KBB Names 2020 Chrysler Pacifica on Best Family Cars List
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is one automobile group to go the extra mile during these trying times. With the spread of COVID-19, FCA has suspended vehicle production and has instead started to produce medical supplies to help first-responders and medical professionals. Even though the auto industry is taking a hit this year, the publications and organizations that review them haven’t slowed down. Trusted Resource Kelley Blue Book recently finished putting together their “Best of” lists, with the “12 Best Family Cars” naming the one-and-only 2020 Chrysler Pacifica.
No surprises here, not by a long shot. The Chrysler Pacifica has been the most talked-about minivan since its release in 2016, and with all the family-friendly features it offers, it’s no wonder. Shortly after, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid came out, the world’s first hybrid minivan, and produced with all the same great features as its predecessor (well except for the second-row Stow ‘n Go seats due to the electric motor battery placement). The most recent Chrysler vehicle to be released was the Chrysler Voyager, which is basically just the low-end trim of the Chrysler Pacifica with additional features for accessibility and enhanced mobility solutions to aid the elderly and wheelchair users getting in and out of the vehicle, and won a Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award.
Focusing on the original minivan, Kelley Blue Book highlighted all the Pacifica has to offer to create the perfect portable family environment. Coming standard with power sliding doors, a power liftgate, 3-zone automatic climate control, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, every passenger and driver has a convenient and comfortable spot in this minivan. With actually livable room for adults in all three rows and seemingly endless cargo-carrying options, the Pacifica makes it easy to change up seating configurations for large items or making use of the cabin for small items with Stow ‘n Go bucket seats in the second row (standard on the Chrysler Pacifica) and their respective compartments. If looking to keep passengers entertained, consumers can find many more options on high-end trims, able to install an upgraded sound system, a tri-panel panoramic sunroof, Uconnect Theater, and best of all, a built-in vacuum (Stow-Vac) for sucking up snack crumbs.
When it comes to the power that keeps this family minivan going is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine under the hood, able to generate 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) and “Electric-Start-Stop” (ESS) technology, consumers can expect great performance and fuel efficiency. This kind of power may not seem like much for a minivan, but it does help push the Chrysler Pacifica past some of its competitors.
“The Pacifica delivers the kind of ride minivan drivers expect: quiet, powerful enough, and one without unpleasant surprises. The standard V6 has enough oomph to get the Pacifica up to freeway speeds without much effort, and is even rated to tow up to 3,600 pounds, 100 more than the Odyssey, Sienna, and Sedona.” – Kelly Blue Book Staff
Well, there you have it. KBB knows their stuff, and if they’re saying the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is one of the best minivans out there, if not the best, then you know where to find a minivan for your family. Come to Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and drive out with a new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.