Although the SUV still reigns supreme in the world of family cars, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is out to prove that the minivan isn't dead quite yet. Superior to many of its competitors in cargo space, fuel economy, passenger comfort, and infotainment, this minivan is anything but ordinary. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a new entry-level trim provide even more depth to the Pacifica, and regardless of your needs, you'll find them more than satisfied each time you're behind the wheel. Here's a look at everything the Pacifica has to offer in 2018.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica comes in six trims: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus, and Limited. The all-new L trim makes the vehicle more accessible for families on a budget, and though it's without some of the frills of the upper trims, it still boasts beautiful aesthetics complete with 17-inch alloy wheels. The Touring Plus trim includes easy-access power-sliding rear doors and a power liftgate, while the Touring-L provides convenience and safety thanks to automatic headlights.
The Touring L Plus and fully loaded Limited add hands-free sliding doors, a hands-free power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Despite the underpowered reputation of many minivans, the Pacifica sports a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that's good for 287 horsepower and up to 262 pound-feet of torque. Paired with standard front-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission, this minivan can tear up the road with surprising power.
If fuel economy is high on your priority list, the Pacifica delivers with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city. Thanks to a 19-gallon gas tank, the Pacifica can go an impressive 532 miles per tank, saving you money in the process.
Pleasing both kids and parents is a tall order in the family vehicle segment, but the 2018 Pacifica does it with style and ease. A rear seat entertainment system with two 10.1-inch touch screen displays allows your children to watch movies or play games on long road trips, while heated and ventilated seats provide the comfort you need no matter what it's like outside.
An 8.4-inch touch screen display acts as the control panel for the driver, allowing instant access to Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the Chrysler Uconnect infotainment system. Since your kids will undoubtedly cause some spills, an on-board vacuum is an excellent convenience option, while Stow 'n Go seating makes the second and third rows disappear for storage and easy access.
Depending on your needs, the Pacifica seats up to eight passengers while still providing 32.3 cubic feet behind the rear seat. If you need more room, fold away the seats for an outstanding 140.5 cubic feet of space.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica earned a perfect five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thanks to a number of standard features. Each Pacifica comes equipped with driver-assist features such as rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, and blind spot monitoring system.
Upper trims provide even more safety features such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, a self-parking system, forward collision with autonomous emergency braking, and a 360-degree surround-view camera.