2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer In June we participated in the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) 2018 Northwest Green Car of the Year competition to select the most environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. After driving 18 different hybrid and electric cars, SUVs and a minivan we chose the 2018 Northwest Green Vehicle of…

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Test Drive

“2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited” Quite possibly the Ultimate Minivan Chrysler introduced the very first minivan, creating a brand new automotive segment. FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica emerged as an all-new platform replacing the outgoing premium Chrysler Town & Country minivan. It hit…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 3

FAMILY-SIZE PLUG-IN HYBRIDS By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Small vans have been around since the 1950s and 60s, but it was Chrysler that popularized the people movers in 1983 with introduction of the first minivans, the Dodge Caravans. Since that time nearly all manufacturers have contributed to the development of the concept with variations and improvements, and over…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L-Plus Test Drive

“2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L-Plus” Chrysler reinvents the miniivan with Ninth Generation  Following the creation of a brand new automotive segment more than 30 years ago by introducing the very first minivan, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)  has reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation Chrysler Pacifica for 2017. The Pacifica emerges as an all-new platform to…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Test Drive

“2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid” Ninth Generation Pacifica adds a Hybrid to Minivan Reinvention After creating a brand new automotive segment over 30 years ago with the introduction of the very first minivan, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) has reinvented the minivan with the all-new ninth generation Chrysler Pacifica for 2017, and has added its first hybrid…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Newport Beach, Calif. – With more than 14 million sold over the last 30-years, the minivan has been an integral part of the American car culture. Chrysler pioneered the segment with the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models and other automakers followed with their own interpretations. Over the…

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2015 Chrysler 300C Sedan Test Drive

“2015 Chrysler 300C” Baby Bentley grows ever bolder The 2015 Chrysler 300C returns to its roots, which include breakthrough 1955 and 2005 models, while taking the nameplate’s appealing “Baby Bentley” style to heightened levels of sophistication and technology….

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2015 Mopar Trikke Pon-e 48V Test Ride

“2015 Mopar Trikke” A portable electric three-wheeler FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) showcased several vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show this year in a special show preview, and one of them was an unusual personal mobility tricycle of sorts – a stand-up electrically powered trike, and for all of you Mopar® fans who don’t want to,…

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FCA Winter Drive Exercise Program

“FCA Winter Drive” A Cold Winter’s Drive – All-Wheel and 4×4 vehicles put to the frozen test   Formerly the Chrysler Group LLC, FCA US LLC is the new organization that comprises Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the newly renamed alliance recently staged a demonstration of their various iterations of 4WD and AWD vehicles that come…

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