Inside, everything's focused on the driver. There's no central screen for the cabin -- instead, it's all tucked into the instrument binnacle, which Audi calls Virtual Cockpit. The HVAC controls are hidden inside the vents themselves.
The interior is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor, with a big infotainment screen above two HVAC vents. This year marks a renewed focus on material choice and building an interior that can be sensible for a daily driver.
Whereas the T&C's interior was a drab, sad affair, the Pacifica keeps things fresh with a whole new layout. It pulls design inspiration from other Chrysler vehicles, as noted in the rotary shift dial and the massive screen resting between the gauges.
While the interior isn't radically, ridiculously different than the Civic it replaces, the new getup makes better use of the gauges and the space between the front seats. Materials quality is also much improved.
The interior is much sportier now, with a revised steering wheel and a shifter assembly that no longer looks like it was taken from a bus or an old station wagon. All in all, it's significantly more handsome than before.