Chrysler Pacifica

While it hasn’t quite managed to fully replace Chrysler’s venerable Town & Country yet, the Pacifica has certainly earned its stripes. Decidedly cool-looking for a minivan, the Pacifica is a remarkably versatile offering, even by minivan standards, thanks to its clever Stow and Go seating and best-in-class rear seat entertainment offerings.

In fact, it arguably offers the best front-seat cabin tech, too, thanks to its available 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system. Priced from $26,995, the Pacifica also something of a standout value, though it is possible to option one well into the $40,000 range. This Chrysler’s most impressive technological calling card is arguably its class-exclusive Pacifica Hybrid model, a plug-in gas-electric 7-seater that nets up to 84 miles per gallon equivalent. The Pacifica Hybrid is estimated to drive up to 33 miles on electricity alone, meaning that most parents’ school runs and errands won’t require any gas at all.

Editors' Review

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is probably the best minivan you can buy today. We've had two Pacificas in our long-term fleet, both a standard gas-powered model as well as a plug-in hybrid. After extensive testing, we loved each one. If you're in the market for a three-row family-hauler, there's really only one reason not to get one of these minivans right now, and that's because the vastly updated 2021 model is set to launch later this year. 

If you just can't wait, the current Pacifica is still an outstanding product. Not only does it have the most versatile interior in the minivan segment, thanks to its Stow 'n Go second-row seats, it's also graced with an upscale interior, has a superb multimedia system, and offers features aplenty. Beyond all that, it's a seriously attractive machine, dressed in elegant, almost windswept styling. You may not be a fan of the minivan form factor, but it's hard to argue with what this product delivers. 

Feels like quality

Generally, Chrysler has not had an enviable reputation for quality. In spite of this, the Pacifica feels rock solid. Nothing about it is frail or flimsy. Tug on an exterior door handle and it's sturdy. The rotary shifter is reassuringly robust as you click through the gears. This minivan's buttons and switches all seem built for the long haul.

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The Good ~ Stow 'n Go seats are still the best. ~ Over-the-road refinement. ~ Smooth powertrain. ~ User-friendly tech. ~ Elegant styling.

The Bad ~ The updated 2021 model launches soon. ~ Transmission is a little sluggish.

The Bottom Line The only reason not to get a Chrysler Pacifica today is because the refreshed 2021 model is set to go on sale in the fourth quarter of the year.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 9
  • Features 9
  • Design 9
  • Media 8

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