February 10, 2017,
Auburn Hills, Mich.
The all-new Chrysler Pacifica
, the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017, is MotorWeek’s
2017 Drivers’ Choice Award “Best Minivan.”
"There’s a lot to love about the 2017 Pacifica – Chrysler’s new-generation 'family mover,'" said John Davis, creator and host of MotorWeek,
television's original automotive magazine. “The ride and handling are much improved, the cabin is a lot quieter and the seats more comfortable. Even the operation of their exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating has been made easier. Then there is technology candy from the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, the Uconnect Theater for rear occupants, and a host of state-of-the-art safety and convenience features, including surround view cameras, parking assistance and automatic emergency braking. Plus, let’s not forget the new built-in vacuum – well, it’s a veritable plethora of great reasons to own, drive and feel secure in this new-age Pacifica.”
Known as one of the auto industry’s most coveted honors, the MotorWeek
Drivers’ Choice Awards were announced at the largest consumer-driven auto show in North America, the 2017 Chicago Auto Show
. In selecting the annual Drivers’ Choice Awards, the MotorWeek
editorial staff evaluates more than 150 cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles every year. Winners are chosen based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency and value for the dollar.
All Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on MotorWeek.org
and will be appearing on a special episode (#3623) of MotorWeek
airing on public television stations beginning February 11, 2017, and on cable’s Velocity beginning February 10, 2017.
About the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017.
The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented, with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling and the most advanced available all-wheel-drive system in its class. The available innovative hybrid powertrain takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. Chrysler Voyager offers fleet owners a budget-friendly minivan that also provides a well-equipped, exceptional driving experience. The Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality – all at an attainable value. Chrysler is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com
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