Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the Perfect College Car – Yes, Really!

chrysler pacifica hybrid for college students

Looking for the perfect vehicle for your new college student? Look no further, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is perfect for him or her. Yes, it is a minivan, but it’s actually a pretty cool vehicle.  Sustainability, safety, space, and technology are just some of the many reasons the hybrid van is perfect for a college student.

Size

Size is actually a pretty important vehicle factor for college students. Not only is having room for friends important, but a big vehicle is super helpful during tailgate season and when it comes time to move. The Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid have tons of room for cargo and it’s available with seven or eight seats.

Additionally, the Pacifica has Chrysler’s innovative Stow ‘n Go seating storage, which makes it easy for users to fold the second- and third-row seats into built-in floor storage. When folded down,  to open up a large flat space that has up to 140.5 cubic feet of room for cargo. The Pacifica Hybrid also has Stow ‘n Go seating but due to the vehicle’s big battery has Stow ‘n Go storage seating, but it is only in the vehicle’s third row.

Sustainability and Performance

When car shopping, millennials seem to gravitate towards the same features and one of the big ones is sustainability and eco-friendliness. However, a vehicle that has 7 or 8 passenger-seating for friends that is also big enough moving usually isn’t very fuel efficient, but that’s not the case with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. [click to continue…]

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Chrysler Pacifica v. Fastback Coupe on the Track

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Each year, Cars.com names a vehicle as the year’s Best Of and this year the Chrysler Pacifica was the Best of 2017 Award winner. But, when the editors test drove the Pacifica, they noticed something interesting – it accelerated similarly to the Best of 2013 Award winner,  the Scion FR-S, which is now known as the Toyota 86.. So with that curiosity, Cars.com took both vehicles to the track to test out if Chrysler’s minivan could really accelerate as well as the Toyota FRS, and the results were surprising.

Link to Video – Check it out! 

The Pacifica went head-to-head with the Toyota 86 and beat it going 0-60 mph and in a quarter-mile race. Yep, you heard that right. The Chrysler Pacifica accelerated from 0-60 mph in 8 seconds and the Toyota 86 accelerated from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds. When it came down to the quarter-mile race, the Pacifica finished in 15.9 seconds and the Toyota 86 finished in 16.3 seconds.
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Jeep and Chrysler Vehicles Are Ready for Summer, Are You?

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Summer officially starts next month (June) – are you ready for the beach, road trips, fishing, camping and more? You could be even more ready with a lease or purchase of a new Jeep or Chrysler, here’s why:

Jeep

Every Jeep model from the Wrangler to the Compass has unique features to make your life easier in the summer!

  • Are you outdoorsy? Camping, fishing, hiking, and more is so much easier with an SUV. Considering all Jeeps are SUVs, you have plenty to choose from! Not to mention, models like the Renegade, Cherokee, and Compass have the option of a roof rack to carry extra cargo.
  • Do you like to explore and adventure?  Then a Jeep vehicle is perfect for you. Every Jeep model is available or standard with 4×4 option (standard on all Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models). Plus, all Jeep models have at least one trim that is Trail Rated.
  • Are you tired of burning your hand on the seat or steering wheel after a hot day in the parking lot? Then get a Jeep! Nearly every Jeep model is available with deep tinted glass, which will protect your vehicle from the sun while it sits outside all day. Keep in mind this doesn’t apply if you have a Wrangler with the door and/or top off.

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Waymo, Awards, and a New Trim – The Chrysler Pacifica is Hot

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Just because the Chrysler Pacifica is having a successful year, doesn’t mean Chrysler isn’t ready to stop improving the van. It keeps getting better and better. First there was news about the Pacifica Hybrid, then the news of a possible EV, the Braunability wheelchair accessible model, and now another trim level is joining the lineup. On top of the new trim news, the Pacifica just won another prestigious title and production started for 500 more models that will be delivered to Waymo for the self-driving partnership.

New Trim

Chrysler is releasing the new Pacifica trim as a way to cater to all price ranges and needs/wants of the consumers. The new trim, the Touring Plus, will be priced at $32,360, which puts it in the middle of the price range of all trims. The new trim will have upgraded exterior lighting, a power liftgate, and many more features that don’t come standard with the base model. [click to continue…]

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Coming to Kendall Chrysler Soon!

2017 Chrysler Pacifica at Kendall Chrysler

We have awesome news for those of you waiting for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid! The first shipments of the vehicle started heading to dealerships last week. For those of you in South Florida, this means you can expect to see the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid at your Kendall Chrysler dealership very shortly.

Check out these Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid facts to get you pumped for the arrival!

  • The Pacifica Hybrid comes with modified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is on the standard Pacifical, but the engine is also paired to dual electric motors and a 16 kWH 360 V lithium ion battery.
  • The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid produces up to 260 horsepower.
  • The Pacifica Hybrid is a PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), so it can be powered by only electricity, only gas or in hybrid mode (a combination of both). In hybrid mode, the Pacifica Hybrid has a fuel economy of 84 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and a total range of 566 miles. When powered only by electricity, the Pacifica Hybrid has an electric range of 33 miles – pretty impressive!
  • The Pacifica Hybrid has a regenerative braking system that converts kinetic energy to electricity, allowing the vehicle to maintain a charge for a longer period of time.
  • Pricing for the first ever hybrid minivan is $41,995 and the vehicle qualifies for are a $7,500 federal tax credit that a buyer can apply to their annual taxes.   

Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for more news as to a specific date for the arrival of the Pacifica Hybrid here at Kendall Chrysler.

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The Chrysler 300 S – Affordable, Powerful, and Beautiful

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When you think of a luxury sedan that packs tons of power, the Chrysler 300 S may not be the first car that comes to mind, but it should be. You may be thinking of a more “luxurious” brand-name car like the Lexus LS 460 F Sport. However, when you compare these vehicles side-by-side, the Chrysler 300 S is not only just as luxurious and powerful, but also much more affordable.

Engine/Power

Both the Lexus LS 460 F Sport and the Chrysler 300S have powerful engines. The Lexus LS 460 F has a 386-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine. The Chrysler 300S has a V6 engine that puts out 300 horsepower, but buyers can upgrade to a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that puts out 363 horsepower.

Style

The Lexus has a sleek and polished appearance inside and out. Features like bolstered seats, a leather grip steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, LED fog lamps, and a spindle grille come standard on the LS 460 F Sport.

The interior of the 300S is smooth, comfortable, and stylish. Standard interior features like heated leather seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a nickel finish analog clock all add an upscale feel. On the exterior of the Chrysler are 20-inch hyper black aluminum wheels, BSW all season performance tires, LED fog lights, and black LED tail lamps.

Technology

Staying entertained and connected is important. Whether you are driving to work or going on a long road trip, fun makes every drive better. That is why the Chrysler 300 S comes with standard technology features such as Sirius XM radio (one-year subscription included), a 8.4-inch touchscreen with the new UConnect system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, and integrated bluetooth voice command. The Lexus LS 460 F Sport has a few entertainment features including a touchscreen multimedia system with navigation, and audio and climate controls, [click to continue…]

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Advantages to Bringing the Chrysler Pacifica on Your Next Camping Trip

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Camping is fun! Setting up the tent, not so fun. Don’t fret, the Chrysler Pacifica is easy to transform into tent or “room on wheels.”

  • The Chrysler Pacifica has Stow ‘n Go seating, so the second- and third-row seats can be folded into the floor to create a flat surface. In many cases people use the flat space when moving or carrying over-sized cargo, but why not use it to sleep on?
  • To add extra comfort throw a mattress (make sure it fits) on the flat surface and make it up with sheets and a blanket (make better than a sleeping bag!). A full size mattress is a standard size of 54 x 74 and the width of the Pacifica is 79.6-inches.
  • Ready to sleep, but it’s too hot in the van? Open tailgate to allow for fresh air to get in. Florida camping means bugs, we know, but all you need to do is cover the back with a mosquito net and the bugs will stay out of you DIY bedroom.

Extra features awesome for Pacifica camping:

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Memories from the Walter P. Chrysler Museum

Cars from the Chrysler Museum

With all of the heritage models Dodge has been releasing lately, we have been spending a lot of time thinking about classic models, and that brought up the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. In addition to Chrysler models, the museum houses some of the rarest, most unique, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models as well.

Unfortunately, after re-opening for a few months in 2016, the museum permanently closed at the end of 2016. While we may not be able to see the awesome classic models that used to be on display there, we can still talk about them. Here are a couple of our favorites.

1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

The Chrysler Town & Country wasn’t always a minivan. The 1948 Town & Country was available as a four-door sedan or a two-door convertible and the Chrysler museum housed a convertible model. Like many of the other models produced that year, model on display had all the classic bodystyle features like an elongated body style, round headlights, and wood panels, which is why it was known as a “woody” back then. [click to continue…]

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The Chrysler Portal and Possibility of a Real Future?

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Happy auto show season! One vehicle people are freaking out over (and rightfully so) is the Chrysler Portal. The Portal was seen at both the Detroit Auto Show and CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The Portal is a “minivan,” but we use that term loosely when talking about the Portal.

The Portal is basically a self-driving and technologically advanced vehicle that looks like a minivan, but is so much more. It has everything millennials want. At the moment the Portal is still just a concept. However, FCA CEO, Sergio Marchionne confirmed the interest Chrysler has in creating a similar vehicle to the Portal concept for production within the next several years. [click to continue…]

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica or Pacifica Hybrid is the Perfect Vehicle for Summer!

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Summer is just around the corner and the Chrysler Pacifica is the perfect summer vehicle. The advanced and modern features make the Chrysler Pacifica one of the most convenient, fun and all-around perfect minivans on the market. No longer just for busy parents, the Chrysler Pacifica is an excellent vehicles for Millennials, college students, bands, and even businesses, not to mention, it is the best road trip car. Check out all of the ways it’s great for summer.

Reasons to buy a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for this summer:

  • Never run out of space for cargo or passengers. The Chrysler Pacifica comes standard as a seven passenger minivan, but it is available with eight passenger seating as well.
  • When the vehicle’s Stow ‘n Go seating is properly configured, there is up to 140.5 cubic feet of flat cargo space available. Think about it, you could camp in there!

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