Three Fiat-Chrysler models recently earned recognition from the online magazine The Car Connection, winning top scores in their respective categories. The most notable win was by the Chrysler Pacifica, which was named Best Minivan to Buy for the fourth year in a row. The two other winners were the Jeep® Grand Cherokee (Best SUV) and Ram 1500 (Best Truck). Both were first-time recipients of this award.
The editors of The Car Connection drove over 100 vehicles in order to choose the best on the market, rating models based on their ability to meet the wide range of needs car shoppers have. From fuel economy and safety to value and overall affordability, the editors took everything into account.
“The Chrysler Pacifica sets the bar for minivans with its flexible interior and its crisp styling,” said Martin Padgett, editorial director of Internet Brands Automotive, publishers of The Car Connection. “The unsung hero in the lineup is the plug-in hybrid, with its excellent fuel economy and forward-thinking powertrain.”
The editors also noted that the Grand Cherokee scored particularly well when it came to performance both on and off the road, including the Trailhawk and Trackhawk editions, while the Ram 1500 won because it has better capabilities than the competition. And, for the editors, there’s little point in buying a truck if it can’t tow and haul like the Ram 1500.