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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

USA - FCA has a trio of models that have just won awards, from Jeep, Chrysler to Fiat and the new 124 Spider.

  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica earns "Best Car to Buy" and "Best Family Vehicle to Buy" awards from editors at The Car Connection
  • Editors honor the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee as "Best SUV to Buy"
  • The Car Connection readers choose the Chrysler Pacifica as the "Best New Family Car"
  • The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider takes home the award for "Best-Looking New Car" from readers of The Car Connection
The results are in for The Car Connection “Best” of the 2017 model year and three FCA US vehicles are driving away with accolades from editors and readers.
Experts at The Car Connection named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and the Jeep® Grand Cherokee as “Best to Buy Vehicles” for 2017. The Chrysler Pacifica earns a spot in two categories: “Best Car to Buy” and “Best Family Vehicle to Buy,” while the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is honored as “Best SUV to Buy.”

"The Chrysler Pacifica isn’t just the most thorough reworking of the Chrysler minivan in a generation. It’s an exceptional vehicle, period,” said Marty Padgett, editorial director of Internet Brands Automotive, parent company of The Car Connection, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports. 

"The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the few vehicles that can hit the road as well as it hits the trails. It's a perennial leader in the SUV segment, and a long-running favorite of our editors."

The Car Connection's expert editors chose the Chrysler Pacifica and the Jeep Grand Cherokee from a competitive field of nominees. Those nominees are new or fully redesigned models that achieved top scores in the site's unique "TCC Rating." The 10-point TCC Rating rolls up scores given to each vehicle across categories including safety, comfort and utility, fuel economy, performance and styling. Editors apply a price cap in all categories, except Luxury, of $50,000.

In addition to the experts determining “Best to Buy” vehicles for 2017, editors at The Car Connection gave their readers the chance to vote for their “Driver's Choice” best new cars of the year and the results include honors for two FCA vehicles: the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for the "Best New Family Car" and the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider as the “Best-Looking New Car.”

"Our readers have voted and FCA US vehicles made the strongest showing of any brands,” said Padgett. “From the Fiat 124's win as 'Best-Looking New Car' or the Chrysler Pacifica's win as 'Best New Family Car,' it's clear that readers, drivers and shoppers are keen to get behind the wheel."