The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is seen as an attempt by Chrysler to get back to the top of the minivan market that the company began way back in 1984 with the first Dodge Caravan.
Honda and Toyota have been Chrysler’s biggest competitors in this particular market with the two companies manufacturing better cars than the Odyssey and Sienna, respectively.
Granted, the exterior is not the strongest selling point of many a minivan, but this particular minivan has a very sleek and stylish exterior.
It comes with a Tri-Pane Panoramic sunroof.
This feature enables the occupants of the minivan to have an outdoor like experience while they’re inside.
The Tri-Pane Panoramic sunroof lets the “outside in.” It also comes in very handy when the car becomes stuffy and opening the windows is not an option.
The car wheels feature 20 inch polished aluminum rims that are quite impressive.
The Chrysler Pacifica can accommodate up to eight occupants.
It is, therefore, very suitable for the whole family.
The vehicle has Stow-N-Go seating which enables the formation of 243 different seating configurations.
The second and third rows can be stowed without having to remove the seats.
This saves users from cumbersome and tedious work
Since the vehicle is designed as a family mobile, it is expected that, after some time, the vehicle’s interior will become untidy; the floor may be littered with snack wrappers.
To solve this, Chrysler Pacifica comes with available Stow ‘n Vac powered by RIDGID.
The vacuum extends throughout the entire cabin making sure that each and every corner is cleaned.
The Chrysler Pacifica comes with the 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 gasoline engine which offers plenty of power and excellent fuel economy.
It has 287 horsepower and 262-pound feet of torque.
These statistics show that this minivan is the best in its class as far as those two particular features are concerned.
Needless to say, the Chrysler Pacifica is unyielding. It can tow up to 3600 pounds.
What about handling? This car is equipped with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
This helps the driver keep the vehicle stable during trips.
The Electronic Stability Control monitors the steering input and the vehicle movement.
If the is a disparity between the two then the ESC applies selective braking and throttle control thereby ensuring that the vehicle moves back to its intended course.
Stability cannot be emphasized enough when it comes to vehicles designed for families.
For families, especially those with little children, a silent and peaceful ride is of paramount importance.
The Chrysler Pacifica comes with standard active noise cancellation which ensures a quiet ride for the family.
This car comes with lots of entertainment. The Uconnect Theatre installed in the car has a dual screen Entertainment System that lets one connect via Bluetooth and HDMI.
All compatible phones, laptops, and tablets can be synced with the 10.1 inch, high definition touchscreens mounted at the back of the seats.
The touchscreens also come with built-in games like Tic-Tac-Toe and Sudoku. This is like having your living room in your car.
How about that?
Safety and security
These are arguably the most important features of any family car.
The features that ensure that Chrysler Pacifica is ideal for safety and security are:
- The LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist which provides a visual warning to the driver when they leave their lane.
- The Forward Collision Warning with Active Breaking System, which lets the driver know of any obstacle in the car’s path.
- ParkSense Rear Park Assist System with Stop, which helps to detect obstacles at the rear of the vehicle when trying to maneuver the vehicle in tight spaces especially during parking and when leaving the parking area.
This minivan is the best of its type in the market at the moment and comes highly recommended for anyone who wants to buy a family car.
It has also received rave reviews from renowned sectors of the automobile industry.
It will be available in the Spring of 2016. You can acquire the services of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica van at a customer friendly price of $32285 at most of the motor dealers.
It comes with 3-year/ 36000-mile basic warranty.