February 1, 2021 , Windsor, Ontario - Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 are adding to their accolades with autoTRADER.ca awards for the second consecutive year. The 2021 Pacifica/Grand Caravan once again takes home honours in the “Best Minivan” category, while the 2021 Ram 1500 extends its dominance as both “Best Full-Size Truck” and “Best Overall Truck” – also for the second consecutive year.

The 2021 autoTRADER.ca awards are Canada’s most comprehensive awards with a jury of more than 20 automotive journalists from across the country who evaluate hundreds of cars according to 12 different criteria. The jurors consider every single new vehicle available on the Canadian marketplace, which totals more than 350 models across all nameplates, not just models that have undergone redesigns or significant upgrades.

That distinction is important, because it means the Chrysler Pacifica, Grand Caravan and the Ram 1500 were the judges’ preferred choices, outranking a comprehensive list of vehicles in their categories, an impressive achievement.

“The Grand Caravan is a staple on our roads for anyone who needs space to haul a lot of people or stuff,” said Jodi Lai, editor-in-chief, AutoTRADER.ca. “Even after its recent transformation, our jury of automotive experts continue to be impressed by the practicality and value it offers Canadians. The Pacifica also raises the bar for the minivan segment with its excellent style, family-friendly features and various powertrain options. We also love that it’s built locally.

“The fact that our jury has voted the Ram 1500 as the winner in these two categories for two years running is a huge feat, especially as the half-ton truck segment gets increasingly competitive," Lai added. "Our experts are impressed by the sheer variety of powertrains and variants offered by the 1500, along with its bold style, luxurious interior, and clever features that help the truck work so hard for Canadians.”

Chrysler Brand
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. The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 2.9 Le/100 km [more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe)] in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 50 kilometres (30 miles) and a total range of more than 800 kilometres (500 miles). Chrysler Grand Caravan offers families a budget-friendly option while delivering an 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.
 
Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks, the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, ProMaster and ProMaster City, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.

Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for:
  • 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Towing capacity of 16,828 kg (37,100 lbs.) with Ram 3500
  • Segment first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Payload of 3,484 kg (7,680 lbs.) with Ram 3500
  • Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen
  • Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most awarded light-duty truck in North America
  • Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
  • Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
Ram 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.
 
Stellantis
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the brands with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders, as well as the communities in which it operates. 

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