The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a fully redesigned minivan that features lots of new technology, a brand new look as well as a brand new interior. All in all, this package is looking to redefine what minivans are all about, finally putting an end to the negative connotation that is associated with people who drive these things.
Since Chrysler was one of the pioneers of the minivan segment, it stands to reason that they would be at the forefront of an overall attempt to redesign it.
The reason why so many people went for minivans is that they offered lots of space and versatility that was appreciated by people who had kids and could or would not afford an actual station wagon.
Still, all this vibe is making it look old-school and many people simply go for a crossover SUV rather than turn into their parents.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be released this fall.
Price for Chrysler Pacifica 2017
The starting price is roughly $30,000 but additional equipment may drive the costs further a bit.
Exterior of Chrysler Pacifica
Since the main issue with minivans is the fact that they are not very popular, Chrysler had to go out of their way with the 2017 Pacifica in order to make it as visually appealing as possible.
They have decided to break away completely from the old-school mentality and design and focused on modern trends, which has resulted in a minivan that is actually attractive. And nobody was buying minivans for their looks.
The front is dominated with chrome as well as projector beam headlights. The new bodyline seems almost elegant and looks nothing like the older models.
The front grille is still not intimidating, but the new chrome lines are anything but conventional.
The color options are also updated, now featuring 10 different color choices (one is reserved for the hybrid) although the black nuance is the most popular, or so it would seem.
The headlights with LED daytime running lights have been redesigned and now look like they belong on an entirely different type of vehicles.
Chrysler Pacifica Interior
On the inside, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has effectively redefined minivans to come. The interior has always been considered extremely important for a minivan driver, almost on par with safety features and fuel consumption.
The updated materials have been raised by a full tier in quality and let us not forget the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system.
Naturally, both passenger and cargo space had to be prioritized, and the 2017 Pacifica is just as functional as previous models, in spite of the redesign.
However, since it has to compete against crossovers SUVs, the new Pacifica needed more features, so the new Stow ‘n Go seats are a nice start. Being able to work the seats quickly and efficiently has always been the advantage of driving a minivan.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Engine
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica features two engine options. The first one is a 3.6 L Pentastar V-6 engine with 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, while the other is a hybrid.
Both feature advanced fuel efficiency for their class and the ToqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission will certainly help with that.
The vehicle features the front-wheel drive configuration only, although with any luck, an all-wheel drive will soon become available as well.