2021 Chrysler Pacifica

2021 Chrysler Pacifica
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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Review: Still The Family Hauler King

While there are not many minivans left in the USA in the wake of the SUV crossover revolution, those that remain are quite something to behold. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is an exemplary package that combines sophisticated looks, both inside and out, with a comfortable ride and an excellent safety rating. This is largely thanks to the long list of standard driver-assist features. Under the hood is a refined, but old-school V6 engine that develops 287 horsepower, favoring fuel economy over straight-up performance. If you spend equal time on the highway as you do around town, you can get up to 22 mpg in gas mileage returns. With a very reasonable starting price of $35,820, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is set to continue impressing with its high-value offering, especially since there are few competitors left, such as the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2020 Pacifica?

The first generation of the new minivan version of the Pacifica has been around for four years. While the nameplate has departed from being a crossover, it still draws inspiration from the popular body style. For the new year, it receives full LED exterior lighting, a new grille, and modern wheel designs. The trim lineup has been shuffled with the deletion of the Touring L Plus, while a new variant takes the top spot - the Pinnacle. All-wheel drive is available across the board and standard on the top trims, and the infotainment suite has been upgraded to include a 10-inch screen with Uconnect 5 software. You get access to up to 12 USB charging ports and an available FamCAM allows the adults up front to keep an eye on the kids in the back. The standard safety suite has been enhanced with blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Pros and Cons

  • Handsome exterior
  • Spacious, upscale interior
  • Excellent visibility
  • Plenty of features standard and available
  • Unlimited access to all-wheel drive
  • Not quite as spacious its rivals
  • Automatic Transmission tends to wander
  • Not everything in the cabin is as premium as it should be

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Touring
3.6L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$36,675
Touring L
3.6L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$39,720
Plug-in Hybrid Touring
3.6L V6 Plug-in Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$43,605
Limited
3.6L V6 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$45,795
Plug-in Hybrid Touring L
3.6L V6 Plug-in Hybrid
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Front-Wheel Drive
$46,015
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2021 Pacifica Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 204.3 in
  • Wheelbase 121.6 in
  • Height 69.9 in
  • Max Width 79.6 in
  • Front Width 68.3 in
  • Rear Width 68.3 in
  • Curb Weight 4,521.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Ceramic Gray Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Luxury White Pearlcoat
  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
  • Ocean Blue Metallic
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
  • Fathom Blue Pearlcoat

2021 Pacifica Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    3.6L V6 Gas, 3.6L V6 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Transmissions
    9-Speed Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

2021 Pacifica Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    7-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.1 in
  • Front Head Room 40.1 in
  • Rear Leg Room 39.0 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.6 in

2021 Pacifica Trunk and Cargo Space

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2021 Pacifica Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: Is the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica A Good Minivan?

It's no secret that Americans want it all when it comes to their family cars. Practicality and safety come first, naturally, which is backed up by the sterling review of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica from both the NHTSA and IIHS. Comfort is the next big thing, and the 2021 Pacifica delivers it in spades thanks to a well-designed and well-built cabin, and enough features to keep the family entertained over longer trips. Lastly, the powertrain needs to be able to hustle your whole clan around while still delivering good economy; the Chrysler is not astounding in this regard, but it's adequate.

Overall, it's a very well-rounded 5-door vehicle, and the fact that it comes in at a very reasonable price only makes it more attractive. Access to a long list of features and all-wheel drive means that the Pacifica can adapt to any type of environment or driver, and its high reliability expectations mean that it will stick with you for the long haul. Whoever says the minivan is dead has clearly never enjoyed the sophisticated interior and plush ride of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. We are definitely fans, and you will be too, once you take it for a spin.

What Chrysler Pacifica Model Should I Buy?

Two models really stand out as the best value for your money. The Touring L is the more affordable of the two, especially if you stick with the front-wheel drivetrain. It still gets a leather-clad interior, a comprehensive safety suite, and plenty of infotainment features. If you want to spoil yourself a little, without breaking the bank, the Limited is a good choice. It upgrades to Nappa leather and adds heating and ventilation for the 'rents up front, while the kids enjoy heating on cold morning school runs. It also benefits from a higher-quality 13-speaker audio system, wireless phone charging, and power-sliding doors.

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