The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has honored the Chrysler Pacifica by naming it as the 2018 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. This is a huge deal for us at North York Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, because we know and love this minivan. Plenty of customers have discovered the practical features, refined design, and advanced technologies contained in the Chrysler Pacifica. As always, we hope many more will learn about it in the future.

The Award

Winning the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award is no small feat. It's one of the most sought-after automotive awards in the nation.

Almost 100 journalists from AJAC vote on what vehicle they believe deserves the award. As part of the selection process, each person performs real-world testing of all vehicles eligible for the honor. Afterward, everyone votes for their favorite vehicle, and the most popular option wins.

A key difference emerged in the voting process this year. For the first time ever, participants could vote on all vehicles available in the Canadian market. Before, the only vehicles eligible were any that were new. That meant more competition for the award, with 182 vehicles receiving votes. In other words, the victory scored by the Chrysler Pacifica was that much more significant.

Only adding to the significance is the fact that AJAC is a highly respected organization which has been around for a long time. Many car shoppers pay attention to the honors handed out by the group. In fact, earlier in 2018 the Chrysler Pacifica was also named Best Minivan of 2018 by AJAC.

Compelling Features

It's easy to see why members of AJAC were so captivated with the Chrysler Pacifica. From first glance, the minivan has a design that blows away anyone. Just as impressive is the way it drives, keeping you captivated every moment. The strong acceleration and tight handling are only rivaled by excellent fuel efficiency, so you spend less time at the pump.

The three rows of seating feature plenty of space for even taller adults, so nowhere in the minivan is a bad place to sit. There's even room for up to eight people. Clever storage compartments abound, especially when you add the Stow 'n Go seating, giving you a way to keep your stuff organized, out of the way, and out of sight.

During trips, the available Uconnect second-row entertainment system is excellent. Two 10-inch touchscreens mount to the front seatbacks, so passengers can watch DVDs, Blu-ray disks, or use USB or HDMI inputs to watch media or even connect a gaming system. In addition, built-in apps provide even more diversion and accentuate the fun further.

Everyone can enjoy the available Alpine Premium Audio System. It packs 13 speakers into the minivan, plus a 506-watt amplifier. Or, you can select the optional Harman/Kardon surround sound system. It features 20 speakers and a 760-watt amplifier, for superior quality.

Visit North York Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to see the Chrysler Pacifica in person or contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable automotive experts.