April 28, 2021 , Windsor, Ontario - The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has been named the 2021 Family Vehicle of the Year by AutoGuide in the automotive website’s annual awards and further adds to its accolades as the most awarded minivan over the last five years.

The AutoGuide team drove well over 100 new models this year and judged 34 finalists in six overall categories on many attributes, including value, innovation, user-friendliness, technology, safety and more. The overarching theme in their judging criteria was “fitness for purpose.” The best vehicles didn't just excel in their particular category, they set new standards, even beyond their own class.

AutoGuide’s judges noted Chrysler Pacifica's unmatched blend of practicality, safety, space and style that edged it ahead of the other competitors.

“The Pacifica is the latest evolution of the origins of the species. This made-in-Canada people-mover carries the spirit of the original Caravan, loaded with practical, family-friendly features,” said AutoGuide Editor Kyle Patrick.

Contributing writer Matthew Guy, added: "It invented the segment and continues to do so by offering (features) like Stow 'N Go seating even on the all-wheel-drive model when its competitors can't even figure out how to make their middle row of seats disappear."

“All-wheel drive returned to the Pacifica menu this year, giving the Pacifica added foul-weather capability," said Patrick. "Chrysler also added a lux Pinnacle model this year, which dials up the interior ambiance with creamy caramel leather. This year's update also introduced a revised Uconnect 5 system. This 10.1-inch infotainment system builds on one of our favourite examples in the market, with crisper graphics, quicker responses, and the ability to create multiple user profiles.”

2021 Chrysler Pacifica offers an unmatched amount of family-friendly features that include:
  • New FamCAM interior camera that allows parents to view child seat occupants in the rear and even zoom in on passengers
  • Uconnect Theatre with built-in games and available Wi-Fi to keep children occupied, with four new games for 2021: Concentration, chess, Chrysler Says and backgammon
  • New Uconnect 5 system offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen, the largest standard touchscreen in its class, and many more connected services and features
  • New segment-first USB Type C ports charge devices up to four times faster than standard USB outlets, keeping all family members connected while on the go
  • More standard and available safety features than any vehicle in the industry
  • Available new all-wheel drive (AWD) to assist in transporting children in any kind of weather, paired with Pacifica’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating
  • Stow ‘n Go second-row in-floor storage bins also allow additional space for storing toys, schoolbooks, groceries and more
  • Stow ‘n Vac helps clean up any kid-generated messes
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 and available 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 2.9 Le/100 km [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).

The Chrysler Pacifica continues to hold its status as the most awarded minivan five years in a row with more than 145 honours 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.
 
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.
 
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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