I have a big expectations about the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. If you ask me why, I can start with the excellent ride and handling, or I can mention upscale interior. This family minivan comes with handsome exterior, the third-row seat is very spacious and its luxury-based features will satisfy passengers. Thanks to this all-new vehicle, the previous Town & Country minivan has become history. As for the competition on this segment of the market, the new Pacifica will compete against the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Redesign
From the outside, the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comes with modern and classy exterior design. Its swoopy chrome accents and projector beam headlights are one of the most dominant details of the exterior. This family minivan will be available in five trim levels, plus the hybrid version. The first three models are, LX, Touring and Touring-L. The remaining two versions are the Touring-L Plus and Limited. The car gets standard features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors and LED daytime running lights. Optional features include 20-inch wheels, LED foglights and power-folding mirrors and two sunroofs. Furthermore, I must mention ten exterior color choices.
The interior of the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is designed to create a pleasant driving atmosphere. The cabin is outfitted with leather seats, the leather-wrapped steering wheel and modern dashboard are the big step forward, and the driver along with the passenger will have a plenty of space in all directions. The second-row seats are comfortable, but the third-row seat is the big news. These seats are the best in the minivan segment and the occupants will definitely enjoy in the ride. The new Pacifica is equipped with a wide range of the available features. It gets an active noise cancellation, touchscreen audio with AM/FM and Bluetooth audio streaming, leather seats and air conditioning. Besides these functions, I must mention HD radio, heated second-row seats, parking sensors, navigation system and ventilated front seats. I cannot forget an 8.4-inch touchscreen and a 13-speaker sound system is also a part of the equipment. The safety department of the new Pacifica is also enriched with the antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, blind-spot monitoring and more expensive models are equipped with the Advanced SafetyTec Group package.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Engine
Under the hood, the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with the total output of 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine features a nine-speed automatic transmission, and the mileage is rated at 18 mpg in the city roads, 28 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. As for the hybrid version, beneath the bonnet we are able to find a special version of the V6 engine combined with a electric motor. This electric motor will be a 16-kWh floor-mounted battery pack.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date and Price
The release date of the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is yet to be announced and this all-new minivan will cost between $29,590 – $43,490.