UConnect – Keeping you Safe and Entertained in your Chrysler

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Vehicles are rapidly becoming more and more technologically advanced and many auto companies are developing their own versions of infotainment systems. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has done just that and it’s called UConnect. Uconnect makes it convenient and easy for drivers and passengers to change various controls in the car like the radio, climate and even answer phone calls if synced up with a user’s phone.

There are currently three versions of Uconnect and they are Uconnect 5.0, Uconnect 8.4 and Uconnect 8.4NAV. Users access and control the Uconnect system via a touchscreen in the vehicle’s dashboard and  vehicles that have Uconnect 5.0 have a five-inch touchscreen and vehicles that have Uconnect 8.4 or 8.4NAV have an 8.4-inch touchscreen. [click to continue…]

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Life Hack: Audiobooks Make Traffic and Road Trips ENJOYABLE

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Life Hack 1 — Audiobooks are a great way to stay entertained and focused on the road while in the car.

Life Hack 2 — The Chrysler 300 is equipped with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which makes it super easy to listen to audiobooks in the car.

Life Hack 3- The Chrysler Pacifica is available with the Uconnect Theater Package and along with the package’s dual screens come wireless headphones, so your kids won’t ever have to listen or complain about your “boring” audiobook.

We don’t have a life hack to help you find out which audio book you want to listen to, so to help you out, we’ve given you a couple suggestions below.

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Learn About Florida Law HB 131 for National Heat Awareness Day

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May 24th is National Heat Awareness Day and the day was created to remind people about the seriousness (even deadliness) of high temperatures and sun exposure before summer. National Heat Awareness Day is especially important to South Floridians because the high temperatures and sunny days aren’t just around during the summer months, and temperatures exceeding 70 degrees can be deadly to children or animals left in cars.

With that being said, are you aware of the Florida law HB 131? If not, read up, it could save a life of an animal or child left unattended in a vehicle, and on the other hand, if you don’t really know what the law specifies, you could actually get yourself in trouble.

The Florida legislature passed HB 131 in March 2016 to try to prevent the number of children and animal deaths caused by vehicular heat stroke from being left in a car. HB 131 provides immunity from civil liability of vehicle damage to civilians who break the window of a vehicle to rescue an unattended child or pet that is locked in a vehicle and showing signs of immediate danger. But before breaking a window to help a child or animal, it is very important that the civilian critically thinks about the situation and assesses if the person or animal is in immediate danger, otherwise the civilian could be held liable for the damage. You can read the full text of HB 131 here. [click to continue…]

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

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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:

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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!

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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.

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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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