If you lead an active lifestyle, whether it be cycling, stand up paddleboarding, skiing, or even just running around town after your children, then we have some good news for you. Carspondent.com recently hosted their 14th annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) Competition, and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram earned top honors. If you’re looking for the best vehicle to assist in your active daily life, then check out which of our vehicles recently won the awards.
The ALV competition brings a unique combination of judges to the panel. They bring together athletes and people who actually live active lifestyles every day to select the winners, along with members of the automotive media community. They then require the competitors to navigate through and off and on-road driving courses while the judges evaluate. The co-founders of the competition are triathlete and founder of Active.com Jim Woodman along with distance runner, cyclist, and jouralist Nina Russin.
This year, FCA US LLC took home more awards than any other manufacturer, including top spots in their respective categories. These include the following:
- Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: “Best Value Family”
- Dodge Durango: “Luxury Family”
- Jeep Compass Trailhawk: “Best Value Off-Road”
- Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition: “Hugh Luxury Off-Road”
“FCA US showed up at ALV with a lineup of vehicles geared specifically to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and as a result, took home more awards than any other manufacturer,” stated program co-founder Nina Russin. “The Jeep Compass Trailhawk lived up to its promise of true off-road capability, traversing a challenging course that tested its directional stability and wheel articulation. The Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition proved that a vehicle designed to work and play hard can also deliver luxury. Cyclists were impressed with the interior capability of the new Chrysler Pacifica and appreciated its stylish exterior. And everyone loved the Durango SRT’s raw power: a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
It’s easy to see why they won, too. These vehicles really are perfect for the active person. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is one of the best family vehicles available today, and at an exceptional price. And although we don’t currently stock the Hybrid version here, the other trim levels offer almost all of the same great features. This minivan is perfect for the active family. It has more than a whopping 100 available safety features to keep you and your smaller athletes as safe as can be. Also available to the Pacifica is a full suite of comfort and convenience technologies including a theatre rear seat entertainment system. If you’re looking for a minivan to suite today’s family, then this is a perfect choice.
If a minivan isn’t quite your style, then the 2017 Dodge Durango SRT is an outstanding option for a luxury family vehicle. With 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with a HEMI V-8 engine, this SUV will get you anywhere you want to adventure, and fast. The Durango SRT had a National Hot Rod Association-certified 12.9 second quarter mile and will take you from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. Plus with a towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds, this vehicle is truly ready for anything. Inside you’ll find standard leather and suede, a new carbon-fiber trim, all of the latest in Dodge comfort and convenience technology.
The 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk wins “Best Value Off-Road” for many great reasons. The Compass provides drivers with a legendary 4×4 off-road experience. With a Trail Rated badge, this SUV has outstanding ground clearance, traction, articulation, and even water fording abilities. Combine this with 70 available advanced safety and security features, superior on-road driving dynamics, and advanced fuel-efficient powertrains and you have a truly spectacular vehicle.
Finally, the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork edition is the newest member of Ram’s offerings, and the winner of “High Luxury Off-Road.” This is one of the most luxurious trucks available today as well. It comes with 100 percent full-grain leather seats, a walnut-trimmed steering wheel, suede headliners and visors, walnut-colored real ash wood accents, and ruby red stitching. Ram’s Uconnect 4C 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and available 4G Wi-Fi is also included. This truck is truly first-class.
Award Winning Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Vehicles for Sale in Forest Lake, MN
Come and test drive these vehicles for yourself and you’ll see why they’re worthy of the acclaim. We have a great selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. Almost all of our new vehicles include a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty as well. This warranty covers the powertrain components on your vehicle for as long as you own it. So come and see us soon! Browse our inventory online and then come and do some test driving. We’re located in Forest Lake, MN. Right by Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake.
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Source: FCA North America