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Chrysler Pacifica Earns “Family Car of Texas” Title from TAWA for a Third Consecutive Year

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The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was also named the "Minivan of Texas" and "Green Vehicle of Texas"

The Pacifica won big in the state where everything’s bigger

With each passing month, the Chrysler Pacifica adds even more awards and titles to its impressive collection. That assortment of awards includes two separate “Family Car of Texas” titles from the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA).

Now, Chrysler is adding a third “Family Car of Texas” title to the Pacifica’s lineup of awards, as the minivan received the honor for a third year in a row at the 2018 Texas Auto Roundup.


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During the event, held at Eagle Canyon Raceway in Decatur, Texas, 49 TAWA journalists drove 46 vehicles for a total of two days. Most of those journalists found the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica to be the best family vehicle featured at the event.

“The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica won our Family Car of Texas award by an overwhelming majority vote,” said Michael Marrs, President of TAWA. “For the third year in a row, our members were impressed with Pacifica’s combination of technology, styling, functionality, versatility and family-friendly features.”


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That wasn’t the only honor that the latest Pacifica received during the Texas-based event. The Texas Automotive Writers Association also named the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica the “Minivan of Texas,” another title that it has repeatedly earned in past years.

With the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model, Chrysler’s signature minivan was in the running for another of TAWA’s awards: the title of “Green Vehicle of Texas.” With a total highway fuel economy score of 84 MPGe and all of the same major amenities featured in the Pacifica’s standard model, the Pacifica Hybrid easily obtained this title, too.

Although everything is supposedly bigger in Texas, it would appear that automotive enthusiasts in the Lone Star State have fallen for a minivan.