2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus 

Advertising / Marketing,Chrysler | October 31 2016

Minivan Monday: All-new Chrysler Pacifica ‘true joy to drive;’ named best minivan by Cars.com

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is being described as “out-and-out” better than the competition by Cars.com in the website’s annual “Ultimate Minivan Challenge.”

The Chrysler Pacifica, which was entirely redesigned from the ground up, went head-to-head with some of the top minivans in the market in the challenge.

When the testing was complete, the all-new minivan claimed the top spot.

“The Chrysler Pacifica out-styles, out-drives and just plain out-wows the rest of the pack,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “It is a true joy to drive; something not often used to describe a minivan. Behind the engine, the van is versatile and packed with impressive family-friendly features.”

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Cars.com’s experts pitted the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica against the top two finishers in the website’s 2015 Minivan Challenge in a series of extensive tests in a “Champions versus Challenger” format.

The challenges included round-robin testing where Cars.com experts tested each minivan on the same course back-to-back. The vehicles also underwent a mileage drive to calculate real-world fuel economy.

Following the tests, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica took the No. 1 spot and earned Cars.com title of “Best Minivan of 2016.”

This is the latest honor for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the most awarded minivan of the year. The all-new and entirely re-engineered Pacifica features nearly 40 minivan innovations and offers more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.
  • Ron Sutherland

    Any chance you can provide the month when the Pacifica Hybrid will go on sale in the United States, specifically on the east coast (outside of California)? Seems like a great match for what we’re looking for in our next car (family of 5+dog), but we can’t wait indefinitely. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also seems cool, but it keeps getting delayed in the US, please don’t follow their lead! I know gas prices will come bouncing back with some war or disaster or who knows what, but I hope you won’t wait till then to send this car to dealers. Plenty of reasons to stop using so much gas right now…thanks!