The new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is among our top picks for a minivan courtesy of its impressive spec sheet that features tons of luxury and convenience-based amenities, offers abundant passenger and cargo space, has a class-exclusive hybrid engine option, has a roomy third-row seat, and the interior is upscale. Read on to know what it offers.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date & Price
The new model should be expected sometime in the latter half of this year as a 2017 year model. Pricing is yet to be confirmed by Chrysler but reports within the industry say it’ll likely costs the almost the same as the model it is replacing which costs an MSRP starting from $28,000.
Those of you who’ve been passengers or owned a sturdy stream of 2017 Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey throughout their lives should be excused for harboring the thought that minivans from Chrysler have more often than not existed in a state of unending rental-fleet averageness. True, Chrysler was the most significant player in the 80’s and hasn’t been active for a couple of several decades now. Now for 2017, there’s the Chrysler Pacifica that comes to make the record straight.
The new model comes as a replacement for the Town & Country minivan that Chrysler discontinued recently. Pacifica isn’t a new nameplate as it existed sometime during the last decade. However, there’s no relation here whatsoever apart from sharing a common name. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica interior is well-finished and offers many standard goodies for the money. The body structure is wrapped up with a lithe styling and is built on a new light-yet-strong panels.
Some of the features available include an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system, a vacuum cleaner, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system. Fresh on the market is the Pacifica Hybrid model that Chrysler says can achieve a maximum of 30 miles on all-electric power after which it switched automatically to the electric/gasoline hybrid power.
With those and many other features available for the Chrysler Pacifica 2017, there’s no doubt that it will pose some considerable competition to its foes. Some of the rivals it will square it out with in this class include the Toyota Sienna, the Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Redesign of Interior & Exterior
A whopping five trims are offered for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Limited, LX, Touring-L Plus, Touring, and Touring-L. The Pacifica Hybrid 2017 is available, too, but you’ll have to check back soon to get its specs.
Some of the standard accessories available for the LX model include heated mirrors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, an electric parking brake, a six-speaker sound system, voice commands, a power driver seat (eight-way), seven-passenger seating, LED daytime running lights, a center touchscreen display (five-inch), collapsible/folding second-row seats, auxiliary and USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic three-zone climate control, and a rearview camera.
The Pacifica Touring-L model adds power-sliding rear doors, LED taillights, a heated steering wheel, a security alarm, rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, heated front seats, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, fancier exterior trim, and a leather seating.
The Touring-L Plus model offers even better features such as ambient interior lighting, an driver information upgraded display, heated second-row seats, a Blue-ray player, dual 10” touchscreen, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, upgraded headlights, rear entertainment system on the second rows, and a thirteen-speaker sound system.
Lastly, there’s the top-of-the-line 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited model that comes with two sunroofs, eighteen-inch wheels, sliding door functionality, a hands-free liftgate, xenon headlights, an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, ventilated front seats, a navigation system, upgraded ambient interior lighting, an upgraded leather upholstery, driver memory settings, and LED foglights.
Exterior Chrysler Pacifica colors: Velvet Red Pearl Coat, Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat, Tusk White, Molten Silver, Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, and Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat. Changes can be expected on its release date.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.6 in. (121.6 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.6 in. (203.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.6 in. (79.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 164 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 32.3 cu.ft. (max. 140.5 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4330 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 18/28 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Molten Silver, Tusk White, Velvet Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 3600 lbs.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a 3.6L V6 engine that sends 287 hp and 262 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels. The Pacifica Hybrid, on the other hand, offers a combination of the above engine plus electric motors to offer 260 horsepower.
You can watch the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica YouTube video here.