2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

When you begin looking for your next family vehicle, you’ll want something that is not only safe, but features a long list of amenities and powerful specs. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was designed to comprehensively protect occupants, and to keep them comfortable and entertained during long road trips. To show our customers in the South Chicago, Skokie, and Forest Park area just what this minivan has to offer, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM (CJDR) have put together this helpful review.2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

To start off, let’s look at how the Pacifica will protect your family…

Pacifica Peace of Mind

Safety is the keystone of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. That is why it has been awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for highway Safety. These commendations are due in part to the post-collision safety system in the Pacifica, which includes an advanced airbag system with occupant sensors. Occupant sensing is a technology that will monitor the size of passengers and the severity of a crash to determine where and how fully airbags must be deployed.

The ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes in the Pacifica include brake drying technology, which works to wick away moisture in damp weather and tighten up stopping power. Automatic emergency braking is also added, which utilizes a network of sensors to monitor forward hazards. If your vehicle determines a collision is imminent, it will automatically slow or bring your car to a stop.

Incorporate the Comforts of Home

The interior of the Chrysler Pacifica was designed to emulate some of the creature comforts we might look for at home. With 197.3 cubic feet of interior volume and 32.3 cubic feet of cargo room, plenty of personal space if afforded to occupants. Drivers can relax in their eight-way powered bucket seat with lumbar support. Meanwhile, passengers can feel free to nap in their reclining front and rear seats.

A six-speaker audio system with USB and auxiliary connectivity makes it easy to connect your phone or MP3 player for music playback. No matter where you may be headed or what the weather is outside, active noise cancellation will keep your ride the quietest in its class.1

Uconnect® 8.4 navigation is added to the Pacifica for easy-to-activate directions. Command your navigation through the dynamic touchscreen, or simply use the sound of your voice. Uconnect® Theater2 is available to offer rear passengers dual 10.1 inch HD screens where they can watch movies and play games. Connect your wireless headphones and control the entertainment with a Bluetooth remote.

Efficient Performance

Equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine with dual overhead camshaft and variable valve timing, your Chrysler Pacifica is built for high performance. Despite all that power, however, it still won’t eat up fuel. Drivers can expect to maintain 28 mpg highway and 18 mpg city,3 and an impressive towing capacity of up to 3,600 pounds, making this an exceptional choice for your next family vacation.2017 Chrysler Pacifica Review

The Pacifica has a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain that lend drivers excellent control even on slick roads. And the four-wheel independent suspensions with stabilizer bars, coupled with the stability control and traction control systems, produce total precision when turning or when navigating poor weather conditions. Rain, snow, or shine, you can be sure your Chrysler Pacifica will perform.

Test Drive the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Safety comes first in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, but superior comfort and skillful performance are a close second. No matter the weather or terrain, drivers in the South Chicago, Skokie, and Forest Park areas can rest assured that their minivan will keep them safe and relaxed. If you’d like to learn more about the Pacifica, feel free to contact our team at Marino CJDR. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have. Contact us today for more information!


1 Based on manufacturer’s testing and the FCA US LLC Premium Minivan Segment.
2 Certain features require a compatible streaming device and may use your device’s existing data plan. Not compatible with Apple® devices. See dealer for details.
3 EPA estimated 28 hwy mpg with 3.6L engine and nine-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.


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