AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Car and Driver's "10Best Trucks and SUVs" expands the 10Best franchise and recognizes the excellence throughout the marketplace to include SUVs, crossovers, pickups and vans
- The most awarded minivan this year, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling
- Nominees consist of all-new or significantly updated vehicles in the burgeoning ranks of utility vehicles that fall under the base-price cap of $80,000 and have an on-sale date in January 2017
An expansion of the 10Best franchise, which has awarded the 10 best cars on the market in each January issue for the past 35 years, the 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards are organized around segments and recognize one honoree from each segment.
According to Car and Driver, "The Pacifica's independent rear suspension allows a low cargo load floor while improving ride quality and rough-road handling sophistication. Most Pacificas come with a strong, 287-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, a combination that returned an impressive 31 mpg during our 200-mile, 75-mph highway fuel-economy test. Chrysler also offers a plug-in-hybrid variant that's EPA-rated to travel 33 miles on battery power alone."
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of the year.
The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative advanced and class-exclusive hybrid powertrain. It's the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
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About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1925.
Whether it is the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, or the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the Chrysler 200, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system on the Chrysler Pacifica and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300.
The Chrysler brand's succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand's standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.
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