Chrysler Pacifica Name Car and Driver 10 Best Trucks & SUV’s

January 11, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Experts at Car and Driver have named the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica to their “10Best Trucks and SUVs” list as the winner in the Van category, the second consecutive year that the Pacifica has been honored.

An expansion of the 10Best franchise, which has awarded the 10 best cars on the market in each January issue for the past 36 years, the 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards, now in their second year, are organized around segments and recognize one honoree from each segment.

According to Car and Driver, “In keeping with its mission, the Pacifica moves with aplomb, not overstarched vigor; its suspension is tuned for passenger comfort, while light and faithful steering makes navigating tight parking lots as effortless as knocking back a glass of Yoo-hoo. Even so, the Pacifica proves willing enough to dance down a twisty two-lane road…To all that, the Pacifica also adds an attractive exterior design, ergonomically friendly interior controls, and an infotainment system that’s perhaps the most intuitive and easy to use in all of autodom. It also returned 31 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test, a boon for long family road trips. The Chrysler Pacifica is a refined tool that is now a two-time 10Best winner.”

When evaluating a vehicle against its peers, Car and Driver uses three guiding tenets: value, fulfillment of the vehicle’s mission (which changes from segment to segment) and level of engagement from behind the wheel.

The 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 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 2017.

The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its innovative, advanced plug-in 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 Pacifica lineup is expanding for 2018 with the addition of the S Appearance Package, which offers a customized, athletic look featuring black accents inside and out. The Chrysler Pacifica also receives additional updates for the 2018 model year, including standard SafetyTec across all gas and hybrid models, and upgraded Uconnect 4 systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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