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Car shopping can be stressful if you don’t know what you want. If you have a big family, striking the balance between cabin space and fuel efficiency is likely your starting point. But what else makes a car family-friendly?

 

  • Sufficient cargo space
  • Onboard entertainment capabilities
  • High safety rating
  • Features that make road trips easier

 

You may not find all of these specs in equal measure when shopping around for a car, minivan, or SUV, but a healthy selection of all of the above is sure to be a contender for your next purchase or lease. Here are the best new and used models from Chrysler, courtesy of Abbotsford Chrysler:

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Just looking at the Pacifica is enough to know that this minivan is really special. Completely redesigned in 2017, the 2018 release includes a new base trim and more standard features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As there weren’t too many changes in the 2019 release, you can save thousands of dollars by buying the 2018 model.

 

2018 Pacifica Specs

 

Seating Capacity: 7 passengers

Engine: V-6 3.6 L/220 (regular unleaded); hybrid is also an option

Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

Transmission: Automatic with overdrive

Miles per Gallon: 18 MPG in the city/26 MPG on the highway

 

Safety Feature Highlights

  • Back-up camera
  • Brake assist
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Traction control
  • Child safety locks
  • Lane keeping assist (available on higher trims)
  • Lane departure warning (optional on higher trims)
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors (available on higher trims)

Onboard Entertainment Highlights

 

  • HD radio
  • Satellite radio
  • MP3 player
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Auxiliary audio input

Onboard Comfort Highlights

  • Dual zone A/C and Rear A/C
  • Leather seats (available on higher trims)

Interested in test driving a Chrysler Pacifica? See for yourself why this minivan was ranked in the top three of its class and received a 9.7 safety rating from US News.

 

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

If you’re looking for a midsize SUV that won’t make you feel like you’re driving a family car, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be worthy of a test drive. Featuring a high-end interior, easy-to-use infotainment system, four-wheel drive capabilities, and a hardcore engine—the only thing this model might be lacking compared to other models in its class is supersized cargo space.

 

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs

Seating Capacity: 5 passengers

Engine: V-6 3.6 L/220 (regular unleaded), V-8 6.4 L/392 (premium unleaded), and the Trackhawk 4×4 comes with the V-8 6.2 L/376 (Intercooled Supercharger premium unleaded).

Drivetrain: RWD, 4WD

Transmission: Automatic with overdrive

Miles per Gallon: 11­-19 MPG in the city/17-26 MPG on the highway

 

Safety Feature Highlights

  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability control
  • Tractional control
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors (available on higher trims)
  • Lane departure warning and lane keeping assist (both optional on higher trims)
  • Auto-leveling headlights (available on higher trims)

 

Onboard Entertainment Highlights

  • Satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • MP3 player
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Premium sound system (available on higher trims)
  • Entertainment system (available on higher trims)
  • WiFi hotspot (available on higher trims)
  • Smart device connectivity (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)

 

Onboard Comfort Highlights

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Back-up camera
  • Rear parking aid
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated steering wheel (available on higher trims)
  • Adaptive cruise control (available on higher trims)
  • Rain-sensing wipers (available on higher trims)
  • Automatic parking (available on higher trims)

Want to know more about what the Jeep Grand Cherokee has to offer? Come to Abbotsford Chrysler today to find out for yourself why this 2019 model is the perfect fit for your active family.

2019 RAM 1500

When it comes to heavy-duty towing and luxury interior, there’s nothing better than the Ram 1500. The 2019 Ram 1500 ranks amongst the highest in its class, and it’s well known for an effortlessly smooth ride, spacious seating, and endless amounts of power. You won’t have any problems hauling your boat, trailer, or fifth-wheel in the summers. It may be designed for heavy-duty construction work, but the comfortable smooth ride and loads of space make the 2019 Ram 1500 an excellent family-friendly vehicle.

 

 

2019 Ram 1500 Specs

Seating Capacity: 3 to 6 passengers

Engine: V-6 3.6 L/220 (regular unleaded), V-8 5.7 L/345 (regular unleaded/electric)

Drivetrain: RWD, 4WD

Transmission: Automatic

Miles per Gallon: 15­-20 MPG in the city/21-27 MPG on the highway

 

Safety Feature Highlights      

  • Brake assist
  • Child safety locks
  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors (available on higher trims)
  • Daytime running lights (available on higher trims)
  • Cross-traffic alert (available on higher trims)
  • Blind spot monitoring (available on higher trims)

 

Onboard Entertainment Highlights

  • MP3 player
  • HD radio
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Optional smart device capability (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Premium sound system (available on higher trims)
  • Optional WiFi hotspots
  • Back-up camera

 

Onboard Comfort Highlights

 

  • Power steering
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Optional climate control
  • Optional onboard hands-free communication system
  • Rear parking aid (available on higher trims)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional on some trims)
  • Automatic parking (optional on some trims)
  • Leather seats (available on higher trims)
  • Heated seats (available on higher trims)

Come and check out what the 2019 Ram 1500 has to offer. If you’re all about driving the latest model off the lot, we encourage you to take the all-new 2020 Ram 1500 for a spin!


Browse Family-Friendly Vehicles at Abbotsford Chrysler

Abbotsford Chrysler on Automall Drive is your one-stop shop for new and used Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram models. We are also here to help with repairs, tune-ups, and tire changes at our full-scale auto service shop. Book a service with us online, or come and check out our inventory of new and used family-friendly cars, SUVs, and minivans. We offer a wealth of financing options and can help you choose the most affordable and sensible payment solution.