Family Green Car of the Year

There is no denying that a minivan is the ultimate family hauler. Now, with the first-ever Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, families have a new way to combine the versatility they need with the efficiency they want. This innovative model was recently named the Northwest Family Green Car of the Year by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA).

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrd

Reviews

NWAPA members gathered in Portland, Oregon, to test drive 19 energy-efficient and fuel-saving vehicles, including gasoline-electric models, battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and even a hydrogen fuel cell model. The Chrysler Pacific Hybrid impressed the writers with its great range, efficiency, and excellent versatility.

Range

“With its 33-mile electric-only range, the Pacifica Hybrid has plenty of range for most drivers’ daily commutes…” said NWAPA President John Vincent. “Journalists overwhelmingly picked the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the Northwest Family Green Car of the Year, recognizing the first hybrid minivan’s exceptional fuel economy as a groundbreaking way to extend family budgets.”

Safety

Along with its fuel-saving powertrain, the Pacifica offers more than 100 available safety and security features, along with an abundance of desirable tech features. Families will especially appreciate the available Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system.

Come experience the next-level of family transportation with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, available now at Rochester Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Economic Off-roading: The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is Going Green

It’s a mean, green, Wranglin’ machine!

You heard right, the Jeep Wrangler is going green – and not just its color. Renowned for its off-roading capabilities and iconic look, the forthcoming 2017 Jeep Wrangler will include hybrid options for consumers.

Expected to launch in 2017, the overhauled off-roading vehicle will offer fuel economy savings with a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain and a reduction of bulk with the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum, and possible carbon fiber parts.

“For those people who use the Wrangler, the most important thing is the initial torque and the crawl ratio. With an electric motor you have the most torque available and with the right combination of transmission and gear ratios you can create incredible crawl ratios,” says Mike Manley, Jeep President and CEO.

However, for the patrons that worry a hybrid Wrangler model just won’t cut it in the back woods, Jeep says they will also offer a diesel version as well.

Go green with us at Rochester Hills, where we will be happy to show you your new 2017 Jeep Wrangler hybrid in the near future!

IIHS Ranks Dodge Dart as a Top Safety Small Car Pick

Are you in the market for a new car, truck or suv? What is at the top of your “must have” list? Hopefully safety is at the top of that list. In 2012 there were 25,580 fatal crashes. These accidents occurred from drunk driving, speeding, distractions and bad weather. The Chrysler Group has made safety a top priority in their small cars and this year the Dodge Dart tops the Insurance Institute Highway Safety (IIHS) lists Top Safety Picks.

Dodge Dart

2013 Dodge Dart

Each year, the IIHS does extensive testing and ranks vehicles based on their performance in five areas: moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact, rollover and rear impact. and scoring them with poor, marginal, acceptable and good marks. To be considered a top pick from IIHS, the cars, trucks or SUV’s must have good ratings across the spectrum of occupant protection in the moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests.

MSN Auto reviews the small car with top safety ratings and the fresh design and safety create a coveted reason to want to drive. The small car 1.6L turbo engine offers excellent power for an unrefined drive. Find better fuel efficiency than ever in the 2014 Dodge Dart. At the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership in Rochester hills, MI near Auburn, find new and used Dodge Darts. The 2013 Dodge Dart is a small sedan available in one of five different trim level and three fuel-efficient powertrains, for optimal customization. Stop by the Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer near Orion today and see what you think!