07 January 2019

Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 Named 2019 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buys

  • For the third year in a row, the Chrysler Pacifica wins both Family Vehicle and Minivan Best Buy Awards


  • Ram 1500 wins Large Pickup Truck Best Buy Award for the 11th consecutive year


  • Consumer Guide Automotive® editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by extensively testing all major models available in the United States


The editors at Consumer Guide® Automotive have awarded both the Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 with 2019 Best Buy distinctions in their respective categories.


For the third year in a row, the Chrysler Pacifica captures both Family Vehicle and Minivan Best Buy Awards, winning each award since its introduction to the marketplace.


The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 captures the Best Buy Award for Large Pickup Truck. The Ram 1500 has won its segment for the 11th straight year since 2008.


“As the winner of the Best Buy crown for the third year in a row, the Pacifica offers class-leading horsepower and fuel economy, excellent road manners and ride quality, and an unmatched array of family-friendly features … all wrapped up in a stylish package,” said Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive. “With an excellent redesign for 2019, the Ram 1500 builds on the previous model’s considerable strength and offers an unbeatable ride/handling combination along with a high level of refinement, classy interiors and unique features.”


Consumer Guide Automotive editors analyze, compare and evaluate numerous vehicles by extensively testing all major models available in the United States. According to Consumer Guide Automotive, a vehicle does not become a Best Buy based solely on objective ratings - Best Buys also distinguish themselves as good values compared to other vehicles in their class. For more information on the Consumer Guide Automotive 2019 Best Buys, visit consumerguide.com.


2019 Chrysler Pacifica


The all-new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with a boldly styled and sculpted exterior and a highly functional yet beautifully crafted interior. From every angle, its proportions, surfacing and styling create an appearance not expected of a vehicle in the segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect Theatre rear-seat entertainment system and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromise minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spots as the most awarded minivan of the year.


2019 Ram 1500


The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds (102 kgs). The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds (45.4 kgs) while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds (5,783 kgs) of towing capability and 2,300 pounds (1,043 kgs) of payload. The new Uconnect® 4C with a massive 12-inch (305mm) touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability and 360-degree camera views. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.


About Consumer Guide Automotive

Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Its staff of full-time automotive editors boasts more than 100 years of combined automotive experience. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1500 new and used vehicles as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Morton Grove, Illinois. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.

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