Chrysler reinvents the segment it created with the all-new 2017 Pacifica, a minivan that brings segment-best performance, versatility, value and an award-winning interior to today’s discerning driver.
Chrysler has introduced more than 75 minivan innovations over its first five generations, and the Pacifica brings another 37 minivan firsts – it’s no wonder the Pacifica is causing such a stir among consumers and industry experts. Forbes magazine editors called it “easily the biggest forward leap in the history of the minivan segment, and Car and Driver editors gave it five out of five stars and ranked in first in the segment, ahead of the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and others. Among the highlights of the new Pacifica is an interior that’s already been named to Ward’s “10 Best Interiors” list.
WardsAuto staff analyzed 47 vehicles over two months, looking at factors like driver information, comfort, materials, aesthetics, ergonomics and more to determine which vehicles would make their annual list.
"The folks who put the minivan on the map in the 1980s have stunned the segment yet again with the lavishly appointed Chrysler Pacifica," said Tom Murphy, senior editor of WardsAuto. “Shoppers buy minivans out of necessity, but there are many aspects of the Pacifica they will want, such as the rich Deep Mocha leather, the groundbreaking Stow ’n Go® seats, the panoramic roof and the integrated Stow ‘n Vac™ vacuum. And the kids will clamor for the third-row seats, which recline at the touch of a button. A trip to school, hockey practice or the doctor's office will never be the same."
There are a variety of interior themes available, inspired by locations throughout the United States. The Black/Alloy with Anodized Ice Cave accents, black piping and ice-blue stitching interior color scheme was inspired by Juneau, Alaska. Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the inspiration behind Black/Deep Mocha with Liquid Titanium accents and Diesel Grey stitching and piping; Cognac/Alloy with Toffee stitching and Liquid Titanium accents recalls Santa Monica, California; while Black/Alloy with Mineral Shiitake accents and Sepia stitching comes from Soho, New York. Regardless of your tastes and preferences, you’re sure to find an interior theme that matches your personality.
There are plenty of entertainment and connectivity choices, as well, including a Uconnect® 8.4 system; Uconnect® Theater with dual 10.1-inch touchscreens; built-in games like Math Flash Cards and tic-tac-toe; and a 20-speaker harman/kardon® Premium Surround Sound System to keep everyone entertained.
“Our interior and exterior designers collaborated with the extended teams to truly push the design aspects of the vehicle. As a result, we created a vehicle that offers function and beautifully integrates technology in a non-imposing way. While the exterior makes a statement, the interior seduces passengers with delightful details that are thoughtfully organized in a spacious and purposeful manner,” said Head of Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)–Global Ralph Gilles. “The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was truly a labor of love and being placed on Wards 10 Best List is validation of our determination to offer customers the best.”
As versatile and comfortable inside as it is beautiful and functional, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica (MSRP from $28,595) has you covered with seating for up to eight, best-in-class front- and third-row legroom, and best-in-class cargo volume. Exclusive Stow ‘n Go® Seating provides up to 243 seating configurations; with the new Stow ‘n Go Assist, you can move the front seat forward with the press of a button. An Easy-Tilt second-row seat gives you easy access to the third row, even with a car seat installed. You can also add a tri-pane panoramic sunroof and the new RIDGID®-powered Stow ‘n Vac™ integrated vacuum system.
“Loaded with comfort, convenience, technology and functionality, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is truly a living room on wheels, delivering everything families need or want in a minivan,” said Timothy Kuniskis, head of Passenger Car Brands, FCA–North America Timothy Kuniskis. “Being named to the Wards 10 Best List is an honor, as well as a testament to the thoughtful design and engineering that make this no-compromises minivan the perfect combination for modern families.”
Stop by for a test drive and to find out more about the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica today.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.