Chrysler is looking to retain magic with Pacifica. Chrysler is loosing market and facing stiffer competition from Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey especially.
Pacifica is likely to prove point in minivan category and Chrysler is confident about that.Packed with connectivity, power outlets, storage bins, cupholders which every minivan owner desires along with front seatbacks, 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control, optional foot operated power sliding doors, category first and heated second row seats, couple 10 inch touchscreens. Pacifica goog looking, more wider and provides aggressive stance compare to Town & Country which can be ranked as best looking minivan currently in the market.
Pacifica aerodynamic look helps to improve fuel economy 31 mpg at 75 mph speed.3.6 liter V-6 engine is not new but provides 287 good horsepower paired with nine speed automatic transmission, reaching zero to 60 mph within 7.3 seconds, quicker to Odyssey and Sienna. Chrysler is planning to release plugin hybrid version of Pacifica later this year and will have V-6 with electric motor backedup by batteries along with gasolene power versions.Chrysler claims 30 miles travel using electric power alone V-6 kicks in and will deliver 80MPGe in city.
Maneuvering is quiet easy and fun as well provides quick response to steering inputs, making rides very impressive with 20 inch tires coming into play. Pacifica has better storage with better cornering limits. HDMI and USB ports along with preloaded games, movies , gadgets play is available in touchscreens.Built in vacuum cleaner comes as standard in Limited models.
Pacifica visibility is good all around with large windows contributing air good feel factor. Limited models have tripple panel sunroof. Storage bins, power outlets, cubbies are larger to their competitors.Controls are self explanatory and ease to use with infotainment is coming with knobs and buttons, plenty of USB ports, power outlets. Pacifica interior is a much better to Town & Country and Grand Caravan, surely certain plastic pieces though provides cheaper looks.
Buyers now has a good choice and options in minivan category. One who preferrs more driving dyanmics Honda Odyssey remains choice, while Totoya remains for powertrain refinement. Pacifica holds upper hand in infotainment category.