May 2017
Vehicle Details: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Family Vehicle of the Year
Vehicle Details: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Family Vehicle of the Year
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica named family vehicle of the year

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) has recognized the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica as the “2017 Family Vehicle of the Year.” MAMA, a nonprofit organization comprised of public relations professionals and automotive reporters across the United States and Canada, gives out this award each year to the vehicle that best serves drivers with large families. With this award, MAMA hopes to educate families looking to purchase a vehicle to suit their needs.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comes in five trim levels: LX, Touring, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus and Limited. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica also presents a hybrid engine option.

Exterior style and Interior luxury

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has taken the expected and dated look of a traditional minivan and turned it on its ear. With a streamlined exterior style and a luxurious, roomy interior, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica stands out from the minivan crowd.

Available hands-free, power sliding doors are an example of Chrysler’s ingenuity while the available chrome-accented LED headlamp bezels and LED lower light pipes demonstrate Chrysler’s attention to detail. The available tri-pane panoramic sunroof transforms the minivan’s driving experience.

A comfortable ride is guaranteed in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which offers seating for up to eight, with heated and optionally ventilated front row seats and available third-row power folding seats. The Stow ‘n Go® Seating and Storage System is unique to the Chrysler Pacifica and gives owners and passengers smart storage solutions like in-floor bins and trouble-free access to their gear. With a lift of one lever, the Class-Exclusive Easy Tilt Seating removes the difficulty for passengers who need to climb into the third row.

A large family generates large messes and a lot of noise. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica solves both problems. The available Stow ‘n VacTM can reach every nook and cranny of the minivan’s cabin, and the standard Active Noise Cancellation technology establishes the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica as the quietest minivan of its peers.

With a multitude of map pockets, sliding drawers, cup holders and more, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is designed to keep families organized on the road.

Award-winning fuel efficiency

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica boasts a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It also offers an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 28 mpg on the highway. The minivan can tow up to 3,600 pounds—considered a Best-in-Class maximum limit—and the Electronic Stability Control is engineered for safety and maintaining directional control while on the road.

Safety features

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is overflowing with more than 100 standard and available safety and security technology features.

Get the best view when four cameras are activated by the available 360 Surround View Camera. The available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking (FCW+) alerts drivers both visually and audibly if they are approaching another vehicle too fast; if necessary, this system will engage the brakes. Parking has never been easier than with the available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System with Stop and the available Rear Park Assist with Cross Path Detection.

The available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist gets drivers back on track if they’ve mistakenly veered outside their lane while the available Blind Spot Monitoring System assists with making safer lane changes.

Entertainment technology

Dual 10.1-inch HD touchscreens with Blu-rayTM player, wireless headphones, Bluetooth® remotes, dual HDMI inputs and downloadable apps and games make the available Uconnect® Theater in the Chrysler Pacifica an entertaining edition to an enjoyable ride.

The available 8.4-inch touchscreen keeps drivers conveniently connected while the available 20-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Surround Sound System keeps the Pacifica musically in tune.

The award-winning 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is a superior option for drivers with large families. Inspired style, outstanding safety and storage solutions, luxurious interior and entertaining technology make the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica a wise investment and a fun ride for the whole family.

This article is presented by Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Hudson in Hudson, Massachusetts.


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