The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Shows That Its Hot Stuff In The Windy City

 

Chicago Auto Show Debut

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica made its debut this month at the Chicago Auto Show. The event has been held annually during the month of February for the past 118 years, its also the largest auto show in North America. This year the event was held from February 8th to 17th.

The 2021 Pacifica was added to the minivan lineup. It was the brand’s first all-wheel-drive in the minivan category since 2004 and the only rival to the all-wheel-drive Toyota Sienna. Its also been four years since Chrysler debuted the Pacifica minivan, so it’s better late than ever for this vehicle to get a fresh coat of paint.

In the front of the Pacifica, it has a new fascia with a bigger grille, headlights that are reshaped and air inlets that are more forceful. The back has also been restyled, it has a taillight that is full-width and stretches from each edge. These modifications are minimal but just enough towards keeping the 2021 minivan looking fresh without essentially changing its unique characteristics.

The Pinnacle is positioned as the most exclusive trim of the Pacifica lineup, it includes wood and piano black trim, quilted Nappa leather-upholstered seats which have a pair of lumbar pillows to match in the captain chairs of the second-row, as well as high-tech features like standard automatic emergency brakes and adaptive cruise control.

The powertrain is without a doubt the highlight of it all, as it is composed of a 3.6-liter V6 engine, 8-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive system activates in the front-wheel-drive for the majority of the time for efficiency, but when it counts, it can send up to 100 percent of the power to the rear wheels. Additionally, the Pacifica is perfectly calculated and deliberate as it can harness all-wheel-drive before the wheels get too slippery during storms; This is possible due to the monitoring of the temperature, the use of windshield wipers, steepness of the road, among other attributes.

A significant upgrade is the reintroduction of the all-wheel-drive Town and Country. Although the Town and Country was discontinued back in 2004 due to the introduction of Stow’n Go seating, by virtue of some genius engineering, both features will now coincide in the same minivan.

For 2021, the entire lineup for Pacifica will get a minimal redesign, this will include Chrysler’s newest Uconnect 5 infotainment system; It has wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto smartphone integration, Alexa, Tom-Tom navigation as well as a 10.1-inch touchscreen that has a new interface layout.

Another tech-savvy feature includes the FamCAM, a video system that enables the driver or front passenger to over-see second-row passengers, perfect for keeping an eye on the little critters should they get too rowdy. The zoom feature also allows one to monitor infants in the rear-facing seats. Moreover, kids that are slightly older in that row will love the built-in games from the available rear entertainment system.

Why You Should Care

Minivans aren’t known for being the hottest vehicles out there in comparison to that of a sports car, but when it comes to practicality for a large family with a lot of cargo, it’s tough to beat. Besides, the Pacifica’s styling makes it feel more like an incredibly large sedan than a crappy old station wagon and it’s also easier to drive.

Miami Lakes Auto Mall

Those interested in the new 2021 Pacifica will have to wait until the end of this year in order to make a purchase, but don’t fret! Miami Lakes Auto Mall has a plethora of updated Chrysler Pacifica models with different trims and colors to choose from. Visit our online dealership website and chat with an online representative for assistance.

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