2022 Chrysler Pacifica Receives TSP+ from the IIHS

March 3rd, 2022 by


Every year, automotive publications and organizations review the newest vehicles on the market and those new for the current model year for all sorts of things. The best powertrain, the best technology, the best interior, and the best for safety are the kinds of lists we see each year. When it comes to safety standards, many automakers meet the bare minimum, but when it comes to a minivan like the Chrysler Pacifica, the automaker goes above and beyond to supply not only standard safety, but also advanced and automatic safety features that can help to mitigate collisions and keep the driver and passenger safe. That’s why the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2022.

“The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica delivers on our firm commitment to provide customers with superior safety…Pacifica remains the ideal choice for anyone seeking the greatest combination of safety, innovative technology and value.” – Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell

For those that don’t know, the IIHS is very strict with its ratings and measures the safety of every new vehicle on the market by putting them through a number of tests. Each test is designed to rate the safety of a vehicle in terms of crash avoidance and mitigation (lessening the damage). Called “crashworthy” tests, there are a total of five – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. Each test is performed to test how well the vehicle can stand up to such collisions. Furthermore, the safety features of a vehicle are also measured. In 2020, the IIHS revised its ratings system to include a greater emphasis on lighting and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology that may change the score of a vehicle.

When it comes to the rating system, the IIHS may rate each test result as “Poor”, “Marginal”, “Acceptable”, or “Good”. Safety features receive a rating of either Basic, Advanced, or Superior. To earn a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) rating, a vehicle must earn a “Good” rating for every test, as well as a “Superior” rating for the safety features. With a collection of safety features, basic and advanced, the Chrysler Pacifica received some of the highest possible grades from the IIHS. Most notable was its new AEB technology, upgraded to detect pedestrians and stop before collision.

Becoming a staple in the Stellantis lineup, AEB uses a combination of camera technology and radar sensors to provide a wide field of view for the onboard computers. With object detection and sensor-fusion, the system is able to identify when certain frontal collisions may be imminent. If such an incident were to be detected, then visual and audible alerts are generated. If the driver fails to respond to these warnings, the system then takes over and activates the vehicle’s brakes avoid an impact or lessen its severity. For the standard-equipment vehicle-to-vehicle AEB system, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica received a “Superior” rating, but the Pedestrian AEB capability earned a rating of “advanced.”

Regardless, with available all-wheel-drive (AWD) on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, consumers have more control than ever before on all kinds of terrain. With more than 160 industry honors and accolades, the Pacifica continues to be the auto most awarded minivan six years in a row. Find your new Chrysler Pacifica at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.

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