The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica packs a range of technologies that take it to the next level and much beyond the outgoing models and in few words the latest minivan can be described as a stunningly sharp-looking versatile minivan that has enough room for the entire family.
The Pacifica continues to remain true to its minivan legacy but with an exterior that has the front styling looking more like a contemporary sedan, the overall external looks of the minivan has a refreshing appeal. As is true for the exterior, so is for the interiors that offer a refined and an upscale look. Seems that Chrysler has built the 2017 Pacifica to appeal to Honda and Toyota customers who are looking for all three – features, comfort and technological advancements.
Spacious environment punctuated by high quality-looking plastics on the dashboard and pleasing materials on the seats give the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica a luxury car like appeal. The UConnect control center operated through good-sized buttons, knobs, 8.4-inch touchscreen with menus in the display screen that are not intimidating, a 20-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, surround view exterior camera system and parallel and perpendicular park assist extend the overall driving exerperience.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is has been packed with features that quite a few other minivans can lack. The minivan comes with improved Stow-N-Go seats as standard, and higher end variants come with multiple grocery bag hooks behind the third-row seats. The Pacifica offers a second-row console between captain’s chairs that has a front storage slot for quick and handy access to computer tablets.
The 2017 Pacifica features the most powerful engine of all minivans – 3.6-liter, dual overhead cam, Pentastar V-6 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission – offering 22 miles per gallon in combined city/highway driving. The engine’s 287 horsepower surpasses that of other minivans, while the Pacifica’s peak torque of 262 foot-pounds at 4,000 rpm tops all but the 263 foot-pounds at 4,700 rpm in the 2017 Sienna.
The starting manufacturer’s retail price, including destination charge, is $29,590 for the base 2017 Pacifica LX and compares with $30,690 for a base 2017 Sienna L and $30,790 for a base 2017 Honda Odyssey LX.
Among the standard features on the Pacifica LX are 17-inch wheels, three-zone temperature control, remote keyless entry, rearview camera, 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity with voice command, fabric-covered seats, cruise control, power windows and door locks, eight-way, power-adjusting driver’s seat and power, heated outside mirrors.