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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named Best Minivan

By Joey Abna | Posted in Awards, Chrysler Pacifica on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Chrysler Pacifica

In the annual Automotive Excellence Awards from Popular Mechanics the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best Minivan. The process takes about a year as the editors drive the contenders and choose the model that “transcends the competition.” The Pacifica continues the proud tradition of firsts in the segment including the first minivan available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Pacifica Safety and Security

Key components for families in choosing a new minivan are safety and security. The all new Chrysler Pacifica features more than 100 standard and available safety and security features. Brand new for the 2017 Pacifica is the Surround View Camera offering a bird’s eye view of the vehicle and its surroundings. Parking is made simpler with the ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist system that uses ultrasonic sensors to help get into those tight parking spaces. Other safety options include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold, Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can also be configured with  Latch Child Safety Seat Installation for up to 5 passengers. Currently you won’t find this capacity available in any other minivan. Some of the other standard and available safety highlights include Blind Spot Monitoring, ParkSense Rear Park Assist, ParkView Rear Backup Camera, Electronic Stability Control and an electric park brake.

Chrysler Pacifica Interior

Pacifica Convenience and Technology

Loaded with technology and convenience features the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica brings together the world of information and technology. The Uconnect Theater Entertainment system includes a 7-inch full color driver information display and an 8.4-inch touchscreen. All of the information you need about your vehicle and the information you want about the world outside your windows. Passengers will enjoy the rear entertainment system  for watching movies, playing built in games and to connect personal devices to surf the internet via dual 10-inch touchscreens.

Safety and security are built into the KeySense programmable key fob. The fob can set limits on speed and audio volume and can mute audio when the front seatbelts are not buckled. The fob can also be used to prevent the disabling of the Forward Collision Warning-Plus and ParkSense Rear Park Assist. You can even program it to block certain channels on SiriusXM Radio.

A partial list of other standard or available safety and convenience features are listed below.

  • Navigation
  • Integrated Voice Command
  • (6) Speakers and Active Noise Cancellation
  • (13) Speaker Alpine System
  • (20) Speaker Harman Kardon System
  • Keyless Enter ‘N’ Go
  • Remote Start
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • Hands Free Sliding Door and Liftgate
  • Stow N Vac Integrated Vacuum
  • Stow N Go Seating

Chrysler Pacifica Entertainment

The all new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers segment leading interior volume with 8-Passenger seating. Whether you choose to go with the Pacifica Hybrid or the vaunted Pentastar V6 gas engine the new Chrysler Pacifica is designed to perform and to last. Before you choose an ordinary minivan you owe it to your family to test drive a Chrysler Pacifica.

To learn more about the standard and optional features of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica please visit with one of our knowledgeable sales professionals.

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