The Future of the Roads: Waymo’s Fleet of Self Driving Vehicles Made By Chrysler

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The world will someday look very different than it does now when it comes to traffic, and that could be sooner than we think considering that Chrysler is providing Waymo with 62,000 more Pacifica Hybrids to use for Waymo’s self-driving fleet. Chrysler is just one of the many brands that have been experimenting with vehicles that are capable of driving without a human hand touching the wheel. Remarkable times!

The company responsible for making this happen, Waymo, has been working on unmanned, driverless technology since 2009. There’s been a total of over six million miles logged by Waymo’s various test vehicles driving on the road. Seeing a vehicle move without a human driver is becoming more and more of a reality. Waymo is the one of the only companies that has their own arsenal of self driving vehicles and services at this scale.

“Fiat Chrysler Automotives is committed to bringing self-driving technology to our customers in a manner that is safe, efficient and realistic,” Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler’s chief executive, said in a statement. “Strategic partnerships, such as the one we have with Waymo, will help to drive innovative technology to the forefront.” This is remarkable news for people that are tired of traffic or having to commute to work. Someday, millions of people won’t have to struggle with such daily sieges.

Help From Large Brands

Fiat Chrysler Automotives (FCA) has announced partnership that would allow the brand would be the first brand to offer self driving vehicles as retail. This is something that not even Tesla has done yet.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a partner with Waymo as well, so the steam that Waymo needs to get their innovation into mainstream, large car brands and start the future wave of self-driving vehicles seems within reach. The next decade will look a lot different with drivers now becoming passengers and giving people more free time to do anything else, but worry about drive.

The future may be here sooner than we think, just consider that John Krafcik, Waymo’s CEO considers they are building “The World’s Most Experience Driver” as a way to allow humans to do anything other than cause more accidents, rubberneck and continue to cause us to lose time because of another distracted, impaired or extremely elderly driver. Can this business model sustain and cross over to other vehicle brands?

Exactly What Vehicles Will Be Driverless?

Along with the 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models Chrysler is giving to Waymo, an additional 20,000 compact cars from Jaguar Land Rover will also be contributed. Complete with radars, camera and sensors to be added to each Waymo purchase. This large scale operation is a continuation of a partnership that began back in 2016 with a small fleet of driverless minivans that were tested in various states like Texas, California and Washington.

Apparently Waymo believes in their technology enough to test the waters in public. Modern society has started to accept self-driving automation today more so than ever before as public image of what traffic looks like won’t be replaced by self-driving cars, but rather enhanced by it. “Our goal is to build the world’s most experienced driver & make self-driving technology available across a range of vehicle platforms to make our roads safer. Excited about our growing partnership with FCA! “ Krafcik noted.

Find Your Own Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid With Us

Consider having all the space and innovation of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and see one for yourself at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. You’ll love driving one, with available features like the Uconnect Theater package that includes two 10.1 inch touchscreens in the backseat for great entertainment, plus a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system to make any trip that much easier to enjoy. The winner of Cars.com’s “Family Car of the Year” for two straight years is sure to help your commute and road trips that much easier for you and your family.

Find out how to buy or lease one today from Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Our professional team is ready to help make your shopping experience as seamless as possible.

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Why the Chrysler Pacifica Is Ideal for Summer

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With all the vehicles on the road for you to choose from for your family, wouldn’t you want to go with the only vehicle named “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com? Not only did the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica win this award once, it’s currently a back-to-back winner since its inception in 2017. This summer will be rewarding for your family, but you don’t have to imagine how it could get even better. Just find your way over to Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today and take one for a spin.

What Makes The Chrysler Pacifica an Amazing Vehicle?

Is your current vehicle lacking space for cargo and extra passengers? Step into the spacious Chrysler Pacifica to see and feel the difference a premium minivan provides you. Not just innovative, (we’ll get to that later) the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has Stow ‘n Go seating and it makes it easy for users to change up seating configurations to make room for large cargo.

From the base model, the Pacifica LX, through the high end trim, Pacifica Limited, second-row Stow ‘n Go seating is standard. Easy Tilt Third-Row Access provides easy access to the back-row seats. Make your cargo storage grow within seconds with these great features to allow for your trips to get started faster with less hassle. Finding room for passengers and cargo has never been easier than it is with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

What Else Can the Chrysler Pacifica Provide?

Innovative features are part of the reason the Chrysler Pacifica was J. D. Power’s “Highest Ranked Minivan in Initial Quality” in 2017 and was named a Consumer Digest’s Best Buy for two years. With the Chrysler Pacifica LX listed for only $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee), tons of consumers can afford to experience one of the best vehicles on the market.

Power-sliding side doors and a power liftgate come as standard features to make life easier. There’s also a three-zone automatic temperature control to keep all passengers cool and comfortable no matter where they are seated in the vehicle. Remote vehicle start is also standard with the Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus, which begins at $32,595 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Summer Trips Just Got Way More Entertaining

Dual 10.1-inch touchscreens anyone? The available Uconnect Theater package makes the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica perfect for kids and guests seated in the back. Wireless streaming? You get that with the Uconnect Theater package along with an 8.4-Inch touchscreen to guide the driver with navigation abilities, Bluetooth streaming audio and integrated Uconnect Voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all make it easy to focus on the road ahead.

You can easily turn your minivan into a club like atmosphere with the wonderful sounds provided by a 13-Speaker Alpine Audio System, all included with the Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus and Pacifica Limited trims.

Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus is just $38,695 and includes the Uconnect Theater package, Eight-Way Power Driver Seat with four-way power lumbar adjustment, plus heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats as well.

For those who want to spare no expense and only want the best, the Chrysler Pacifica Limited trim adds every feature you’ve read so far, and includes the Tri-Pane Panoramic Sunroof and ventilated front seats with premium Nappa leather-trimmed seats. You can just feel the comfort already. Now what if you or your kids make a mess? Just use the Stow ‘n Vac, a vacuum that makes cleaning easy anywhere you go. The entire experience of owning a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica makes it so you can go anywhere with the family and keep them happy and see the sights of the journey, dance, stream videos and ride in comfort the whole way.

Owning a Chrysler Pacifica is Easier Than You Think

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is ready to help you test-drive your very own Chrysler Pacifica. Our friendly staff is here to help you with any buying, selling or trade-in vehicle you currently have. Our knowledgeable staff is highly trained and wants to ensure your experience is wonderful. Even if you haven’t shopped with us, we can help you maintain and raise the value of your current vehicle with a simple appointment we’ll take care of your vehicle in timely fashion.

Trust your friends at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to ensure you have a wonderful car buying experience the whole way through. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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Kathryn Hahn Teaches Us About the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

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If there was ever a time a parent could enjoy driving their family around, that time is today. The amenities found in a brand new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica rebuke the old adage of minivans being boring. High technology in a minivan? That’s just the start. Think practical, think useful and think amazing when it comes to all the innovation that’s inside the Cars.com “Best Family Car”  for the second consecutive year in a row. Let’s take a guided look at some of the features that shape up this top-of-the-line family vehicle. (You’ll finally be able to show off all those great features to others with the help of actress Kathryn Hahn.)

Back That Thing Up

Have you ever had to get help when parallel parking or backing into a parking spot? In a vehicle as large as a minivan, that can be a hardship, for sure. However, parallel parking and backing up your minivan is no longer a chore with the Chrysler Pacifica. In fact,  Kathryn Hahn makes parallel parking in the Chrysler Pacifica pretty fun. In the Chrysler Pacifica the hardest part about parking is just finding an open spot.

This is just one of the features that helped earned the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica win the J. D. Power award for highest in Initial Quality in its segment.

Get Footloose With These Nifty Features

Additional features that are available for the modern minivan, make shopping and loading cargo even easier. Users can open the liftgate or the side sliding doors by waving their foot under the door they want to open. This makes it so easy for people to load up their vehicle when their hands are full with groceries, kids or anything else. Innovative doors are just one more way Chrysler has made life easier in the Chrysler Pacifica.

What About Interior Space? Is the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Roomy Enough?

Chrysler has made sure you’re able to fit just about anything into this minivan. In no time at all, users can re-adjust the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica second- and third-row seating configurations thanks to the convenient Stow ‘n Go seating. Behind the third-row seats there is 32.3 cubic feet of storage space, but the second- and third-row seats can be folded into storage compartments that are built into the floor, and that opens up a total of 140.5 cubic feet for cargo. Don’t believe us, just ask Kathryn Hahn. She can show you not only the space provided, but the easiest way to open your truck with the available hands-free liftgate in the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

 

What Else Can the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Provide?

The Chrysler Pacifica can keep kids entertained in the backseat for hours with the Uconnect Theater package! The Uconnect Theater package provides two 10.1-inch HD touch screens showcasing their favorite movies or TV shows with wireless headphones and dual HDMI inputs. Imagine being able to wirelessly stream and provided internet access all from your vehicle — that’s possible with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

More than just entertainment for those in the backseat, there’s the premium sound system available with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Uconnect Theater package. Imagine 20 Harman Kardon speakers of high quality audio being played during your next trip this summer? Yes! Skip the expensive concert and have a rockshow inside your spacious, premium audio minivan all thanks to the Uconnect Theater.

Where Would I Find My Own Chrysler Pacifica?

If you’re as convinced as we are about the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, look to Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you with any selling, buying, leasing or trade-in you have and welcome you in for a test drive today.

Should you ever experience any issues with your vehicle or want us to take a look at your current vehicle for any servicing or repairs, sign up for an appointment. We’re proud to help you out, even if you didn’t make a purchase with us.

 

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Chrysler 300 Touring is More Than the Average Base Trim

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Owners of the Chrysler 300 can agree on many things: a fantastic ride, a superior look and a luxurious feel. The base trim of the Chrysler 300, the 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring provides all that while looking more elegant and than many other large sedans on the roads today. We’re excited to go over all the details that make the 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring one of our favorite large luxury sedans. Let’s get to it!

When we examine the base trim of the 2018 Chrysler 300, the Touring trim, we are immediately drawn in. What makes the Chrysler 300 Touring special, other than its great style, is its great powertrain. Underneath the hood, is a very strong and durable 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. This is not your ordinary base trim engine. The engine produces 292-horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque and its paired to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, so it accelerates nicely.

Fuel Efficient? Definite check.

Remarkably, there’s also pretty decent fuel economy for the Chrysler 300 Touring; despite having a strong engine. The Chrysler 300 Touring averages 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. For everyday driving, there’s no debating the Chrysler 300 Touring provides much upside with comfortable and affordability for your commute and weekend trips. What more could a owner of a sedan ask for that the Chrysler 300 Touring doesn’t already provide? This is the vehicle you want to drive and can’t wait to show off to others. So, it should cost quite a lot, right? Wrong.

If that isn’t flashy enough, try bi-functional halogen projector headlamps standard, along with the ParkView backup camera and premium cloth seating. The spacious interior also includes standard dual-zone automatic temperature control allowing both driver and passenger to individually set any temperature on their own side of the vehicle.

The interior provides great entertainment value as well with the Uconnect 4C that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This integration allows drivers to control their smartphone from the Uconnect touchscreen and give drivers an easy way to answer calls from the steering wheel with clear sounding calls being easy to answer and hang up.

Price Point? Utterly fantastic.

The 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring starts at just $28,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). Not only have you learned the 2018 Chrysler 300 was designed to look sleek, be spacious and powerful; but it’s also quite affordable. Fuel efficient, quiet and spacious interior cabin with a durable engine. This is a vehicle that many don’t overlook and neither should you, if you’re hoping to drive away with a vehicle that offers drivers so much for so little.

Get Your Very Own Chrysler 300 With Us

The 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring is available right now at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Allow our dedicated and professional sales team to assist you any trade-in, buying, leasing or selling needs you have. But, did you know we also have an entire full service team?

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram provides high end repairs for your current vehicle as we can handle almost any job your vehicle should need. Come to us for any oil changes to checking and replacing brakes, coolant flushes and anything else to make sure your vehicle performs as it should. Our knowledgeable maintenance staff is highly trained and wants to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive. We can help you maintain and raise the value of your current vehicle with a simple appointment we’ll take care of your vehicle in timely fashion.

Trust your friends at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to ensure you have a wonderful car buying experience. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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What Our Service Department at Kendall Chrysler Can Do For You

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Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram‘s team of highly qualified technicians is focused on providing exceptional service in a timely manner. Whether changing your oil or replacing your brakes, we always maintain the highest standards for delivering the best service possible, every time! We also offer a variety of servicing options to ensure your vehicle is running smoothly. Let us bring you up to speed on some of our common repair and servicing options.

What Service We Offer From Our Service Department

Oil changes, which includes lube and a filter change, are a common servicing option. We recommend to come in for oil changes for your vehicle every 3,000 miles (unless you’re using full synthetic which should be replaced every 10,000 miles).

Tire service is something that we also perform often. From a hole in your tire to needing to replace a bald tire, we can ensure you leave with the proper solution for your vehicle. We always check your tire condition and adjust tire pressure with every visit. Tires should be rotated every 7,000 miles to maximize their use. As a rule of thumb, you should rotate them at every other oil change.

Battery service and replacement is common as well. Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM can test your battery and replace any dull or run down battery for you and properly dispose of your old battery. Batteries typically last around 3 years, if the battery and electrical system in your vehicle is running properly.

Brake servicing is something that requires proper attention to detail and we’ll make sure your brakes are properly tended to. We suggest a visual inspection of brake rotors and brake pads every 5,000 miles. We’ll check your brake lines and hoses at 15,000 miles through our multi-point inspection. At 30,000 miles we will measure your brake pads and discs.

Front end alignment is very important to ensure your vehicle goes on the right path and keeps your tires from ending bald. If you notice your tires are uneven or your vehicle veers to the left or right instead of moving straight, bring it in because we can correct that problem with an alignment. We recommend checking your alignment when you get new tires. No sense in ruining a new set of tires!

Coolant replacement or flushes are important and should take place around 60,000 miles and flushed again every 30,000 miles after that over the course of a vehicle’s life. Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram can properly dispose of the radiator fluid with a coolant replacement and keep your vehicle from overheating with a coolant flush.

Transmission repair and replacement is something we’re capable of handling. We’ll take out any damaged transmission and service your vehicle to ensure you are moving through the gears like an Indy driver.

Recall maintenance is something that happens every now and then, and we’re happy to take care of any recall repairs. Don’t stress when that piece of mail comes in that lets you know there’s a recall; we will handle it.

Wiper, headlight replacements and other minor car maintenance is something we can handle as well. Look no further than our servicing team for almost any changes to your vehicle you want to your vehicle. We can also do vehicle check ups to make sure you’re driving a safe vehicle, checking your electrical system, doing a tire rotation or muffler or exhaust repair.

Look No Further For Repairs

Come to Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for all your servicing needs. We are always looking for ways to save our customers money, and that’s why we inform our customers on future servicing we recommend for your next visit. Fill out our online form to schedule your service today.

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Differences Between Chrysler 300 Touring and 300C

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Let’s take a look at two trims, the base model and premium (highest trim) for the sleek 2018 Chrysler 300. We love both, but we’re going to let you know the major differences between them from performance to pricing and interiors. We’ll begin with the price and go through all the details between them.

Is the Price Right?

The 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring starts at $28,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) while the 2018 300C begins at $40,995 MSRP (plus destination fee). The difference between the base model and premium tier is significant, but we’ll share with you all the details and secrets that might help make up your mind if you were deciding which trim you should go for. Either way, you’re going to receive a top-tier sedan that wraps elegance with power.

What’s Included In the Chrysler 300 Touring?

What does the base model Chrysler 300 Touring offer? Included is a 292-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine, a very popular engine choice due to its top-level performance and power. For a standard base model engine, you can’t get much better. Eight-speed automatic transmission and bi-functional halogen projector headlamps are included, along with the ParkView Rear Back Up Camera and premium cloth seating. The interior also includes standard dual-zone automatic temperature control so both driver and passenger can individually set the temperature on their side of the vehicle.

Remarkably, there’s decent fuel economy for the Chrysler 300 Touring despite having a strong engine. The Chrysler 300 Touring averages 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. For everyday driving, there’s no debating the Chrysler 300 Touring provides much upside with comfortable and affordability for your commute and weekend trips.

Upgrades Within the Chrysler 300C

With a large difference between the base model Chrysler 300 Touring compared to the 300C, we thought it would be best to mention all the great things about the Chrysler 300 Touring trim first. There’s no denying that the Chrysler 300 Touring is a fantastic vehicle, but there’s no comparison in any way shape or form for the premium trim Chrysler 300C. In a class all its own with class-leading V8 engine horsepower and torque with a standard 363-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine.

Perforated and ventilated Nappa Leather-trimmed seating supplies remarkable comfortable and luxury. Luxury is further enhanced by the real natural-pore mocha wood interior bezels and heated leather-wrapped luxury two-tone steering wheel. If that isn’t enough, all of this extreme comfort is priced at $41,000 (plus destination fee). That’s an incredible price considering everything included. The only drop off from the base model Chrysler 300 Touring compared to the premium Chrysler 300C is the fuel efficiency, which is 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. However, the enhanced style and performance is enough to warrant the cost for the higher tier trim.

You don’t have to spend much to gain all the enhancements offered by the Chrysler 300C. When you think of what you want in your next vehicle, choose a powerful, elegant ride that makes driving anything, but a chore. You’ll find that in the Chrysler 300C.

Where Can I Find the Chrysler 300?

The Chrysler 300, whether you side with the 300 Touring or 300 C trim, we have them both at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. From our professional sales team that can help with any trade-in, buying, leasing or selling needs you have, we hope to ensure you leave home happy.

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram provides a full service experience and can handle almost any job your vehicle should need from oil changes to rotating tires, checking and replacing brakes and everything else to make sure your vehicle stays running well. Our knowledge maintenance staff is highly trained and can help you maintain and raise the value of your current vehicle. We are ready to solve your situation, even if you didn’t buy with us. All you have to do is make a simple appointment right here with us and we’ll take care of the rest.

Look no further than Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to ensure you have a stellar car buying experience. If you’re planning to go on a trip, now is a great time to have any issues taken care of or upgrade to a new Chrysler.

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Modern Available Advanced + Proven Safety Features

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Drivers today expect more than premium amenities of their interior and overall vehicle options. Owners want safety and high-level technology to go with any special features that are offered in today’s modern vehicles. Chrysler has been at the forefront of improving the overall safety with every vehicle produced, increasing how vehicles protect and alert drivers, providing better surrounding features to let a driver know when they might be in trouble and even providing drivers with 360-degree views of the landscape around them.

Latest Safety Features Offered With Chrysler Vehicles

Available safety features like the Blind Spot Monitoring system, drivers will be notified when any vehicle is approaching from their blindspot, and an available 360-degree surround view camera can always give drivers a clear look at their surroundings in every direction. This is important to know what may or may not hit your ride and provides drivers with time to react to a potential threat on the road. Remember, it’s not how well you drive because anyone can crash into you; this is a practice approach to avoiding other vehicles that are headed towards you.

Recently added is the modern feature known as LaneSense Lane Departure Warnings with Lane Keep Assist. Not just for novice or elder drivers, if you’re swaying on the roads or having difficulty with a new larger vehicle than you’ve had before, the LaneSense technology provides the driver visual and audio cues when they’re leaving their lane.

While the lane departure warning helps to inform drivers and assist them stay in their current lane, Lane Keep Assist will also attempt to guide the vehicle back into its proper lane (unless the turn signal is on). Side swiping crashes are easily prevented and this feature will be found on more and more vehicles as time passes.

Cruise Control of the Future, Here Today

Another available feature offered with modern Chrysler vehicles is Adaptive Cruise Control. Adaptive Cruise Control is partnered with a Stop and Go technology that effectively will slow down a driver’s vehicle set on cruise control, if there’s another vehicle ahead of them, but the driver is not slowing down.

Adaptive Cruise Control can be life saving as can even bring the car to a complete stop, or try to, if that other car isn’t moving, like in the event of abrupt traffic jam slowdowns while on the highway or simply a car that has broken down in your lane. These are the kind of modern features that will make your drives safer and provide greater peace of mind and protection than previous generation vehicles.

Additional Safety Ideas

Incase of an emergency, we recommend to have an emergency road safety kit to help drivers out, should the worst happen. Everything included from a tool kit, First Aid, roadside equipment, pliers, screwdrivers, adjustable wrench and more are found in an emergency road safety kit. Having a spare tire and the proper equipment to take off a tire that exploded or has fallen off and the ability to put on a spare with a jack is not only smart, but extremely smart to have.

Find Your Safe and Modern Chrysler With Us

Look no further than Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for all of these wonderful safety features in our new 2018 Chrysler vehicles, ready to go for you! Stop by for a test drive and we’ll work with you for any trade ins, leasing, selling or buying with our finance department.

Once you buy with us, we’ll hope you return to a stellar experience our servicing department provides everyday. We’re open seven days a week and can handle almost any servicing or vehicle repairs your vehicle should need.

 

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2018 Chevy Tahoe

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If you’re looking for a large vehicle for you and your family to use regularly, versatility and space are important. We’re going to examine the size, price, and performance features of two large family vehicles, the spacious and modern 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and the strong 2018 Chevy Tahoe.

Pricing

Price is important and usually the first thing any potential car owner wants to know. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L (base model) is nearly half the price ($26,995 (plus destination fee)) of the price of the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe LS (base model) ($47,500 (plus destination fee)). With that being said, let’s see if the extra cost for the Chevy Tahoe makes sense if you’re looking for a vehicle for your family.

Interior Space

Interior space is important when deciding between these two vehicles. The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe has available seven or eight passenger seating, depending on the options selected. The standard setup on the Chevy Tahoe seats eight passengers and it consists of  a second-row 60/40 split-bench seat and a 60/40 split-bench third-row seat. The Tahoe is also available with second-row bucket seats, and that option reduces the vehicle’s seating capacity to seven people. If both rows of the rear seats are folded down, consumers get 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room, 51.7 cubic feet with the third row down and owners can make use of 94.7 cu. ft. of cargo space when all rows are down.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica also provides seating for seven or eight passengers as well. The minivan comes standard with second-row bucket seats and a standard third-row bench seat, but buyers can opt for three passenger seats in both the second and third rows as well. The Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with Stow ‘n Go seating which makes it easy for users to fold the vehicle’s seats into build-in storage compartments to make room for cargo when needed. The Pacifica has 32.3 cubic feet of storage in the trunk, and 87.5 cargo space with the third row down and when the second- and third-row seats are folded down there’s 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Interior Entertainment

The difference between the infotainment options between the Chevy Tahoe and Chrysler Pacifica is considerable as the 2018 Pacifica provides more advanced options.

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe has an available 10-speaker Bose audio system, which is 10 speakers less than the available 20-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound System offered in the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe has Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system that provides an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The available rear entertainment system offered by Chevy includes digital headphones, a drop-down screen that includes an HDMI connection to play anything on the drop-down screen when connected.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is available with the Uconnect Theater Package and it has some advantages that the Chevy Tahoe doesn’t offer. From wireless streaming, WiFi is available throughout your minivan. The Uconnect Theater Package also comes with two 10.1-inch HD touch screens with Blu-Ray players and wireless headphones that let users listen to what is playing on the HD touchscreens and other passengers to listen the radio. Standard Dual HDMI inputs, wireless streaming and even games that anyone in the back seats can play are remarkable features that can entertain for hours on end.

Powertrain Differences

The 2018 Chevy Tahoe is available with two V8 engine options, a base 5.3-liter with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and the optional 6.2-liter with 420 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque.

While the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has loads of entertainment options for passengers, the powertrain isn’t as strong by comparison against the Tahoe. However, every Chrysler Pacifica model is equipped with a strong 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.

Fuel Economy

Looking for remarkable gas mileage? 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway provided by the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is better than the 16 city and 26 highway mpg offered by the 2018 Chevy Tahoe, and fuel economy is even lower when the Tahoe is equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine (14/22 MPG). When all things considered between price, infotainment options and fuel economy there’s only one choice here.

Where To Find Your Own 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Stop by to Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram where our professional staff is ready help you test drive any of our new or pre-owned vehicles, including the new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. If you’re looking to sell or trade-in, we can help you out get into a vehicle we currently have available.

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram provides a full service experience and can handle almost any job your vehicle should need from oil changes to rotating tires, checking and replacing brakes and everything else to make sure your vehicle stays running well. With a simple appointment we can take the steps to make sure you’re ready for any servicing to get you back on the road quickly.

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Road Tripping with Chrysler Pacifica

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Road trips for many people can be a boring or challenging experience in the wrong vehicle. While many hours on the road in any ol’ car might be a problem due to lack of space or entertainment, that’s not a problem with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. Ranked Highest in Initial Quality by J.D. Power in 2017, many people have experienced all of the great qualities of the Chrysler Pacifica when on a road trip.

Comfortable, wide seating for seven or eight people and plenty of amenities with a 7- or 8.4-inch screen available, the Chrysler Pacifica is stacked with technology to help make any road trip easier. Drivers will appreciate the optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi that helps make any drive easier as drivers and guests can stay-up-to-date and connected.

What You’ll Find With the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Every 2018 Chrysler Pacifica model (excluding the Pacifica Hybrid) includes a strong 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy matters when going on a road trip and the Pacifica’s 28 mpg on the highway is one of the best highway fuel economies in its class.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is more than a spacious minivan, especially for drivers. If you’re going to be driving on a road trip, you can take comfort in the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which is a reliable, trusted source of power.

Storage Is Easier Than Ever

There’s space for guests to store all of their belongings and luggage. With the easy-to-use Stow ‘n Go fold-flat seats, ample storage is provided. The Pacifica has 32.3 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 87.5 cubic feet of space with the third-row seats folded, and when the second- and third-row seats are folded there is 140.5 cubic feet of total storage space. You’ll have plenty of room for your guests or any cargo with the latest 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

Available Uconnect Theatre Package

There’s more enhanced features, improved technology than the previous year and more than enough interior space for owners.  From top-of-the-line fuel economy in its class to the strength of the powertrain, there’s a lot to love on roadtrips when you chose the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

While there’s plenty of entertainment that come standard in the base model 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, the available Uconnect Theater provides enhanced features that makes any road trip easier. The Uconnect Theater is standard with a long list of features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual 10.1-inch HD touch screens with Blu-Ray players and wireless headphones. Find out more about the Uconnect theatre package.

Thinking About Going on a Road Trip?

If you have a road trip coming up, we would love to have you test drive a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica at  Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram. Our team is committed to ensuring quality customer support. Stop in to see what we can do for you if you have a trade-in or want to sell your vehicle.

We also have a service department ready to handle any of your vehicle maintenance needs. Before your next road trip, make sure to visit us to ensure your vehicle is running well and properly maintained.

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The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica As Told By Kathryn Hahn

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With more and more attention focusing on the perks of driving Chrysler, from the recently awarded J.D. Power award naming the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the highest in its segment for Initial Quality to Cars.com ranking the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica as the “Best Family Car” for the second year in a row. There’s no doubt of the high acumen Chrysler has for providing customers with outstanding products!

Tell Me More About This Chrysler Pacifica

In the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica,owners have driver assistance features that make driving a breeze and a safer task than ever before. Stow N’ Go storage has only improved and makes every day traveling easier when carrying cargo. Within seconds, owners can make space for almost anything they need with a 32.3 cubic feet of storage and 140.5 cubic feet with seat area. That’s an impressive amount of room to have and best of all, the Uconnect Theater with wireless streaming makes it easier than ever to keep your guests entertained.

Of course, it’s the little things that go further like hands free sliding door opening features available with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. With just the motion of a foot waving underneath the door, you can open your side door of your Pacifica. Also, the hands free liftgate opens your Chrysler Pacificas trunk in the same fashion. Available 20 speaker Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound System provides crisp audio for everyone to enjoy.

For those that have never been able to parallel park easily, there’s a fantastic feature that helps drivers do that also. You’ll never have to worry about keeping your guests entertained, be stuck parking your minivan into a tight spot or having to put down your groceries to open your trunk or side doors again with the latest 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. Just think of how relaxing that will be!

Where Would I Find My Own Chrysler Pacifica?

There’s no place better to look for the latest Chrysler Pacifica than Kendall Dodge Jeep Chrysler Ram. Our professional staff awaits the chance to offer you information to make your decisions easier. Come by for a test drive and see for yourself what a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica can do to enhance your driving experience.

If you’re looking for a new Chrysler or want to trade in, lease or sell your current vehicle, we can help. And you don’t have to be a customer that bought with us to have a vehicle serviced in our service center. Our team is ready to handle any maintenance or repairs you may have, regardless of where you made your vehicle purchase. For any vehicle check up or repairs, sign up for an appointment. We look forward to being your choice for all things Chrysler!

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