A red all-wheel-drive 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle minivan traveling on a two-lane highway flanked by trees with autumn leaves
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Is the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Worth $53,390 for a Minivan?

Busy parents once filled carpool lanes and soccer field parking lots with economical minivans. That was decades ago, and times have changed. For the past several years, consumers have traded their vans for family-friendly SUVs. Today’s three-row models are not only sleek but also comfortable and easy to drive. Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) acknowledged the changing …

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Rusty Monday: Rusted Hulks Playing Peek-A-Boo

Some cars left to rust have been abandoned so long that Mother Nature can consume them. Yet, there they are if you’ve got the eyes to seek them out. These Rusty Monday relics are doing a good job of keeping out of sight, whether winter or summer. These rusted sedans are playing peek-a-boo surrounded by …

Crossover & Midsize

Could This Be The Car That Saves Chrysler?

There’s a lot of speculation as to what will happen to the Chrysler brand now that the Stellantis merger is complete. The brand is down to almost no models which, you know, doesn’t keep you in business for very long. But there is a wave of new models chugging out from the French side of …

A photo of the 2021 Honda Odyssey outdoors.
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What’s So Great About Minivans?

Some drivers swear they’ll never own a minivan. Conversely, there are plenty of families out there that swear by their van. Models like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna continue to improve year over year. But what’s so great about minivans? First off, I’ll start by saying that I am definitely one of …

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD S updates the popular S Appearance, introduced in 2017, with new exterior Anodized Ink finishes on the grille surrounds and badging, and a new “Foreshadow” finish on the wheels.
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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Seems Out of Place on This List

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Yes, MotorTrend placed the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica on its shortlist for the 2021 Car of the Year. Just how did a minivan find itself in such a rarefied company? In an award section dominated by cars, the Chrysler Pacifica tries to prove why it made the list. MotorTrend’s Car of the Year awards A …

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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Does Chrysler Own Hyundai?

In recent years, more automakers are increasing their efforts to manufacturing cars with more autonomy and, ultimately, fully self-driving capabilities. In March 2020, Hyundai announced that it would be partnering with Aptiv, an auto parts company focused on cleaner automobiles. This joint venture, dubbed Motional, hopes to create self-driving cars for ride-hailing services, according to …

A supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI® high-output V-8. It boasts 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque
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Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Baits FCA Global Head of Design

Consumers have a fascination with the Hellcat engine. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recognizes this and has been busy shoving the Hellcat engine in whatever it can. So, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and even the Ram 1500 TRX pickup have all seen the powerplant mounted on their platforms. Interestingly, someone recently rendered what …

Dark gray 2021 Chrysler Pacifica with AWD drifting through the snow
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The Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

If you’re shopping for a minivan, then you’re going to want to pay attention to all of the features it has inside and out in order to keep your family safe and entertained for the drives ahead. One of the most important features that you can easily overlook, though, is a minivan’s fuel efficiency. It’s …

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Mercedes Thinks You’ll Want This All-Terrain Luxury Sedan

There are only so many segments and configurations for vehicles. Recently we see these All-Terrain Luxury Sedans popping up. Yeah, it is a new segment to a certain extent. But is it a compelling segment? What is a lifted, all-terrain Maybach sedan compared to a traditional SUV? Whatever it is Mercedes thinks you’ll want it. …

Honda Odyssey on the road near the seaside
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The Most Complained About Minivans

Minivans may not be the most exciting segment––to people other than myself, anyway––but they do comprise one of the most functional. Minivans are basically the most family-friendly vehicle on the market. There aren’t a massive amount of different minivan offerings, but of the more popular ones we see thousands of complaints filed on CarComplaints.com. If …

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
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The Chrysler Pacifica Went From Economical to Luxurious

The Chrysler Pacifica has been a minivan worth betting on for years. Literally, it’s been the TCC’s Best Mini Man To Buy since 2017. However, in 2021 along with more practical upgrades, you can get a brand-new luxurious Chrysler Pacifica with even more comfort, tech, and safety features.  The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica offers more luxury  …

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Worst Car Wednesday: 1989-91 Chrysler/Maserati TC Disaster

Lee Iacocca almost single-handedly saved Chrysler Corp. After being dumped by Ford he became head of Chrysler. What saved the company was threefold: convincing the US government to loan it money, the K-car, and the minivan. Once Chrysler got its groove back he thought a high-end luxury convertible would sell like mad. Thus began the …

2020 Kia Sedona is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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These Safe Minivans Could Save Your Family Thousands

Minivans are famed family haulers. They have been carting American families around for decades. Not everyone likes their look, but you can’t argue with the phenomenal functionality of this segment. Sometimes, it’s nice to go back a few model years to buy a nice used minivan. For many families that are car-shopping for their next …

2019 Sema Jeep Wrangler Concept | FCA crawling over rocks
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Does Fiat Chrysler Own Jeep?

The Jeep brand manufactures one of the most iconic SUVs in the world. Military roots and off-road prowess make the Jeep Wrangler stand out. The new Jeep Gladiator is essentially a Wrangler with a truck bed. the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers family-style versatility. But who owns Jeep and makes all the Jeep parts? Which auto …