AutoPacific Names Chrysler ‘Most Ideal Brand’ for 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards

by mbethard

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg is proud to announce Chrysler’s title of ‘Most Ideal Brand’ by AutoPacific in their 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards based on owners’ ratings of their 2011 cars and trucks.

Additionally, three Chrysler Group vehicles, Dodge Challenger, Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Town & Country, were named Most Ideal Sports Car, Most Ideal Mid-size SUV and Most Ideal Minivan in their respective classes.

2011 Dodge Challenger

2011 Dodge Challenger

It’s an honor for the Chrysler brand to be recognized by AutoPacific. Recognition by the customers who buy and evaluate our vehicles proves we take consumer input very seriously in all the vehicles we design and build at Chrysler.”

-Olivier Francois
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chrysler Brand

The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on owner ratings of 15 key attributes of their 2011 vehicles. Measures evaluated by customers include power and acceleration, ride and handling, interior roominess and cargo space. More than 72,000 vehicle owners were surveyed by AutoPacific and were asked if they would change characteristics of their vehicles.

Cars and trucks with the least amount of changes are recognized as most ideal.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

“Ideal Vehicle Award winners deliver the most of what consumers are really looking for in their vehicles. Shoppers can use the Ideal Vehicle Awards as a benchmark for vehicles that are designed and built with customers in mind.”

-George Peterson
President of AutoPacific

Buyers of the 2011 Dodge Challenger, which took top honors as the Ideal Vehicle for Sporty Cars, won with owners liking its exterior size, cargo room and seat comfort. The Challenger, equipped with a new Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pushes out 305 horsepower, is a favorite among the sporty group, which lists power among the top attributes they want in sporty vehicles. For 2011, the Challenger also includes a 5.7- or 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.

2011 Dodge Challenger

Green with Envy....the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, also new for 2011, claimed top honors with owners complimenting the seat comfort, ride, exterior size and exterior styling. The newest Jeep Grand Cherokee features an all-new Quadra-Lift air suspension system and a new Selec-Terrain system, which enables the driver to choose the drive system that best matches on or off-road driving conditions.

2011 chrysler town and country

2011 Chrysler Town and Country Dash

Chrysler Town & Country, the most Ideal Minivan in the study, benefitted in 2011 with a brand new interior, new powertrain with available all-wheel drive and more than 40 standard safety features, including ParkView rear back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.  For passengers, Uconnect Web transforms the minivan into a hot spot for Internet access, making the Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle.

Come visit us at Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg to take a look at our ‘Ideal’ vehicles….take a test drive, and pick the one that’s right for you. We’re located at 5202 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg. Buy a vehicle that’s built and designed with you in mind, from a dealer who has your best interest in mind…..join the Safford family today!