The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA), announced that two of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles have been awarded winners in their annual Family Car Challenge. The GAAMA Family Car Challenge is the only industry competition where vehicles are evaluated specifically to the needs and desires of today’s families. GAAMA members evaluated various manufacturers’ vehicles, spanning several family-oriented categories. Journalists scored vehicles after driving suburban routes around The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia.
The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator took home the award for “Best Family Pickup Truck”, while the Chrysler brand’s 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid took home the top honors with the overall “Best Family Car” award.
“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,” said 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. 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.”
While the all-new Gladiator pickup has yet to reach all markets throughout the United States and Canada, the popular Jeep truck is already racking up quite the impress portfolio of awards. As the most off-road capable midsize truck ever, Gladiator builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, and best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid also features an impressive portfolio of awards since it made its debut in 2017. Pacifica Hybrid takes the minivan a step further with its innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles.