2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

If you’re shopping for a minivan, then you need a vehicle that can satisfy the entire family. A dependable car that can navigate those Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport roads, all while offering optimum comfort and safety.

When it comes to these categories, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is in a class of its own. Our team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has put together this review to show you just what it’s capable of.

A Safety Suite You Can Depend On

These days, most cars are built with some fairly sturdy materials. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is no exception to this rule. However, the minivan also chooses to back up that structure with a suite of intuitive safety tech.2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

Both the available forward collision warning with active braking and adaptive cruise control rely on a network of sensors to monitor following distances. If at any time the system determines a collision is imminent, the Pacifica will brake autonomously.

It is this blend of tech and structure that help the Pacifica to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It has also been granted a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Brawny Performance

The average driver might have a couple misconceptions about the modern minivan. For instance, they might assume that it lacks a powerful engine. However, the 3.6L six-cylinder engine in the Chrysler Pacifica proves this stereotype wrong.

This powerful engine can generate 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, when paired with its efficient nine-speed automatic transmission, the minivan is still able to maintain 28 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.1

Thanks to all this power and efficiency, the Pacifica makes for a great towing vehicle. On your next vacation, you can haul up to 3,600 pounds of gear or cargo!

Keeping the Whole Family Comfortable

“Are we there yet?” – it’s a question that pains every parent to hear it. It’s also a question you can avoid entirely if the kids are entertained.2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

The Chrysler Pacifica comes with almost as many entertainment options as it does safety features. First and foremost is the Uconnect® system. This suite includes music streaming features up front-as well as mobile integration-and an available theater system in the back. Keep the kids occupied with movies and games while you drive!

Fortunately, space is at an all-time high. With 165 cubic feet of passenger space total, kids and parents alike should be able to stretch out and get comfortable. You’ll even have 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space, so there’s no need to share your seat with your luggage.

Time to Take the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for a Spin

While the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica may sound pretty great, you’ve still got to test it out to see if it’s the right fit for your family.

All Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport drivers are welcome to get behind the wheel of the Pacifica at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Schedule your test drive today!


[1] EPA estimated 28 hwy mpg with 3.6L engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.