Chrysler Pacifica

In 2017, Chrysler replaced its aging Town & Country minivan with the all-new Pacifica. Boasting an elegant design, impressive technology, and versatile interior, the revamped people-mover has quickly become a favorite among families. Owners laud its comfortable ride and array of safety features. Fuel efficiency is also a standout quality for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version, which has been available since the Pacifica’s debut. Competitors such as the Honda Odyssey may offer more engaging driving dynamics, but the Pacifica’s focus on practicality, innovation, and refinement make it a top choice for those seeking a well-rounded minivan.

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In 2017, Chrysler replaced its aging Town & Country minivan with the all-new Pacifica. Boasting an elegant design, impressive technology, and versatile interior, the revamped people-mover has quickly become a favorite among families. Owners laud its comfortable ride and array of safety features. Fuel efficiency is also a standout quality for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version, which has been available since the Pacifica’s debut. Competitors such as the Honda Odyssey may offer more engaging driving dynamics, but the Pacifica’s focus on practicality, innovation, and refinement make it a top choice for those seeking a well-rounded minivan.

Chrysler Pacifica Model Lineup

The Chrysler Pacifica is an upscale minivan that seats up to eight passengers. It shares a platform and some components with the Voyager, which is a more budget-friendly version. The Pacifica’s current (first) generation spans from 2017 to the present, with a facelift in 2021 that introduced new exterior styling, updated technology, and more standard safety features. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,600 pounds.

The Pacifica comes in a variety of trims. The lineup initially consisted of the LX, Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited trims. In 2021, Chrysler eliminated the LX and Touring L Plus trims while adding the range-topping Pinnacle. The LX and Touring trims are well-equipped base models with standard features such as power sliding doors and a power liftgate. Moving up to the Touring L adds leather upholstery and heated front seats. The Limited trim brings luxurious touches such as ventilated front seats and a panoramic sunroof, while the Pinnacle trim boasts premium amenities such as quilted Nappa leather upholstery and a built-in vacuum cleaner.

Chrysler offers a choice of traditional gasoline and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains on the Pacifica. The non-hybrid version employs a 3.6-liter V6 producing 287 horsepower, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Pacifica Hybrid features a modified version of the V6 with dual electric motors and a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery. It offers an estimated 32 miles of all-electric range, after which it earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in mixed driving. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available (on non-hybrid models) starting from the 2020 model year.

The Pacifica comes with Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system, which was upgraded from an 8.4-inch to a 10.1-inch touchscreen in 2021. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration has been standard since 2018. Standard safety features on the model include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. In 2021, the automaker also made its SafetyTec suite of driver aids standard, adding adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, parking sensors, and a surround-view camera. Most of these features had previously been optional (on the Touring L and above).

For used car shoppers who need all-wheel drive, consider Pacifica examples starting with the 2020 model year, when it was first offered as an option (on non-hybrid models). Buyers who prioritize standard active safety features may want to focus on 2021 and later years, which get a strong suite of driver aids as standard equipment, while those interested in fuel efficiency should opt for the Pacifica Hybrid. In terms of trims, the Touring L offers a good balance of comfort and convenience features at an attractive price point.

Chrysler Pacifica Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2017

4.1

915 verified owner reviews

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Top 2017 Reviews

Jarett F. from SD

Verified Owner · Oct, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus FWD

Drive speed, door issues, warranty issues, roominess for hauling things, comfort, mileage is good

Cory S. from CO

Verified Owner · Oct, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Platinum Hybrid (Plug-in)

4.0

It is really fun to drive for a minivan. The electric gives it a lot of pickup when it has a charge.

Jacob F. from CA

Verified Owner · Jul, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX FWD

The Chrysler Pacific is an absolutely wonderful vehicle, it has been dependable, offers a comfortable ride, great fuel economy, nice looking vehicle.

Pertti R. from PA

Verified Owner · Jul, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus FWD

4.0

Good choice, a lot of interesting features.

Patrick C. from CA

Verified Owner · Jun, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited

5.0

voice commands are very good, ride is great, very well thought out vehicle

Chaeny E. from CA

Verified Owner · Jun, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Platinum Hybrid (Plug-in)

Great. Do it!

Dianna H. from NY

Verified Owner · Jun, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring FWD

4.0

So far it's been a fun vehicle to drive, no problems, good gas mileage.

M W. from KS

Verified Owner · Jun, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L FWD

5.0

Very comfortable for all passengers. Great road handling, massive storage when needed.

Allan T. from CA

Verified Owner · Jun, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L FWD

5.0

Vehicle is overall a pleasure to drive so practical!

Rachel B. from MA

Verified Owner · Jun, 2018

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus FWD

5.0

Very happy with the overall performance.