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Pacifica Hybrid, Compass, 500L Take ASG’s Top Honors


Top Honors, Chrysler Pacifica HybridThe Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid took home two awards for the third consecutive year.

June 10, 2019 - Three FCA US vehicles earned four awards from the Automotive Science Group (ASG) in their 2019 Automotive Performance Index (API) study.

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid continued to be a leader in its class, taking home two awards for the third consecutive year: Best All-around Performance and Best Environmental Performance. The 2019 Jeep® Compass and 2019 Fiat 500L won the Economic Performance Award in their respective segments.

In ASG’s data-driven automotive assessment, the Pacifica Hybrid outperformed all minivan variants in its segment. The Pacifica Hybrid also earned a class-leading environmental performance rating, outperforming the average vehicle in its segment by 34 percent, producing 34 percent less CO2-e emissions during the first 6.5 years in its life cycle.

“The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid furthers FCA’s position in the ASG 2019 study with its 32-mile all-electric range and advanced gas-electric combination that not only reduces emissions, but also significantly reduces fuel costs by leveraging the increasingly cleaner U.S. power grid as a fuel source,” Colby Self, managing director at ASG, said. “The plug-in remains unrivaled in the minivan segment, providing the best all-around performance in its class since the model was first introduced in 2017.”

Top Honors, Fiat 500LThe Fiat 500L won the Best Economic Performance award.

The 2019 Jeep Compass, with its best-in-class retail price combined with its competitive fuel economy rating, outperformed 235 crossover variants in its competitive class. The Jeep Compass continues to hold the lowest cost of ownership when considering purchase and operating costs across the first 6.5 years of vehicle ownership.

Similarly, ASG awarded the Fiat 500L the Best Economic Performance award. The 500L is not only the lowest priced vehicle in the wagon class, but also the 500L takes advantage of vehicle light-weighting strategies that maximize operational efficiency, coming in as the lightest vehicle architecture.

“The Jeep Compass and Fiat 500L both stand out in ASG’s 2019 study for their best-in-class economic performance, with both models providing the best value in their competitive segments,” Self said. “In fact, the Compass has held this title for three consecutive years, while the 500L maintains its best value proposition for the second year running.”

The Automotive Science Group is a research group that provides life-cycle data-driven findings that help consumers make purchasing decisions that are ecologically sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable.

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