2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX

Serving Seneca, Anderson, and Greenville, SC

Engine:

3.6-Liter V6

Fuel Economy:

18 MPG city / 28 MPG hwy mpg *

Horsepower:

287 hp

Torque:

262 lb-ft

Transmission:

9-Speed Shiftable Automatic


 Performance

With 250 pounds less than the outgoing Town and Country, it’s just natural that this minivan would be more efficient. The van’s lightweight build helps it achieve good fuel economy despite its competitive powertrain. This engine gets 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. That best-in-class horsepower outshines the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. A nine-speed automatic transmission, a Chrysler exclusive, smooths gear shifts. With its brand-new chassis and stiffer ride quality, the Pacifica offers car-like handling and excellent road manners. Breaking even more new ground, the Pacifica’s hybrid edition adds thirty miles of electric, gas-free driving.

 Interior

Entering the Pacifica is easier with the first hands-free power doors. The busy parent who is carrying a toddler or a load of groceries will appreciate the assistance. The interior is more spacious than any minivan to date. Engineers added legroom by lowering the floor. Chrysler also added an eighth seat, which is one more than the outgoing, well-loved Town and Country. That mid-center seat lets you seat five and still fold the third row, which has an available power-fold feature. On the other hand, the mid-center seat can be easily stored inside the van, waiting for carpool duty. Stow-n-Go seats have become even more flexible, doing more to accommodate passengers and cargo. Accessing the hold is easy with a hands-free power lift gate. Of course, the Pacifica is much more than a utility vehicle. The cabin is covered with high quality materials and stocked with the latest amenities. There’s even an exclusive three-panel panorama sunroof. Chrysler is also offering its first-ever onboard vacuum to help busy parents. Top trim editions are clad in leather, including a two-tone upholstery combination. Automatic climate controls, seat heaters, and front seat ventilators help keep passengers more comfortable.

 Features

Every year the UConnect system gets better with faster processing and improved menus. The Pacifica takes the next step by utilizing UConnect WiFi access for its built-in entertainment system. The available 10-inch, high-def. screens are easy for the kids to see. Streaming content from the web ensures variety. Built-in games and special apps add more fun. On the way to grandpa’s house or your cross-country vacation destination, kids can play the Are We There Yet app. To help out the busy driver, a rearview camera is standard, and an available surround-view system reveals obstacles bordering the van’s perimeter.

 Safety

Safety played such a big role in the design of the new Pacifica that it can lay claim to more than 100 safety and security features. The safety cage around the cabin uses steel to divert crash force and energy away from passengers. Broad airbag coverage is there when all else fails. Automated features may help to slow, straighten, or stop the van. The lane departure alert has an assist feature to help drivers avoid side swipes. The frontal collision alert has automatic braking.


The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is an all-new minivan that takes its class to a new level of sophistication and utility. Reviewers from Auto Week to Kelley Blue Book have been singing this van’s praises. To make it available to more families, Chrysler is offering a wide range of trims.

If you are ready to learn more, hands-on research is always best. Take a test drive of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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