When the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica hits the market sometime this year it will have quite some reputation behind it. Much like anything else, reputation can be a good thing or a bad thing. There are not many official information about new Pacifica, but this is what we know so far, and here are few rumors.
In this case, it could very well be the latter as minivans tend to be looked down on by SUV or crossover drivers as something of a ‘retro’ and a ‘mom’s car’.
Besides, the Pacifica (how did they come up with that name?!) is going to replace the Town & Country minivan but instead of making an attempt at a carry-over Chrysler has chosen a bolder move – and rightly so.
They have decided to completely remodel and update the stodgy exterior, and build a sharp and well-appointed cabin. In addition, they will outfit the Pacifica with a feisty 3.6-liter Pentastar, and a hybrid unit in the works.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica presents a sculpted and swooping front you would sooner expect in a sedan than a minivan. As a matter of fact, the Pacifica’s front is heavily influenced by the latest Chrysler 200 sedan with its character lines and ridges running the full length of the model.
The chrome-accented mesh grille is flanked by headlamps including HID projector beams and LED daytime running inserts. The nicely sculpted fenders flow back into the side panels with a distinct character line connecting the front and back.
The blacked out B- and C-pillars are another cue from the Chrysler 200, while the rear is fairly low-key with few chrome details and short overhangs.
The cabin appears to be the best Chrysler put on in years, well, at least when it comes to the minivan. Along with perforated leather on the Stow’n’Go seats and clean dashboard with a functional instrument cluster, including all sorts of information about the car.
The cabin also features an upgraded 8.4-inch Uconnect system as well as two 10-inch touchscreen with all kinds of multimedia options in the rear seats. The second row Captain seats are easy to fold down and the third row bench seat can accommodate up to three adults.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica will be fitted out with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 delivering 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque coupled with a ToqueFlite nine-speed automatic, routing the power to the front wheels, although an all-wheel drive seems to be in the offing. A hybrid unit is also coming up on the heels of the standard gasoline model.
Price and Release Date
The release date for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is set for the fall of 2017. The pricing will begin from around $32,000.