More Awards for the Chrysler Pacifica
If the Chrysler Pacifica were a football team, it would be the New England Patriots. If the Chrysler Pacifica were a recording artist it would be Taylor Swift. The Chrysler Pacifica is the most-awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017, and the awards just keep coming, much like they do for the Patriots and Swift.
In February the Pacifica was given two more awards to add to its collection: 2018 Best New Car Award from Good Housekeeping and 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
2018 Best New Car Award
“As America’s first-ever and only hybrid minivan, it is by definition a one-of-a-kind, no-compromise family vehicle,” Deputy Editor & Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Laurie Jennings said in a FCA press release. “Offering all the qualities of the well-received gas model, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid displays substantial real-world electric range for most driver’s daily commutes, great fuel economy when operating as a hybrid and plenty of room for families.”
The Good Housekeeping Institute and Car and Driver screened more than 100 new vehicles and chose the top 25 to evaluate further. The vehicles were driver 3,000-plus miles and rated for safety, design, handling, technology, comfort and value.
2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is made in Canada, so it’s only natural the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada gave it this honor. The Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year is a prestigious automotive industry award that is decided by real-world testing and votes from about 100 expert automobile critics throughout the country.
“There’s an extra air of significance when one of our homegrown products wins a domestic award,” FCA Canada President and CEO Reid Bigland said in a FCA press release. “Chrysler Pacifica’s recognition as 2018’s Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year reinforces its position as the most awarded minivan of the last two years, and provides important third-party validation for the exclusive suite of versatility, style, safety and technology that it brings to Canadians.”