Chrysler Pacifica Limited
Chrysler Pacifica Limited
Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

Pros: Outstanding passenger and cargo versatility; excellent ride and handling balance; quiet cabin; class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seats; stylish looks

Cons: Some complicated touchscreen controls; Stow ‘n Go seats are a bit less comfortable than conventional second-row seats

CG Says: The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica spins off its entry-level L and and LX models to create a new Voyager line. (See our separate report for the Chrysler Voyager.) Voyager is a Plymouth minivan name resurrected from Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s past and the new Chrysler Voyager is aimed at the budget conscious—along with the Dodge Caravan (see separate report), which is of FCA’s previous-generation minivan design. A Red S Edition appearance package is available on both gas and hybrid Pacificas and the Pacifica Hybrid now has a new grille pattern. Chrysler replaced its aged Town & Country minivan with the all-new Pacifica for 2017. Conventional Pacificas are powered by a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.  A plug-in hybrid model that combines the V6 with two electric motors for a total of 260 horsepower; Chrysler estimates a 30-mile all-electric driving range and up to 80 MPGe in city driving. Pacifica’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go stowable second-row seats feature an Easy Tilt feature that makes third-row access easier. Max cargo volume checks in at a generous 140.5 cubic feet. Pacifica’s available features include a tri-pane panoramic sunroof; Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum cleaner; and a dual-screen rear-seat Bluray/DVD entertainment system complete with a touchpad remote control and aux, USB, and HDMI jacks for each screen. The Chrysler Town & Country had aged to the point of being an also-ran in the minivan segment, but the Pacifica put Chrysler back at the head of the minivan class. Pacifica is surprisingly stylish inside and out, its all-around dynamic performance is class-competitive, and its passenger and cargo versatility is unmatched. Also, the hybrid model delivers a new level of fuel-efficiency to the minivan class. If you’re shopping for a family hauler, the Pacifica should be on your list.

The Facts
Class Minivan
Body Style(s) Minivan
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chrysler
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices Touring: $34,990
Touring L: $38,240
35th Anniversary Touring L: $40,230
Touring L Plus: $41,040
35th Anniversary Touring L Plus: $42,335
Limited: $45,940
35th Anniversary Limited: $46,735
Hybrid Touring: $41,490
Hybrid Touring L: $43,790
35th Anniversary Hybrid Touring L: $45,280
Hybrid Limited: $47,240
35th Anniversary Hybrid Limited: $48,035

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
287
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6/electric motor
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
electrically variable transmission
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
30
EPA Electric Motor Combined (MPGe)
82