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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Now Offers 4G LTE Wifi and Unlimited Data

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Now Offers 4G LTE Wifi and Unlimited Data

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Now Offers 4G LTE Wifi and Unlimited Data! The Chrysler Pacifica has had one heck of a year. It seems every car award out there has named the Pacifica a winner including KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best BuyThe Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All TimeWard’s 10 Best Interiors, and more. Now Chrysler is stepping up to compete with the Honda Odyssey by providing 4G LTE Wifi and Unlimited Data, provided by AT&T, for use in connection with is UConnect display platform.

“For 35 years, our Chrysler minivans have led the segment we created, and that continues in 2018 with the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid now adding 4G LTE Wi-Fi with unlimited data plans for $20 per month,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The Pacifica’s new, faster 4G LTE network speed creates an in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot that keeps everyone in the family connected with up to eight mobile devices, making it easy to browse websites, check email and stream video. Passengers can also make the most of the class-exclusive Uconnect Theater system by utilizing the 4G hotspot to stream content via HDMI connected devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast or Apple TV.”

For 2018, The Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited models, and Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited models, will offer several different data plans from AT&T, including:

  • Standalone unlimited plan offers unlimited data at $20 per month1
  • Add your vehicle to your existing Mobile Share Value or Advantage plan, receive 1 GB of data, for $10/month2 
  • Day pass offers 250MB at $5
  • An included trial of AT&T Wi-Fi is available on properly equipped vehicles3

“As our Uconnect systems continue to advance, the boost of 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology showcases our commitment of keeping our customers conveniently connected while on the road,” said Tricia Hecker, Global Head of Connected Services, FCA Global. “Our goal is to provide consumers with a variety of ways to stay connected and explore the efficiency and convenience that our services and features have to offer.”

Learn more about this upgrade in the official press release. For more Chrysler News, Follow Wilde Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica Win in Ideal Vehicle Awards

Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica Win in Ideal Vehicle Awards

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Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica Win in Ideal Vehicle Awards! Recently AutoPacific,a future-oriented automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm, released the annual winners in their Ideal Vehicle Awards. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was awarded “Best in Class Ideal Mid-Size SUV” while the Chrysler Pacifica was named “Best in Class Ideal Minivan.” The awards are based on responses from over 65,000 owners of new model-year 2016 and 2017 vehicles across all major manufacturers. Owners were surveyed after 90 days of ownership and asked what changes they would make their vehicle in 15 categories, including ride and handling, interior storage, safety features, and more.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has won the Ideal Vehicle Award for Mid-Size SUV, with owners indicating that driving the model meets or exceeds their expectations. “The Grand Cherokee is a perennial best-in-class winner in AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Awards,” said George Peterson, President of AutoPacific. “Its excellent design, capability and breadth of the product offering contribute to Grand Cherokee’s award-winning ways.”

The Chrysler Pacific has enjoyed an outstanding year with awards, winning KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best BuyThe Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All TimeWard’s 10 Best Interiors, and more. This marks the first year that the Chrysler Pacifica has won the Ideal Vehicle Image Award for the Minivan segment. “Chrysler’s new Pacifica minivan checks all the boxes a minivan owner desires. Pacifica is the minivan that most closely meets the expectations of its buyers,” said Peterson. “As the inventors of the minivan 35 years ago, the Chrysler Pacifica shows Chrysler designers, planners and engineers understand minivans best.”

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Chrysler Pacifica Wins Best Minivan in DNA Awards

Chrysler Pacifica Wins Best Minivan in DNA Awards

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Chrysler Pacifica Wins Best Minivan in DNA Awards! Recently, the New York Daily News announced winners of their DNA awards and the Chrysler Pacifica was named the Best Minivan. The New York Daily News explains the inception and purpose of the awards: “At Daily News Autos, our team of writers, editors, and contributors is committed to providing the best guidance possible about the vehicles people actually buy. In order to do that, and to the best of our ability, we need to put ourselves in your shoes, understanding your requirements, lifestyle, and intentions given the vehicle segment in which you are shopping. In 2016, in an effort to answer this simple yet complex question for as many people as possible, we launched the annual Daily News Autos Awards.In choosing the winners in a multitude of vehicle classes, we seek to nominate those models that best represent the “DNA” of a specific segment. The cars, SUVs, trucks, and minivans that win DNA Awards not only contain the core requirements and characteristics necessary to credibly serve their expected functions, but also reflect superior genetic makeup in terms of design, engineering, innovation, value, and dynamism.”

The Chrysler Pacific has enjoyed an outstanding year with awards, winning KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best BuyThe Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All TimeWard’s 10 Best Interiors, and more. The editors share why they chose the Pacifica as their best minivan for 2017, “Clearly, there is no better vehicle for daily family life than a minivan. And among minivans, for 2017, there is no better choice than the Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica replaced the Town & Country this year, and the completely redesigned vehicle vaulted Chrysler from zero to hero within the minivan segment. Stylish, enjoyable to drive, loaded with technology, and available with a traditional V6 engine or as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the roomy Pacifica is both sophisticated and sensible. It’s safe, too, loaded with available driver assistance, collision avoidance, and teen driver monitoring systems. According to official crash testing performed by the federal government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Pacifica earns the highest possible scores when it comes to protecting loved ones from harm.”

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FCA Files Trademark for "Cuda" Name

FCA Files Trademark for “Cuda” Name

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FCA Files Trademark for “Cuda” Name! A few months ago we excitedly reported that Jeep is working on bringing back its beloved Jeep Wagoneer but according to new reports, FCA might have plans to bring back the Barracuda. The Plymouth Barracuda, originally built from 1964 to 1974, was a muscular two-door car and the original pony car, predating the Ford Mustang by a month. The Plymouth Barracuda, which was housed under the Chrysler brand, still enjoys a fairly fanatical following from American performance car enthusiasts.

Although Chrysler’s branding has changed over the years, many rumors suggest that FCA could introduce a new Barracuda branded as a Dodge, which is now known as the performance car division of FCA. The automaker already filed for rights to the Barracuda name in 2015, but they also recently filed a new application for the common abbreviation “Cuda,” sparking more rumors that a revamped Cuda is on the way. Some rumors believe the new Barracuda could essentially be a convertible version of the next-generation Dodge Challenger, which is expected around 2020. 

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Chrysler Pacifica Named Best Minivan in 2017 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards

Chrysler Pacifica Named Best Minivan in 2017 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

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Chrysler Pacifica Named Best Minivan in 2017 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards! According to MotorWeek, “Each year we roll out the red carpet for our annual Drivers’ Choice Awards. These are the cars and trucks we would like to have parked in our driveway, or at least dream about owning if we won the lottery. We look at the factors mattering most to consumers – price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency. Then our editorial staff selects the best models in a variety of lifestyle categories ranging from family sedan to luxury car, to large utilities and pickups. From that group, an overall best of the year is chosen. MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards have been presented annually since 1983.”

The Chrysler Pacifica won in the Minivan Category with the editors sharing, “Rumors of the minivan’s demise have officially been put to rest as Chrysler, the inventor of the front-drive segment, does a full reboot with an all-new Pacifica; showcasing why minivans really are the family friendliest of all vehicles, and earning our Best Minivan Award along the way. Loads of cargo space for Dad, plenty of comfort and luxury features for Mom, up-to-date tech for the little ones; and features like Stow n’ Go seating that other manufactures have been unable to duplicate. What’s more, the 200-inspired face brings some style to the segment, and a soon-to-arrive Plug-in Hybrid version will ensure the minivan keeps driving into the future.”

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The Pacifica Hybrid Named Overall Best Family Car

The Pacifica Hybrid Named Overall Best Family Car

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The Pacifica Hybrid Named Overall Best Family Car! The Chrysler Pacific has enjoyed an outstanding year with awards, winning KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best Buy, The Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All Time, Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, and more. Now we are excited to share that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was honored with overall Best Family Car and Best Technology Family Car while the Chrysler Pacifica was named the Best Three-Row Family Car by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. Members of GAAMA evaluated various manufacturers’ vehicles and scored them after driving scenic routes at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Conference Center in Buford, Georgia.

“GAAMA works hard at this event to evaluate a variety of vehicles for family friendliness and functionality,” said Christopher Lawrence, GAAMA President and CEO of AutoAcademics. “Our members were thoroughly impressed by the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid. Today’s busy families need a vehicle that can help make their lives easier, and the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid deliver that by offering versatility, functionality, technology and unsurpassed fuel economy. And for a do-it-all family vehicle, the 2017 Ram 1500 delivers with a full array of family-friendly features, clever storage solutions, excellent ride and handling, and impressive power. And I can’t fail to mention that it sounds great, too!”

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The Chrysler Pacific Named A Must Test Drive

The Chrysler Pacific Named A Must Test Drive

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The Chrysler Pacific Named A Must Test Drive! The Chrysler Pacific has enjoyed an outstanding year with awards, winning KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best Buy, The Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All Time, Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, and more. Recently the Pacifica was honored with the “Must Test Drive” Award by Autotrader. In order to qualify for the award, each model on the list needed to cost under $75,000, be available to the general public to purchase, and offer an unexpected feature/benefit that would change the way you think of the car or brand in question. 

Autotrader explains, “The brand-new Chrysler Pacifica is turning a lot of car-industry heads, if only because it improves so dramatically on its mediocre but top-selling predecessors — the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. Starting from just under $30,000 with shipping, the Pacifica now goes head-to-head with the best, and according to Ben, actually manages to eek out the title of “best minivan on the market.” Brian called it an “excellent family car,” while Tara calls it “the first one that’ll really make you rethink your anti-minivan stance,” especially due to its car-like ride and impressive list of features and equipment. We also like its handsome styling and its prioritization of convenience above virtually all else. Perhaps the best praise of all comes from Dwight, however, who calls the Pacifica “a minivan that your kids will almost not be embarrassed to be seen in.” See the full list here

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Chrysler Expanding Pacifica Line

Chrysler Expanding Pacifica Line

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Chrysler Expanding Pacifica Line! The Chrysler Pacifica has completely redirected the brand, winning multiple awards this year. Adding to the momentum, FCA announced that they will be adding a new Touring Plus model to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lineup. This new model will include new features like a power liftgate, three-zone automatic temperature control, premium fascia, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, fog lamps, second- and third-row sunshades and universal garage door opener. Currently, the Pacifica is available as an LX, Touring, Touring Plus, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus, and Limited. 

“The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica arrived in dealerships a year ago, and in that time, it has both resonated with our current minivan customers and brought new minivan buyers to the brand,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “The addition of the new Touring Plus model to the Pacifica lineup builds on this success, delivering another option to meet the needs and price point of more customers.”

The model is available in showrooms now. For more Chrysler news, Follow Wilde Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

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The Chrysler Pacifica is a "Best Family Car of 2017"

The Chrysler Pacifica is a “Best Family Car of 2017”

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The Chrysler Pacifica is a “Best Family Car of 2017.” Recently KBB put together its annual list of “Best Family Cars of 2017.” This year, the experts realized that the only true family capable cars are SUVs and compiled it’s list without including any sedans: “As SUVs have grown more comfortable and more efficient over the years, families and car shoppers in general have demonstrated an increasing preference for the elevated driving position, superior cargo versatility and higher profile of SUVs. Each of our 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 offers a unique but similarly compelling combination of safety, value, versatility, amenities, comfort and drivability. Whether it’s the sliding doors and cavernous interior of a minivan or the high-riding nature and available all-wheel drive of an SUV, each of these vehicles is simply more functional as a family car than a traditional sedan.”

The cars were divided into three categories: Two-Row SUV, Three-Row SUV, and Minivan. The winners were determined by safety, value, reputation, driving manners, technology, child seats, cargo versatility, comfort, and convenience. Kelley Blue Book explains their testing procedures, “We compiled a list of last year’s winners and the best of the new and redesigned 2017 models and brought them all together for a back-to-back testing regimen. Ten editors spent two weeks driving, poking, prodding and researching all these vehicles. Our group includes several parents claiming a total of eleven children spanning a full range of ages including an adorable toddler, elementary, middle, high school and college students, and even a couple who’ve made it out into the real world. We put family cars under a group microscope once a year, but we live them every day.”

It seems every time we turn around the Chrysler Pacifica is winning a new award including: KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best Buy, The Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All Time, Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, and more, but now we are excited to share what the KBB experts wrote about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, “If there’s one vehicle that can do it all, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can make a case for being it. While the Pacifica’s forebear, the Town & Country, can be credited with creating the minivan genre, Chrysler’s mainstay had been both a leader and a follower in the category — sliding more recently into follower status with its dated styling and lack of innovation. The all-new Pacifica changes all that.”

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named in 2017 Best Cars for the Money

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named in 2017 Best Cars for the Money

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named in 2017 Best Cars for the Money! It has been a huge year for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. It seems every time we turn around it’s winning a new award including: KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best Buy, The Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All Time, Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, and more! Adding to the list, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was recently named the 2017 North American Utility of the Year by a panel of 50 plus Canadian and American automotive journalists, but now the 2017 has been named in the 2017 Best Cars for the money.

The U.S. News Best Car for the Money award aims to highlight vehicles that give you an outstanding ownership experience for a great value, with each winner having the best combination of quality and value in their respective classes. The awards are determined by data used from car rankings, which uses data collected and analyzed from every credible and published review of the model combined with hard safety and reliability data. To measure value, TrueCar was brought in to find average vehicle costs and Vincentric helped give information on total cost of ownership, which includes cost of gas, insurance, and repairs over 5 years. 

The editors write about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, “The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica ranks 2 out of 7 Minivans. Once an SUV, now a top-rated minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica is spacious, quiet, gets good gas mileage, and is pleasant to drive. It’s one of the best options in the class.”

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