2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Win Family Car and Truck Awards

July 1st, 2019 by


In the spring, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) hosted its annual Family Car Challenge. This is an event we look forward to each year as a dealership in Georgia and as a dealership that believes in the safety, convenience, and comfort of our family-friendly FCA vehicles.

This year marked the fourth in a row that an FCA vehicle took home the highest honor of Best Family Car. For 2019, it was the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that earned this trophy. In fact, this is the third time that the Pacifica has received GAAMA’s highest award. Meanwhile, the all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator earned the title of Best Family Pickup Truck — quite an achievement as an entirely new pickup truck in a segment with long-time favorites.

Jeep Gladiator is the Best Family Pickup Truck

“Today’s busy families need a vehicle that can help make their lives easier and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Jeep® Gladiator deliver on that promise,” remarked Daryl Killian, GAAMA president and host of The AutoNsider on News & Talk 1380 WAOK, an Entercom radio station based in Atlanta. “The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid earned our highest honor with a winning combination of technology, functionality, drivability and family-friendly features, in addition to segment-leading fuel efficiency and a comprehensive infotainment system.

Killian added: “The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator earned its title of Best Family Pickup Truck with an exceptional blend of both pickup truck and Jeep attributes that offer functionality and versatility with clever storage solutions and a bed that offers even more utility.”

To select the winners, automotive journalists from the greater Atlanta area came together at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia, just an hour northeast of our dealership. There, they scored all eligible vehicles across several family-friendly categories after driving them along suburban routes.

A First: the Chrysler Pacifica 2019 Hybrid Minivan

The new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is America’s first-ever hybrid minivan, delivering an incredible 82 MPGe on the highway to keep your next family road trip going longer without interruption.* If you crave more adventure, the all-new Jeep® Gladiator is the most off-road capable midsize pickup truck ever built, delivering best-in-class available towing and payload as well as the option to remove the roof and doors.**

You can get both of these award-winning vehicles at Paulding Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram. We look forward to seeing you when you stop in for your next test drive.

*EPA estimated miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Actual mileage may vary.

**Based on the FCA US LLC Midsize 4×4 Crew Cab Segment.

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