The Chrysler Pacifica is Named the 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

Picture via Objects in the Mirror (FCA Blog)

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is enjoying the new year by being the most awarded minivan of the year.  It has received 30 honors in 2016 and seems to be poised to continue collecting awards and adulation from the car press and drivers.

Most recently, the new and popular minivan was named by automotive journalists from both the US and Canada as the 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.  That brings the yearly total of awards for 2017 up to 12.

The Chrysler Pacifica is bringing style back to the minivan segment and is being noticed for it. 

“When we first introduced the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica just one year ago, we believed that we had created the perfect formula for today’s busy families,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA North America after receiving the award for 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.  “But it’s the recognition from our customers and respected opinion leaders like the NACTOY jury that helps to reinforce Pacifica’s status in the marketplace as the no-compromises minivan, and highlights what a great job the entire team has done in developing, building and selling the all-new Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid.”

As 2017 continues on and more and more drivers get the chance to take the Pacifica for a drive, the more love it will be getting.

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Chrysler Continues to Rack up the Wins

Chrysler has been getting lots of love of late. That’s not just from the public who has been helping the auto-maker enjoy some of the best sales in a long time. There’s also the people handing out awards for the vehicles. In just this past week, Chrysler might be needing to build a whole new trophy shelf to keep track of everything that’s been rolling in.

To start with, Automotive News has given the Chrysler 300 an 83 in the Consumer Reports Large Sedan Ratings. That’s second place and still bests all the domestic competition. Automotive News praised the 2011 redesign of the 300 and even more for the additional V8-powered 300C that gives more power to consumers. All these traits help the 300 “score near the top of its category,” says David Champion, the Sr Director of Consumer Reports Automotive Test Center.

The next big win for the company is that Strategic Vision has put out their Total Quality Index study. On the report, Chrysler Group tied for second place. The company ended up scoring at the top of the charts for the Dodge, Jeep, and FIAT brands. Chrysler ended up with 870 for a score where the industry average is 861. The improvement from the previous years study is 2%, which might seem low, but it’s actually the highest improvement of any auto-maker in the study.

The final major news for Chrysler is that Total Car Score has named two of their vehicles in the Top 10 New Cars for 2013. The big winners were the 2013 Dodge Dart and the Ram 1500. They noted that the new Ram will be a major player in the large truck category from here on out. The Dodge Dart received praise based on their belief that it will help bring in a younger crowd to the dealers and win acclaim with the large amount of personalization options it has.

Definitely a good time for Chrysler as the good news just piles up. They have been doing everything they can to keep the good momentum continue and it really seems to be paying off. Who knows what “best of” they’ll be winning next.

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Chrysler 300 On Ward’s Top 10 Interiors

Wards Auto World magazine has handed out the awards for their “Wards 10 Best Interiors” list for 2012. In order to be part of the competition, the vehicles had to be either completely new or have had a significant upgrade for the 2012 or 2013 models. The editors ended up looking at about 40 different vehicles to find their winners. In the end, Chrysler got handed some good news as the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series ended up making the top ten list.

Drew Winter, the Editor in Chief of Wards magazine, said of the luxury sedan, “If Bently made an affordable family car, its interior would look like the Chrysler 300 Luxury. It’s smart and modern with a generous helping of over-the-top lavishness.” Saad Chehab, the CEO of Chrysler Brand was quick to comment on the news, “The new 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series is more than just our flagship car; it’s the trophy for the tireless majority, an automobile designed and built to meet the most discerning of expectations.”

The 300 wasn’t the only car in the Chrysler family that was placed on the list, the new 2013 Dodge Dart also made the cut. Wards plans on honoring the winners on May 17th, 2012 at the Wards Auto Interiors Conference in Dearborn, Michigan.

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