The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is here with a vengeance, coming with clever features and trendy looks but still maintaining all the strengths of a conventional minivan. This family hauler has plenty of safety features to ensure that your loved ones are always protected. It provides a great drive, and it can carry seven to eight people. Its top-class seating system provides you with some much-needed "oomph."
What makes the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica stand out from the crowd?
First, this minivan is brand new although it replaces the discontinued Town and Country minivan. In 1983, Chrysler was among the pioneering manufacturers that made and popularized the minivan and going by the outstanding features in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica; the company is ready to rule this segment with an iron fist. The Pacifica will be battling it out with Kia Sedona, Toyota Siena, and the Honda Odyssey. Eventually, the Pacifica is also expected to replace the Dodge Grand Caravan.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has a fresh design that gets rid of the boring boxy look previously used in past models. It is clearly inspired by the 200 sedan, coming with a slim, sleek nose like shape in the front end. It has sliding doors that conceal their tracks, its side glass has been trimmed in bright metal, and the rear pillars come with a laid-back style.
The Pacifica's second- and third-row fold-flat seats have been improved further for even easier usage although the Chrysler has always had better seating systems than other minivans. It has the most space when compared to other minivans, and it even uses its space better than the Sienna and the Odyssey. It has a comfortable and spacious third-row seat (with a removable seat) and roomy front row space.
You might not like that it doesn't have an all-wheel-drive option plus it requires you to dig deeper into your pockets to own it.
Which trim levels are available for the Pacifica?
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has five trims to choose from, they include: Limited, Touring-L Plus, Touring-L, Touring, and LX. The features keep increasing the more you move towards higher ranked trims.
The LX is the base trim, it features a rearview camera, electric parking brake, LED daytime running lights, push-button ignition, 17-inch alloy wheels, six-speaker sound system, three-zone climate control, Stow 'n Go second-row seats that can collapse and fold, Uconnect Access, among others.
The Touring offers all the features of the LX but also adds satellite radio, keyless ignition, and entry, power-sliding rear doors as well as automatic headlights.
The Touring L adds LED taillights, power liftgate, fog lights, heated front seats, fancier exterior styling, blind-spot monitoring, three-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, leather seating, rear-cross traffic alert, remote engine start among other features.
The Touring-L Plus adds ambient interior lighting, 8.4-inch touchscreen, upgraded upholstery, an improved driver information display, sound system with 13 speakers, Blu-ray player, auto-dimming rearview mirror, HDMI and USB inputs, heated second-row seats, heated steering wheel and more.
The Limited also adds LED fog lights, two sunroofs, 18-inch wheels, an even better ambient interior lighting, upgraded leather upholstery, a navigation system, hands-free sliding door and liftgate functionality, xenon headlights, ventilated front seats, power-folding mirrors, in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, driver-seat memory settings and the third-row seat has power-folding functionality.
It is worth noting that the lower trims can be upgraded with most of the features present in the higher trim levels.
How much does the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica cost?
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica's price tag ranges from just below $30,000 to $42,000 and above.
What is the gas mileage of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica?
The Pacifica has a 3.6-liter V6 engine that provides 262 pound-feet of torque and 287 horsepower. It uses a nine-speed automatic transmission to move that power to the front wheels. According to the EPA, this minivan has a fuel economy of 28 highway, 18 mpg city, 22 combined.
The Pacifica Hybrid is set to improve the fuel economy; it will have an impressive 80 mpg and will be capable of hitting 30 miles using electric power. This will happen when it's fitted with two electric motors and a 16-kWh battery pack.
How safe is the Pacifica?
It comes with standard safety features like surround-view cameras and parking sensors that can be joined with Bluetooth, antilock disc brakes, knee airbags for front seats, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags as well as side curtain airbags. The top trims offer blind-spot monitors, forward-collision warnings, and adaptive cruise control.