While the advancements and popularity of the SUV market has grown, the need and desire for minivans has dwindled. It may seem like some of the minivan models that are offered are hanging on by a thread but the newest member of the class may change that. We saw the new Chrysler Pacifica added for the 2017 model year and now this impressive vehicle is upgraded and improved to make the 2018 version even better than what you saw when this model made its way to the market just a year ago.
Are you looking for a vehicle that’s sleek, low-slung, luxurious, and comfortable? If so, the Chrysler Pacifica is the minivan that will be right for you to enjoy the drive. This minivan is a technological marvel in this class and it offers something for everyone to have the ride and the comfort that’s desired on the road. Whether you choose the gasoline model or the plug-in hybrid version, you’ll have the minivan that gives you the qualities and the drive you’re looking for on the road. Bring in the safety features that are right for you on the road and you’re going to feel confident when you take your family for a ride in this Pacifica.
You might not think that a vehicle which was offered as a brand new version on the market only a year ago would have many upgrades, but the Chrysler Pacifica is one that has been upgraded to make sure you want to have and can have more of what you want. The hybrid model is now able to be had in a Touring Plus trim while the L trim is added to the lowest trim level of the gasoline version of the Pacifica. The new standard equipment includes the ParkSense rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alerts.
Check Out the Powertrains
When you look under the hood of the Chrysler Pacifica you’re going to see a 3.6-liter V6 engine in every model. The gasoline-only models provide you with 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission that gives you 18 city/28 hwy mpg. For the hybrid model, a dual-electric motor is added to increase the fuel mileage to make it possible for you to have an average of 32 mpg and be able to drive for 33 miles on the electric power that’s provided.
What Features Can You Have in the Pacifica
Now that we have a new L trim offered for this minivan, you’ll be able to choose a model that’s stripped down and basic if that’s what you need. The LX model give you a rearview camera, active grill shutters, heated outside mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, tri-zone air conditioning, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, rear cross traffic alerts, Stow ‘n Go seating, active noise cancellation, a seven-inch touchscreen for the Uconnect system, USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The Hybrid model starts at the Touring Plus trim and if you want more for the hybrid or gasoline models you’re looking for you’re going to be able to choose a variety of items you’re looking for. Some of these items include power sliding doors, automatic climate controls, bigger and better Uconnect systems, Wi-Fi connectivity, leather upholstery, chrome exterior trim, a 20-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, the Advanced SafetyTec group which brings you the benefits of lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, a surround view camera, the Uconnect Theater, and a panoramic sunroof to make it possible for you to have the Pacifica that’s as luxurious as you can enjoy on the road.
The minivan market has received a serious shot in the arm with the new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica model that provides us with the ability to have a minivan that can be comfortable and exceptionally enjoyable for everyone to drive. Come in and see your nearby Chrysler dealer and take a test drive in the Pacifica to see if this can be the right choice for you and the one you’re going to want to drive when you head out on the road every day. This is the minivan that can challenge the idea that minivans aren’t desirable anymore; give this excellent model a test drive today.