2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

As a pioneer of the minivan segment in the 1980s, Chrysler knows what it’s doing when it comes to minivan design. The Chrysler Pacifica is no exception, and it’s new-for-2017 updates are prepared to exceed your expectations.Pacifica

Drivers in Richmond, New Baltimore and the Detroit area can explore the new features and upgrades to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with our in-depth review, so if you believe it’s the right fit for you, contact us today to learn more!


The standard engine for the Pacifica is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, which is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This engine is smooth and reliable, and the Pacifica has relatively athletic handling for its size. The steering is responsive, and the brakes are effective.

When properly equipped, the Pacifica is capable of towing up to 3,600 pounds, which is quite impressive for its class.

To see how the Pacifica stacks up against its competition, check out this vehicle comparison between the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2018 Honda Odyssey.


Standard safety equipment for the Pacifica includes traction and stability control, side curtain airbags, front seat side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, anti-lock disc brakes and a rearview camera. The anti-lock braking system also added a few safety features, such as periodic brake-rotor drying for increased effectiveness in rain or snow, and a mechanism that snugs the brake pads to the rotors when the driver releases the accelerator.

The subscription Uconnect Access service includes emergency assistance, vehicle location services, and remote lock and unlock. The SafetyTec Group package of safety features for the LX and Touring trims adds rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, but all these features are standard for the remaining trim levels.

The Touring-L Plus and Limited has the option of the Advanced SafetyTec Group package that adds automatic wipers, automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, a 360-degree camera, an automated parking system for normal and parallel parking, and adaptive cruise control.


The updated Pacifica interior has a modern, well-designed look that includes metallic accents and upscale materials. The center console is gone, which creates a roomier cabin feel and more storage space for both driver and passenger. Throughout the rest of the vehicle, there are many small cubbies and slots for smaller item storage.Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler’s Stow ‘n Go collapsible/folding second-row captain chair seats are also featured in the 2017 Pacifica, which allows for simple and quick switches between passengers and cargo capability. There’s also an available center seat for 2017, which raises the passenger capacity to eight. The cargo capacity is a roomy 140.5 cubic feet, which is more than sufficient to accommodate any cargo.

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Banishing the old minivan stigma, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers the same cargo space and passenger capacity, but offers the upscale feel and performance more in-line with a luxury car.

Drivers in Richmond, New Baltimore and the Detroit area can experience the elevated style and performance of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica by visiting Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to schedule a test drive!