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2021 Chrysler Pacifica remains a family all-star

A few nips and tucks here and there make this three-row hauler even more compelling.

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When the Chrysler Pacifica first debuted, it leapt to the top of its class.

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Over the last few years, its competitors have whipped up some new tricks, so for 2021, Chrysler focused on revamping the Pacifica lineup to give buyers more choice, and the results keep this van in contention for top honors.

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Minivans are meant to be tools more than toys, so understated looks represent their utilitarian leanings.

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The minivan segment might not be the most riveting in the industry, but it's not like it's stagnant.

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The Toyota Sienna is now a hybrid-only affair, with optional AWD by way of a second electric motor out back, which lacks the electric-only range of the Pacifica's PHEV variant but promises 35 mpg combined.

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It's also… very uniquely styled.

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Honda recently refreshed the Odyssey, as well, but the changes are all minor, so it's slowly becoming the segment laggard as Toyota and FCA offer more routes to efficiency, which is important in family vehicles of this size.

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If you don't want your minivan to look like something out of Akira, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is a hard act to beat -- but then again, you could say the same about the 2017-2020 models, as well.

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Throughout the Pacifica's life cycle, it impressed me with its family-friendly functionality and quality ride, and its newfound versatility only makes it more appealing.

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