2017 Chrysler Pacifica Specs
The 2017 model-year is here, so many brands have already released their 2017 models well into 2016. Possibly the first to start the auto arms race was the Chrysler Pacifica that was introduced in April of this year. Though the Pacifica has only been out for a few months, it’s already an award-winning minivan that has captivated the attention of drivers everywhere, and that’s only the beginning. A hybrid version of the Pacifica is well on its way, but before it gets here, let’s cover some of the outstanding features on the new Pacifica.
Buyers have the option of five trims, ranging from the Pacifica LX (the base trim) or the Pacifica Limited (the most upgraded trim). In late 2016 the Pacifica Hybrid will be available as well and it will be able to travel 30 miles on only the 16 kWh lithium-ion battery and will have combined engine and battery fuel economy of 80 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent)!
All new Pacifica models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 287-horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The gears are controlled by an innovative TorqueFlite 9-speed automatic transmission. Altogether, the new Pacifica is one of the most fuel efficient minivans available as it has a fuel economy of 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
Many minivans out there tend to struggle with appearance, either they’re too bulky or round, but the Pacifica is as smooth as it is luxurious. At the front are sleek, wrap-around headlights with halogen headlamps and high density daytime lights. Multiple exterior components are automatic, including the sliding rear door, which is a great feature when small kids are around.
The new Pacifica also has upgrades available depending on the trim, such as 20-inch aluminum wheels, the award-winning tri-panel panoramic sunroof, and an automatic hands-free liftgate where drivers simply need to wave their foot under the van.
The inside is just as nice, with seven premium cloth seats coming standard, with leather as an available upgrade. A three-zone temperature control keeps all passengers comfortable in various outside temperatures, and if it’s too bright, retractable sunshades are on the passenger windows behind the front two seats
Plus, Chrysler’s new Pacifica has many ways to store cargo and arrange seating. The Pacifica is equipped with second- and third-row Stow ‘n Go seating. Stow ‘n Go seating is a convenient feature that allows the seats to fold up and be stored in a floor compartments. When the seats are not stored there, the floor compartments can be used for storage for other things. In total there is 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space when all of the seats are folded flat.
Convenience and entertainment meet up in a nice fashion in the new Pacifica, too. The base trim has a 5-inch touchscreen and the other Pacifica trims have an 8.4-inch display. This touchscreen can be used to activate Uconnect apps, play music, or make a phone call. In addition, Bluetooth capability is installed.
Entertainment is provided through a six-speaker audio system, but drivers have the choice of upgrading to a 13- or 20-speaker Alpine sound system. Plus, the two 10.1-inch high definition screens equipped with games and Blu-ray dvd players that are included in the Uconnect Theater Package will keep passengers busy for hours.
Since the Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan, it most likely will be used for carpooling the little ones. That’s why it has all of the standard safety features one would come to expect in today’s vehicles, plus there are available advanced safety features. We’re talking a multi-stage airbag system, emergency braking assist, stability control, traction control, and upgrade options for collision warning, parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree Surround View system.
Price and Warranty
Pricing for the new Pacifica from Chrysler starts at $28,595. It’s covered by Chrysler’s standard warranties – basic limited warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.
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