The Chrysler Pacifica is available with just one engine, the 3.6L "Pentastar" V6. This engine is used throughout Chrysler and Dodge's lineups for a few very good reasons: it's powerful, it's fuel efficient and it's refined. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. With 287 horsepower on tap, the Pacifica is perhaps a little faster than it really needs to be, but on-ramps and merging should be a snap. Chrysler claims up to 28 mpg on the highway with this engine. For those who want even better fuel economy, there's the Pacifica Hybrid. With the ability to run on electricity alone for up to 32 miles, the Pacifica Hybrid is the first hybrid-powered minivan available in the U.S.
The Pacifica comes in four different trim levels that take it from somewhat basic to full-on luxury.
The base Pacifica Touring comes with several notable standard features, including keyless entry, heated exterior mirrors, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a backup camera, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, rear cross-traffic alert, a 60/40 split-fold third-row seat, powered sliding doors, a power rear liftgate, SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB media hub with 6 ports, dual-zone climate control with separate controls for the rear, a 6-speaker stereo, voice command-activated Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen.
The Touring L trim adds leather seating surfaces, nicer wheels, heated first-row seats, and additional exterior chrome.
The Limited version adds Napa leather seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, power third-row seats, a navigation system, hands-free powered liftgate and sliding side doors, a built-in vacuum cleaner and a tri-pane panoramic sunroof.
The top-of-the-line Pinnacle trim upgrades the wheels to 20-inches, adds an entertainment system with Blu-ray and digital media capabilities, an automated parking system and a heated steering wheel.
Spacious And Comfortable Interior
Three Rows Of Seating
Relatively Compact Outer Dimensions
Smooth, Sleek Styling
The Pacifica gets a complete refresh for 2021 with new exterior styling, as well as upgrades to the infotainment system and safety features.
The Chrysler Pacifica competes with other minivans such as the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey, both of which it manages to undercut on price. However, the entire minivan segment holds a ton of value, by virtue of being cheaper to own and operate than the myriad medium and large SUVs out in the world. The Chrysler Pacifica combines a lot of space, with relatively compact and easy-to-park exterior dimensions, along with a curb weight that makes car-like mpg figures a reality. The Pacifica is also available with a ton of luxurious and entertaining features, which will really show their value on long road trips with children. No matter the equipment level, the Pacifica is a fantastic value.