Here's Why The Chrysler Pacifica Is The Best Pet-Friendly Minivan Around

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It's packed with features that make transporting your pooch easier.

When purchasing a new car, especially one that will regularly be on family duty, seating is often a major selling point. Aspects like available headroom, legroom, seating comfort, and seating capacity all come into play. But what about your pets? It turns out that there's more to it than simply choosing a spacious and/or rugged vehicle when it comes to hauling your pooch around safely and comfortably. Buster may not need lumbar support or a heated seat, but he also deserves a tolerable commute. Ahead of National Pet Day on April 11, Chrysler has highlighted the pet-friendly features of the Pacifica minivan, although it's not the only vehicle for the job.

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Already a fantastic alternative to the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, animal lovers have many more reasons to consider a Pacifica. For 2022, the Pacifica has a new standard rear-seat reminder. This will alert the driver to check the rear seats for passengers and/or pets after each trip. For owners with rowdier, highly excitable Jack Russell Terriers, the FamCAM interior camera is an easy way to keep an eye on your pets without needing to turn around. Chrysler's Stow 'n Go seating is a boon for cabin versatility, allowing seats to be quickly folded into the floor. This frees up space for pets and their kennels when the minivan is parked.

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Another welcome feature is the hands-free sliding doors and liftgate for easy entry/exit when approaching the vehicle and trying to manage a tricky combination of kids, pets, and shopping bags. Stow 'n Vac will help owners keep the interior clean more easily, and an available lightweight Mopar pet kennel makes transporting your four-legged family member easier.

SUVs and crossovers may get all the plaudits in 2022, but there's not much that can match a minivan for sheer practicality. Over 140 cubic feet of space with all the seats folded turns the Pacifica into a container on wheels. Together with the Pacifica's available all-wheel drive, smooth ride, and premium-feeling cabin, it's one of the best family- and pet-friendly vehicles you can buy.

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