Founded in 1925, Chrysler has been known as Detroit’s third-largest auto manufacturer for quite some time. After producing a wide range of successful cars during World War II, the company shifted its sights to families in the 1980s.
Since this switch took place, it has become famous for building comfortable minivans and sedans that are also fuel-efficient and brimming with sophisticated features.
If you are looking for a kid-friendly vehicle in BC, Canada, the 2021 Chrysler lineup will not disappoint!
As the largest model in the Chrysler fleet, the new Pacifica can transport a family of eight to school and extracurricular activities with plenty of room to spare.
Stow ’n Go seating allows for a variety of cabin configurations to meet your spur-of-the-moment needs. Behind the third row, you will find 914 L (32.3 cubic feet) of storage space. By folding this row down, you can access up to 2477 L (87.5 cubic feet), and with all of the rear cushions out of commission, you can optimize the maximum cargo area measured at 3978 L (140.5 cubic feet). It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!
Rated as the most awarded minivan for four consecutive years, the Pacifica is powered by a 3.6 L V6 engine. Pumping out 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, you can expect to get about 8.4 L/100 km on the highway. That’s unheard of for such a large vehicle, but it gets even better than that!
The minivan that we’ve come to know and love, the Pacifica, made its debut in 2017. Replacing the Town & Country model, it was very well received. Even though the regular version gets great gas mileage, the global movement to produce environmentally-friendly vehicles has led to the birth of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.
As a plug-in hybrid, this innovative ride uses the same V6 engine as the gasoline-powered model. However, it also gets two electric motors that are fed by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Generating 260 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque, it can drive for 51 km (33 miles) without touching the fuel reserves. Its estimated economy is rated at 2.7 L/100 km (105 MPGe). This puts the total driving range of one full tank at 835 km (519 miles).
Using the 120-volt Level 1 cable, you can recharge the battery overnight. If you need to replenish the energy stores faster, you can use the 240-volt Mopar Level 2 connector.
Another minivan in the current Chrysler fleet is the new 2021 Grand Caravan. As a seven-seater, this model is perfect for large families.
Under the hood, you will find the same V6 powertrain that the Pacificas use. As Canada’s best-selling engine, it features automatic stop-and-go technology that helps save on fuel. Equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission, you can add the Trailer Tow Group into the mix for a maximum hauling capacity of 1,633 kg (3,600 pounds). That’s more than other competitors can handle.
Taking safety to the next level, the Chrysler Grand Caravan comes standard with the ParkView backup camera to assist with reversing out of tight or crowded spaces. If you feel so inclined, you may also add the SafetyTec Group which comes with even more advanced systems. Blindspot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, forward collision warning, automatic braking, and parking sensors are all included in this additional package.
Not every family needs a minivan, which is why the 2021 Chrysler 300 exists. This luxury sedan offers comfort and convenience in a much smaller package suitable for singles, couples, and maybe a few kids too!
This car uses one of two engines to deliver optimized performance to the streets of BC. The first is the same V6 that the minivans use, and the second is a 5.7 L HEMI V8. Making 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque, it gets a surprising 9.4 L/100 km (30 mpg) on the highway.
Available in four trim levels, you can find one that is perfect for your daily driving needs. Standard features include an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, keyless entry, push-button start technology, and the ParkView backup camera.
Higher trims add heated/ventilated seats, leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, and more.
Whether you are searching for a minivan or sedan, you can find the ideal match right here at Oconnor. Our team of experts is available and ready to make the process as stress-free as possible. Get in touch with us today to begin your Chrysler journey!