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Chrysler Pacifica FAQs


Learn more about this spacious, well-appointed minivan.

When you need a vehicle that's spacious enough for your entire family and then some, a minivan is a practical choice. And when you want a minivan that's generously appointed with features for your whole crew to enjoy, the Chrysler Pacifica is an option you won't want to overlook.

With stand-out features ranging from available all-wheel drive (standard on some trims), convenient Stow 'N Go® seating, and space for up to eight people, there's a lot to love about this minivan. Plus, every 2021 model is outfitted with a capable V6 engine to power your adventures.

If you have questions about the Chrysler Pacifica, CarMax has answers. Explore our FAQ below for more information about this in-demand minivan, its hybrid variation, and its competition.

Chrysler Pacifica FAQs

Q: How much should I pay for a Chrysler Pacifica?

A: The price of a Chrysler Pacifica will depend on many factors, ranging from model year and mileage to trim level and features. However, a 2021 Pacifica sells for an average of $40,998 at CarMax.1 Meanwhile, a 2017 Pacifica sells for an average of $25,995.1

Q: What are the different models of Chrysler Pacifica?

A: The 2021 Pacifica is available in four trim configurations: the base Touring trim, the Touring L, the Limited, and the range-topping Pinnacle. Regardless of trim, every 2021 Pacifica is equipped with a standard V6 engine at 287 horsepower and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Q: Is there a hybrid Chrysler Pacifica?

A: Yes, the 2021 Pacifica is available in a plug-in hybrid configuration. This model is available in the same four trims as the traditional Pacifica but comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that is combined with an electric motor and 16 kWh battery.

Q: Is the Chrysler Pacifica a reliable car?

A: According to RepairPal® reliability data, the Chrysler Pacifica is rated a 4.5/5, which RepairPal considers “Excellent.” 2

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

Q: What cars are similar to the Chrysler Pacifica?

A: As a minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica has several competitors in its class. Some examples of vehicles that are similar to the Chrysler Pacifica include the Honda Odyssey, the Toyota Sienna, and the Kia Sedona.

Q: Does the Pacifica have a CVT transmission?

A: The gasoline-powered 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is outfitted with a nine-speed automatic transmission on every trim. However, on the hybrid version of the 2021 Pacifica, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard.

Q: How many miles per gallon does the Pacifica Hybrid get?

A: Many factors can affect fuel economy, including road conditions, battery life, and more. However, the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid with its 3.6L V6 engine and 16 kWh battery gets an EPA-estimated 82 combined MPGe (electric)/30 combined mpg (gas).3

Q: Can a Chrysler Pacifica seat 8?

A: The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica offers standard seating for up to seven passengers. However, eight-passenger seating was optional on 2021 Pacifica models when sold as new. In these models, second-row captain's chairs are replaced with second-row bench seats to accommodate an additional passenger.

Q: Is Chrysler discontinuing the Pacifica?

A: As of December 2021, Chrysler has not announced any plans to discontinue production of the Pacifica. In fact, a 2022 Pacifica has already been announced, with new features including available Amazon Fire TV integration on models equipped with Uconnect® theater systems.

Q: Does the Pacifica Hybrid charge while driving?

A: Yes, the 2021 Pacifica Hybrid features regenerative braking technology, which means that energy is captured from the braking system and used to periodically charge the vehicle's battery. However, the battery on the Pacifica Hybrid is primarily charged by being plugged in.

Q: Which Chrysler Pacifica should I buy?

A: The Pacifica that's right for you will depend on what you're looking for in a minivan. If you don't need a lot of bells and whistles, then the base Touring trim may be suitable. It offers standard features that include smartphone integration, Stow 'N Go seating, and tri-zone climate control.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a minivan that's decked out with luxuries, then the Pinnacle trim may be right for you. This trim comes with features like a surround-view camera system, automated parking sensors, a premium 18-speaker sound system, wireless device charging, and a panoramic sunroof.

If you prefer something in between the base trim Touring trim and the Pinnacle, check out the Touring L. This trim takes the standard features of the base trim and adds some indulgences that include leather upholstery, heated front seats/steering wheel, and driver seat memory settings.

Another mid-tier trim to consider is the Limited, which takes the features of the Touring L and adds a premium 13-speaker sound system, heated/ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a built-in navigation system. This model also gets a hands-free liftgate and power-sliding doors for your added convenience.

Q: Do all Pacificas have Stow 'N Go®?

A: Yes, every 2021 Pacifica (even the base Touring trim) is equipped with innovating Stow 'N Go® seating. Specifically, this feature allows second-row seats to collapse and store completely within the cabin floor to free up a significant amount of cargo space.

Q: How long is the cargo space in a Chrysler Pacifica?

A: With all seats intact on the 2021 Pacifica, cargo space maxes out at 32.3 cubic feet. With the third-row seats folded down, 87.5 cubic feet of cargo space is available. This can be maxed out to a full 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space with second- and third-row seats folded down.

Q: Is the Pacifica AWD?

A: While the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with front-wheel drive on its base Touring and Touring L trims, all-wheel drive was available on all trims when this vehicle was sold as new. Meanwhile, the Limited and Pinnacle trims come standard with AWD.

Q: Does the Chrysler Pacifica have a third row?

A: Yes, every 2021 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with three rows of seating. On models with second-row captain's chairs, seating maxes out at seven passengers. Meanwhile, Pacifica models equipped with second-row bench seats can accommodate up to eight passengers.

Q: What's the top-of-the-line Chrysler Pacifica trim?

A: The Pinnacle is the range-topping trim on the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. This model comes standard with such equipment as an automated parking system with a surround-view camera system, a panoramic sunroof, an interior camera system, and wireless charging pad.

This model also comes with hands-free sliding doors and a hands-free power liftgate, as well as a built-in navigation system and heated/ventilated front seats for added comfort. Meanwhile, a premium 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system delivers pristine sound to every nook and cranny of the cabin.

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1Average estimates are based on prices on from March 1, 2020, through August 1, 2021. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 9/1/2021. Learn more at
3Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.
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