The redesigned 2018 Chrysler Pacifica certainly ranks as one of our best minivan for this year. It boasts of stylish exterior and interior designs and clever features for the money. A close and personal examination of the Pacifica will reveal features such as tons of convenience and luxury amenities, impressive passenger and cargo space, an available hybrid model, and an upscale interior. Both pricing and release date information are out, as are other important features.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date & Price
It’s no longer a rumor, the Chrysler Pacifica release date should be expected sometime in early 2018. This was announced by Chrysler recently when the minivan debuted during the recently concluded motor shows. The price starts from an MSRP of $28,000.
Chrysler Pacifica Review
Chrysler has discontinued the Town & Country model and replaced it with the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. For a couple you who still perceive minivans with a rental fleet mediocrity perception, Chrysler has forgiven you. Forgiven because the new Chrysler minivan is more than just a minivan given its capabilities and interior refinements. After all it’s a Chrysler!
It comes with an elegant, stylish design that wraps up a handsome, svelte styled, and well-finished interior. Also, it comes packed with plenty of standard features to the brim. In fact, those not limited by their finances are spoilt for choice. Interesting features include a dual-screen rear entertainment system, an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system, a built-in vacuum cleaner, and an automatic emergency braking.
Lurking beneath the hood of the Pacifica are two powertrains: one regular – a 3.6L V6, and the other a hybrid – combines the regular engine with an electric motor. The latter, as already mentioned, should be able to achieve up to 30 miles on electric power alone. The EPA estimates the fuel economy at around 80 MPGe. The regular powertrain, on the other hand, generates a whopping 287 horsepower and 262 lbs. ft. of torque – arguably the best output relative to what the Sedona and the Sienna offer.
A first for the automotive market is the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that comes with an impressive all-electric range that Chrysler rates at around 30 miles. Undoubtedly, the Pacifica is one of the top dogs in this segment and rivals will find it hard to compete with it given its plethora of talents. Some other options available in the market include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Kia Sedona.
Five trims – LX, Touring, Limited, Touring-L, and Touring L-Plus – are available for the Pacifica minivan. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review is offered separately and comes in two trims: Touring and the Limited Platinum model.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Interior & Exterior Redesign
The Pacifica LX trim level gets you a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, an electric parking brake, folding second-row seats, heated mirrors, Uconnect Access, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, automatic three-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, LED daytime running lights, an eight-way power driver seat, a five-inch center touchscreen display, heated mirrors, and voice commands.
The Touring steps up with features such as a fancier exterior trim, an upgraded 13-speaker audio system, upgraded headlights, a driver information driver display, a DVD/CD player, a sliding door functionality, driver and front passenger heated seats, an electronic liftgate, leather seating, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, a security alarm, a blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts.
The Chrysler Pacifica Limited model is the top-of-the-line model that, in addition to the features offered by the base LX model, adds an upgraded leather upholstery, memory functions, eighteen-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, LED foglights, xenon headlights, two sunroofs, an upgraded navigation system, a vacuum cleaner, ventilated and heated front seats, heated second-row seats, an 8.4″ touchscreen interface, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is a 287-hp – generating V6 engine, and a hybrid engine good for 260 hp. front wheel drive is the sole drive system. The AWD is not offered as an option.
Some of the safety features available for the Chrysler Pacifica 2018 model include a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert system, adaptive cruise control, traction and stability control, hill assist, lane departure alert and mitigation, front side airbags, side airbags, animal detection, child-seat anchors, and a rearview camera. The NHTSA rates the front side impact at four stars out of the possible five, overall side at four, rear side at five stars, and overall crash impact at four.
Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.6 in. (121.6 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.6 in. (203.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.6 in. (79.6 in.)
Passenger volume: 164 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 32.3 cu.ft. (max. 140.5 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4330 lbs.
Top Speed: 120 mph
0-60: 7.2 sec
MPG: 18/28 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Dark Cordovan Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Molten Silver, Tusk White, Velvet Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 3600 lbs.