Automotive journalists met in Chandler, Arizona to determine which vehicles earned the top spot in their respective categories. When all was said and done, the 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn drove off as the Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year. In order to steal the spotlight, the 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn had to beat out some of the toughest trucks in the industry. The panel of 18 journalists reviewed trucks in categories that included safety, efficiency, storage, comfort, and performance before naming the Ram 1500 Longhorn the winner. The journalists agreed that the Ram 1500 Longhorn was more than capable of handling rough landscapes while offering passengers a comfortable vehicle for Read More →

Chrysler Pacifica Safety

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica performed well in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning it a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In order to earn the + designation, a vehicle must have available forward collision mitigation technology in addition to earning a good rating in all crash test categories. The Chrysler Pacifica safety technology that helped garner the + rating includes its available Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward-Collision Warning, which earned a superior rating from the IIHS. The IIHS has five tests for crashworthiness for which “good” is the highest possible rating, including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint evaluations. According to the Read More →

Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact

FCA recently took home four awards from Strategic Vision for Total Quality Impact. Designed to measure the overall customer experience, this massive survey determined that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500, Dodge Challenger, and Jeep Grand Cherokee each performed the best in their segments. According to Chrysler, the Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact (TQI) awards survey more than 39,000 vehicle owners about more than 155 aspects of their specific vehicle. This examines things like maintenance and performance, as well as overall satisfaction, excitement, and personality. With quality ranking as one of the highest factors, it was easy to see why so many FCA model won. “We see time and again Read More →