Complete Chrysler Pacifica (crossover) lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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When it comes to minivans, traditionally there isn’t much to be excited by other than functional utility. Many car manufacturers have made attempts to address this over the years and a few have even succeeded. But today we are here to take a look at one of the most successful outings on this mission and one that was done by Chrysler with the release of their Pacifica luxury minivan. Originally slated to replace the Chrysler Town & Country and meant to be positioned as a higher-end vehicle. We think they succeeded and here is why.

The Chrysler Pacifica is a vehicle that is filled with innovative design practices and it starts with the great exterior design. With a wide front grille and a wrinkly hood that is designed to enhance aerodynamics, the Pacifica is a really good-looking minivan. The side roof beams and sportier wheel rims are just a nice bonus. Chrysler made sure to streamline the design lines, threw in a sunroof that looks great from the interior, and even added touch-of-the-foot sensors for hands-free door opening.

But let’s not get carried away, good looks are a very small part of what could make or break a minivan. Luckily the interior design isn’t lacking with its clear focus on comfort, luxury, and practicality. The cabin accommodates 8 passengers and comes with a ton of amenities, including smart storage places like cup holders, storage spaces behind the seats, and even pull-out drawers. All of the seats are adjustable and use really nice leather. The third row of seats is foldable and the second row can be pushed forward to allow for even more space in the back. Overall, space will never be an issue, even for bigger families and the best part is it comes at no cost of the coveted luxury feel.

Passengers will be kept entertained by the two 10.1-inch rear-seat entertainment screens alongside the Blu-ray player and wireless headphones compatibility. The main console can be synced up with Siri and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to provide you with great accessibility. Audio is handled by a really good 6-speaker system that is more than capable of delivering a really nice sound experience. Between all of this, the tri-zone climate control, and the aforementioned sunroof, all of the passengers are set up to have a really enjoyable ride regardless of the distance.

When it comes to performance, the Pacifica is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine, coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission. While not the most economical engine, it’s not exactly a hog either. It’s worth noting that the Pacifica is also available as a hybrid that can further improve the fuel economy of the vehicle. In fact, the hybrid mode has the highest fuel economy of any minivan available on the American Market. In general, it’s reported that the Pacifica handles quite well and the engine is capable of producing 287 hp.

In terms of safety, Chrysler hasn’t skimped out on anything, which is great considering that this is meant to be a family vehicle. We have front collision alert systems that provide audio and visual warnings. Adaptive cruise control is present along with blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping systems.

The Chrysler Pacifica is a family car in very youthful clothing. It’s distinguished by a modern design that is more than capable of competing with other car manufacturers and ends up being one of the best luxury minivans available on the market. You also get enhanced safety systems and very capable performance in a package that is sure to spoil you at every turn. This is one of the best selections you could make in the category.