2017 Chrysler Pacifica Win’ Kelley’s Blue Book Best Buy Award


Kelley Blue Book has honored the 2017 Chrysler Pacficia as a winner of their Best Buy Awards.

With 300 new-car models for 2017, Kelley Blue Book had their task cut out for them in deciding which cars belonged on the list of their Best Buy for 2016.  They narrowed the winners into 12 major vehicle categories and then spent plenty of time with the dozens of vehicles that made it into the final pickings.

The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards is an annual thing that the company does to provide buyers with the information they’ve gathered by putting these vehicles through rigorous evaluation.  After all that, the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earned a spot on the Best Buy Awards.

“Chrysler’s all-new Pacifica minivan doesn’t just replace the long-running Town & Country, it blends luxury and practicality like no minivan before it,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.  “Luxury-level dash design up front is complemented by rear quarters that offer all the utility you expect in a minivan, but with common design sensibilities.  It’s also a pleasure to drive, helping it lock up a Best Buy Award in its first year on the market.”

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2015 Chrysler 300 is Perfect for Summer Road Trips

2015 Chrysler 300 is Perfect for Summer Road Trips

Summer is here and one of the greatest things about that time is that for many it marks the time when many are getting ready to head out on vacation.  In anticipation of that, Kelly Blue Book put together a list of the ‘Road Trip Cars of 2015.’

Number 5 on the list happened to be the 2015 Chrysler 300.  Their reasoning for putting a four door sedan on this is that it gets the road tripping done in a way that is “…in a distinctly American way.”  The highlight that KBB focuses on is the V8 engine.  With the power and the torque that it provides, it makes driving on any highway a breeze.  On a closing note, the benefit of it looking like a cop car could come in handy when dealing with traffic.

What KBB doesn’t go into is the comfort.  The 2015 Chrysler 300 is listed on Ward’s 10 Best Interiors.  The seating is made of quality craftsmanship and leather-trim is standard on all models.  Other features that help any road tripper are blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.

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Chrysler Scores Big in August Sales Numbers

The election is really heating up with the DNC coming to end tonight with President Obama giving a grand speech to excite his base to come out and vote for him come November. It’s right on the heels of Republicans making the case for electing Mitt Romney. Part of that case rests on the President’s handling of the auto bailout years ago. He’s received both praise and criticism for the act, but it’s hard to argue with the end result of the auto industry seeing the best sales they have had in years. In what maybe some great news for President Obama and bad news for Romney, August’s numbers point to the President deserving the praise for his actions on the auto bailout.

A post on Bloomberg is showing that the August auto sales saw light-vehicle deliveries at the fastest rate since the 2009 program “cash for clunkers” was enacted. The sales of the month put the industry on the path of having over 14 million sales for the year, the best year since 2007. That’s a 10 percent gain for the third year in a row, which is also the first streak of this nature since 1973.

Chrysler was at the head of the sales charge. Their sales had a 14 percent increase from the previous month. This is higher than the analyst were predicting. The higher sales are due in part to the Dodge Dart finally making it’s large splash on the nation. The sales of the hot new vehicle almost quadrupled from July’s numbers. That gives Chrysler a winning streak of upwards sales, the 29th month to do so.

Alec Gutierrez, an analyst at Kelley Blue Book, is quoted as saying, “We expect Chrysler to continue to gobble up incremental share in the compact-car segment. Chrysler is still trying to get enough selection of variety out to their dealers to satisfy demand. Their product portfolio has improved.”

Chrysler is charging full steam ahead. The monthly good news of sales still continues. Be ready to hear plenty more of the positive sales as the election heats up, the auto bailout has been at the heart of this debate and this is just more ammunition for the political machine to use.

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