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Wards 10 Best Engines List for 2017 Includes 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica | Warsaw CDJR | Warsaw, IN

The Comparison begins

Every year the WardsAuto’s editors go through and choose the top 10  powertrain systems in the automotive industry. This year, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 hybrid propulsion system was found in the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Thus, earning a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines List for 2017 for the Pacifica.

WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter was quoted saying “We were wowed by the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s seamless operation,” and “The eFlite transmission shifts between pure electric mode and a combination of electric and gasoline engine propulsion without a hiccup.”

Inside the list maker

With this available hybrid powertrain, the Pacifica is the most fuel-efficient minivan ever. Drivers will get up to 33 miles of pure electric driving and a total range of 566 miles. In addition, it gets an EPA-estimated 84 MPGe combined. The 3.6-liter V6 is paired with an eFlite electrically variable transmission, allowing for a smooth transition between electric driving and the gasoline engine.

Achieving Recognition

This is the seventh year in a row that FCA US has been recognized in this prestigious list. In total, the FCA has achieved this recognition 17 times. The innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain on the 2017 Pacifica is the first of its kind in the minivan segment.

Are you as excited by a hybrid option in a minivan as we are here at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram?

The Chrysler NBFA Scholarship Helps Black Students in Agriculture

Chrysler NBFA Scholarship

Working with the National Black Farmers Association, Chrysler has helped to develop a scholarship to encourage students to pursue degrees in agriculture-related study. Proving up to $5,000 in scholarships at accredited two-year and four-year colleges, universities, and vocational schools, this opportunity is helping the black farming community to expand.

According to Chrysler, the Chrysler NBFA Scholarship is given on the basis of an application, and recipients are required to have met certain criteria. This includes academic performance, leadership and participation in agricultural and community activities, and clear career goals and objectives. Only the best are selected.

“Higher education provides transformational tools, knowledge and resources,” said Lesley Slavitt, Head of Civic Engagement, FCA US LLC, and CEO of the FCA Foundation. “It is a privilege for the FCA Foundation to be a partner in ensuring that the next generation of African-American farmers receives the training and skills that will help them to thrive.”

Established in May 2015, the NBFA scholarship program has awarded 19 scholarships within one year, totaling $87,000. In 1910, nearly 1 million black families owned over 15 million acres of land. Today, less than 45,000 black families own farms, totaling 3 million. The goal is to recognize racial disparities and to encourage young black students to get involved in agriculture. Chrysler is a dedicated partner for anything that helps future generations thrive.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, today!

Show Your American-Made Spirit with Chrysler Collection Merchandise

Chrysler Collection merchandise

We’re not usually in the business of selling anything but cars, but we felt the need to bring the ever-cool Chrysler Collection to your attention today.

Chrysler Collection merchandise highlights the brand’s “Imported From Detroit” personality: high-quality products, made in America, and always timelessly stylish. Available on the website is a plethora of Chrysler products, from a replica 1957 Chrysler 300C to PT Cruiser Holiday lights.

If you’re looking for some Chrysler Collection merchandise that’s a little less kitschy, there’s also a wide variety of men’s and women’s apparel, from sweatshirts to tees to scarves. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or just a little purchase to celebrate yourself, there’s bound to be something here to make any Chrysler fan happy.

Chrysler is one of our favorite automakers and we’re proud to provide our customers with the brand’s high-quality, American-made vehicles. But, for the Chrysler products you can’t drive, we strongly suggest you give the Chrysler Collection a quick perusal.

Keep the Summer Going with Mopar Accessories

Mopar Accessories
Pictured is a roof -mounted water sports carrier. Just another advantage of Mopar accessories!

If they haven’t already, your kids are probably heading back to school soon. With this, you might feel like the summer is over, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some great Mopar accessories to make sure your summer fun isn’t over yet.

  • Mopar Carbon Fiber Cap. Give your eyes a break from the summer sun with this carbon fiber-look cap and show everyone where your heart lies. It features UV-treated, moisture-wicking fabric with an embroidered Mopar logo on the front and the Mopar name on the back.
  • Mopar Scat Pack 2 Performance Kit. For Dodge Challenger or Charger owners, this performance package will give you an edge on the track with a Mopar Performance camshaft, valve springs, tie bars, upgraded pushrods, and all the gaskets. This will give you a boost of 56 horsepower and 30 lb-ft of torque while preserving your factory warranty.
  • Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier. Bring along your other favorite set of wheels with this convenient bike carrier. It attaches to the rear hitch on nearly all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles and swings away when you need access to the rear cargo area.
  • Jeep Tent. This tent is perfect for a night out under the stars. It even attaches to the rear of your Jeep providing extra cargo space or can stand alone.

These are just a few of the seemingly countless Mopar accessories available for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram. You can buy these online, or stop by Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and see our selection of Mopar accessories available right in the dealership.

Celebrate National Radio Day with Chrysler Premium Sound Systems

You may not realize it, but your favorite feature in your car just might be your radio. Imagine trying to go on a road trip without it or having to sit through a traffic jam in silence.

August 20th is recognized as National Radio Day, and the easiest way to show appreciation for your radio is to turn it up. But, if you feel like your car and its sound system are severely lacking, check out these Chrysler premium sound systems and consider upgrading to a new vehicle.

  • Beats Audio. This sound system was created by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine because of their undeniable love of music. This system includes five 3.5-inch Beats Audio mid-range speakers, four 6×9-inch Beats audio woofers, two 8-inch Beats Audio subwoofers, and a 12-channel Beats Audio amplifier.
  • Alpine. The premium Alpine sound system works directly with the Uconnect system to enhance your vehicle’s acoustics. It is a 7.1 sound system with nine speakers and a 12-channel amplifer.
  • Harman Kardon. If you crave the ultimate sound purity in your vehicle, the Harmon Kardon system is what you need. It is available in select Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge models and features advanced DSP functions and sound processing.

If you want to hear any of these premium sound systems in action, stop by Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and we’ll play you some tunes.

Chrysler’s Advertising Campaign in 2015

Its 2015 and with so much innovation in the works, Chrysler managed to find a way to stand out. Meet the new “Drive Proud” advertising campaign. The campaign features a range of professionals. You can find the campaign in broadcast, print, and digital form.

Chrysler’s advertising campaign is narrated by Peter Dinklage ( “Game of Thrones”) and the first commercial, “The Kings & Queens of America”, launched April 9th. The “Drive Proud” campaign features and celebrates hard work through life. No matter your profession, Chrysler’s got you covered.

2015 Chrysler 300 - Chrysler’s Advertising Campaign
2015 Chrysler 300

“Our latest homage to the relentless and proud is ‘The Kings and Queens of America,’ where we recognize nobility not as a birthright but an earned designation. Because meaningful success doesn’t appear magically on a silver platter; it is earned and should be rewarded. The crown jewel in this case being the new Chrysler 300 – a car crafted with them in mind,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer.

Among the lineup are Becky Hammon, assistant coach to the San Antonio Spurs, Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit, Phil Ivey, professional gambler and entrepreneur, Kwaku Alston, photographer, and Tiffany Scrade, jewelry designer.

That isn’t all of the careers that are represented. Chrysler’s just getting started and there’s much more to come. The campaign is focused around the Chrysler 300 and centers on the message of success through hard work. If you would like to reap the luxurious rewards for your hard work, come visit us at Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take a 300 for a test drive.

New Chrysler 200 Earns “Car of the Year” Award at Denver Auto Show

Chrysler redesigned several of their models for the 2015 model year, including the Chrysler 200 and 300 sedans. All that hard work is paying off now, too. For example, the 2015 Chrysler 200 just won the award as “Car of the Year” at the Denver Auto Show. The Chrysler 200 impressed the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association—and the journalists honored the new and improved 200 with the award.

New Chrysler 200
2015 Chrysler 200

The Chrysler 200 is new both inside and out. In fact, the new exterior design features the new “face” of the brand’s future designs—and what a beautiful face it is. The Chrysler 200 also provides better performance than ever before, with new powertrain options and up to 36 mpg. The Chrysler 200 balances efficiency and power quite expertly, another feature that made it stand out to the journalists.

Of course, it made it stand out to customers as well. So if you’re looking for a new sedan that offers the best of all possible sedan worlds, come see us at Warsaw CJDR to learn more about the Chrysler 200 today. We’ll show you the new face of the brand, take you inside the cabin, and even let you spin it around for a test drive as well.

New Smartphone Uconnect App Unveiled at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we get to see some of the most exciting new technologies coming our way from across practically every industry, including automotive. This year, from Chrysler, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), we get a new smartphone Uconnect app that has some pretty cool features.

With the Uconnect Access app, drivers will be able to remotely program a destination into their navigation system, get a vehicle health report, receive alerts when key vehicle systems need maintenance, and even locate their car using their phone.

“The Uconnect team is dedicated to delivering services and features that are innovative, functional and most of all easy to use,” said Al Amici, Head of Global Uconnect System and Services, FCA US LLC, in a statement. “We understand that our customers lead busy lifestyles and our goal is to minimize the everyday stresses by providing drivers with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicle.”

Imagine having this app on your phone. Then, the next time you can’t remember where you parked in a crowded parking lot, simply open the Vehicle Finder and see a map of exactly where your car is. You can then select Sound Horn and find your car in a snap.

Or, you can save yourself some time by presetting your destinations before you get in the car. Just find where you want to go in the Uconnect Access app, select Send to Vehicle, and when you start your car touch Go Now and you’re on your way.

Initially, the app will only be compatible with select 2015 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models equipped with either Uconnect 8.4A or 8.4AN, but will be added to additional vehicles as the system progresses.

2014: Chrysler Leads the Automotive Industry in Strong Year

Early projections say that Chrysler lead the automotive industry in a stellar year for sales, leading auto companies as 2014’s best-seller. In fact, Chrysler estimated Chrysler sales went up more than 2 million units for the full year, growing more than 16% since 2013.

Demand for the auto company’s Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickups are being held responsible for much of the groundbreaking sales numbers, though most of Chrysler’s numbers increased across the board.

2015 Chrysler 200C
2015 Chrysler 200C

“Low gas prices, a record stock market and the improving economy are making people feel more financially comfortable, and even the weather” are being attributed to such a high-selling year for cars, according to an analyst.

Other companies, like Toyota, have seen increases in sales this year, though their numbers don’t match Chrysler’s. Another successful company this year was Ford, whose sales will likely change radically as the new 2015 F-150 models hit dealerships.

We’re glad to hear that Chrysler had such an excellent year, and we encourage you to visit us at Warsaw CDJR and explore our many Chrysler models.

Chrysler Sponsors Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition

Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition

The Chrysler Group is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition. This is a competition with huge stakes that fosters artistry and ambition amongst the youth of America.

The competition is for US public high school students in grades 10-12. Their mission, if they choose to accept it, is very open-minded and leaves immense room for creativity. The goal is to “design a next-generation Dodge brand vehicle for the year 2025, and include a 500-word essay explaining what the Dodge brand means to them,” according to The Auto Channel.

First place will receive a $60,000 scholarship to the College For Creative Studies as well as a Macbook Pro. “The purpose of this competition is to expose students early in their education to the possibility of a career in automotive design while allowing us to connect with young talent and help to develop their artistic skills,” said Mark Trostle, Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, Chrysler Group LLC.

Someone certainly must carry the torch of automotive design and we here at Warsaw CDJR are happy to see Chrysler cultivating the America’s future designers!