When it comes to providing a versatile, functional stylish vehicle to transport your family, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica truly has it all. The vehicle was recently named the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by a panel of judges at the North American International Auto Show that were truly impressed by the minivan’s bevy of smart features.
The only brand to have the minivan win
This is only the second time a minivan has won the award from the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) jury. The first win was in 1996 and FCA US minivans won that year as well. Since the birth of the minivan over thirty years ago, FCA US has always been an innovator in the segment, improving each year upon the vehicles created. The Pacifica was an all-new model for the 2017 model year, and included numerous updates from its predecessor, the Town & Country, as well as the introduction of the innovative Pacifica Hybrid model.
"When we first introduced the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica just one year ago, we believed that we had created the perfect formula for today's busy families," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA - North America. "But it's the recognition from our customers and respected opinion leaders like the NACTOY jury that helps to reinforce Pacifica's status in the marketplace as the no-compromises minivan, and highlights what a great job the entire team has done in developing, building and selling the all-new Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid."
Safety, style and practicality
The 2017 Pacifica has many desired safety features for a family transporter, including a 360 degree Surround View Camera, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Park Assist with Cross Path Detection. The interior is comfortable, stylish and versatile, offering up 140.5 cubic feet of space with the seats down. The niftiest accessory, and possibly the favorite among parents, is the Stow ‘n Vac™ vacuum for easy cleanup. State-of-the-art technology is standard in the Pacifica too, with the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment center, which comes with the ability for passengers to play games or watch movies. With a starting MSRP of $28,995 for the base trim, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is also budget friendly.
With all of these incredible features and more available on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, it’s no surprise that it was given this prestigious award.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.