Fiat Chrysler Says New Pacifica Minivan Is ‘Monumental Leap’

DETROIT (AP) – Thirty-three years ago, Chrysler invented the minivan. Now, it’s reinventing it — with styling reminiscent of an SUV, high-tech options and a first-ever hybrid model that Chrysler hopes will make minivans in style again.

Minivans are priced within the $22,000 to over $40,000 range. The most expensive models have lengthy rosters of equipment, corresponding to second-row captain’s chairs, a power-operated sliding doors and rear hatch, broad (and typically a number of) rear leisure screens, and even built-in Wi-Fi. The rear-seat entertainment methods, whether or not installed at the factory or by the seller, can add significantly to the worth.

Our ‘ninety nine Odyssey will top 300,000 miles this Spring and has been in virtually each state and province. It was our solely automobile for greater than 10 years, and was the primary workhorse in a significant home transform since it might maintain full sheets of plywood/drywall. I do not consider it boring or stodgy… I take into account it a PAV: Premium Journey Automobile.

Each the Sedona and Odyssey earned a Good (highest attainable) rating on reasonable-overlap front, side-impression, rear-affect, roof strength, and the small-overlap front collision assessments. The Sienna earned a Good score on all the above exams excluding its Acceptable score on the incredibly troublesome small-overlap check, which simulates what would occur in an offset collision with an object equivalent to a tree.

Do not fill your gasoline tank when you purchase gas. Moreover, definitely don’t overfill it by continually squeezing the dispenser deal with to completely fill the tank! Purchase only enough gasoline to take care of the gas degree between one quarter and one half tank. This is greater than enough fuel for a number of days journey for most individuals, plus it removes extra weight the car should carry.