Why The 2021 Pacifica Crushes Its Competitors


So many great three-row minivans and so little time. With a plethora of options on the market, its often hard to choose, particularly with that of the upcoming 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, which made its debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, last month. As per usual this year’s Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna thought that they could upstage the Queen and made quite a spectacle, but in the end, this magnificent minivan made both of those lesser vans beg for mercy.

The upcoming Chrysler minivan made use of the opportunity to show off its advanced technology, rear-seat entertainment systems and second-row seating. It has always been a show-stopper since its 2017 debut when it was named Best of 2017 award winner by Cars.com and since then has gained some noteworthy enhancements for next year including new standard features, a new multimedia system and an available all-wheel-drive as well as front and rear styling.

Here are just a few reasons of how the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica stands out among its competition!

Multimedia System

One of the best features of the new Pacifica is its latest Unconnect 5 multimedia system, the newest version of Chrysler’s exciting advanced-tech lineup. The Unconnect 5 is standard in this model and comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen with clear and distinctive graphics, dual phone pairing over Bluetooth, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto. This incredibly modern system runs on technology from Andriod but has a familiar Unconnect version that has been updated and is very user-friendly.

In the meantime, tweedle-dee and tweedle-loser, otherwise known as the Odyssey and Sienna have a smaller 8 inch and 7-inch touchscreen, successively, with interfaces that are less thoughtful. 

 Entertainment Features

Although families often bring their own devices with them on the road, rear-seat entertainment systems are still a valuable as well as an appealing feature for parents of children who are too young to be trusted with a tablet, and luckily automakers have continued to make enhancements to these systems.

The Odyssey and Sienna both offer optional Blue-ray rear-seat entertainment systems that assist in media streaming from Android devices and have screens overhead in the second row. The Odyssey has a 10.2-inch  and 16.4-inch screen display that can show two different programs at the same time. However, the 2021 Pacifica still dominated in this area when it launched the Uconnect Theater, as its two 10-inch touchscreens have similar Bluetooth capabilities and Android-based streaming but also includes built-in games, including new ones like chess.

Comfort and Adaptability

Lastly, the Pacifica is more than optimal when it comes to comfort and versatility. All three vans showed to have second-row captain’s chairs at the auto show but there are still dramatic differences between them. 

The Pacific’s Stow n’ Go bucket seat can fold into the floor when you feel like you don’t need them, therefore eliminating the tedious removal process. All of Pacifica’s chairs and very comfortable and supportive. It also has an interior that has a very stylish, sporty, and I dare say a somewhat futuristic type of feel. 

There are conflicting opinions as to whether or not the Pacifica is the most comfortable vehicle out there but that doesn’t take away from the fact that both of the Sienna and the Honda still look like underdeveloped has-beens on the inside and provides little to no presentation to the eye.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Those who are interested in the 2021 Pacifica will have to wait for just a bit, as it is not set to be released until the end of this year but don’t fret! Miami Lakes Automall currently has a wide range of different vehicles, especially that of 2020 Pacifica’s that have very similar features to its successor.

Feel free to look at our inventory on our dealership website and speak with an online representative if you have any questions.

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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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