2018 Chrysler Pacifica Named Family Car of the Year

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Family Car Of The Year

When it comes to family cars, nothing does it better than the minivan. Despite many people negative attitudes towards the segment, once you experience the ease of loading kids into a vehicle with sliding doors, you never want to go back to anything else. That is why it is no surprise that the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was named Cars.com’s Family Car of the Year.

North American International Auto Show

Cars.com gave out this award at its 2018 Best of Awards hosted during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early this year. 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.”

More Technology. Lower Price

The Pacifica was just introduced for the 2017 model year and gets even better this year with more standard safety features, lower pricing for the base model, and more technology in the form of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. To earn the Family Car of the Year award, the Pacifica had to demonstrate value, innovation, and quality. All three it does in spades.

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Four FCA Vehicles Named 2018 Consumer Guide Best Buys

If you have plans to buy a new car this year, you probably want something that will give an excellent value for your money. One easy way to do that is by choosing one of the Consumer Guide best buys. This year, four FCA vehicles were included on that list: the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, 2018 Dodge Durango, 2018 Ram 1500, and 2018 Fiat 124 Spider.

consumer guide best buys“There’s a lot of good product hitting the market these days, but some designs are so well executed that they endure the test of new challengers. In the cases of the Durango and Ram, that is especially true,” said Tom Appel, Publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive. “As for the Pacifica, it’s simply one of the most thoughtfully designed family vehicles we’ve ever evaluated.”

The Pacifica won a best buy award for both the Minivan and Family Vehicle catagories for the second year in a row. The Dodge Durango won the Large SUV award for the sixth consecutive year. The Fiat 124 Spider earned top honors in the Sporty Performance Car segment for the second year. As for the Ram 1500, it was named the best Large Pickup Truck and has earned this award every year since 2008.

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