To consider the history of Chrysler, founded in 1915 by Walter P. Chrysler, is more than a little like riding a roller coaster. Virtually no American manufacturer still in business has suffered the number of up-and-down business cycles as Chrysler. Its most famous/infamous downturn resulted in a US government bailout. And under the guidance of Lee Iacocca, it rebounded and paid back the government loan early. But that didn't exempt it from corporate angst or opportunity. A merger with Daimler-Benz resulted in control ceded to the Germans. Later, following the economic downturn, Fiat bought a controlling interest and (ultimately) merged Chrysler into what is now FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

With Jeep on one side of most showrooms and Ram trucks and Dodge sedans on the other, Chrysler products can get overlooked by both dealers and their customers. Since the 300 sedan is aging and its smaller 200 sibling about to be discontinued, the best Chrysler news can be found in an all-new minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica. The least expensive car wearing the Chrysler badge is the 200 4-door, and while Chrysler isn't a fun-to-drive brand per se (that's left to Dodge), a 200 V6 or Hemi-powered 300 can be entertaining. As you might guess, the Pacifica minivan will be voted 'most popular', and fully optioned at $50K is also the most expensive.


2017 Chrysler Pacifica
2017 Chrysler Pacifica
MSRP:
$28,595
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 28 HWY
2017 Chrysler 200
2017 Chrysler 200
MSRP:
$22,115
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
23 City / 36 HWY
2017 Chrysler 300
2017 Chrysler 300
MSRP:
$32,340
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 30 HWY
2017 Chrysler 300C
2017 Chrysler 300C
MSRP:
$38,635
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 31 HWY
2016 Chrysler Town & Country
2016 Chrysler Town & Country
MSRP:
$29,995
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
17 City / 25 HWY
2016 Chrysler 300C
2016 Chrysler 300C
MSRP:
$38,555
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 31 HWY
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $43,090, or just over $35,000 with a tax credit

With the credit, the Hybrid is priced about on par with other Pacifica models.

With the federal tax credit, the Pacifica Hybrid offers 30 miles of electric driving for the cost of mid-range Pacificas.
FCA and Cummins named in diesel emissions class-action lawsuit

2007-12 Cummins diesels in some Ram trucks are named in suit.

The class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 500,000 truck owners.
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum is shutting down permanently this December

You have two more weekends to visit before it's gone for good.

The museum is only open for two more weekends before its closure after December 18.
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Chrysler's mysterious limo spotted in trailer for new Wolverine movie

A Ram Rebel and a Dodge Challenger police car feature, too.

And yes, the limo gets into some trouble while Wolverine chauffeurs Professor X.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica First Drive
Chrysler invented the minivan 30 years ago. Now, it's poised to deliver a new people-mover, the Pacifica, that could set the stage for the next generation.
2015 Chrysler 300 First Drive [w/video]
We take the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 300 for a spin in and around Austin, Texas.
2015 Chrysler 200S AWD [UPDATE]
We wind out Chrysler's new 200 sedan, in V6 all-wheel trim, on a road trip across the Northeastern US.
FCA and ZF issue recall on nine-speed automatic transmission

The 9HP transmission can unexpectedly shift into neutral.

ZF's 9HP transmission can be found in a number of makes and models, though currently only FCA is issuing a recall.
FCA recalling 323,000 cars for wiring, software issues

Roughly 323,000 vehicles will be recalled for an insufficient crimp in a wire harness that could lead to a loss of power.
FCA recalls 1.1 million vehicles worldwide due to confusing shifter

The eight-speed automatic shifter always returns to middle position.

FCA says 41 injuries may have been caused by drivers exiting their running vehicles without selecting Park.