New Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus Added to Lineup
When an automobile brand releases a limited edition, usually that means it’s something special. A limited or special edition vehicle usually comes with more bells and whistles than its other kin in the lineup, usually to appease consumers on a budget. Chrysler has decided to do something different. They’re adding a whole new trim to the Chrysler Pacifica for those that don’t like leather trim on their seats. This one’s for you animal lovers, the Chrysler Pacifica, now available without leather seating.
The new Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus trim will nestle in just between the current Touring and Touring L trims relative to their pricing. It’ll also come with more features as a standard rather than optional as a trade-in for defaulting for cloth seating trim rather than leather. This calls for LED taillights, projector headlights, three-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, and sunshades for the second and third row. So basically, it’s a Touring L without leather, because that’s all standard on the next trim up.
Other options are still accessible to consumers, adding in some high-tech features such as an 8.4-touchscreen with Uconnect 8.4, or Wi-Fi by Mopar for your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot. A 5-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5.0 and a 6-speaker sound system are standard, as is a noise cancellation system to filter out powertrain noise, integrated Bluetooth with voice command, and steering wheel mounted controls. If consumers spruce it up a little and opt-in for Uconnect 8.4 and 18-inch wheels, Chrysler will add a second-row overhead DVD console for free. Something to think about for family-oriented buyers.
All Chrysler Pacifica trims are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine with VVT and ESS. “VVT” stands for “Variable Valve Timing”, a technology designed to optimize a vehicle’s performance and fuel economy – most auto brands tinker around with it to design their own brand name VVT system. “ESS” stands for “Electric Start-Stop”, a system that turns off the engine when idling to conserve gas.
With the Touring just above $30k, and the Touring L nearly $35k, the Touring Plus sits at a nice average with a starting MSRP of $33,455. Considering all the goods it comes with, and the cost of upgrades, drivers can get a great deal either way for less than the price of the next trim up. Interested in what else the Chrysler Pacifica has to offer? You can check out our inventory for that.