Dodge, Chrysler, and Ram Trucks Earn Top Honors From AutoPacific
AutoPacific, an automotive research group, announced that several Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brands won a total of six awards in its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA). Alfa Romeo and Ram Trucks took the lead with two awards each, while the Dodge Challenger raced ahead of the competition and won the VSA for Sports Car for the fourth consecutive year. AutoPacific measures owner satisfaction via its New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey to recognize the industry’s most satisfying cars, SUVs, and light trucks. The survey is considered an industry benchmark and consists of an evaluation of 27 individual vehicle attributes from over 73,000 new-vehicle owners before any awards are finalized. For 2020, FCA racked up awards for:
Sports Car – Dodge Challenger
Standard Luxury Car – Alfa Romeo Giulia
Full-Size Pickup – Ram 1500
Large Car – Chrysler 300
Standard Luxury Crossover SUV – Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Ram Trucks leads the charge as the brand that earned the highest honor from AutoPacific — it’s officially deemed the Highest Satisfaction Popular Brand.
“AutoPacific VSAs give consumers true, unbiased insight into which vehicles are providing their owners with the most satisfying experience,” said George Peterson, AutoPacific President.
This marks the second straight year that the Ram 1500 earns the Full-Size Pickup award from AutoPacific. Notorious as the benchmark for light-duty full-size pickups, the Ram 1500 also received very high marks in the New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey thanks in large part to its storage capacity and interior styling options, along with innovative storage solutions and driver’s seat ingress/egress. Ram has no intentions of slowing down with its 2021 Ram 1500 model — the truck maker recently unveiled the world’s quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced pickup — the Ram 1500 TRX. Additionally, the 2021 Ram 1500 lineup also adds the Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition and the Ram 1500 Limited Night Edition.
Dodge clearly has a winner here as this is the fourth year in a row in which the Challenger model earns the AutoPacific VSA in the Sports Car segment. This year, the Challenger secured a score of 17 out of 27 satisfaction attributes. Those who completed the survey indicated they were satisfied with the Challenger’s power, braking, acceleration, exterior design, a roomy cabin, and the vehicle’s overall fun-to-drive character. Earlier this year, dodge launched one of its beefiest Challengers to date, the 807-horsepower 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, often referred to as the quickest and most powerful muscle car. As for the 2021 model year, Dodge is adding two new trims to the model’s lineup with the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and the T/A 392. Both trims feature additional performance elements, such as a legendary cold-air intake Shaker that direct cooler air into the HEMI V8 engine.
Although often written off as a car past its sell by date, the Chrysler 300 remains one of the last large sedans standing. It offers buyers segment-exclusive features such as a standard TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, the award-winning Uconnect 4 infotainment system, advanced technology, the largest-in-class 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen display and available all-wheel-drive with a front-axle disconnect. Safe to say, the Chrysler 300 easily overshadowed the competition to win AutoPacific’s Large Car VSA. According to the survey, the Chrysler 300 received high marks for its quiet cabin, wheel size, overall style, exterior design, cargo access, cargo area lighting, driver’s seat ingress and egress, and the car’s overall cruising range.
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