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2021 Chrysler Pacifica

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Chrysler Pacifica highlights

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RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Standard safety equipment is more comprehensive for 2021
  • Easy to convert from passenger carrier to cargo shifter via Stow 'n Go® seats

Cons

  • Rivals can deliver better EPA-estimated fuel economy
  • Second- and third-row seats not as comfortable as in some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica gets fresher look, adds standard driver aids

2021 sees Chrysler make some welcome changes to its impressive Pacifica minivan. Key to these is the decision to make previously optional driver convenience and safety aids standard on all models in the lineup. There's also now a faster, easier-to-use infotainment system that adopts Amazon's Alexa in a redesigned screen. As before, there's standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. For 2021, the Pacifica gets a new look throughout, freshening it up to take on its traditional minivan and SUV rivals. With all-wheel drive, an option offered last year, the Pacifica might not be able to compete with SUVs off-road, but the added traction and assurance will appeal to drivers using it in all seasons.

Powered by a 3.6-liter V6, the Pacifica performs well, even when carrying a full load, and it comes standard in front-wheel drive with an automatic transmission. A plug-in hybrid option offers the possibility of short-trip, electric-only driving. Trim levels are Touring, Touring L, Limited, and Pinnacle. The Touring L is the sweet spot in the equipment-to-price mix, while the Pinnacle is very luxurious. An impressive vehicle for those needing its capabilities, the Pacifica increases its appeal with Chrysler's revisions for the 2021 model year.

All Chrysler Pacifica years

New for 2021

  • The Pacifica is available in a new trim called the Pinnacle.
  • The 35th Anniversary, Launch Edition, Red S, and Touring L-Plus trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The Touring trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The Touring L trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Fold-Away Middle Row, Quad Seats, and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.

Explore Chrysler Pacifica details

Limited 2WD 4D Pass Van

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Alpine Sound System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Middle Row
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Sliding Door(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Blu-ray Video System
  • DVD Video System
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

3.6L

Horsepower

287

Torque (ft-lbs)

262

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19

Wheelbase

121.6"

Overall length

204.3"

Width

79.6"

Height

69.9"

Leg room

F 41.1"/M 39"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 38.4"/M 38"/R 38.7"

Front tires

P235/60HR18

Rear tires

P235/60HR18

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

360/3600 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

1. Style refresh for 2021

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Exterior rear view | CarMax

The Chrysler Pacifica received something of a facelift for 2021. As well as improvements on the infotainment and driver aid side, the exterior of the vehicle was given an upgrade: a new fascia, larger grille, reshaped headlights, and taillights that stretch from edge-to-edge give the Chrysler Pacifica a cool new look that fits the power and comfort within.

2. Ideal for families

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Infotainment system | CarMax

As a minivan, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica was designed specifically with families in mind. If the infotainment system in the front and the eight comfortable cloth seats (as standard) aren't enough, the Uconnect® Theater Family Group option—which can be added to any of the trims—adds two 10.1-inch touchscreens for those sitting in the back, complete with USB ports and a Blu-ray and DVD player.

3. Plenty of space

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Third row seating | CarMax

Adding to the welcoming feel of the Chrysler Pacifica, the 2021 model comes with 41.1-inches of legroom in the front, 39-inches in the second row, and 36.5-inches in the third row. Behind the third row, there's 32.3 cu ft of space, 87.5 cu ft behind the second row, and a whopping 140.5 cu ft with both rows folded.

4. Stow 'n Go® seats

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Cargo space | CarMax

To create even more space, there's a very special feature in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica: Stow 'n Go seats. These fold flat into the floor rather than requiring removal, making the most of the cargo space available. And, for the 2021 model year, Chrysler is now the only car brand that offers Stow 'n Go seats. The hybrid model, however, only has Stow 'n Go for the third row, so the second row must still be removed for full cargo space.

5. Easy-to-use infotainment system

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Tech | CarMax

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is known for how straightforward its infotainment system is to use. As standard, it provides a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, a USB port, Amazon Alexa®, and six speakers. Available features include a camera that displays the rear seat area on the screen, as well as additional speakers and USB ports.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

The Kia Sedona is a handsome minivan with an intuitive infotainment system and excellent handling while offering a comfortable, gentle ride with 276 hp. 2017 ushered in automatic emergency braking and the six-speed automatic transmission was replaced by an eight-speed in 2021. For large families or groups, the 2021 model boosted the passenger capacity from seven to eight as standard.

Other features on the 2017–2021 Kia Sedona include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

  • Power mirrors

  • Rearview camera

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal reliability rating

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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.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica trims

  • Chrysler Pacifica Touring. Includes Uconnect 5 infotainment system, available remote start, Stow 'n Go seating, alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and more.

  • Chrysler Pacifica Touring L. Includes bag hooks behind the third-row seats, perforated leather seats, retractable sunshades for the third row, and the Cold Weather Group (which includes heated front seats and heated steering wheel).

  • Chrysler Pacifica Limited. Includes Nappa leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated seats for the second row, a vacuum cleaner, and more.

  • Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle. Includes under-floor storage bins, Uconnect Theater entertainment system for the second row, chrome exterior trim, and more.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica FAQ

More about the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Color options

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Color Options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat (all trims excepted Limited)

  • Bright White Clearcoat

  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat

  • Ceramic Gray Clearcoat

  • Fathom Blue Pearlcoat

  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat

  • Luxury White Pearlcoat

  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat

  • Ocean Blue Metallic

  • Velvet Red Clearcoat

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Black/Alloy

  • Black/Caramel (Pinnacle Trim only)

  • Cognac Alloy

  • Deep Mocha/Black (Limited trim only)

Interior details

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica provides seating for up to eight people in every trim except for the Pinnacle, which seats seven (but can be upgraded to eight). The base trim has premium cloth seating, the Touring L has McKinley leather, and the Limited and Pinnacle trims offer Nappa leather. Those with leather seating also have leather-wrapped steering wheels. The vehicle is roomy, with 41.1-inches of legroom in the front, 39-inches in the second row, and 36.5-inches in the third row. With both the second and third row of seats folded, there's 140.5 cu ft of cargo space.

Child seat details

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has four complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats.

Performance

Each trim of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is available in AWD or FWD. Every version comes with a 3.6L V6 engine capable of 287 hp. It has a combined 22 mpg as standard. The vehicle has a nine-speed automatic transmission and minimal body roll, meaning it feels both powerful and secure on any terrain.

Year comparison

2016–2020 Chrysler Pacifica (Second Generation)

While the name had been previously used for a Chrysler SUV, 2016 heralded a refreshed minivan version. The design was overall very sleek, and the vehicle had sliding doors and extra wide windows. 2017 brought in the Stow 'n Go seats for the middle row for all models except for the hybrid, and seven seats for all trims. This era offered one engine option: the 3.6 L V6. It also offered both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto.

2021-present Chrysler Pacifica (Third Generation)

The 2021 model brought with it plenty of exciting updates, such as handsome new LED headlights, LED fog lights, and a refreshed exterior design. It also introduced some interesting optional extras, like the famCAM (the camera which shows the back rows on the infotainment screen), and 20-inch light-alloy wheels.

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