School is starting soon, which means kids will need new clothes, school supplies, and more. Plus, you’ll have to find them a ride to school, which can be an entirely different issue altogether. We’ve put together a post on the best cars for carpooling, helping you optimize your transportation options.
Some of the best Fiat-Chrysler models for carpooling include the Pacifica, Grand Cherokee, Journey, and Durango. According to Allstate, organization and space are always key for ride sharing. It’s important to plan your routes, but it is just as important to have enough room for every occupant. The Dodge Journey, Durango, and Chrysler Pacifica each have seating for up to seven passengers, as well as configurable seats for added storage space.
Fuel economy is also important, especially if you have to drive all over town. The Grand Cherokee is roomy yet efficient, with up to 25 highway mpg. Plus, this model doesn’t sacrifice power to save at the pump. The Journey can get up to 26 highway mpg with the right powertrain, and the Durango has an impressive 27 highway mpg. Topping the charts is the Pacifica, with an available 28 mpg.
Carpooling also means your vehicle needs to be safe. The Pacifica, Durango, Journey, and Grand Cherokee are made to give you added peace of mind, with durable engineering and the latest safety features. Available driver assist options are great for navigating tight spots, while all-wheel drive on models like the Grand Cherokee give you better handling in bad weather.
Finally, you’ll want to keep the kids entertained. Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram models each come with the latest infotainment options, including Uconnect. This system works to keep you better connected, while premium audio and optional DVD entertainment keep the kids happy on the way to school.