Community Chrysler, your authorized Bloomington Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM dealer, is excited to share the news about four vehicles that won titles at the 2017 Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) Awards. These awards are based on vehicles from all major manufacturers that would be appropriate for people who enjoy biking, running, swimming, hiking, camping, and other such activities.
The ALV Awards have nine vehicle categories, including crossovers, trucks, minivans, SUVs, and cars, that manufacturers can enter. Out of those nine categories, Chrysler-brand vehicles were number one in four categories:
- Jeep Compass Trailhawk
- Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
- RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork Edition
- Dodge Durango SRT
Best Value Off-Road Winner: Jeep Compass Trailhawk
The Compass Trailhawk was a new trim package introduced for the 2017 model year with the redesigned crossover. Journalists and professional athletes evaluated the Compass and other compact off-road SUVs by driving them through a course designed to test the wheel articulation, direction stability, and handling in true off-road conditions.
Best Value Family Winner: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Campers and professional cyclists alike enjoyed the roomy cargo capacity of the Pacifica, along with its 33-mile electric-only range. Bikes easily fit into the Pacifica with the rear seats down, and there was plenty of room for all the camping essentials, including tents and sleeping bags.
Best High Luxury Off-Road Winner: RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork Edition.
This trim package on the RAM 1500 was just introduced for the 2018 model year a few months ago. It had previously won the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) Luxury Pickup of Texas Award. This trim package is designed with features to appeal to those truck buyers who want the power of RAM trucks, yet the luxuriousness of high-end vehicles. The interior design was purposely created for the hot blazing sun and summers common in the Southwest.
Best Luxury Family Winner: Dodge Durango SRT
The Durango SRT is a new trim package for the 2018 model year. It offers upscale features and options, including third-row seating and plenty of cargo space. However, don’t get too distracted by the interior features; otherwise, you might miss the powerful HEMI engine and transmission, which those driving the vehicle and testing it at the ALV awards likened to that of a sports car.
About the ALV
The ALV Awards is the only vehicle awards competition that is geared toward people with active and outdoor lifestyles. Each vehicle category is evaluated and tested by journalists and professional athletes, who then vote to select the winners. The evaluation and testing process includes both off-road and on-road driving, where applicable for the vehicle categories.
These recent awards further underscore Chrysler’s ongoing commitment to producing high-quality vehicles that specifically meet the needs of active people and families. To experience the four award-winning models for yourself, please feel free to stop by Community Chrysler and take each one for a test drive today or contact us at 765-342-5000!