The Chrysler Pacifica is an upscale minivan with the comfort and technology to match top segment leaders. Its sleek exterior looks athletic and SUV-like. It’s still the only minivan available with a hybrid engine, with an all-electric range of 30 miles before using any gas. Advanced safety systems come standard. There are numerous high-tech options, like an in-cabin camera for checking on rear-facing child seats and an onboard vacuum in case of any mid-trip spills.
PROS: Premium materials for everyday comfort; Powerful and efficient engine options; Many standard tech and safety features
CONS: Some rivals have thriftier hybrid engines; Third-row could have more legroom; Top trim levels can get expensive
What’s New: The Chrysler Pacifica has been redesigned for 2021; All-wheel-drive now available across the lineup; New Pinnacle trim has Nappa leather, luxury items; Additional technology and safety features
Chrysler builds the Pacifica in four trim levels: Touring, Touring L, Limited, and Pinnacle. The Touring trim starts things off, priced from around $35,500. It has 17-inch alloy wheels, a compact spare tire, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, a power liftgate, and automated parking. Driver safety aids include forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist.
The Pacifica Touring also has many comfort and convenience features inside its spacious cabin, like cloth upholstery, an 8-way power front seat, stowable rear-seat rows, keyless entry, keyless ignition, tri-zone climate control, a 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and Android Auto.
Stepping up to the Touring L costs about $38,500. It adds leather seating, heated front seats, a heated leather steering wheel, a rear sunshade, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.
The Limited model rings in around $46,000. Standard features include power-folding mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, chrome exterior accents, a motion-activated power tailgate, an 8-way power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a power-folding third-row, an onboard vacuum, a 13-speaker Alpine audio system, a WiFi hotspot, and navigation.
For about $51,000, the Pinnacle trim represents the ultimate in luxury. It comes loaded with amenities, including quilted Nappa leather upholstery, unique matching lumbar pillows, a larger center console, front/rear parking sensors, and an 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.