It’s always good news for us here at Mancari’s when we get confirmation of something we already know to be true, like getting recognition of the great cars and minivans we sell. This year, it’s the 2015 Dodge Dart awarded “Best Value” and the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country winning “Best Family Hauler”.
The accolades come as a part of the Detroit News annual Reader’s Choice Awards. A panel of 100 judges were chosen from over a thousand applicants submitted by readers. The judges then picked the winners in 10 different categories with awards being handed out in January at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon.
It is no surprise that the Best Value Award went to the 2015 Dodge Dart. The automatic SE model of this compact sedan features a 2.0 liter engine that gets 24 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Aero model delivers better fuel efficiency with a 1.4 liter engine that gets 27 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway.
The Dart has also received great safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the federal government. Ten airbags, cross-traffic detection and blind spot alerts back that rating up. It doesn’t hurt that the Dart also looks great, with a wide, low stance and race inspired LED tail lamps. Inside, the seating is comfortable, and the intuitive design of the dashboard and soft-touch materials make it a joy to drive. All this at a starting price of just under $16,500. A good value indeed.
The Chrysler Town & Country took top honors for “Best Family Hauler,” which is a distinction it has earned for ten consecutive years. The T&C combines safety, comfort, and storage capacity that appeals to families on the go. The Stow ’n Go seats provide options for significantly expanding storage for sports equipment, camping gear, or groceries. Rearview camera, DVD player, and 6.5 inch touch screen come standard, as does a six-speaker audio system and powerlift gate. Under the hood, a 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 kicks out 283 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This is the go-to minivan that provides 40 available safety features and gets an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway. And priced just under $30,000 the T&C is a great deal too.
So if you’re interested in a family hauler like the Chrysler Town & Country or something more sporty like the Dodge Dart, be sure stop by and see us at Mancari’s. We are located at 4630 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn, IL.