Test Drive a Chrysler Pacifica or Jeep Wrangler at the 2019 Seattle Auto Show
The last quarter of the year still includes auto-shows that are introducing 2020 vehicles, even 2021 vehicles. The latest auto-show for 2019 is the 2019 Seattle International Auto Show, which runs from November 14-17, 2019. Showgoers will have access to more than 500 new vehicles which vary from electric to exotic vehicles
Some of the vehicles being introduced at the auto-show are the Ford Explorer and the 2020 Bentley Continental GT. However, there are some vehicles that, although not present physically, are giving customers the virtual experience, like the Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep Wrangler.
The location of the Seattle Auto Show is at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in downtown Seattle. Hours are as follows Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets for the auto show are $16 for general admission for attendees 13 or older. $14 for seniors who are over 62 and older and military. Children under 12 enter free when accompanied by a paying adult. If buying advanced tickets (called e-tickets), you get a $1 discount, and you get a $5 discount for parking, and it’s also available with an e-ticket purchase.
There are over 500 trucks, SUVs, and cars at the auto show, without a single salesperson in sight. The Seattle auto show is a low-pressure place to be able to car shop. For 2019, there are more than 75 new-model cars from top automakers that are available to be taken for a spin.
Here are some vehicles that will be available to test drive at the Seattle auto show:
The Chrysler Pacifica has a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine which has a nine-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle gets an EPA-estimate of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which surpasses a lot of its rivals.
There are two engine options to choose from. There’s the 285-horsepower V6 engine or a 270-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder. The base engine delivers enough power, but the turbo-four also provides better acceleration.
The fuel economy numbers for the Wrangler rivals the other vehicles in its class. With the base of V6, the Wrangler gets 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. With the turbo-four it gets better estimates of 23/25 mpg city/highway.
The Wrangler has a heavy-duty suspension which leads to a tradeoff: it improves on off-road ability. That said, the ride is fine. Especially when it goes over a smooth payment.
The standard features on the Jeep Wrangler include skid plates and part-time four-wheel-drive. Any of the trims can be equipped to give you the adventure to remember. The Rubicon trim has even more off-road-oriented features, which make it the vehicle equivalent of a mountain goat.