2018 Chrysler Pacifica Awarded “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com

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Among the prestigious winners of the Cars.com awards presented at the North American International Award Show,

the Chrysler Pacifica won “Family Car of the Year” for the second year in a row. Complete with new technology, an improved remarkable style with over 100 available safety and security options and features, drivers and passengers feel secure and comfortable in the award-winning minivan.

Important Features

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica shows improvement with upgraded features from the previous award-winning vehicle, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, as this year’s model provided enough change to be recognized again; rightfully so. With massive upgrades to the interior including the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adding to the versatility of the infotainment system. Redefining what consumers thought of a minivan, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has increased features while reducing their base price.

Continued innovations didn’t go unnoticed, like an improved Stow ‘n Go fold-flat seats help owners create ample storage, allowing owners freedom to easily transform their interior around. For passengers, there’s a Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment, comfortable and spacious seating with room for up to 7 people and amenities that will make every ride enjoyable.

The touchscreen for the UConnect system has been upgraded from a previous 5 inch screen to a 7 inch screen, with an optional 8.4 inch screen available. HD Radio and 4g LTE Wi-fi are also apart of the optional navigation system. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is no stranger to providing fantastic technology and continues to attract drivers every day.

Fuel Economy + Engines

As impressive as the changes have been, none are better than the increased stand Chrysler has taken towards improving vehicle MPG. Now with an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain, this is the first electrified vehicle in the entire minivan industry. With an eye-popping 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica sets the standard for which all other minivans are second in competition.

With up to 33 miles of all-electric range, 2018 Chrysler Pacifica drivers can rely on the Pacifica to handle most of their chores without having to spend any money on gasoline. With an overall quiet ride, there’s plenty owners are sure to be happy about. For owners that want to experience even better MPG, the sister model to the Chrysler Pacifica is the Pacifica Hybrid, also available at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Standard Pacifica models include the powerful 3.6-liter V6 that produces 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and the 3.6-liter V6/electric 16 kWh battery provides 260 horsepower and up to 84 MPGe. These are some of the many reasons the Chrysler Pacifica has taken few by surprise for being awarded yet again.

The Minivan For You

The minivan industry is looking for ways to increase growth and remain attractive to consumers, Chrysler has found the vehicle that is able to provide both for consumers. A less expensive starting price than last year is also part of the attraction to check out this vehicle. With an attractive price of only $26,995 (plus destination fee) you can see why the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has gathered back to back awards from Cars.com.

Increased comfort, entertainment upgrades and continued reliability convinced the editors at Cars.com yet again, there simply isn’t a better family vehicle than the Chrysler Pacifica.

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has the ‘Family Car of the Year’ here for you and your family. Come by for a test drive and return to visit us for any servicing needs down the road. Our professional servicing team is open seven days a week and will help you maintain your vehicle.


2018 Chrysler 300C


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According to The Car Connection, the Chrysler 300 has become a still-living legend. The 2018 Chrysler 300 C is the highest trim level out of the five trims included offered by the 300 model. The Chrysler 300 C is perfect 4-door reminder that even after 14 model cycles, Chrysler buyers still prefer large, wide shoulder, and well-tailored machine.


Considered by Chrysler to be the most powerful available engine in its class, the Chrysler 300C comes standard equipped with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 363 horses and 394 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the 300C can hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The Chrysler 300C’s impressive engine is also paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and high speed engine controller.

The Chrysler 300C has the ability to adapt to any driving condition due to the Advanced All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System. According to Chrysler, the AWD system seamlessly engaged at any speed, to enable optimal tractions and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface. The axle disconnect function, the Electronic Stability Control system and powertrain controls come together to provide exceptional traction and performance.The Chrysler 300C is not just available as a rear-drive vehicle, but also has the capabilities to be fitted with AWD with an axle-disconnect feature in order to maximize fuel efficiency when the extra front-wheel traction isn’t needed.

The Chrysler 300C’s huge-car feel is quite pleasant to drive due to its electric power steering and quick-responsive handling. The electric power steering makes perfect adjustments in turning starting with a highly responsive steering for those eclectic drivers to those looking for a more low-speed, easy handling type of experience. Some additional standard mechanical features include a 180-amp, 730-amp maintenance free battery, black rotary shifter, conventional differential rear axle plus the optional engine block heater feature.

The Chrysler 300C’s fuel saver technology allows drivers to not only save more in fuel, but because of the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, sensors are used to identify when full engine power isn’t required or being utilized. As a result, the fuel saver disables four of the eight cylinders. With the 18.5-gallon fuel tank, the Chrysler 300C has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.


The interior of the 2018 Chrysler 300C was built with the intent to provide drivers and passengers with incredible cabin space and modern luxury. Apart from the lower trims, the Chrysler 300C features standard premium Nappa leather seating with heated and ventilated front seats. This five passenger maximum sedan is also standard equipped with power front driver and passenger seats, rear 60/40 folding seat, and optional premium leather wrapped interior accents. For added convenience, there is a 12-volt center console power outlets, 160-mph primary speedometer, dual zone automatic air conditioning, front and rear solar control glass, heated/cooled front console cup holders (SWEET!), heated steering wheel, passenger assist handles and speed sensitive power locks.

According to Chrysler, the 2018 Chrysler 300C has a distinctive exterior with a platinum chrome finish on the grille surround, exterior mirrors and door handles plus 20-inch x 8.0-inch polished aluminum wheels. The lighting features included in the Chrysler 300C are the finishing touches to the already stylish and sleek exterior. Some of these features include, adaptive Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, automatic headlamps, chrome headlamp bezels, chrome LED tail lamps and daytime running headlamps. The 300C exterior convenience features compliment the exceptional exterior style with solar control glass, remote fuel door release, power heated chrome exterior mirrors, exterior mirrors with heating element, and dual rear exhaust with bright tips.

Tech + Safety Features

The 2018 Chrysler 300C’s easy-to-use infotainment system allows drivers to have total control with the Uconnect 4C system that features an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities, integrated Uconnect voice command, 1 year subscription of SiriusXM Satellite Radio plus guardian service, 276-watt amplifier, 6 premium speakers, and an integrated center stack radio. The awesome part about the SiriusXM satellite radio allows drivers to enjoy over 150 channels – commercial-free music, news, sports, and entertainment. The Uconnect theater is every kiddos dream especially during those long roadtrips. 10.1-inch HD touch screens are compatible with smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, and digital cameras are just some features included in the Uconnect Theater. Plus, second- and third-row USB ports allow passengers to charge a variety of devices simultaneously. The Bluetooth Streaming Audio feature has the capability to pair and prioritize up to ten smartphones allowing multiple drivers to connect and call.

The Chrysler brand makes the protection of drivers and passengers a huge priority – so of course, the 2018 Chrysler 300C offers an abundance of standard safety and security features like Rear Cross Path Detection, ParkView Rear Backup Camera, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirrors, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill Start Assist, Keyless Go, Inside Emergency Trunk Lid Release plus Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags and Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear Airbags. Specifically, the Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation. While utilizing an embedded electronic chip encoded ignition key that is programmed to operate the vehicle, the Chrysler 300C engine will shut off in seconds if someone attempts to use an invalid key.

Test drive the 2018 Chrysler 300C today at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located in Miami, FL. For additional information, visit our website to view all available 2018 Chrysler Inventory.

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Beats By Dr. Dre in The Chrysler 300S

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Beats By Dr. Dre and Chrysler first announced their partnership at the 2011 New York Auto Show. This unique partnership brought a studio quality sound experience to the 2012 Chrysler 300 not just by adding speakers, but by working with music legends to reproduce the way sound is made in the studio. The Chrysler 300s and the Beats By Dr. Dre sound system line represent much of the same things – bold style, strong presence, and even for those who aren’t familiar with audio quality, the Beats audio system sounds amazing!

“Our partnership with the Chrysler Group will set the bar for the way music should be heard in cars,” said Jimmy Lovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen-A&M Records and co-founder of Beats by Dr. Dre. “Beats by Dr. Dre has always been about restoring the emotional music connection between an artist and the listener, and Chrysler vehicles beginning with the Chrysler 300S will let drivers hear music the way the artists intended, replicating the feel and the sound that artists and producers work so hard to achieve.”

Beats Electronics

Established in 2006, Beats Electronics was founded by the legendary rapper and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen-A&M Records, Jimmy Lovine. With the intention to replicate the full experience of sound that music artists and producers hear in recording studios, the Beats By Dr. Dre headphones concept was born. In 2008, Beats partnered is Monster Cable – an audio and video component manufacturer, which developed and debuted its first product, Beats By Dr. Dre Studio Headphones. Today, Beats Electronics has grown into a billion dollar empire with their numerous partnerships, including the Chrysler LLC.  

“Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have built their careers on revolutionary and forward thinking decisions that formulate trends in music, popular culture and technology,” said Oliver Francois, president and CEO, Chrysler Brand. “Our goal in partnering with Beats by Dr.Dre is to revolutionize the expectations for audio quality in an automobile, establishing a new bar in sound that comes closer than ever before to replicating the recording studio sound of professionals like Dr. Dre and Jimmy for drivers of the new Chrysler 300S.”

All-New 2018 Chrysler 300S

Equipped with a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Chrysler 300s offers a bold design while embracing the way of the future. The Chrysler 300s also has an available engine option of a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which is considered the most powerful available V8 engine in its class. The Chrysler 300s makes the safety of their drivers a priority with their variety of available standard safety features. Some of those features include:

  • ParkView Rear Backup Camera
  • Active Head Restraints
  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Driver Inflatable Knee-Bolster Airbag
  • Inside Emergency Trunk Lid Release

The Chrysler 300S offers a Beats Audio  system, which includes 10 premium speakers and a subwoofer. The Beats audio system is a great option with the 300S’s standard 8.4-inch touchscreen and Uconnect 4C, which includes voice command with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Google Android, and a complimentary one-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

What makes Beats audio in the Chrysler 300S the best? “It’s a combination of amplifying, tuning, then it’s the stereo,” said Iovine. “We’re great sandwich makers, we just know how to put all the pieces together to make them feel and sound great. That’s the truth.”

Looking to test drive the 2018 Chrysler 300? Stop by Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram located in Miami, FL or visit our website for all available 2018 Chrysler Inventory.

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Organizational Car Tips for Parents On-The-Go

From soccer games to a day spent on the road, it’s no secret that being a parent can come with its fair share of challenges when it comes to transportation. Aside from keeping your vehicle clean (or at least trying), life can get a lot easier by keeping the right tools on hand, and fortunately there are so many tips and tricks available to keep your “headquarters on wheels,” a clean and happy place.

Create your own emergency kit

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Just about anything can happen when parents are on the road. So it’s essential to have the necessary resources for those unexpected events. Always stick to the basics – bandaids, pain relief medicine, toothbrush/toothpaste, gum and a stain remover pen. The beauty of an emergency kit is the ability to make it your own according to your lifestyle.

Car Trash Can

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Another useful tip to keep your vehicle nice and tidy – a mobile trash can. Parents can find one of these almost anywhere or make one of their own! These are awesome, well for obvious reasons but aside from being a trash can, there’s a compartment on the side for beverages and a tissue box holder underneath. It’s perfect and simply hangs behind the driver and/or passenger seats.

For those parents who would rather make one of their own – simply use a flexible little bag with handles and just hang it behind the driver and/or passenger seat.

You can find the one pictured above here.

Survival Travel Bags  

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These are great and basically the perfect example of organization at its finest. From travel games to a variety of snacks – simplify your life with these grab-n-go bags and keep those kiddos happy. Similar to the emergency kit, parents also have the ability to personalize these to fit their lifestyle and their child’s as well. Just remember, don’t pack anything that will melt (crayons) on hot summer days. Also remember to rotate any snacks so they don’t get old and stale.

Let’s take things a step further…

Ok, so you have the travel bags and you’re ready to take on the open road, but what if your vehicle doesn’t have any useful storage compartments to store them in?

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This is basically everything we mentioned before – put into one. These car organizers are perfect for those long road trips or daily use. Parent’s can store just about anything and are within arms reach for the kids. But wait there’s more! These back seat organizers come in a bunch of variations and most have places for iPads/Tablets for added entertainment.

Find one that fits your lifestyle here.

At Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we have a variety of new and used vehicles that offer parents endless amounts of conveniences while staying within an economic budget. Also, visit our website for all available Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram 2018 inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Makes Wards 10 Best Engines List Again

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“We knew this was a special project when we were asked to develop the most fuel-efficient minivan ever,” says Bob Lee, Head of Engine Powertrain and Electrified Propulsion Systems Engineering – FCA North America. “Receiving this award, especially for the second time, validated our early conviction – as do reports from our customers.”

For the second year in a row, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid engine has been named one of Wards 10 Best Engines. Editors at WardsAuto have named the 3.6-liter Pentastar eHybrid powertrain as the most efficient and adds to an already significantly long list of achievements that Chrysler has won thus far.

Developed by a team of in-house engineers, the innovation of the Pacifica’s eFlite electrical variable transmission has the ability to retain the functionality that customers expect from minivans during a high-efficiency driving experience. The eFlite gearbox uses a one-way clutch that enables the motor typically used only as a generator, to power the wheels, depending on driving conditions.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is equipped with a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and  as the battery life decreases, the Pacifica begins to partially run on the Pentastar 3.6-Liter V6 engine to increase energy and efficiency. The Pacifica Hybrid’s battery has the ability to recharge in as little as two hours when the 240-volt charger is used.

Over a two-year span, the FCA US has organized a series of monthly ownership-experience surveys that were given to 100 Pacifica Hybrid customers. As a result, 47 percent of customers reported a longer driving range than expected and 22 percent observed “much more.” These studies resulted in increased efficiency, refinement, and improved component packaging.

“The Pacifica Hybrid is a big, seven-passenger plug-in hybrid minivan with all the bells and whistles families have come to adore, but with 33 miles of full electric range and levels of fuel efficiency unimaginable just a few short years ago,” says the Senior Content Director of WardsAuto. “With most owners using their minivans to run errands and occasionally take a long-distance drive, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a stroke of genius” says, Judge Drew Winter.

Rated 10 by the EPA, the Pacifica has made a huge impact on climate change in reference to greenhouse-gas emissions. The Chrysler Pacifica’s 2018 lineup has been honored with 72 industry awards in reference to safety, quality, styling and performance.

Interested in taking a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica for a test drive? Visit Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Miami, FL or visit our website for our available 2018 inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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