Five Chrysler Vehicles are the Best Buys of 2013

Consumer Guide Automotive has put out the list of its ‘Best Buys’ for 2013. On that list not once, not twice, but fie times, is Chrysler. Five vehicles in the Chrysler family have earned a spot on this prestigious list.

ABC12 has the breakdown of which cars the editors with Consumer Guide Automotive recommend for you to drive. In the category of ‘Best Minivan,’ there’s the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country. ‘Midsize Crossover’ goes to the Dodge Journey. For’ Large Pickup Truck,’ there’s the Ram 1500. Lastly, the ‘Large Crossover’ is the Dodge Durango.

Every year for this list to be put together, the editors evaluate numerous vehicles by giving them rigorous test drives. There are 19 categories that are test overall. Whichever ones they find that fit the needs of the consumer are given the ‘Best Buy’ accolade.

Chrysler, as a whole, gained the respect of the editors. “The Chrysler Group turnaround has been a treat to watch,” Says Tom Appel, publisher. In a few short years the company has made revolutionary gains in terms of drivetrain sophistication and materials, and assembly quality. Chrysler really feels like an all new entity.”

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country S: Making Minivans Cool

There’s a stereotype attached to the modern mini-van. The chariot of soccer moms and fathers who sold their dreams of sports car in exchange for something practical to drive the kids to school in. I’ve never been one to buy into that philosophy of labeling a minivan as uncool. That definitely has nothing to do with me having to drive my family’s minivan to school my senor year because my older brother took the coupe to college. Chrysler doesn’t think that either.

The new 2013 Chrysler Town and Country S model will be debuted at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The “S” model is a family of Chrysler vehicles that are about giving top model looks for the exterior and interior. The Town and County is about showing the versatility in a minivan.

The color choices to show off in range from ‘Brilliant Black’ to ‘Deep Cherry Red.’ The infamous grille comes in black chrome along with black-background Chrysler Winged badges front and rear. The 17-inch aluminum wheels have a polished face and black-painted pockets. All combine to give a sleek and sexy look to what would otherwise been seen as the opposite.

All joking aside, minivans are seen as family vehicles for a reason. That’s why the Town and Country S will come equipped with performance suspension. That adds a great level of handling to the driver. Just a way Chrysler is bringing safety and comfort together when driving.

There’s plenty of more features Chrysler is adding to make sure your family is both protected and safe. The dual screen Blu-Ray system will be a hit with the kids, allowing both the rear seat passengers to watch HD movies on the go. You can even plug in your Xbox or Playstation in to really encourage road trips.

For more details, check out the full press release that Chrysler put out promoting the minivan. For all other Chrysler products you can head over to Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge’s online showroom. Make sure you also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more Chrysler news and deals.

Chrysler Creates Program to Help Drivers After Hurricane Sandy

Living in New York for the past week hasn’t been easy. The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is still being felt in neighborhoods that have been without power for well over a week and Governor Cuomo is putting the damage estimates near 33 billion. It’s been a long and rough road and some of the worst photos to come out during and after the storm was watching numerous vehicles washed away in the chaos. Thankfully, automakers like Chrysler have decided to step up and help the rebuilding process along by offering a helping hand to the drivers who need it most.

According to, Chrysler will be starting a new program for residents in FEMA designated disaster areas. Eligible drivers can get a 500 dollar cash allowance coupon to put towards the purchase or a least of the majority of 2012 or 2013 models for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat. The program will be running up until January 2nd.

Along with hurricane aid, Chrysler has a new program for military vets in the Veterans Day Military Appreciation Bonus Cash. This will also offer $500 toward the purchase or leasing of vehicles in the Chrysler family. The program reaches out to inactive military reservists and vets who have been honorably discharged. It will run through November 17th.

Sandy left a wave of destruction in its path, and it’s good to know that there are companies out there helping people out in a time where any assistance is needed. It’s never easy to lose something like a car in extreme weather, but thanks to Chrysler and other automakers, there are options out there to help ease the pain.

Queens was one of the areas hit and has been designated a disaster area by FEMA. Go online to view our Chrysler inventory at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Be sure to also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more monthly deals on Chrysler vehicles.