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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Earns Family Car of Texas Title

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Family Car of Texas

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan has been taking the automotive industry by storm—and it looks like it’s not going to stop anytime soon. At the Texas Auto Roundup in Fort Worth, Texas, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) has awarded the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with multiple awards, including the prestigious title of Family Car of Texas.

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A total of 58 journalists drove 53 cars from a variety of manufacturers, voting for their favorite vehicles. In the end, Fiat Chrysler came out as the most awarded manufacturer at the event.

Nic Phillips, President of TAWA, went on to state: “FCA US brought an all-star lineup with several cars impressing our journalists. However, the design, functionality, and practicality of the new Chrysler Pacifica really stood out from all the Family Car contenders. It’s truly entertaining to drive with friends and family, offers numerous safety options, and leads the segment in styling, all while playing to the traditional strengths of minivans.”

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Along with the title of Family Car of Texas, the Chrysler Pacifica walked away with other prizes, too. Here is a list of the total TAWA awards given to Fiat Chrysler brands:

  • Family Car of Texas: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Minivan of Texas: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Best New Interior: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Best New Feature: Uconnect Theater (as featured in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica)
  • Full-Size Sedan of Texas: 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack
  • Performance Sedan of Texas: 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
  • Supercar of Texas: 2016 Dodge Viper GTC

Obviously, Texas seems to love the Italian-American carmaker’s brands. To determine the winners of each category, the automotive journalists in Texas each drove nearly every new car on the market.