2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review – With its trendy appearances and creative functions, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is one of our top picks for a minivan this year. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a brand new minivan. In effect, though, it’s the replacement for the previous Town & Country minivan, which Chrysler has actually discontinued. If you’ve either been a guest in or owned a stable flow of Honda Odysseys and Toyota Siennas throughout your life, you are forgiven for believing that Chrysler minivans have actually largely existed in a state of continuous rental fleet mediocrity. While Chrysler was a pioneer of the section in the ’80s, the last couple decades have been a lot more like the rolling equivalent of the Cleveland Browns or Wachowski motion pictures after The Matrix. But here comes the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. It’s a brand-new name for a brand-new van, and get all set to reset your expectations.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review
Chrysler had a crossover wagon/SUV called Pacifica during the mid-2000s, but there’s no relation here. That Chrysler is prepared to shelve the name acknowledgment of the familiar T&C is a tip of how various this new Pacifica is. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica loads some cool new optional functions, too, including a dual-screen rear home entertainment system, automated emergency braking, an integrated vacuum and an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system. Intriguing is the brand-new Pacifica Hybrid variant. It’s the very first hybrid minivan on the market (plug-in variant or otherwise), and Chrysler states you can drive it approximately 30 miles on electrical power alone prior to it switches over to routine gasoline/electric hybrid power.
All of this propels the Chrysler Pacifica right in the mix as one of the top minivans on the marketplace for 2017. Take a test-drive and we believe you’ll be shocked by how closely the Pacifica can match (and even surpass) the appearance, feel and performance of the segment all-stars, the Odyssey and Sienna, plus Kia’s upstart minivan, the Sedona. It’s also competitively priced, typically coming in a couple grand lower for a similar mix of functions. So, the Cleveland Browns wining Super Bowl 51? The Wachowskis making a superior Matrix follow up? Plainly, complete stranger things can occur. Just look at the 2017 Pacifica.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Interior
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica control panel has a flowing and contemporary appearance that’s complemented by the brand-new metallic rotary equipment selector knob that feels and looks more upscale than the typical stubby minivan shifter.Chrysler has actually likewise embraced the more open feel of the Odyssey and Sienna by getting the previous van’s conventional center console and rather opting for an open floor in between the chauffeur and guest. This produces more available storage and the Pacifica now matches the Odyssey for the very best mix of slots, bins and cubbies. Interior materials quality is high, and the controls have a solid feel to them. Overall, the Pacifica looks remarkably upscale inside. The Pacifica likewise packs Chrysler’s newest tech hardware. Get the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen if you can. Uconnect is one of our favorite infotainment systems because of its clear and crisp graphics, quick processing and user-friendly nature. If you do a lot of roadway trips with your kids, you’ll enjoy selecting the brand-new “Uconnect Theater” rear home entertainment system. Having Blu-ray disc playback for the 2 10-inch touchscreens installed in the back of the front seats, the system also includes the ability to separately input various devices (smart devices, video gaming consoles) and has a few integrated apps and video games.
Without much effort, you can separately fold the second-row seats and then keep them in under-floor compartments (which can likewise be utilized for storage if you have the seats released). The only downside to these seats is that they’re not rather as adjustable or comfortable as the second-row seats in competing minivans. A new addition this year is an offered center seat for the 2nd row that enhances the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica guest count to eight. It’s detachable, but unlike the external seats, there’s no under-floor storage for it. In the 3rd row is the class-typical 60/40-split third-row seat. It’s more comfy for adults than the old T&C’s seat, however, and we think the Pacifica now has the most encouraging and comfy seat in its class. If you’ve got kid security seats set up in the second-row seats, getting to the 3rd row is easier this year. Passengers can still use the center aisle between the seats, however, there’s also a second-row seat tilt function that allows you to tip those Stow ‘n Go seats forward without needing to remove the safety seats. When you do not need the third-row seat, you can fold it down into a rear storage location. Power operation is a unique feature of the Restricted trim level; simply push a button and the individual seat sections can be raised or lowered in about 17 seconds. Behind the third-row seats, the Pacifica offers 32.3 cubic feet of travel luggage space. Fold those seats down and 87.5 cubic feet becomes readily available.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Engine
Every 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comes requirement with a 3.6-liter V6 that establishes 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That power is sent to the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. When you’re not moving) will be added midway through the model year, Automatic engine stop-start performance (to assist save gas. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at 22 mpg integrated (18 city/28 highway). This is an average number for the minivan sector. For the Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler will use a unique version of the V6 combined with a pair of hybrid motor/generators fed by a 16-kWh floor-mounted battery pack.
Chrysler expects the hybrid to be able to travel as much as 30 miles on electric power alone before it switches over to routine gas/electric hybrid operation and declares an 80 MPGe quote. Similar to other hybrids, some battery recharging takes place naturally when braking or coasting. The plug-in nature of the van means its battery pack will be mostly charged from a power cable, nevertheless. With a 240-volt battery charger, Chrysler says charging a depleted battery will take just two hours. Correctly geared up, the routine Pacifica can tow as much as 3,600 pounds.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Performance
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica boasts an agreeably smooth and peaceful flight. Whether you’re owning around town or navigating a week-long trip, the Pacifica will keep you and your guests comfy. It’s likewise impressively peaceful at highway speeds thanks to minimal quantities of engine, wind and road sound. Around turns, you’ll seem like you have plenty of control through the van’s steering, but ultimate grip is expectedly modest. We’ve yet to completely run a Pacifica through our main battery of tests but initial impressions of the V6 are mostly favorable. Strike the gas from the minivan and a stop scoots as much as city speeds rapidly. For the most part, you’ll likely never ever observe that the Pacifica is picking from 9 forward speeds, either. However, there are times when the transmission can be reluctant to downshift, such as when you’re rolling along and need just a bit more acceleration.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Price
The Pacifica Touring isn’t really the seven-passenger high-end cars and truck that the Limited was, but it likewise costs nearly $15,000 USD less than the last Minimal we checked at a far more sensible $33,475 USD. At that cost, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a fantastic value with its balance of interior packaging and quality, superior owning dynamics, and high safety scores.