Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle
Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle
Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

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

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

CG Says: The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has refreshed styling and adds a new topline Pinnacle model. The automatic emergency braking system now includes pedestrian detection. New features include FamCam to monitor backseat passengers. There also is a new infotainment system with a 10.1-inch screen. Chrysler replaced its aged Town & Country minivan with the all-new Pacifica for 2017. Last year Chrysler Pacifica spun off its entry-level L and and LX models to create a new Voyager line. (See our separate report for the Chrysler Voyager.) The aging Dodge Grand Caravan minivan has been dropped for 2021. Conventional Pacificas are powered by a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.  All-wheel drive became available for Pacifica last year. 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. Unlike previous-generation Chrysler minivans, Stow ‘n Go is not deleted with all-wheel drive. 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, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chrysler
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices Touring: $36,540
AWD Touring: $39,535
Touring L: $39,640
AWD Touring L: $42,635
AWD Limited: $49,885
AWD Pinnacle: $54,885
Hybrid Touring: $41,490
Hybrid Touring L: $43,790
Hybrid Limited: $47,340
Hybrid Pinnacle: $52,340

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

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

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2021 Chrylser Pacifica Hybrid
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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