The Pacifica minivan is updated for 2021, and is available with all-wheel-drive.
It also adds the next-generation Uconnect infotainment system, and higher-end Pinnacle trim level.
The Pacifica is offered in seven- or eight-passenger configurations, and it is distinguished by handy fold-into-the-floor second-row seats.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, provides plenty of power and gets a decent 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 before it transitions to hybrid operation and gets 27 mpg overall.
The suite of standard advanced safety systems is expanded for 2021, and it now includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance.