4 of the Most Convenient New Pacifica Features
The new Pacifica from Chrysler is still new, only having been released during the 2016 model year, and yet many of its incredible features are still under wraps. So much so, famous comedian Jim Gaffigan has starred in their commercials and even narrates several videos on the Chrysler website that present these features. Maybe we need to make a little more noise.
Stow ‘n Go Seating + Storage
This incredibly convenient feature used to be exclusive to the Dodge Grand Caravan. Being an FCA brand however, it’s not uncommon for a little sharing. The predecessor to the Pacifica, the Town & Country, had Stow ‘n Go seating, and Chrysler included this popular feature when they released the new Pacifica. Stow ‘n’ Go seats are special seats that can fold up and be stowed into the floor of the minivan. This is really helpful for people that use their minivan to carry around equipment.
Not only does it allow drivers to easily get rid of the seats when necessary, the space in the floor also doubles as an additional storage compartment when the chair is not folded into it. With Chrysler’s new Pacifica, drivers have the choice of equipping the vehicle’s second and third rows with Stow ‘n Go technology.
Speaking of technology, the new Pacifica touchscreen interface is available with an 5.0-inch screen and Uconnect, the popular hands-free communication system that uses Bluetooth technology to use your phone via voice command. Buyers can also upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen (on select models). Because this is a touchscreen, not everything uses voice command. It would be neat if you could talk to your car and tell it what apps to put on the home screen, but for now, it works like a smartphone. You can organize your favorite apps and tools on the touchscreen, and it’s a great feature to have, especially when it comes with GPS (select models).
Uconnect Theater Package
The theater package is another great feature Chrysler added to their new Pacifica. Fear not parents with attention-craving children! The theater package is the all-new system that will keep kids busy for hours. The theater package is a dual-screen entertainment system with both a Blu-ray player and a USB video input. It also has wireless headphones, HDMI and Bluetooth compatibility. Be sure to get a Uconnect Theater Package with your new Pacifica.
Stow ‘n’ Vac
Last on our list is the Stow ‘n Vac. Just like Stow ‘n’ Go seating, the new Pacifica also has a little gem hidden in its compartments. Cars get dirty, it happens, and so many of us are just way too lazy to lug our vacuums into the car. And although they’re at every gas station, who has the time or quarters for that? To offer busy families the most convenience, the new Pacifica is available with the Stow ‘n Vac, a small vacuum cleaner that literally fits within a side compartment. It’s compact and powered by RIDGID, making it the most powerful integrated vacuum in its class. Plus, the Stow ‘n’ Vac can extend through the entire cabin.
It’s pretty clear Chrysler knows what they were doing when designing their new Pacifica model. You may even say…it’s from the future! (It’s a 2017 model).