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Chrysler Pacifica Takes Family Vehicle of Texas Award, Dodge Charger Claims Performance Sedan Win at TAWA Auto Roundup

  • 2021 Chrysler Pacifica corrals four awards, including a fifth Family Vehicle of Texas award and Best Minivan honors, at Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup
  • Pacifica also brings home hardware for Best New Feature (FamCAM interior camera) and Best New Interior (Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle) at event held at Texas Motor Speedway April 19-20
  • 2021 Dodge Charger drives to win in TAWA Auto Roundup Performance Sedan category  
  • Dodge Challenger recognized as Best Value
  • Chrysler Pacifica, the most awarded minivan over the last five years, has earned more than 150 honors and industry accolades
May 19, 2021,  Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Dodge Charger left a recent visit to the Lone Star State lugging away a load of trophies. Pacifica earned four awards, including a fifth-consecutive Family Vehicle of Texas award, while Charger claimed bragging rights in the Performance Sedan category at the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup.
Pacifica is the most awarded minivan over the last five years, and has now earned more than 150 honors and industry accolades since its introduction as a minivan.
In addition to the Family Vehicle of Texas honor, Pacifica was recognized as Best Minivan at the event, which took place at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on April 19-20. Pacifica’s FamCAM interior camera, which offers a segment-exclusive view of rear-facing child seat occupants, won for Best New Feature, while the top-of-the line Pacifica Pinnacle model, with quilted Caramel Nappa leather seats and a unique set of movable lumbar pillows, won for Best New Interior.

Dodge brand also added to its haul with a merit award for the Dodge Challenger. Challenger tied for Best Value pick at the event, which featured approximately 40 TAWA journalists driving 35 vehicles during the two-day event.

Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler brand continues to set the pace for the minivan segment with the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. The first-ever minivan to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, Chrysler is elevating its minivan game to new levels, creating a new top-of-the-line Pinnacle model in the segment, offering AWD capability paired with Pacifica’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, new FamCAM interior camera, wireless charging, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity, an athletic new look and loads more creature comforts and interior storage for the 2021 model year. The Pacifica Hybrid delivers more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles.
The Chrysler Pacifica continues to hold its status as the most awarded minivan five years in a row with more than 150 honors and industry accolades. As the first company to introduce the minivan and through six generations of the vehicle, 116 minivan firsts have been produced, including nearly 40 minivan-first features on the Pacifica. The company has sold more than 15 million minivans globally since 1983, twice as many as any other manufacturer over 37 years.
Dodge Charger
Dodge muscle gets even stronger for the 2021 model year with the new “Demon-possessed” Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan the world. Raising the bar to performance levels never seen before in a four-door family sedan, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye serves up 797-horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque and a top speed of 203 miles per hour (mph), delivering the ultimate in high-performance, comfort and road-ready confidence as the world’s only four-door muscle car.

The Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye features the same Widebody introduced on the Charger SRT Hellcat in 2020. Integrated fender flares add 3.5 inches of body width and new 20-by-11-inch lightweight Carbon Black wheels ride on wide Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires.

With a new horsepower rating of 717 for the 2021 model year, the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody fills out the Charger SRT performance lineup. Both Charger SRT Hellcat models feature a new performance hood that gives this four-door sedan an even more sinister look.

With power output ranging from nearly 300 horsepower on Pentastar V-6 models to nearly 800 horsepower on the new SRT Hellcat Redeye, the 2021 Dodge Charger lineup offers a full range of powerful engine options designed to meet the wants of a wide range of Dodge performance enthusiasts. The 2021 Dodge Charger lineup includes eight distinct models and five different engines, including:
  • The award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with up to 300 horsepower on the Charger SXT, SXT AWD, GT and GT AWD models
  • The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with 370 horsepower on R/T models
  • The naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 with a best-in-class 485 horsepower, offering the most horsepower per dollar of any sedan in the industry on Scat Pack models
  • The 717-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V-8
  • The new-for-2021, 797-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V-8 on the SRT Hellcat Redeye
 Standard on every Dodge Charger model is the innovative TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Charger is unrivaled when it comes to sheer horsepower, available all-weather capability on V-6 models, overall interior roominess, performance options and packages, and unique heritage design cues that Dodge//SRT customers count on in the world's only four-door muscle car.
About TAWA
TAWA is one of the most reputable automotive press organizations in the industry, with a mission to promote quality and accuracy in automotive journalism and disseminate information about the industry through news-related print, online and broadcast media. TAWA produces two driving events each year — the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall. Media members enjoy driving and evaluating new vehicles competing for the coveted Family Vehicle of Texas and Truck of Texas.


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