2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Since its remastering a few years ago the Chrysler Pacifica has been on an impressive journey of family love, respect and honor within its domain. Even with the introduction of the new Honda Odyssey the Pacifica is still number one in the minivan category for team Automotive Rhythms and Fit Fathers. Its design is a sign of the times, the interior is smart, cavernous and comfortable, and the technologies bestowed upon the Pacifica are perfect for parents and kids on the go. Now that a plug-in hybrid powertrain has been added to the popular model you can also include efficiency to the long list of accolades. [Read more…]

2018 Honda Odyssey Elite: Minivan Swag for Minivan Dads

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Trust me when I say I didn’t mind the title of “minivan dad” over the holidays when we journeyed from Silver Spring, MD to Atco, NJ to spend the festive occasion with family and close friends back home. It’s a yearly tradition that convenes over 30 family members so you know the gift giving was a bit generous. Thankfully our testing of the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite came at an opportune time for ultimate road trip convenience and comfort. Specifically, we needed special transport to secure four occupants and the 40+ gifts wrapped for family, friends, and a group of kids in need. No problem in the storage department! [Read more…]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: The Electric Minivan

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

It was a most auspicious day in Santa Monica, California leading up the LA Show as I enjoyed a full day in Chrysler’s first ever plug-in hybrid minivan. The new Pacifica has already showcased to the downsized segment what it takes to be a boss and how to entice family oriented consumers looking for talented features and astounding character traits. Combine this newfangled people mover with an electrified platform and now you have both an eco-friendly and majestic minivan to satisfy the senses of soccer moms and fit fathers alike. [Read more…]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Family Vacation

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Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Welcome to the palatial villas at the idyllic Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California for a fun, family spring break getaway with the all-new and innovative 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan for new age families. Tooled with a vehicle that set the standard for group travel with its myriad of infotainment features, cozy seats, European-like drive and storage for days, Team Rawlins set sail for an extended weekend full of excitement, entertainment and bonding. Suffice it to say life was amazing on the West Coast for four glorious days with my wife and two daughters who absolutely adore the Golden State! [Read more…]

2015 Kia Sedona: Cool Kids Van of Choice

Kia Sedona

Words by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Here’s a neat little trick. Have someone blindfold and escort you to your new 2015 Korean people mover. Take a seat, strap in and grip the multi-talented steering wheel. Remove the blinder, open your eyes and reimagine the possibilities of a 20th century utilitarian vehicles that is cavernous and all-inclusive of transcendent style, invigorating mobility and technologically savvy for the task at hand. Yes, it’s still a minivan, but one that redefines convention of the most traditional family vehicle in the marketplace. And if you happened to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day this past weekend then you will get my drift. I’m pretty sure the calamity and misadventures of Steve Carell’s character, Ben Cooper, and his squad of five would have been squandered if they were rolling in a 2015 Kia Sedona. [Read more…]