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Some might buy an SUV for its practicality, but those who require space plus seating for a crowd should seek out a minivan. Chrysler pioneered the modern minivan, and with the 2020 Pacifica it has one of the best on the market. It doesn’t quite match the cargo space of the Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna, but the Pacifica more than makes up for the slight disadvantage with its clever Stow 'n Go® seats that fold quickly and easily under the floor. Like its rivals, it has sliding side doors to maximize access to the spacious passenger area, making life with the Pacifica as easy as possible.
Practicality mixes with genuine appeal because, beyond the Pacifica's obvious usefulness, its upscale looks, stylish cabin, and easy-to-use tech make it an impressive all-rounder. It's not particularly interesting to drive, but the standard 3.6-liter V6 gives decent performance even when all of those seats are filled. A plug-in hybrid option allows battery-only driving for shorter trips. New for 2020 is the option for all-wheel drive with the V6 in the Touring L trim and above. The trim lineup has been revised for 2020, too, with the Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. The Touring L offers everything you should need, but with any of the trims, it's worth adding the optional Advanced SafetyTec package, which bundles a number of useful driver assist features.
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The seven-seat Pacifica Hybrid features plug-in functionality and electric-only miles. Equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine, two electric motors, and a 16-kWh battery pack, it can be recharged overnight when you plug it in at home. When new, a fully charged 2020 Pacifica Hybrid can achieve 32 miles of electric-only driving before the gasoline engine kicks in. If that covers your school run, work commute, and errands, gas station visits will be a rarity.
Practicality is non-negotiable when you're shopping for a minivan, and Chrysler sets you up for success with the Pacifica's Stow 'n Go seating. The rear row flips down and folds flat into the floor when it's not needed, so you can change up your van configuration to suit the task at hand. Need to carry more bags than passengers? No problem—just fold away some seats and you'll be ready to load up in minutes.
Who says you can't have some excitement when making the sensible decision to drive a minivan? To make a splash on your driveway, the 2020 limited edition Red S Appearance package is available on Limited trim models of the Chrysler Pacifica. It features Rodéo Red Nappa leather seats, Piano black interior accents, a 20-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system, the Uconnect® Theater system for your rear-row passengers, and more. This is an upgrade that not only pleases your passengers, but also gives you some serious style.
With its user-friendly touchscreen interface, logical controls, and clear menu options, Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system brings functionality you'll appreciate. Bluetooth® connectivity and smartphone integration are standard functions, while a drag-and-drop menu bar allows you to personalize the touchscreen with the features you reach for most often. As you move further up the trims on the 2020 Pacifica, you'll also get more Uconnect features. The Touring L Plus upgrades the system to include navigation and the Uconnect Theater entertainment system for your rear-row passengers.
If your vacation takes you cross-country to the beach, lakes, or mountains, the gasoline-only Pacifica steps up to provide a comfortable cabin experience as well as hauling and towing capability. Rear rows can be configured in multiple ways to carry kids, grandparents, and gear. Bigger items like bikes, trailers, and jet skis are taken care of, too. The 2020 Pacifica (3.6L, gasoline-only) can tow an estimated 3,600 lbs., when properly equipped.
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For multigenerational families and friends, the Honda Odyssey is a great choice. The 2018-2021 Odyssey seats up to eight and is powered by a 280-hp 3.5L V6 engine. This delivers power to the front wheels via a 9- or 10-speed automatic transmission (trim- and year-dependent). Well equipped across a handful of trims, and with smooth handling thanks to responsive steering and braking, the Honda Odyssey is a pleasing option for you and your passengers.
The 2018-2021 Honda Odyssey LX includes these standard features:
18-inch alloy wheels
Five-inch display screen
If you're shopping for a minivan that offers all-wheel drive, the 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna could be the family hauler you need. All 2017-2020 Sienna models are powered by a 296-hp 3.5L V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Seating seven or eight passengers across five trims, choose the LE, XLE, or Limited trims for optional all-wheel drive.
The 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna L base trim includes these standard features:
Tri-zone automatic climate control
If you're looking for a seven-seat family vehicle, you'll be delighted by the functionality of the 2017-2020 Dodge Grand Caravan. Powered by a 283-hp 3.6L V6 engine and paired with a smooth six-speed automatic transmission, the 2017-2020 Grand Caravan has the muscle to move your family. Comfort touches and tech are included across all trims, with available packages and stand-alone options adding luxury features like satellite radio, a DVD entertainment system, and ambient interior lighting.
The 2017-2020 Dodge Grand Caravan SE base trim includes these standard features:
Heated side mirrors
Six-speaker audio system
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RepairPal gave the Chrysler Pacifica an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chrysler Pacifica 1st out of 15 among Minivans.View RepairPal's full rating of the Chrysler Pacifica
Touring: Includes 17-inch wheels, power liftgate, sliding rear doors, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, conversation mirror, cloth upholstery, rear-row Stow 'n Go seating, active noise cancellation, seven-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and more.
Touring L: Adds roof rails, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear-row window shades, available all-wheel-drive package, and more.
Touring L Plus: Adds heated second-row seats, 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, 115-volt household power outlet, ambient lighting, Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, and more.
Limited: Adds 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, hands-free power sliding doors, premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and more.
Touring Hybrid: Includes power-sliding rear doors, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable driver's seat, tri-zone climate control, 8.4-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, third-row Stow 'n Go seating, and more.
Touring L Hybrid: Adds leather upholstery, power liftgate, and heated front seats.
Limited Hybrid: Adds hands-free liftgate and sliding doors, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, Alpine® 13-speaker audio system, and more.
Chrysler has not published official top speed figures for the 2020 Pacifica. To help you understand its capabilities though, the gas-powered model can achieve a zero to 60 mph time of 7.4 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).
Yes, the gasoline-only Pacifica has a built-in vacuum cleaner in the range-topping Limited trim. When you have messy eaters or dirt-covered cargo, the benefits are clear— even if some of your rear storage space is spoken for.
While the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica seats seven as standard, you can shop for a model with an eight-seat configuration (gasoline-only models). The extra seat (second-row, middle) is fitted with a full set of LATCH restraints.
A dual-pane panoramic sunroof is available as a stand-alone or package option for the gasoline-only 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. A tri-pane sunroof is a standard feature for the Limited trim and optional for the Hybrid Limited trim.
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With deluxe features and high-end finishing, the 2020 Pacifica brings a sense of style to minivan life. Seating for seven across three rows is standard, while an eight-seat option is available for gasoline-only models.
Standard models feature the clever Stow 'n Go seating system across the second and third rows, folding into the floor when not needed. Hybrid models feature an easy-entry sliding second row and Stow 'n Go seating for the third row. Base trims have cloth upholstery, while upper trims and all hybrid models upgrade to leather finishing.
Storage is ample for both big and small items. Expect cubbies, seatback slots, cup holders, and in-floor storage throughout the cabin. Backpacks and strollers can be stored in the 32.3 cubic feet of fixed cargo space behind the third row. If you fold the rear rows down, you'll have 140.5 cubic feet to play with.
As you'd expect from a minivan, the 2020 Pacifica is great at accommodating younger passengers. Standard seven-seat models have four sets of LATCH restraints (upper tether and lower anchors)—two for the second-row seats, and two in the third row. The eight-seat Pacifica gains a middle seat for the second row; it also has upper and lower LATCH points. The middle seat is fully removable.
The lower LATCH anchors are set deep between the seat cushion and back support upholstery, though there is an indicator on the cushioning to show their location. The upper tether points are found to the rear of each seat, close to the base. While the third row has seating for three, using both sets of LATCH restraints wipes out that third seat due to the lower LATCH anchor locations.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica has four standard trims, all driven by one powertrain: a 287-hp 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with stop/start technology and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is an optional feature on the Touring L trim as part of the AWD Launch Edition package. Front-wheel-drive models get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined. According to the manufacturer, when new, the gasoline-only Pacifica achieves a zero to 60 mph time of 7.4 seconds.
Pacifica Hybrid models are powered by a 3.6L Atkinson Cycle V6 engine, dual electric motors, and a 16-kWh battery pack, delivered via electric variable transmission (EVT). When new, a fully charged 2020 Pacifica Hybrid can get an EPA-estimated 82 MPGe combined. If your regular days are full of short trips, you'll love the EPA-estimated 32 miles of electric-only driving. When that runs out, it's an impressive EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined from the hybrid's gasoline engine.
2017-Present Chrysler Pacifica (First Generation)
Chrysler debuted the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivan in 2017, with the latest in tech and a versatile, deluxe interior. For 2018, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity became a standard feature for all gasoline-powered models. In 2020, all-wheel drive became an option for the first time, and the lower trims (L and LX) broke away from the Pacifica lineup to become the closely related Chrysler Voyager.
A new-look Pacifica hit the road in 2021. The refreshed exterior includes a larger grille and a full-width rear taillight. Tech features include an updated infotainment screen, wireless functionality, and over-the-air updates. Pinnacle, the Pacifica's new upper trim, adds plenty of useful features, including a surround-view camera system and parking sensors with automatic braking.
For 2022, the available rear-seat entertainment system gains Amazon® Fire TV for Auto functionality.
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