2018 Chrysler Pacifica Review

When driving your family around Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park, it’s important to be in a safe, smart, and capable minivan. One such vehicle on the road today is the Chrysler Pacifica. However, is it the right vehicle for you and your family?

2018 Chrysler Pacifica ReviewOur team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram wrote this 2018 Chrysler Pacifica review to help you make an informed decision on this vehicle. Read all about it below, then contact us to schedule a test drive.

Safety First in the Chrysler Pacifica

To give you and your family peace of mind, the 2018 Pacifica comes standard with the SafetyTec™ suite of driver-assist technologies. Some of the features in this suite are:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Rear Cross Path Detection
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist with Stop

The Pacifica also offers LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist. The system has a forward-facing camera to see the lines on the road. If you begin to drift from your lane without using a turn signal, a warning will appear on your dash. The system will then use gentle corrective steering to guide the minivan back onto its intended path.

This Small Van Has a Big Brain

2018 Chrysler Pacifica ReviewIf you’re driving your children around frequently, you’ll want a vehicle that’ll keep them entertained. The available Uconnect® Theater system has two 10-inch HD touchscreens behind the driver and front-seat passenger. The system comes with a Blu-ray™ player, dual HDMI inputs, wireless 3-channel headphones, and Bluetooth® remotes. It also downloadable apps and games for the kids, like Backseat Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and a License Plate Game.

To stay connected on the go, there’s the Uconnect® 4 and Uconnect® 4C NAV. Both systems have an 8.4-inch touchscreen, voice command, Bluetooth® streaming audio, and a 1-year subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The Uconnect® 4C NAV adds navigation with 3D graphics, as well as 5-year subscriptions to SiriusXM® Traffic Plus and SiriusXM Travel Link®.

Performance in the Chrysler Pacifica & Pacifica Hybrid

The 2018 Pacifica comes standard with a 287-horsepower 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with variable valve timing and a 9-speed automatic transmission. With the automatic transmission, this vehicle can achieve an EPA-estimated 19 city/28 highway MPG.1

For the ultimate in fuel efficiency, there’s the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This vehicle uses the automatic-transfer power of the 3.6L V6 engine and a 16kWh lithium-ion battery. As a result, the Pacifica Hybrid can achieve an EPA-estimated 84 highway MPGe.2 Furthermore, you can charge your vehicle in as little as two hours. On a single change, the Hybrid has a 33-mile electric driving range, and a 566-mile total driving range (when you factor in both the gas and electric components).

Test Drive the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Today!

For your drives around Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park, it helps to be in a minivan with everything you need to keep you and your family safe and entertained. If you can be in one with a high fuel economy, you’ll spend more time on the road and less time stopping to refuel.

To get behind the wheel of the ultimate family vehicle, schedule a test drive of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica today!


1 Based on EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings. 18 city/28 highway MPG (3.6L V6 with 9-speed automatic transmission), 19 city/28 highway MPG (3.6L V6 with 9-speed automatic with Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology). Actual mileage may vary.

2 EPA-estimated 84 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent). Actual mileage may vary.