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Chrysler is very excited about the all-new Pacifica and provided me with information about the vehicle; I want to share with you how the Pacifica may fit in with your lifestyle.

Ways to connect with your teen in the car and a giveaway

I see a lot of articles and posts about how to keep kids busy in the car. If you spend a lot of time in the car or have been on a long road trip you know why! I actually have always loved car time with my kids and I love it even more so now that they are entering their teen years. We’re always particular about our cars because we spend SO much time in them. The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has all kinds of awesome features that make connecting with kids and teens that much easier. I’m SO ready for a test drive.

Car time is my favorite time for several reasons, but mostly because we are in the same place, at the same time, all together. If you are a mom of older kids/teens you know how special that is! Everyone has busy lives so being in the same place all together is awesome. It seems like we’re spending even more time in the car lately as we try to get travel in before our lives get busier with high school. Here are some of the favorite ways we connect with our kids in the car:

  1. Talk about life. If they’re in the mood we leave the music low and talk about ALL sorts of things. Politics, religion, friends, society, diseases, pop culture, movies, video games, where babies come from, my past… car time is where our deepest (and silliest) conversations happen. Because it’s a safe place where no one else is around, I feel like a long car ride is the best time to have awesome conversations with my kids.
  2. Play DJ. We take turns playing DJ and picking songs to play. My husband and I love to share new (to them) songs to the boys and play some favorites from when we were their age. I often look up “top songs on this day in 19something” on Google and then find those songs to play for the boys. The All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has an available 20-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Surround Sound System which is perfect for all the songs we want to share with the boys! We also love lip syncing, or in my case just belting out our favorites.
  3. Listen to audiobooks. One thing we love to do is listening to podcasts or audiobooks together. A great way to find books to listen to is to see what books are being made into movies in the next couple of years – that way you listen to all the books before the movies come out.
  4. Watch old movies. We have so many movies from our childhood that we like to share with the boys, and a long road trip is a perfect time to watch them! The Chrysler Pacifica offers the best family entertainment system in its class (Disclaimer: Based on available features and the latest available competitive information and the FCA US LLC Premium Minivan segment) which features dual 10.1-inch high definition seat-back-mounted touchscreen with built-in games, apps, USB charging ports, HDMI inputs, a USB video port and Blu-ray/DVD player (yes please!)
  5. Learn about my kids from their friends. I LOVE driving the boys’ friends around. We hear lots of fun stories about the boys and learn even more about their lives from their friends. The All-New Chrysler Pacifica has an awesome Stow ‘n Go® Seating and Storage System. It allows you to stow both the second and third rows of seats (for more dog or bike room), but still has lots of cargo volume without having to remove seats. It also allows you the ability to carry up to eight passengers, which is 4 friends for us – so even more stories! The Chrysler Pacifica also has an available Stow ‘n Vac to have the kids easily clean up the mess they are SURE to make when having fun.

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

113 Comments

  1. I like all the safety features, from the LaneSense technology to the 360 degree Surround View Camera. We almost always have our kids in the car and safety is of utmost concern.

  2. I like the general spaciousness of it. With two kids and lots of stuff it always feels like we are running out of room in the car!

  3. This is a beautiful family van! I love the sunroof, and that the kids can watch movies on long road trips. It also looks very roomy which is nice for the kids!

  4. My favorite feature is the hybrid technology. I love my current hybrid car!

  5. natasha lamoreux Reply

    I like that it has Hands-Free Sliding Doors and Liftgate. I always seem to have my hands full so this is a great feature.

  6. Cynthia Conle Reply

    The Hands-Free Sliding Doors and Liftgate+ would be wonderful for moms loaded down with kids or groceries.

  7. I was absolutely floored that they stated the hybrid models get 80mpg! My Prius only gets in the 50s! I am going to have to look into this and see if that is really true!

  8. Allison Swain Reply

    My favorite feature is the Stow ‘n Go® Seating and Storage System!

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

  9. Elizabeth pergande Reply

    We like to stick to a schedule. Having reading time, snack time and video times. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)Com

  10. The Hands-Free Power Sliding Doors and Liftgate would make my life so much easier! I can imagine so many situations where it would be a life-saver, especially on rainy days or in dark parking lots. Great safety feature as well as being just plain useful.

  11. Wow, I love the Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage System, that’s really cool of Chrysler to have this feature!

  12. I like the Stow & Go seating. We get a minivan because my husband sometimes needs to move furniture for work. He would love the flexibility of the Stow & Go system.

  13. So many great features – like the Vac! I also love the available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist!

  14. Ellie Wright Reply

    I can’t decide which is my favorite between the hands-free sliding doors
    and the Uconnect Theater.

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