February 23, 2023, Auburn Hills, Mich. - Car and Driver has named eight repeat winners from the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Jeep® and Ram brands among those vehicles selected for the 2023 edition of the publication’s annual Editors’ Choice honors.
The 2022 Editors’ Choice list includes the premium-performance Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio, both earning honors for the sixth consecutive year.
Making its seventh straight Editors’ Choice list is the Chrysler Pacifica, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L take Editors' Choice honors for Mid-Size SUV for the second consecutive year.
The Ram 1500 (10 straight years), 1500 TRX (third straight year) and 2500/3500 (fourth straight year) also continue their strong presence on the Editors’ Choice list
“Stellantis wins eight of Car and Driver's Editors' Choice Awards, highlighting the company's best products,” said Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver editor-in-chief. “Alfa Romeo is back this year with cars that tug at our enthusiast hearts, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L's combination of luxury and off-road ruggedness lands both models on the list, Chrysler's thoughtfully practical and efficient Pacifica wins, and Ram's full-size pickups that are ideal for work or for leisure take three more spots on our list.”
Selected from more than 400 models that Car and Driver tests, rates and ranks in each of 39 eligible market segments — from subcompact crossovers to electric vehicles and from high-performance sport-luxury sedans to pickups — these vehicles have been deemed the best at fulfilling their mission while also offering great value and delivering a rewarding driving experience.
Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio: a symbol of Italian performance since 1923
Alfa Romeo has announced the official start of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the legendary Quadrifoglio brand, a historic expression of noble Italian performance dating back to 1910.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio represents the halo of the lineup and highlights Alfa Romeo’s exclusive motorsports and performance expertise with a 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-6 engine, earning the title of the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car and the quickest with a 3.8-second 0-60 mph time.
Born from the world’s greatest driving road, the Stelvio Pass, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers performance, design and technology in an SUV that could only come from Italy. Powered by the same 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-6 engine found in the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio adds all-wheel drive, setting the benchmark for performance SUVs.
Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia and Stelvio are infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, a testament to Alfa Romeo’s unparalleled balance of engineering and emotion, creating premium vehicles for driving enthusiasts.
The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented 40 years ago.
Pacifica delivers an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling along with the most standard safety features and the most advanced available all-wheel-drive system in its class. The Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves more than 80 MPGe in electric-only mode, has an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. Chrysler Pacifica is also the most awarded minivan over the last six years with more than 170 honors and industry accolades since its introduction as a minivan.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
As the most awarded SUV ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee features a lineup that includes the two-row Grand Cherokee, the electrified plug-in-hybrid Grand Cherokee 4xe and the three-row Grand Cherokee L.
The first electrified Grand Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee 4xe, delivers 25 miles of all-electric range, 56 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and a combined driving range of more than 440 miles. The 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.
The three-row Grand Cherokee L debuted in 2021 to meet the growing needs of Jeep customers who have asked for more space and functionality. Designed to maximize overall passenger comfort, the Grand Cherokee L delivers uncompromised third-row capacity and increased cargo volume with seating for up to seven passengers. The vehicle’s expanded wheelbase creates generous interior room and gives passengers expansive, class-leading legroom in the second row.
With premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including advanced driver-assist systems, 360-degree surround view, drowsy driver detection and night vision cameras. Segment-leading technologies include a 10.25-inch front passenger screen, rear-seat monitoring camera system, rear-seat entertainment displays with Amazon Fire TV Built-In and an available premium 19-speaker, 950-watt McIntosh audio system. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes equipped with the award-winning Uconnect 5 infotainment system, with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2023 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. The Uconnect 5 system with a 12-inch touchscreen features advanced technology that includes split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2023 Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app, featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.
Ram Heavy Duty
The Ram Heavy Duty is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, extreme performance, comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology, extending well past any competitive offerings. The most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment offers a towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Ram was the first to achieve the 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque milestone with the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel, now rated at a best-in-class 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). The Ram Heavy Duty relentlessly gives maximum effort with the segment’s most capability, refinement and operator comfort features.
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