The mini-van with a makeover. Chrysler has gone all-in with its new Pacifica. The mini-van has forever been looked on as being family only vehicles. In truth, many mini-vans have been typically the same in an assembly line way because let’s face it, there’s not much that you can do with the body of a mini-van to make it flashy, sleek and still family friendly. Until the Pacifica. Moderately sleek, they toned the edges and angles out of the body, but it’s what’s on the inside that stuns.
As with all models, they come with the standard options and the loaded options. The Pacifica offers over 100 options between standard and added features. One such feature is the surround-view cameras. The Uconnect theatre in the back, which includes game apps, is also a new option. (Something parents will be delighted about on longer road trips.) The space available inside allows the seats to be folded away to open up the entire back of the vehicle. The storage and space are a major bonus for everyone looking for a better mini-van that allows them to haul both people and luggage. The stow and go seats are a winner and operate, now, with the simple push of a button. Another feature, for top limited models, is the “Vac-N-Go”, a built-in vacuum cleaner.
But, let’s talk about the fuel. The Pacifica holds at 18mpg (miles per gallon) in the city and for motorway, it’s an impressive 28mpg. The Pacifica currently offers a V-6 engine with 287 horsepower. Due to the weight reduction design, this allows for a bit more “get up and go” for those of you that may like your mini-vans but don’t relish the idea of being stuck behind a slow truck or lazy driver. With a top speed of 120mph and an estimated 0 to 60mph in about 7.2 seconds, it’s fairly safe to say that you won’t have any trouble with a lack of power.