AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 31, 2016
- 2017 Chrysler Pacifica takes the No. 1 spot after going head-to-head with last year's top finishers
- Experts from Cars.com evaluated the all-new Pacifica with extensive testing, including round-robin testing and a 130-mile fuel mileage drive
- With nearly 40 minivan innovations, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid revolutionize the minivan segment
/PRNewswire/ -- Experts at Cars.com have named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the "Best Minivan of 2016" in its "Ultimate Minivan Challenge." The test took a "Champions versus Challenger" approach in which the newest minivan on the market went head-to-head with the top two finishers in Cars.com's 2015 "Ultimate Minivan Challenge."
"The Chrysler Pacifica out-styles, out-drives and just plain out-wows the rest of the pack," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. "It is a true joy to drive; something not often used to describe a minivan. Behind the engine, the van is versatile and packed with impressive family-friendly features."
The Cars.com minivan challenge included round-robin testing where each expert tested each car on the same course back-to-back and a mileage drive to calculate real-world fuel economy. After extensive testing, the 2017 Chrysler Pacific took the No. 1 spot.
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.
Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles. Cars.com companies include DealerRater, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com™. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago. It is owned by TEGNA, Inc.
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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