2018 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is a roomy and practical minivan with available luxury features. Competing with the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, the Pacifica offers slightly more stylish inside and out and is the only vehicle in its class that offers an available hybrid powertrain. Prices for the Pacifica start at an MSRP of $26,995. Value shoppers should check out the Pacifica’s corporate cousin, the Dodge Grand Caravan, which has a much lower MSRP, but it based on an older platform with less comfort and safety features. The value of minivans overall is that they offer more interior space and better fuel efficiency compared to crossover SUVs, although only the Toyota Sienna offers AWD for shoppers looking for that feature.

Pros: Nice Styling, Smooth Ride, Available Hybrid, Available Luxuries

Cons: No AWD

Looks Best In: Velvet Red exterior/Black interior

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Competition: Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Dodge Grand Caravan

Summary: The Chrysler Pacifica is a well-rounded choice in the minivan segment. With its elegant styling the Pacifica leaves a better impression than some of its gawky competitors. Configurable seating for up to eight occupants the Pacifica and available features like the Stow ‘n Vac, built-in vacuum, and heated and ventilated front seat, make the Pacifica an excellent highway companion and versatile hauler.

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