Chrysler Vehicles Top Auto Rankings
U.S. News & World Report recently announced that the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica debuted in the number one position in their Best Minivans rankings.
“The minivan class is all about having the most comfortable, useful interior, and on that point the Pacifica delivers,” says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of the U.S. News Best Car Rankings. “With features like Chrysler’s innovative Stow ‘n Go seating, the easy-to-use Uconnect infotainment system and plenty of space for the whole family, the Pacifica goes beyond the minivan basics and deserves to be at the top of the class.”
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be available in five trim levels, each powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 287 horsepower. For reference, this figure is very close to the output from the 2016 Town & Country, which critics think has plenty of power. Chrysler also says there will be a first-in-class plug-in hybrid model available, which can travel up to 30 miles on electric power alone.
The 2017 Pacifica includes the popular Stow ’n Go seating system, except here, passenger capacity has been increased from seven to eight.
Noteworthy options in the Pacifica include advanced safety and security features, such as a 360-degree camera system and lane departure warning, and convenience features, such as a hands-free liftgate and sliding doors.
U.S. News also praised the 2016 Chrysler 200 for its comfortable interior and strong handling capabilities.
“The Chrysler 200’s cabin boasts an upscale look and feel that’s better than many others at this price point,” critics wrote. “The infotainment system is also easy to use, and the 200 has a large trunk.”
Moving on to the Chrysler 300, U.S. News wrote, “The Chrysler 300 offers a stronger engine lineup than the 200, featuring a 292-horsepower V6 in the base model and an optional 5.7-liter V8 that makes 363 horsepower. Reviewers do like the Chrysler 300’s standard equipment, especially the Uconnect infotainment system, which they say is easier to use than many competitors’ systems.”
Chrysler’s Town & Country won some praise, too.
“This seven-passenger minivan has one of the most flexible and versatile interiors in the category, thanks to its Stow ’n Go seating system, which allows you to fold the second- and third-row seats into the floor,” auto experts wrote. “The 2016 Town & Country’s Stow ’n Go seating is easy to use, and most critics think that all three rows of seating are spacious enough for adults… The Town & Country has high-quality interior materials, a fairly simple infotainment interface, and a long list of standard equipment, which includes convenience features such as power-sliding rear doors and a rear-seat entertainment system.”
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