September 19, 2016 |
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Will a minivan save Chrysler's bacon - again? Price: $47,480 as tested (the Limited trim starts at $42,495, plus $1,995 for Advanced SafetyTec Group and the same for UConnect Theater Package). Marketer's pitch: "Street Smart" with Jim Gaffigan. Mr. Driver's Seat thinks he's funny. Conventional wisdom: A minivan? How boring. Reality: A change in the family unit. Family time: Mr. Driver's Seat, the Lovely Mrs. Passenger Seat, and Sturgis Kid 4.0 have the chance to cross Pennsylvania in some new family-oriented vehicles.
January 9, 2016
A man was fatally wounded and three women suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon that snarled traffic on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city's East Falls section, police said. Around 4 p.m., a Chrysler 300 traveling north in the southbound lanes of the Boulevard near Ridge Avenue struck a Toyota Camry. The 29-year-old male driver of the Chrysler fled from the car and attempted to jump a barrier, and severed his right foot and injured his head, police said. He was transported by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. A 52-year-old female passenger in the Chrysler suffered minor injuries and was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.
June 8, 2015 |
A barrage of shots in Point Breeze on Saturday afternoon left one man dead and police searching for the gunman. Police had not released the name of the 43-year-old victim by Saturday night, but they said he was shot multiple times about 2 p.m. on the 2300 block of Oakford Street. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:19, police said. The killing happened directly outside the home of Henrietta Graham, who said she heard the victim arguing with someone.
February 2, 2015 |
The Renegade, Jeep's new entry in the small crossover wars, isn't just a capable critter on slippery roads. In its specially equipped Trailhawk form, it is easily the best little off-roader in the business. In addition to its bush-whacking prowess, the 2015 Renegade is a head-turner. Its utilitarian, masculine, yet lovable demeanor is joined by a number of retro touches, such as the vertical seven-slat grille inspired by the front of a WWII Jeep. Those heritage evocations turn into whimsy elsewhere on the vehicle.
January 5, 2015 |
2015 Chrysler 200C: Better bread and butter? Price: $30,475 as tested. Base price: $25,995. (Though a 200 can be had for as little as $21,700, which means the letter "C" = $4,295.) Conventional wisdom: Edmunds.com liked the "strong V6 engine; composed ride and handling; high-quality interior materials; slick infotainment interface; available all-wheel drive" but not "less passenger room than other midsize sedans. " Marketer's pitch: "The expression of inspiration. " Reality: Maybe it's not the fancy whole grain, but it's not white bread anymore, either.
January 4, 2015 |
For some time now, the Chrysler 300 has had trouble deciding whether it wants to be a popularly priced large sedan or a luxury car. But those days are over, according to Al Gardner, the Chrysler brand's high priest. The reworked 2015 Chrysler 300 will be "decidedly mainstream," Gardner declared at a recent regional press introduction for the new 300. And as such, it will do battle with the likes of the Chevy Impala and Toyota Avalon. Actually, you could argue that it is still walking in both camps.
March 23, 2014 |
The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 is not without technological bragging rights: It is the first midsize sedan with a nine-speed automatic transmission (which is standard), and it boasts the most powerful engine in its class. But perhaps what is most notable about the new family sedan is the extent to which it is in a family way. Brandon Faurote, the head of Chrysler brand exterior design, told me that this car is really the first step in establishing "a family resemblance for all Chryslers.
September 30, 2013 |
When a vehicle is as capable, both on road and off, as the completely new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is, it's easy to let driving dynamics overshadow aesthetics. But in the case of this nicely realized SUV - the first Cherokee since 2001 - the sporty/macho body and intriguing, user-friendly interior refuse to be left lurking in the shadows. The latter was presided over by one Klaus Busse, who is in charge of interior design for all Chrysler brands. Busse, a slim 6-foot-7, was a Mercedes-Benz designer who came to America when Daimler took over Chrysler, and worked on the Grand Cherokee.
July 8, 2013 |
A 67-year-old man was killed Saturday morning when another driver's car struck his after spinning across the southbound lanes of I-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County. Darryl Davis of Boyertown, Pa., had stopped his tan 2008 Chrysler 300 sedan on the right shoulder near mile marker 10.4 about 3:30 a.m., according to police. A 26-year-old Broomall man in a blue 2013 BMW 335i was in the left lane, negotiating the curve. The BMW began to spin clockwise and to the right, according to the initial police report.
June 20, 2013 |
DETROIT - Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps on Tuesday, avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions. In deciding on the recall, Chrysler sidestepped a showdown with government safety regulators that could have led to hearings with witnesses providing details of deadly crashes involving Jeeps. The dispute could have landed in court. The company said calls from customers concerned about the safety of their Jeeps played a part in going along with the government's request.