Since 1984, the Chrysler Company definitely takes the throne when it comes to making minivans. Though it may not seem possible, the 2020 Pacifica has outdone itself in the lineup of previous Chrysler models, more specifically with the Limited trim.
As expected, the 2020 minivan is very comfortable and easy to drive. The Stow ‘N’ Go seats are an excellent addition and provide ease with removal and storage.
It may be surprising to some that Chrysler is still able to make models that are relevant since it primarily makes models for more of the soccer mom category. The 2020 Pacifica replaces the Town and Country trim and has been smoothed out, giving the vehicle a profile that is slightly more athletic and fun. Also, here’s a gas-saving plus, the Pacifica now has an available plug-in hybrid.
Chrysler recently announced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that it will be implementing all-wheel-drive to the 2021 model. For the time being, this year’s Pacifica is delightful to drive, especially for long road trips. Simply plug it in overnight in a 120-volt outlet and you’ll get a 26 to 36-mile charge before the minivan switches to its gas power function of the 3.6-liter V6 with 287 horsepower, the switch is so seamless that you’ll never even notice the switch.
It’s also worth noting that once you find a fast-charging station or simply charge with installed outlets (with the 240-volts), a full charge will likely take two to three hours.
The drive is easy, cruise-like and very comfortable for any family and more than suitable for cargo. Power is very sufficient from this engine and its electric power likely contributes to its very natural and quick feel when it comes to its torque. Handling is also very proficient and reliable for this vehicle and is without fault on the highway.
The automatic variable transmission does a fine job of delivering the power to the road and ease with shifts. Just as a tip, during rainy or snowy seasons, take it easy on the accelerator for a couple of seconds if the pavement is wet, as the electric power may come on a bit too strong to handle.
With many hybrids, there is some skepticism as to whether or not the mileage will be up to par. However, according to the EPA, by riding this year’s Hybrid, you’ll get the equivalent of 82 mpg on just electricity alone. Running on gasoline by itself will give you about 30, though, this is highly unlikely, as regenerative braking will continue to restore some power to the van’s batteries to help it start from a stop.
Beyond the excitement of the plug-in feature, the Limited model is encased in nothing short of elegance and style. It’s so much more than what most would expect from a minivan. The 2020 Limited trim makes room for seven people and has captain’s chairs in the second row as well as armrests on the front seats. Three people can fit in the rear seats and will find that they have an optimal amount of legroom.
For those wanting a little more, bling can attach the S appearance package for $795 that comes with Nappa leather seats, some special badging and black exterior accents like black Stow’n place roof rack, black grille and attractive 18-inch Black Noise painted wheels.
The interior is only more striking with its black leather seats with gray piping and stitching. The same look is carried over to the dashboard with a leather feel and gray stitching. Other trims have gloss black by the exterior sides and an 8.4-inch infotainment screen. Also, Matte silver door inserts are behind matte silver door releases.
Chrysler’s Uconnect4 infotainment system is easy to use and will attach to cellphones, it includes AppleCar Play and Andriod Auto. There’s also a user-friendly navigation system that is implemented. Passengers will also enjoy a year of SiriusXM satellite radio, the 4G hotspot, and Traffic Plus which assists drivers in avoiding challenging routes.
Standard safety features include blind-spot and rear cross-traffic detection, ParkSense with rear park assist and stop and stability control.
The front seats can be heated and cooled, the second row and the steering wheel can also be heated. Also, the front seats are powered and have power lumbar with the driver’s seat featuring a two-memory function.
A great feature for the kids or really anyone who has to endure the pain of simply sitting down on a long road trip is the two screens that are built onto the headrests on the front seatbacks. There are also seven games built-in and even an actual “Are We There Yet” program that allows kids to know how much further is the next destination. Front-passengers can also control the DVD player that controls the tiny-tots screens.
For an added price of $995, the 2020 Limited Hybrid also adds advanced safety features like a 360-degree surround-view camera, full-speed forward collision warning plus, adaptive cruise control, stop & go, lane departure warning plus, parallel and perpendicular park assist, ParkSense front and rear, along with rain-sensing wipers, advanced brake assist and automatic high beams.
Miami Lakes Chrysler
At Miami Lakes Automall, we sell plenty of cars that are family-friendly and have the latest features, more specifically 2020 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles. Those who are interested in any of our models can take a look at our Chrysler inventory via our website and chat with an online representative for assistance.
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