2018 MY Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Win Big

The Chrysler brand continues to offer customers modern design, top-of-the-line technology and comfort while staying within budget, so it was no surprise when the 2018 Chrysler 300 and the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid took home impressive awards in 2017.

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“Bold and aggressive, the Chrysler 300 stands out in a class of largely look-alike sedans, and it’s originality makes it one of the most popular large cars on the market,” said Jessica Caldwell, executive director of industry analysis, Edmunds.

In order to determine the winner each of the 17 segments are recognized based on sales, day-to-turn and shopper interest on the Edmunds website. Data is analyzed and determined by all the models sold in the first nine months of 2017. Through each of the segments, the highest sales and lowest average days-to-turn on the Edmunds site are the two types of shopper considerations help rank the winners.

The 2018 Chrysler 300’s lineup, not only promises an iconic and elegant design but also offers exceptional performance, efficiency and quality while staying affordable. Additionally, the lineup offers award winning display and entertainment system while coming standard equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission.

According to FCA, the 300 Touring, 300 Touring L, 300s, and 300 Limited are the segment’s most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface.

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Thanksgiving Road Trip in the Chrysler Pacifica

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Packing up and headed on a road trip for Thanksgiving? Traveling can be complicated, especially if you have a big family, but the Chrysler Pacifica may be just what you need to have a fun and comfortable trip to wherever you are going for the holidays.

Why the Pacifica?


IS there such a thing as too much room? Obviously having plenty of seats is great, not just for big families, but even for small families. Not being cramped and everyone have plenty of room is key to a smooth trip (especially with kids!). The Pacifica offers seven-seats standard and an eight-seat option for those that need it.

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Waymo & Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Self-driving Vehicles Hitting the Streets

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Not too long ago we talked about the Chrysler’s and Waymo’s (Google’s self-driving car company) plans to offer public transportation via self-driving Pacifica models and those plans are no longer a “maybe someday” idea.. According to Automotive News, Waymo plans to offer driverless self-driving vehicles to the public within the next few months in Arizona.

Testing on the fleet of self-driving vehicles has been completed, and the video (shown below) shows the vehicles operating in the Phoenix area without pre-determined routes or help from a driver. In just the last year, Waymo has created partnerships with Avis, AutoNation and Lyft to help manage the driverless rideshare business.

Why a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid?

Fuel Efficiency

The Pacifica model used for the Waymo self-driving fleet is the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and it is cost effective for ridesharing and it is also environmentally friendly. The Pacifica Hybrid comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with dual electric motors and a 16 kWh 360 volt lithium-ion battery. The van has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 84 MPGe and with a full tank of gas and a fully charged battery, the Pacifica Hybrid can travel over 550 miles.

Safety Technology

The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid are both I.I.H.S. Top Safety Pick+ and they have over 100 standard and optional safety features including a backup camera, a 360-degree camera, lane keep assist and more.


When it comes to ridesharing, the bigger the vehicle, the better. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes standard with seven seats and is available with eight. That is plenty of room for parties of all sizes.

Looking for a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in South Florida? Find it in our Chrysler inventory at Kendall Chrysler.

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Facts About the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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The first hybrid minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is returning in 2018 and it is the second model year. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an amazing hybrid powertrain, awesome fuel efficiency and so much more to offer! Check out the 2018 highlights of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid!

  • The Pacifica Hybrid comes with a similar, but slightly modified, 3.6-liter V6 engine that powers the Chrysler Pacifica. But since the Pacifica Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the model also comes with dual electric motors and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery. The transmission for the hybrid model is a eFlite single-electrically variable transmission.
  • The Pacifica Hybrid has an impressive fuel economy of 84 MPGe and it can travel up to 33 miles pure electricity. With a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can travel up to 566 miles.

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8 Reasons to Buy the Chrysler 300 in 2018

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The 2018 Chrysler 300 has some new features previous models didn’t have, but it still has the classic features we’ve always loved! There are endless reasons to buy a Chrysler 300 and here are our top eight reasons to buy one in 2018!

  • New entry-level trim – The 2018 Chrysler 300 now has a new trim known as the Touring trim and it is the new base trim in the lineup. The 300 Touring comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels, cloth seats and with a starting MSRP of $29,995 (plus destination fee), it is the most affordable trim available.
  • Engines – Two awesome engine options that come with the standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The 300-horsepower 3.6L engine and transmission combo allows or best in-class highway fuel economy and the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine boosts horsepower to 363 horses.
  • AWD – Looking for an all-wheel-drive (AWD) option? All 300 models with the V6 engine are available with all-wheel-drive. This AWD drive system adds more performance and allows for better handling in certain weather conditions, like rain and snow.

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3 Additions to 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Lineup

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The award-winning Chrysler Pacifica lineup has recently received some new changes for the 2018 model year and they make the minivan more appealing than ever. Changes include two new trims, one for the Pacifica Hybrid and one for the Pacifica, as well as a new appearance package.

New Pacifica L

Chrysler added the Pacifica L, which is a new and more affordable base trim to the 2018 Pacifica lineup. The Pacifica L has an MSRP of $26,995 (plus destination fee), which is $2,000 less than the Pacifica LX, which was the base trim for the 2017 model year. Though the new Pacifica L is the most affordable trim, it has all of the features, like the fuel efficient 3.6L engine, Stow ‘n Go seats, a 7-inch touchscreen and Uconnect 4, that make the Pacifica an exceptional minivan. Additionally, Chrysler added new standard safety features to all 2018 Pacifica models. These features include: ParkSense Rear Park Assist with Stop, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. [click to continue…]


New Features and Highlights of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

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Chrysler is keeping the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid fresh for the 2018 model year. Sure, the 2017 Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid didn’t really need many new changes to continue to stand out in the minivan segment. But, Chrysler isn’t known for resting on their laurels. Check out some of the updates and changes Chrysler made to the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid.

Chrysler made some adjustments to the lineup to give customers more options! For the 2018 model year, there are seven trims, including the addition of the Pacifica L. The new Pacifica L is a great option for buyers that want the award-winning minivan at the lowest possible price. The Pacifica L starts at $26,995 (plus destination fee). [click to continue…]


2018 Chrysler 300 – What’s New and What Remains the Same

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If you are looking for an affordable luxury sedan model at a great price, you will love the 2018 Chrysler 300. Known for high-end features and a smooth and spacious ride, the Chrysler 300 is ideal for professionals, families and people who just like to enjoy their drive. Here’s a quick look at what the 2018 Chrysler 300 has to offer.

2018 Chrysler 300 Lineup Changes

Chrysler made a couple changes to the 2018 Chrysler 300 lineup, including the addition of a new trim and two new exterior color options. The 2018 300 lineup has five 300 trims and they include the 300 Touring, 300L, 300S, 300 Limited and 300C. The 300 Touring is the newest trim to join the lineup and it is also the most affordable. The 300 Touring features cloth seats and 17-inch aluminum wheels and it has a starting MSRP of $28,995.
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Chrysler Pacifica Now Available with AT&T 4G LTE WiFi Unlimited Data

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The Chrysler Pacifica just got even more tech savvy. Just recently, Chrysler began offering 2018 4G LTE WiFi with an unlimited data plan from AT&T on the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid and the plans comes with the upgraded UConnect 4C Nav system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Plans include prepaid and postpaid plans and they are available on the Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited as well as the Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited. The 4G LTE network provides a the vehicle’s built-in WiFi hotspot with the signal to that connect up to eight mobile devices to the internet.

The new WiFi feature is an awesome addition for vehicle owners that have the Uconnect Theater Package because vehicles equipped with the package can use the 4G LTE WiFi hotspot to stream content from HDMI devices including Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

About the Wifi and plans!

  • The standalone unlimited plan offers unlimited data for just $20 a month.

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The Chrysler 300 is Spacious for Both Cargo and Family and Friends!

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Sedans are awesome because they can be the perfect car for anyone. A small family, college student, first-time driver and the list goes on. With that being said, no matter who you are, there are a couple things that matter to almost all shoppers when it comes to sedans, cargo and passenger capacity. The Chrysler 300 is the perfect sedan for those looking for both those features!


“At over 16 cubic feet, the 300’s trunk is large, and the rear seats fold in a 60/40 split for added cargo flexibility.” – Kelley Blue Book

The Chrysler 300 offers 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space, which is huge for a sedan. And, drivers that need more space can fold down the rear seats!


“Faithful to its raison d’etre, the … Chrysler 300’s 5-passenger interior is comfortable and roomy. At over 40 inches, rear-seat legroom is especially commendable.” - Kelley Blue Book [click to continue…]