of 2018 took into account the opinions of owners of new model-year cars and trucks purchased last year during September through December. Consisting of rating 14 vehicle attributes, the questionnaire hopes to narrow down the cars with the most positive attributes. The vehicles wanting the least amount of changes within their class are awarded the Ideal Vehicle award.

Best-in-Class Ideal Mid-Size SUV

The craftsmanship of Jeep should come as no surprise, but this is the eighth consecutive year that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the recipient of the Ideal Vehicle award for the Mid-Size SUV segment. Touted as the most awarded SUV ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has long defined what’s expected of a premium SUV. Its refined exterior design combined with its legendary capability make for an SUV that’s clearly well-researched to suit the needs of the intended drivers. Available 4×4 systems help the Grand Cherokee stand out from the rest with its Quadra-Lift air suspension system and its class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. If that doesn’t showcase how capable this SUV is both on and off the road, its best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds should do the trick! Advanced safety and technology features are also available in this SUV that gets better and better with each model year.

Best-in-Class Ideal Large Car

FCA continues their winning streak with the Chrysler 300, delivering on the brand’s promise of elegant and iconic design merged with world-class performance – a complete package with efficiency and quality available at an attainable price.  The 300 lineup comes standard with a Uconnect 4 infotainment system, fully enabled to be paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all on an award-winning interface. Chrysler knows that fuel economy is important to consumers as well, hence the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that comes standard on the 300 lineup that delivers up to 30 mpg of fuel economy on the highway. Also standard on the 300C, and available on the 300S, is the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine capable of generating 363 horsepower. The brand’s classic (and award-winning) 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine comes standard on every other trim. Touring, Touring L, 300S, and Limited trims all come standard with the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – a system that engages at any speed to maintain optimal traction and control depending on the road conditions and individual driving styles.

If these awards and accolades aren’t enough to convince you, we invite you to take a test drive here at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep. Check out our Chrysler 300 inventory and see the best-in-class ideal large car for yourself. If you’re looking for something a little bigger our large Grand Cherokee inventory is for you. With over five trims currently in our inventory, we’re sure there’s a Grand Cherokee that suits your wants and needs.

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