Review: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Review: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Newton area drivers with families are going to love the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, but not for its top-tier safety ratings and hybrid option. Instead, they'll come to love it for the features that make parenting while driving so much easier.

If you’re in the greater Boston area and want to get the full experience of this popular Chrysler minivan, visit us for a test drive. To get all the details first, check out our full review:

Safety and Technology

The Pacifica was named a 2018 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning perfect scores across the board, as well as a Superior rating for its front crash prevention system. Additionally, it won a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All Pacifica trims – including L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, and Limited – are equipped with ParkSense Rear Park Assist System with Stop, ParkView Rear Backup Camera, and a Remote Keyless Illuminated Entry System. Available safety tech includes Forward Collision Warning Plus, Lane Sense Lane Departure Warning Plus, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, a Surround-View Camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Path Detection.

Comfort and Convenience

The Pacifica L comes standard with Active Noise Cancellation, cruise control, sunscreen glass, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Plus, it features a deluxe second-row Bench Seat and a 60/40 split-folding third row with Stow ‘n Go for added cargo when you need it. The LX trim adds second-row Stow ‘n GO and three-zone manual climate control.

The Touring Plus features second-row window shades, a power liftgate, power sliding doors, three-zone automatic climate control, Remote Start System, and Remote Proximity Entry on all doors. Plus, it has universal garage door opener and Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch display. ­­­

The Touring L trim adds third-row sunshades, leather-trimmed perforated seating, heated front seats, and Stow n’ Place Bright Side Roof Rails with integrated cross bars. The Touring Plus gives you all the mentioned features, plus 13 Alpine speakers, an acoustic windshield, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, Super Console, and Uconnect 4C Nav and Theater with Wireless Streaming. The most deluxe model, the Limited, also includes premium leather-trimmed seats, ventilated front seats, Stow n’ Vac in-car vacuum, tri-pane Panoramic Sunroof, power third row, hands-free sliding doors, and an auto-dimming driver-side mirror.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Pacifica comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, with a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s also available as a hybrid model, with the same V6 combined with two electric motors, making a net 260 horsepower.

Additionally, the Pacifica has a best-in-class towing capacity of 3,600 pounds and the option for Trailer Sway Control, so it’s ready for your next New England road trip.

As for fuel economy, the base model gets up to 28 MPG and the hybrid gets up to 84 MPGe, making the Pacifica a minivan for eco-conscious drivers.


Starting at $26,995 MSRP

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