5 Reasons to Buy or Lease the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler is a brand that has a long history of manufacturing high-quality vehicles, and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is no exception. There are several reasons why the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is considered to be an excellent minivan, and here are the top five.
As with any family car, safety is one of the most important features buyers look for in a minivan. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan to be named an 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (applies to vehicles built after August 2016, and excludes the Hybrid version). No other minivan earned this honor. In fact, the Pacifica offers 100 standard and available safety and security features!
Some standard features include driver and front passenger airbags, driver and passenger side impact airbags (seat mounted), side curtain airbags for 1st, 2nd and 3rd row, and knee protection airbags for driver and passenger. Occupancy sensor, Low tire pressure warning, Rear child safety door locks, Daytime running lights, latch anchors for up to five seating positions (two sets in both the second and third row), and In-Vehicle Assistance Service are a few more standard safety features.
Optional safety features include Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, specific headlights, LaneSense technology to alerts drivers of dangerous drifting and lane departures, front and rear parking assistance (as well as the class exclusive parallel and perpendicular park assistance), adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera with a 360-degree scope , and many, many more.
First of all, the Pacifica has the honor of being the first-ever hybrid Minivan. The non-hybrid Pacifica was already one of the most fuel-efficient minivans, with fuel economy ratings of 28 miles per gallon highway, 18 city, and 22 combined. But if you add in the hybrid equipment, with a 16-kWh battery pack providing 30 miles of electric-only range, the new Pacifica Hybrid gets an amazing 84 MPGe! And when working as a hybrid and not in EV mode, the Pacifica Hybrid nets a combined rating of 32 mpg. On a full tank and a full charge, the Hybrid Pacifica has a range of 566 miles.
The Chrysler Pacifica offers some incredibly innovative features for a minivan. One of the most interesting and innovative features is the Hands-Free Power Doors for both the sliding side doors and the back lift gate that is activated with a simple tap of the foot on the lower part of the van’s body. Slide and Tilt Second-Row Seating which allows you to lift and tilt the second row seats out of the way (even with a child safety seat attached) so you can reach the third row with ease. The Stow ‘n Go seating design allows drivers to maximize cargo room without having to remove the seats. Instead, the powered second-row and third-row seats can easily be folded down into their hidden compartments beneath the minivan’s flooring – with just one hand. Multiple USB ports throughout the minivan and a 12 volt power outlet near the driver’s instrument panel makes family life in the digital age a little easier. And vehicles that are equipped with the Uconnect Theater package have a 115-volt power outlet that can transform the minivan into a cinema on wheels.
Space, Space and More Space
One of the main reasons car buyers purchase minivans over SUVs is for the cargo space. When all second-row and third-row seats are stowed, the Pacifica has over 197 cubic feet of cargo space. Plus, the space underneath the second-row and third-row seats can also be used for storage when seats are not stowed away!
Minivans are notorious for their lack of style. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica features a refreshingly modern exterior that has a hint of sportiness akin to some SUVs and crossovers. Plus, it is now one of the most aerodynamic vehicles in its class.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has single-handedly removed the minivan stigma with its sleek exterior, stylish interior, multitudes of safety features and innovative features. Next time you are looking for a new family car, head to your local dealership and take the Chrysler Pacifica for a spin! And for those of you who live in and around Webster, Texas, Clear Lake Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM has a great selection of brand new 2017 Pacifica’s! Be sure to tell them we sent you!