November 18, 2021,
Throw those hats on the ice: the Chrysler brand’s made-in-Canada minivans have scored a hat trick.
For the third year in a row, Chrysler Pacifica and exclusive-for-Canada Chrysler Grand Caravan have again been named co-winners as “Best Minivan” in the 2022 AutoTrader Awards. The awards are billed by the long-running online publication as the country's, "most comprehensive, influential, and recognized automotive awards, according to an Ipsos survey," with a jury of more than 20 automotive journalists from across the country evaluating every single vehicle available for Canadians to buy.
Expanding on the minivans' award win, AutoTrader.ca contributor Matthew Guy said: "Ever since Chrysler introduced the notion of a minivan way back in 1984, it has been holding master classes in space efficiency and smart design. For the 2022 AutoTrader Awards, our panel of over 20 judges from across Canada have once again voted for the Chrysler Pacifica/Grand Caravan as the Best Minivan... Turns out, it’s not just children that get taken to school in a Chrysler minivan – the competition does as well."
He added: " Practical, smart interior design, and an invisible powertrain – sounds like a class winner to us. Best of all? The Pacifica and Grand Caravan are assembled right here in Canada."
Both the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Grand Caravan are made-in-Ontario at the Windsor Assembly Plant.
Chrysler Pacifica has won ‘Best Minivan’ every year since the AutoTrader Awards were revamped in 2019, plus Stellantis minivans won in the three year prior to that in the award's previous iterations.
Chrysler Pacifica continues to hold its status as the most awarded minivan five years in a row with more than 150 honours and industry accolades. As the first to introduce the minivan and through six generations of the vehicle, the Chrysler brand has innovated 117 minivan firsts, including nearly 40 minivan-first features on the Pacifica. The company has sold more than 15 million minivans globally since 1983, twice as many as any other manufacturer in the past 37 years.
For 2022, Chrysler Pacifica delivers an athletic exterior appearance, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability paired with class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard and available safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that features a bird's-eye view of rear-facing child-seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity and loads of comfort, capability and interior storage. Amazon Fire TV is now available, giving rear seat passengers access to their favourite shows, movies, streaming apps, unique vehicle features and Alexa, connected through in vehicle 4G WiFi hotspot or mobile device hotspot.
The Chrysler Grand Caravan enhances its value proposition for 2022, adding significant standard features, including heated front-row seats with a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, the segment-exclusive second-row Stow ‘n Go fold-in-floor seats with in-floor storage and Easy Tilt, dual power sliding doors and a power liftgate and the all-new Uconnect 5 system.
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented, with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling and the most advanced available all-wheel-drive system in its class. The available innovative hybrid powertrain takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and delivers 2.9 Le/100 km (more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 50 kilometres (30 miles) and a total range of more than 800 kilometres (500 miles). The Canadian-market exclusive Chrysler Grand Caravan holds its own distinct position in the award-winning Chrysler minivan lineup, offering even more value for those who seek the quintessential family vehicle. Chrysler is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis. For more information regarding Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), please visit www.stellantis.com