A hard-working minivan designed for your busy lifestyle.
Seeking a modern minivan that can morph from a people hauler to a cargo mover without breaking a sweat? The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has a versatile interior that you'll love—with room for up to eight passengers, this vehicle is an excellent option for big families or large groups that want a comfortable ride with lots of standard features. The Stow 'n Go® seats also make it easy to open up the interior when you need every inch of space, like dropping off your kids (and their gear) at summer camp.
In this 2019 Chrysler Pacifica review, we cover:
Key Specs & Features
- All 2019 Chrysler Pacifica models feature a 3.6L V6 producing 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque.
- 2019 LX and higher trims include engine stop-start for an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with the V6 engine.1
- All 2019 models come standard with front-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
- Stow 'n Go seats provide great versatility.
- Maximum cargo capacity is 140.5 cubic feet behind the first row.
- The 2019 V6 Pacifica's towing capacity is an estimated 3,600 lbs. when properly equipped.2
- 5th - Best Minivans (2019)
5 Reasons to Buy
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica offers one capable powertrain: a 3.6L V6 with 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. It connects to a front-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed automatic transmission that returns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.1 2019 LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited trims also come standard with an engine stop-start system. It automatically shuts the minivan's engine down to save on energy—a nice feature to have for rush-hour commuters.
2. EXCELLENT HANDLING
Whether driving through the drop-off lane or merging onto the highway, the Chrysler Pacifica delivers premium ride comfort with smooth handling. The 2019 model was re-engineered from the ground up with a platform that is designed to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness for a more tranquil on-road experience. The 2019 Pacifica's body structure is also light and stiff, which lessens body roll, aids in cornering, and absorbs road imperfections for a silkier ride. Ths vehicle certainly drives like a dream.
3. STRONG TOWING POWER
Do you often load up a trailer with landscaping materials, transport antique market finds, or pull your family's camper? The Chrysler Pacifica has the hauling power you need. With the 3.6L V6, the 2019 Pacifica can tow an estimated 3,600 lbs. when properly equipped.2 Trailer sway control is also available as part of the Trailer-tow Group (2019 Touring Plus and higher trims) and provides extra confidence when pulling heavier loads. This special towing package includes a four- and seven-pin wiring harness and a Class II 2-inch hitch receiver, so you can suit up and go.
4. CLEVER STORAGE
The Pacifica's versatile Stow 'n Go seats allow you to customize the interior to suit your passenger- and cargo-carrying needs. All 2019 models come standard with a third-row Stow 'n Go seat that easily folds into the floor, freeing up 87.5 cubic feet in the trunk. However, if you opt for the 2019 LX trim or higher, the standard second-row Stow 'n Go bucket seats also boast clever in-floor storage compartments to carry extra belongings while the seats are in use. By stowing both rows, you'll have access to a maximum of 140.5 cubic feet of volume and a flat cargo floor that can hold a stack of four-by-eight-foot boards. The 2019 Pacifica also offers a huge array of cupholders, cubbies, and magazine slots to keep your smaller items organized.
5. FAMILY-FOCUSED TECH
The 2019 Pacifica lets your rear-seat passengers fight bouts of boredom with the available Uconnect® Theater with Wireless Streaming Package, which comes standard on the Touring L Plus or optional on Touring Plus and Limited trims. With this in-car entertainment system, you get two 10-inch touchscreens with headphone jacks and nine built-in games and apps, as well as a Blu-ray® DVD player so your kids can watch their favorite movies. A 115-volt outlet is also included, along with charging ports in all three rows to keep devices charged. While your passengers are content, you'll enjoy the driver's cockpit, which boasts an in-dash 8.4-inch touchscreen display with a Uconnect 4C NAV system with Bluetooth® connectivity, navigation, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities (2019 Touring L Plus and Limited trims).
What You Need to Know
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Trims
For 2019, the Chrysler Pacifica comes in six trims:
L – The L trim comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels with covers, foldaway heated power side-view mirrors, manual air conditioning, a power second-row, a third-row Stow 'n Go bench seat, and more.
LX – The LX trim features 17-inch aluminum wheels, three-zone manual temperature control, an eight-way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar support, second-row Stow 'n Go bucket seats with in-floor storage bins, driver-door remote proximity, and more.
Touring Plus – The Touring Plus trim boasts power sliding doors, a power liftgate, three-zone automatic temperature control, remote start system, cloth upholstery, and more.
Touring L – The Touring L trim includes second- and third-row retractable shades, heated front seats, McKinley perforated leather upholstery, a Stow 'n Place roof rack, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, and more.
Touring L Plus – The Touring L Plus trim comes standard with 17-inch polished aluminum wheels, power front and rear one-touch up and down windows, eight-way power front-passenger seat, 8.4-inch touchscreen display with navigation, a 13-speaker Alpine® audio system, and more.
Limited – The Limited trim features 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, ventilated front seats, a third-row power-folding Stow 'n Go bench seat, premium Nappa leather upholstery, driver seat with memory, and more.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Interior
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with seating for seven passengers with the option of a second-row bench, which accommodates eight passengers. Behind the third-row is 32.3 cubic feet of cargo room, but stowing the rear-row increases capacity to 87.5 cubic feet of volume behind the second-row. Power sliding doors and a power liftgate come standard on the 2019 Touring Plus trim and higher.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Colors
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in 10 exterior paint colors:
- Billet Silver Metallic
- Brilliant Black
- Bright White
- Dark Cordovan
- Granite Crystal Metallic
- Jazz Blue
- Luxury White
- Maximum Steel
- Ocean Blue Metallic
- Velvet Red
If your young family needs a sensible minivan to get around town, a Dodge Grand Caravan is a practical choice. Available in three trims (SE, SE Plus, SXT), the 2019 model runs on a 3.6L V6 that dishes out 283 horsepower and boasts an estimated towing capacity of 3,600 lbs. when properly equipped.2 Second-row Stow 'n Go captain's chairs come standard on the 2019 SE Plus, which lets you fold the seats into the floor. However, when the seats are occupied, you can use the large in-floor compartment to conveniently store extra luggage or supplies for a road trip. The mid-range SE Plus trim also boasts some cool enhancements, like 17-inch alloy wheels, black exterior styling elements, and upgraded upholstery, for a more premium appeal.
Need a four-season minivan with all-wheel drive? You'll want to give the 2019 Toyota Sienna a closer look. This is the only minivan in its segment to offer optional all-wheel drive at certain trim levels, including 2019 LE, SE/SE Premium, XLE/XLE Premium, and Limited/Limited Premium models. It pairs SUV-like capability to strong engine performance with a 3.5L V6 that makes 296 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft. of torque. When properly equipped, the 2019 Sienna can tow an estimated 3,500 lbs. with the V6—a great option to pull your small snowmobiles on your next winter getaway.2
Another popular option is the 2019 Honda Odyssey, which was introduced in 2018 as part of its fifth generation. The 2019 model offers a slew of technological features that are perfect for families, like the CabinWatch® rear-camera system to keep tabs on pint-sized passengers and an integrated vacuum cleaner to stay on top of messes (both features come standard on the 2019 Touring trim). If you often take long trips, the 2019 EX-L with the Navigation and Rear Entertainment System includes a 10.2-inch overhead display with a Blu-ray player and HDMI input to keep your kids occupied. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities are also standard on the 2019 EX trim and higher, while Bluetooth connectivity is included on all 2019 trims. The Odyssey certainly packs a high-tech punch!
The Bottom Line
The Chrysler Pacifica is an excellent minivan for big families or people who need to transport larger items. With its comfortable seating, room for up to eight passengers, and easy-to-modify cargo area, you'll love how useful and spacious this minivan is for everyday driving or special trips.
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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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