Daily News Autos Awards Chrysler Pacifica

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Daily News Autos Awards Chrysler Pacifica Best Minivan.
 
A Daily News jury of 12 automotive journalists evaluated vehicles and selected this year’s winners of the New York Daily News Autos (DNA) awards. The panel of jurors was given a single, overarching directive: within each category, rank the vehicles in the order that you would recommend them to your family members, friends and co-workers..

Standard interior features on the Pacifica include Uconnect 5.0 with five-inch screen and hands-free calling, one-year of SiriusXM Radio, a 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, three USB ports, one auxiliary port and automatic headlamps. Buyers can choose vinyl or cloth 40/20/40 split bench seats with six-passenger capability, featuring shoulder and lap belts on all six seats. Interior colors include Black/Diesel Gray with either standard vinyl or carpeted flooring.

As the original creator of the minivan 35 years ago, Chrysler continues to transform the segment with firsts, notching 78 innovations through the first five minivan generations. With the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid, FCA US adds 37 minivan firsts to its portfolio for an unprecedented total of 115 innovations in the segment, including the industry’s first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Anyone with a family puts a premium on two things from a minivan- gas mileage and interior room. Pacifica scores well on both. Schlepping your family around Long Island while saving on gas is as good as it gets, whether it's a short trip from Stony Brook to Smith Haven, or a long haul from St James to Riverhead, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan has what it takes to get you their and back in comfort and style.

The Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and styling. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in 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. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today's families.

In choosing the winners in a multitude of vehicle classes, the New York Daily News Autos team nominated models that best represent the “DNA” of a specific segment. The cars, SUVs, trucks and minivans that win DNA awards not only contain the core requirements and characteristics necessary to credibly serve their expected functions, but also reflect superior genetic makeup in terms of design, engineering, innovation, value and dynamism.

The Chrysler Pacifica lineup is expanding for 2018 with the addition of the S Appearance Package, which offers a customized, athletic look featuring black accents inside and out. The Chrysler Pacifica also receives additional updates for the 2018 model year, including standard SafetyTec across all gas and hybrid models, and upgraded Uconnect 4 systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Chrysler Pacifica is available for purchase or lease at our Port Jefferson Station Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership. Schedule a test drive today. Call (888) 452-2817.

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