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Car FYI’s 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Chrysler

Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle
Photo Credit: Chris Nagy/Car FYI Canada

2024 Product Lineup: Grand Caravan, Pacifica 

Overall Brand Impression: 

The namesake brand founded by Walter P. Chrysler approaches its centennial in a rather depressing state. With the departure of the Chrysler 300 sedan after 2023, the marque has lost a lasting(though somewhat tired) image-shaping automobile. Due to apparent neglect for the upscale American marque by parent Stellantis as they prefer promoting Alfa Romeo and Jeep as premium choices, Chrysler is represented by only a pair of minivans for 2024. 

What’s New for 2024: 

The final Chrysler 300C was produced at the Brampton Assembly Plant on December 9th of 2023 with the last vehicle finished in Velvet Red and powered by a HEMI V8 engine. As Chrysler enters 2024 officially closing a major chapter the auto brand has not immediately opened a new story. 

Chrysler’s 2024 model year in Canada includes the Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid and Grand Caravan. 2024 Chrysler Pacifica minivans are offered with an Emergency Vehicle Alert System integrated with Uconnect and new exterior colour options (Red Hot and Baltic Grey). Pinnacle trimmed versions of the Pacifica is updated with a new Sepia interior colour featuring quilted Nappa leather seating with Light Diesel and Sydney Grey accents. Capable of travelling up to 50 kilometers on only electric power, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is offered as a Select and Pinnacle trim level. The lower-cost Grand Caravan remains an option for Canadian buyers for 2024.

A fully electric vehicle for the Chrysler brand is presently in the works and is planned for release in 2025. Planning for the entire Chrysler model line to be electric vehicle-centric is set for 2028.

Highlight Models for 2024:

Photo Credit: Stellantis

Chrysler Grand Caravan ($51,760 Canadian): Exclusively available in Canada, the 2024 Chrysler Grand Caravan is marketed as a more affordable minivan. Priced roughly $5,700 less than the Pacifica Touring model, the Grand Caravan’s SXT trim level foregoes a handful of features in favour for the lower sticker cost. A smaller standard Uconnect 5 infotainment touchscreen (7.0 inches compared to 10.1 inches), manual temperature control for the three-zone climate control system as well as the absence of standard features such as remote start and turn signals in the side mirrors contribute to the thriftier price for the Grand Caravan compared to the Pacifica. The Chrysler Grand Caravan retains the potent 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with ESS technology, nine-speed automatic transmission, dual power sliding doors, Stow ‘n Go third-row seating and Active Noise Cancellation. 

For 2024, Baltic Grey and Red Hot exterior colours have been added to the Grand Caravan. 


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