The Pacifica is much better than the Chrysler Town & Country minivan it replaced. The new van is offered in seven- and eight-passenger configurations and retains the handy fold-into-the-floor second-row seats. But these seats have limited thigh support. The 3.6-liter V6, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, provides ample power and gets an impressive 21 mpg overall. Handling is responsive, the ride is comfortable, and the cabin is quiet. A plug-in hybrid version is available with an electric range of about 30 miles. The latest version of the UConnect touch-screen system is intuitive and easy to master. High-end versions of the Pacifica feature individual screens, with built-in games, for the rear passengers.

Road Test

Going back as far as 1984 with the debut of the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler ruled the family-hauling roost for many years. But the march of time proved challenging, as knockoffs from Honda and Toyota surpassed the original. Now, Chrysler is back with a v...

Highs

  • Very versatile interior
  • Stow ‘n Go seats make carrying cargo easy

Lows

  • Reliability is a big question mark
  • Engine isn't as refined as Honda and Toyota competition

Best Version to Get

The Touring L is the best value, with a lot of features -- such as an easy-to-clean leather interior and a power rear tailgate -- that make family life simpler. However, we wish that you could get forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking on this trim; you have to step up (an...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 3 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (287 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 hybrid (248 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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