3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine is Chrysler’s Versatile Workhorse

Chrysler has a versatile 3.6L Pentastar engine

If you are a car enthusiast or a fan of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) , you may have noticed one engine, 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, is used on a variety of vehicles made by FCA.

In fact, ten FCA models ranging from the Dodge Charger to Ram 1500 to Chrysler Pacifica to Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to the Jeep Wrangler, and even a few more, all have a 3.6L Pentastar engine on the lineup, but how? Each of those vehicles are so different from one another, and they all have a different fuel economy and produce a different amount of horsepower and torque? We’ll explain.

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Recently, Chrysler Has Been an Award-Winning Machine

Chrysler Pacifica Awards

With a lineup that includes a minivan people can actually call “cool” and an affordable luxury sedan, the Chrysler 300, we aren’t surprised to see Chrysler winning so many awards. Over the last few months both the Chrysler 300 and the Pacifica minivan have won numerous awards and titles, and now, there are a few more to mention! With the Pacifica Hybrid now out and about, we are sure the awards will continue to flow in.

Chrysler Pacifica

The new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and it’s new hybrid version, Pacifica Hybrid, recently snagged a place on two prestigious lists. Consumers Digest included the Pacifica on their list of “Best Buy” vehicles for 2017, and the Pacifica Hybrid’s engine was also included on WardsAuto’s list of “10 Best Engines.” [click to continue…]


Understanding Chrysler’s New PHEV, the Pacifica Hybrid

chrysler pacifica hybrid, a phev

Kendall Chrysler is very excited to get the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids on the lot. Not only has the Chrysler Pacifica earned several awards this year, but it is also the only minivan that qualifies as an I.I.H.S Top Safety Pick+ and it is the most fuel efficient minivan on the market. However, we are aware that a lot of consumers don’t know a lot about hybrids or PHEVs so we are going to clear things up.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is actually a type of a hybrid vehicle, it is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). What this means is that this type of hybrid has such a large battery that it needs to be plugged-in to recharge. A PHEV  is different than a hybrid vehicle because the battery in a hybrid vehicle is much smaller and it doesn’t need to be plugged-in to recharge because it is either charged by the motor which gets energy from the engine or regenerative braking.

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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is More Efficient Than Expected


Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is coming to Kendall Chrysler soon and we can’t wait! Not only is the Pacifica Hybrid the first hybrid minivan ever, its fuel economy and battery range are more efficient than expected.


Originally, Chrysler estimated the Pacifica Hybrid to get 80 MPGe and would be able to travel 30 miles on only electricity. But from recent EPA testing, those numbers are even higher than projected. The Pacifica Hybrid’s official fuel economy rating is 84 MPGe (combined gas and battery) and it has a range of  33 miles when only powered by the battery. Additionally, the vehicle can travel 566 miles between fill ups, which is 66 more miles than originally thought.

Engine + Battery

The Pacifica Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and it can run on only a battery, only gas, or a combination of both. The Pacifica Hybrid is equipped with modified version of Chrysler’s famed  3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, a 16-kWh lithium ion battery and an electric dual-motor. [click to continue…]


Four Reasons the Chrysler Pacifica is Better than Large SUVs


Deciding between a full-size SUV and a minivan used to be an easier choice because minivans weren’t the most interesting seven or eight passenger vehicles on the market. However, that is no longer the case with the Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica is sleek, technologically advanced and even fuel efficient. We won’t be surprised when SUV drivers start making the switch to the Pacifica, and here’s why.

Interior space

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle for the family, there is one thing everyone needs, and that is space — sometimes lots of space — and that makes the Pacifica a great option. Many three row SUVs max out at seven passengers, whereas the Pacifica can seat up to seven or eight passengers. So whether you have a big family, a lot of friends, or a lot of animals, there is plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable on a long ride.

Fuel economy

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Make This Fall Memorable with the New Chrysler Pacifica


Fall is a great time of year. Tailgating, bonfires, camping, holidays, what could be better? We might have the answer to that. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a new minivan and it is the perfect vehicle for fall activities. Let us explain.


It’s fall and that means it’s time for football and some tailgating. It’s about as American as apple pie. If you are taking your kids’ to their first tailgate this fall, the Pacifica is an awesome vehicle for that.  The Pacifica has Stow n’ Go seating, which makes it really easy to fold the second- and third-row seats into the floor storage compartments, allowing for tons of flat storage space. Or if you have a van full of passengers, the floor compartments that would store the folded seats, doubles as storage space. So you can load up all of the food and drinks in those compartments and put the grill and chairs in the back.

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New Pacifica is IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and Awarded for UX


Though a new minivan model, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is no stranger to awards, and they keep on coming. The new Pacifica was awarded for its panoramic sunroof by the  Southern Automotive Media Association at Topless in Miami, earned a spot on the Wards 10 Best Interiors List for 2016, and was voted the “Family Car of Texas” by Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

Just recently, the Pacifica has added two more significant awards to the trophy case. Chrysler announced it is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and WardsAuto awarded it for its UX (User Experience). Don’t expect the news to stop either, the Pacifica will increase its award-winning potential when it adds the Pacifica Hybrid to the lineup later this year.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane – Chrysler Style


“I never understood why progress should crawl when it can be made to leap.” — Walter P. Chrysler

The Chrysler Corporation was first started in June of 1925 (yes, that long ago!). Since then, Chrysler has developed and grown into the successful automotive company that it is today. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, and look at where Chrysler started to how it became what it is today, from the Plymouth to the Pacifica.

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Introducing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Kendall Chrysler Pacifica

The new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will make you the coolest mom or dad in the drop off line at school. This minivan was created with cutting edge technology, and comfort in mind. After a test drive in this baby, you will be saying, “bye bye” to your SUV, and “hello” to the future of minivans.

Technology Entertainment

The new Pacifica has new features including, SiriusXM Radio, multiple Uconnect screens, USB charging ports in the front seats and back rows.

With the vehicle’s Uconnect system and various plugins for entertainment jacks, everyone will be happy with their own entertainment options. The SiriusXM satellite radio can be played on the main speaker system, while both the screens in the back can play different TV shows or movies via the minivan’s BluRay DVD player.

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Chrysler 300 Models Have More than a “Basic” Interior


While the engine is one of the most important aspects of a car, that doesn’t mean it is the most important car feature to all car buyers. For many, a car’s interior features are a major selling point. From the basic to the most expensive 300 trim, there are many interior features that will satisfy even the most refined shoppers.

The standard Chrysler 300 limited model has many updated interior features, even the base model has quite a few. Some new interior features include: seating, Uconnect, speaker and radio systems.
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