You can get one in time for the holidays!
Announced at last year's Chicago Auto Show, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan models just entered production. The two minivans are built at FCA's Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada, alongside the less expensive Chrysler Voyager. Chrysler heavily updated the Pacifica for the 2021 model year, giving it a new face, improved interior, and the long-awaited return of an all-wheel-drive option.
"FCA invented the minivan segment, and the new-for-2021 Chrysler Pacifica continues to drive our leadership and innovation," said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat. "Whether it's all-weather driving capability with Stow 'n Go seating or more than 80 MPGe and no range anxiety with the only plug-in hybrid minivan in the segment, the new Chrysler Pacifica gives families what they want and options that best fit their busy lives."
Buyers can opt for two different powertrain options. The standard Pacifica produces 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque from a 3.6-liter V6, sending power to front-wheel-drive or AWD through a nine-speed automatic. The hybrid delivers less power (260 hp) to the front wheels only but offers up to 80 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent electric), 30 miles of electric-only driving, and more than 500 miles of total driving range.
The Pacifica Touring starts at $35,045 with FWD or $38,040 for the optional AWD system. The Hybrid Touring is pricier at $39,995, but it qualifies for a $7,500 tax credit. On the high end, a luxurious Pinnacle trim has been added to the lineup, priced at $50,845 for the Hybrid or $53,390 with AWD.
All Pacifica models now include 97 total standard safety features with up to 116 available safety features. The facelifted Pacifica also includes FCA's new Uconnect5 infotainment system, housed on a 10.1-inch standard touchscreen. Uconnect5 is a game-changer in the industry and feature advanced features using an Android-based interface.
Chrysler says that the 2021 Pacifica will reach dealerships in December 2020, meaning it should be available just in time for the snowy holiday season, when its new all-wheel-drive option will come in handy the most.