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 and safety aids.