January 14, 2020,
Auburn Hills, Mich.
The Car Connection has named the Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 as Best Minivan, SUV and Pickup Truck to Buy for 2020. The editors of The Car Connection drove more than 100 new vehicles before arriving at each winner.
The Chrysler Pacifica
is The Car Connection’s Best Minivan to Buy for 2020, marking the fourth year the automotive website has chosen Pacifica as the Best Minivan to Buy.
“The Chrysler Pacifica sets the bar for minivans with its flexible interior and its crisp styling,” said Martin Padgett, editorial director of Internet Brands Automotive, publishers of The Car Connection. "The unsung hero in the lineup is the plug-in hybrid, with its excellent fuel economy and forward-thinking powertrain."
The newest accolade takes the Pacifica’s overall industry award count to more than 125 and further solidifies its standing as the most awarded minivan since 2016.
Also earning recognition is the Jeep Grand Cherokee
, named Best SUV to Buy 2020, and the Ram 1500
, chosen as one of two picks for Best Pickup Truck to Buy 2020.
“The Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to impress us with its performance, whether it’s on the road or off the beaten path,” Padgett said. “From Trailhawk to Trackhawk, it’s good-looking and capable, and still unlike any other SUV. The Ram 1500 has hauled and towed its way past some bigger rivals. It has its truck priorities straight — even when it’s dressed up with the best interior we’ve seen in any full-size pickup.”
Earning individual category wins from The Car Connection reaffirms the fact that FCA has the best vehicles for a customer’s wide-ranging needs.
About the Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Hybrid
The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid reinvent 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. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain. It’s the first and only electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, available 4G Wifi and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica has earned its spot as the most awarded over the last four years, with both the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid serving as no-compromise minivans ideally suited for today’s families.
About Ram 1500
The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never-before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. For 2020 the Ram 1500 becomes America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 12,560 pounds.
As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.
About Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of four available 4x4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,200 pounds and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1. The Grand Cherokee lineup offers a variety of models, including the Trackhawk, the most powerful and quickest SUV ever, as well as the most capable factory-produced and most luxurious Grand Cherokee models ever with the Trailhawk and Summit.
About The Car Connection
The Car Connection
is the easiest place to research and shop for cars online. The site makes car research easy with its unique "TCC Rating," a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle.
The Car Connection is part of the Internet Brands Automotive Group
, one of the largest collections of automotive properties on the Internet, including pioneering car-buying website CarsDirect.com and a collection of more than 130 auto enthusiast websites. Collectively, the Internet Brands Automotive Group reaches more than 35 million unique visitors each month.
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