Critics are confirming what Chrysler customers already know—Chrysler makes exceptional automobiles. The Detroit automaker’s latest critical coup came when Digital Trends recently awarded the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica its Best Daily Driver award.
Chrysler has been on a critical hot streak lately, picking up long overdue praise from automotive authorities for its quality sedans and mini-vans. The Pacifica’s recent win of the Best Daily Driver award from Digital Trends is another important feather in the brand’s cap.
The new Pacifica, now available at Indiana dealerships, including the Bloomington Chrysler dealer, beat contenders like the Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport, and the Volkswagen Golf to win the designation. Reviewers with Digital Trends gave the Pacifica high marks for its use of the latest infotainment and safety technology. The Pacifica also got kudos for its Stow n’ Go seating, which makes configuring the Pacifica for different cargo needs easy.
In addition to the Pacifica’s gadgets, the Chrysler mini-van received praise for being fun to drive—a compliment few vehicles in the stodgy mini-van segment get.
Bottom line: The Pacifica is a great vehicle for your daily commute, especially if it involves dropping a few kids off at school or hauling some home improvement supplies home. Here are a few facts about this easy-to-drive vehicle:
- Performance – The Pacifica comes standard with a 287-horsepower V6 that offers plenty of acceleration and power for daily driving. On the road, the transmission shifts smoothly, and the Pacifica has strong braking and cornering. A robust suspension makes the Pacifica a very smooth ride.
The Pacifica gets 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, and a plug-in hybrid version is available that offers even greater fuel economy.
- Interior – The Chrysler Pacifica has three rows of seats and can seat seven to eight people comfortably. Interior quality is excellent, as high-quality upholstery and surface materials are used throughout the vehicle. The Pacifica has pretty good seating room throughout the cabin, although you’ll probably want to reserve the back row for kids or smaller adults.
The Pacifica has a pretty spacious cargo area, starting with 32 cubic feet with the rear seats up, and 140 cubic feet with the seats down. The Stow n’ Go system makes dropping and raising the rear seats convenient and easy.
One really cool feature the Pacifica offers is a built-in vacuum that’s available on the upper trim levels. Anyone who has pets or kids will appreciate this feature.
- Technology – Chrysler did an excellent job of incorporating the latest infotainment and active safety features in the new Pacifica. Standard features include the Uconnect infotainment system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USB port, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors with auto braking. Consumers can upgrade to even more features, including adaptive cruise control, a tri-pane sunroof, a tri-zone climate control system, and more.
Find out for yourself why critics are falling in love with Chrysler once again. Visit the Chrysler dealership in Indianapolis, Community Chrysler, today for a test drive.