The Chrysler Pacifica is Cruising on Sesame Street


There are some interesting characters behind the wheel of the Chrysler Pacifica lately.

As part of a sponsorship of the PBS show “Sesame Street,” Chrysler is creating a multimedia campaign that pairs Sesame Street muppets and the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

The first four videos feature muppets riding in a Chrysler Pacifica while playing a new In Pacificagame show called “Listen, Drive, Surprise!” The game show tests the characters’ ability to follow directions. Children help explain the vehicle’s features along the way.

“’Sesame Street’ has a powerful connection with families and this partnership allows the Chrysler brand to support their work around the world,” said Tim Kuniskis, of FCA North America, in a press release. “As a trusted family brand, we were looking for a like-minded partner who possessed a thoughtful and engaging approach.”

The all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan has an unprecedented 115 safety, security, and Cookie Monstertechnology innovations.

“Partnering with Chrysler will help us extend our reach in new and creative ways, and support Sesame Workshop’s nonprofit mission to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder,” said Steve Youngwood, Chief Operating Officer of Sesame Workshop, in a press release.  “We’re thrilled to work with a brand that stands for a deep commitment to families and children.”

To see the first four videos, click here.

To see Runde Auto Group’s inventory of Chrysler Pacificas, click here.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor & 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Earn Accolades

FotorCreated.jpg has announced the winners of its annual Best of Awards!

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best of 2017, and the Ford F-150 Raptor was named the Best Pickup Truck of 2017. Runde Auto Group is proud to have both in stock!

“We are excited to name the all-new Chrysler Pacifica with our highest honor,” said Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief, in a press release. “The Pacifica impressed our team of experts on so many levels. This van is a must-have for families who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort, room and convenience. The new Pacifica has all that and adds polished road manners, innovative twists on the family-friendly features and loads of style.”

The editorial team tests each car for three key criteria to determine the winners: quality, innovation, and value. In pickup trucks, the team also tests for power and capability.

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Will Make You Want a Minivan

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There’s a new minivan in town and you can see it at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA!

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which replaces the Town & Country in the Chrysler line-up, features more than 40 “firsts” for the minivan segment.

Side“The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is truly a no-compromises minivan, giving customers everything they need or want,” said Timothy Kuniskis of FCA – North America, in a press release. “It was thoughtfully designed and engineered to provide unsurpassed levels of comfort, convenience, technology and functionality, making it the perfect combination for modern families.”

Kids will love takinAre we there yetg trips in the Pacifica thanks to UConnect Theater. Two 10-inch monitors are mounted to the back of the front seats for DVD entertainment and built-in games like Sudoku, tic-tac-toe, and Solitaire. It also has separate USB, HDMI, and AUX ports.

Another feature of Uconnect Theater is an app that shows kids how far away they are from the destination. No more hearing ”
Are we there yet?” from the backseat.

After a long trip, clean up will be a breeze with an optional built-in 50-watt vacuum system with 11.4 feet of retractable hose.

The Pacifica is all about making your life easier. Its power sliding doors open with the push of a button. It has eight USB ports, two 12-volt outlets, and one three-prong 120-volt outlet, keeping all of your devices fully charged.

The second row of seats lean and slide forward with a child seat in place, which is a solution to what theInside Pacifica team found to be a complaint of minivan and SUV owners: how difficult it was to access the third row with a child seat strapped in the second.

It is the first minivan to have a third-row sunroof and the Pacifica has the largest interior volume in the minivan segment. The Pacifica earned a 5-star rating from Car and Driver (

The Pacifica Hybrid, which goes on sale later this year, will be Chrysler’s first plug-in Interiorhybrid. It offers up to 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving.

According to Automotive News, Fiat Chrysler and Google plan to develop self-driving prototypes based on the Pacifica!

See Runde Auto Group’s inventory of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica here: