Most models are configured to seat six and offer 79. The five-passenger base model has two bucket seats in front with a split folding bench in the second row that seats up to three. Compared to traditional light truck-based such as the , the Pacifica had less heavy cargo-hauling and towing capacity but otherwise it was superior in handling, comfort, interior, and amenities. The four-speed automatic is smooth and quiet in operation, though we wish it was a five-speed. Between them is a center console, similarly elegant to the one in front, and equipped with practical cup holders.
The wide wheelbase adds stability on the highway and the height adds to the safety of being see by tractor trailsers. We found the all-wheel drive worked well in the dry weather of California's wine country and northern Central Valley, and our experience with all-wheel drive in other Chrysler products leaves us confident it'll not disappoint in a blinding rainstorm or in 12 inches of snow. Pacifica also impressed us as a daily driver, hauling friends around and out on the town, and making routine trips to the grocery store. The production model was first introduced at the 2002. The five-passenger model uses a bench seat in the second row that seats two or three. The Pacifica offered a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds 1,600 kg. The five-passenger base model has two bucket seats in front with a split folding bench in the second row that seats up to three.
Wish they had kept making this one. The seatbacks can be folded down, then the seats can be tumbled forward for cargo space. Gives you the feel and drive of a big car - quiet, solid, yet easily maneuverable. Power seats, doors, great stereo system. The Chrysler Pacifica is one of a growing number of what the industry calls crossover vehicles that combine attributes of sport utilities, wagons and minivans.
The 2006 Pacifica lineup also gets new Signature Series models that combine popular options with a unique look, at a discounted price. Pacifica is rated to tow up to 3500 pounds. Side curtain airbags designed to provide head protection are optional, and we recommend ordering them. For 2006, all models come with the more powerful 3. With the addition of the new engine and transmission, Dual Exhaust was added. It is a good purchase.
These estimations proved to be wildly optimistic, as sales never came close to expectations. The Limited and Touring included a ten-way power seat for the driver. Crittendon Automotive Library, John Birchard, June 19, 2003. It gives the impression that you're directing the movement of something substantial. It has the space like a van but does not feel like a van.
Good highway mileage and better than expected city mileage. Limited and Touring models offered an available , along with an optional rear-view camera. The final Pacifica rolled off the assembly line on November 23, 2007. The all-wheel drive, on models so equipped, works transparently and helps the Pacifica sail through corners like a sports sedan, rain or shine. Getting in and out is easy. All-wheel drive is available, making it a good choice for the snow country.
After several styles and makes we decided we are not van people. We found this easy to do the first time we tried; the release levers are numbered in sequence. But it can transfer up to 90 percent of the power to the rear wheels whenever the front wheels lose grip, under hard acceleration or in slippery conditions, for example. At the same time, the Pacifica is almost 3 inches lower to the ground than a typical minivan, and that makes it easier to climb inside. In 2007, the Pacifica won a five star front and side crash test rating. She has lots of cargo room, sits up nice and high, and feels safe and confident as she drives in suburban traffic. In January 2016, the Pacifica name was revived for a 2017 model year , which debuted at the as a replacement for the.
Signature Series models had metal clad interior trim and two-tone leather seats. Front row seats featured an eight-way and four-way power passenger seat on all standard Pacificas. Side curtain airbags designed to provide head protection are optional, and we recommend ordering them. Pacifica doesn't look that big from the outside, yet it's as much as 18 inches longer and 6 inches wider than some of its crossover competitors. It's easy to get into, has plenty of room for her three kids, and it drives very nicely.