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Family Comes First

2017 Chrysler Pacifica earns family vehicle award

When it comes to the minivan, the Chrysler brand understands that family comes first. So it should come as no surprise that Parents Magazine and the publishers of Edmunds have named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the “Best Minivan” on their list of the “10 Best Family Cars of 2017.” 

Tri-pane panoramic sunroof adds to the feeling of spaciousness. 

For the 10th consecutive year, experts from both Parents magazine and Edmunds examined and assessed hundreds of vehicles, narrowing down the list to the 10 models that offer the best combination of value, performance, safety and family-friendly features.

“If you’re looking for the perfect family vehicle, the Chrysler Pacifica is tough to beat,” Ed Hellwig, Edmunds senior editor, said. “It has more than enough room for kids and cargo along with unique family friendly features and top-notch safety scores.”

One lucky family in Strathroy, Ontario will get the opportunity to own the “Best Minivan.”

Mike Rankin of Strathroy, Ontario, and his family have picked up the keys to a new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica as the prize in this year’s 2017 Breakaway Giveaway Contest

Mike Rankin (left) of Strathroy, Ontario, and his family picked up the keys to a new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica as the prize for this year’s 2017 Breakaway Giveaway Contest.

In addition, $5,000 will be donated in Rankins’ name to the Strathroy District Minor Hockey Association

The 2017 Breakaway Giveaway Contest is part of FCA Canada’s long-running Dodge Caravan Kids program. Started in 2006, it is a joint effort between participating minor hockey associations throughout the country, FCA Canada and Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, Fiat retailers. The program provides funding to help subsidize costs like ice time, registration and tournament fees, jerseys, arena refurbishments and so on for minor league teams. 

Rankin picked up his new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica from Robinson Chrysler in Strathroy. He was randomly selected as the winner from over 34,500 online entries from coast-to-coast received through or and over 27,500 received at the Dodge Stow ’n Go Challenge tent at Rogers Hometown Hockey events. Dodge was again a presenting sponsor of the Rogers broadcasts on Sportsnet, which took place in 24 Canadian communities. 


To date, the Dodge Caravan Kids program has provided more than $8 million in funding to over 16,000 minor novice hockey teams, helping more than 240,000 kids enjoy the game of hockey across the Canada.