Road trips have never interested me. They just aren’t my thing. I find them exhausting and I become the “server” to all the little people in the backseat all day long. I like to get to our destinations quickly. There are so many direct flight options out of New York City that you can pretty much get to anywhere you want to go very easily.
But, for some reason this past Fall we took to the roads over the skies. I thought about all the foliage and autumn scenery that it might make for a nice change. We headed to Montreal last month in the new Chrysler Pacifica, which my youngest says is like having our own house but on wheels. This time she asked me to sit in the back with her, which I have never done. She said, “Mommy come join the movie theatre.” She has such an imagination, but she was right, it was like having your own personal movie theatre.
First off, the middle section seats recline back like theatre seating and the sound system is amazing. We held hands while watching movies together and laughed and it was such a change for me from sitting in the front seat head down into my phone. It made all the difference in the world. The Pacifica has this incredible Uconnect ® Theater features with dual 10.1-inch HD touchscreens with Blu-ray™ player, dual HDMI inputs, wireless headphones, Bluetooth ® remotes, downloadable games and apps. My kids were in heaven!
When you are a family of five and you are on the road for hours, everyone needs their own space. Initially, we checked if we could rent an SUV or caravan (you can check it here) for the trip as it could offer enough space for each of us. However, the Pacifica offers more room than any other vehicle we have ever driven and my kids never quarreled once while we drove to Montreal. They could stretch out and relax with their own screens and plenty of space. There was even room in the back for one of these High Quality Fridge Slides, for example, which are essential for keeping all those important road trip snacks nice and cool.
For all those families out there with teenagers, this vehicle is packed with outlets. You might think how silly, but when you are on those long road trips, outlets are a moms best friend, to keep all those devices charged up. This allows the parents a more relaxing experience so you are not hearing every 5 minutes, “are we there yet?”
Yes, the most important factor to any family on any road trip to anywhere is their safety. The Chrysler Pacifica has the highest safety ranking in its class. At the end of the day, that is all that really matters. Besides, it’s even safe for babies and toddlers if you’re traveling with them, as it has plenty of space for installing 5 point harness car seats to sit your baby in. Space, comfort, and safety, all make this an excellent car for a short drive as well as longer road trips.
Additionally, while we are on the topic of safety during the road trip it is also recommended by many to contact this injury lawyer or elsewhere before planning the road trip. Having an injury lawyer on contact would also save the latter trouble if at all things go downhill and you are in need of a lawyer.
The comfort of the Pacifica and all it’s high tech new features are impressive but safety is first and foremost and that is what will put our family back on the road in this vehicle time and time again.
So here’s to my next road trip adventure and always taking a back seat with The Chrysler Pacifica.
*This post is in partnership with Chrysler*