The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Featured On KBB’s Best Family Cars List

 

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is everyone’s favorite minivan due to its high-quality features, voguish design, and unique storage compartments. Stellantis proves that it doesn’t have to be a luxury automaker in order to provide premium quality, and it’s because of this, that the car continues to receive countless accolades and recognitions from various organizations. Last week, automotive research company Kelley Blue Book put this year’s Pacifica on its list of 12 Best Family Cars, citing that its “new range-topping Pinnacle model, newly available all-wheel drive, and an updated aesthetic” makes it a top player for family haulers.

2021 Upgrades

The Pacifica’s upgrades for its 2021 model year are pretty comprehensive from the inside and out, and that’s due to its revamped look. The latest design has a much better resemblance to an SUV than the ol’ station wagon that we were previously used to seeing in this segment. The new infotainment system also has a bigger screen, specifically 10.1 inches. This Chrysler minivan also leads with the most amount of standard safety features, such as forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The top-tier Pinnacle trim encompasses features like quilted caramel Nappa leather seats, a suede headliner, as well as second-row lumbar support pillows.

One of the best highlighting features of the Chrysler Pacifica is the implementation of available AWD. At one point, the Toyota Sienna was the only minivan that had this drive option. However, with the Pacifica, there is more confidence with the drive and traction during difficult weather conditions. Additionally, AWD is standard on the Limited and Pinnacle trims, while optional on the Touring and Touring L models.

Best Features

The 2021 Pacifica minivan has quite a few toys and goodies that are exclusive to the brand, with one of the most significant ones being the available Stow n’ Go seating. This storage feature is implemented in both the second and third-row seats, seamlessly folding into the floor. The Stow ‘n Go does not require any tools or the inconvenient removal of seats. This van gives families the versatility that they need for juggling various activities or on a road trip.

Some other cool features in the Pacifica involve a built-in Stow n’ Vac cleaner, the Uconnect Theater rear entertainment system, and the athletic S Appearance Package. The S Appearance Package gifts drivers with stylish black wheels, all-black badging and accents, and unique seats.

Plug-In Variant

At the current moment, the Chrysler Pacifica retains its status as the only plug-in hybrid minivan in the automotive world. Essentially, the car is powered by both a gasoline and electric motor that joins forces in making a highly effective minivan. The Pacifica Hybrid has a combined rating of 82 MPGe by the EPA and has a driving range up to 32 miles, on electricity alone. Once the battery runs out, the van will still run 30 combined mph, which is considered great for a vehicle of this size. For those who have a bit of hesitancy about the solidness of plug-ins, this vehicle’s battery includes a limited warranty that reaches up to 10-years/100,000miles. However, it is important to know that the Hybrid model doesn’t come with Stow ‘n Go seating or AWD.

But Is It Worth It?

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica may be considered a bit pricey as opposed to other models in its segment, but one must take into account all of the features that come with the minivan. However, if that still isn’t enough, there is an entry-level version called the Chrysler Voyager, which has a starting price below $30,000, (plus destination fee).  Otherwise, the price ranges from about $35,000, (plus destination fee) for the base Touring model to a bit over $53,000, (plus destination fee) for the Pinnacle AWD trim. The Hybrid minivan has a starting price of roughly $40,000, (plus destination fee) that can reach up to nearly $51,000, (plus destination fee).

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Check out and see all that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has to offer. This minivan-on-steroids provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. Miami Lakes Automall has an extensive list of different Chrysler models to meet and your family’s needs, so feel open to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Gets Its Props From Good Housekeeping For Best Hybrid Minivan

 

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Gains Another Award

Last week, we discussed how the Chrysler Pacifica won PARENTS magazine Best Family Car for 2021. This week, it appears that the minivan has already snagged yet another award for its 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model. This automotive win marks the fourth consecutive honor from Good Housekeeping for the beloved family vehicle, which makes it the most awarded car in its segment for the last five years.

In total, Good Housekeeping selected eight vehicles for Best New Hybrid Cars for 2021, with Pacifica standing out for its intuitive features and roomy interior. The full list is shown on the lifestyle website’s page at GoodHousekeeping.com.

In order to determine the best hybrid makes and models, the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) went through many hours and thousands of miles of vehicle testing until it narrowed down its contenders. Once the top qualifiers were selected, Good Housekeeping sought the assistance of their friends at Car and Driver to access notes regarding performance and other features in order to make their final resolutions.

For the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle to enter the market and is currently the only plug-in hybrid minivan. This car provides over more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), a fully electrified range of over 30 miles and a total range of over 500 miles.

The Hybrid minivan involves an inventive dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) joined with a specially reformed version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine that provides peace of mind to customers who otherwise might be worried about having enough range. This family-friendly vehicle is made to bring a harmonious driving experience and doesn’t require the driver to manually shift between electric and hybrid modes.

One of the reasons the Pacifica Hybrid continues to be a fan-favorite among families is because it has more than 100 standard and available safety features, which make way for child seats to fit in each of the second-row captain’s chairs, alongside two extra child seats in the third section. This seven-passenger minivan encompasses a highly developed entertainment system that has available Uconnect Theater. This technological system comprises two 10.1-inch seatback touchscreens, children can use this to watch and stream videos and have 13 built-in games to choose from, like Are We There Yet?, the License Plate Game, Concentration, and chess.

Chrysler’s Pacifica Hybrid has been called the most versatile and accommodating plug-in hybrid on the market, as the minivan can lodge up to seven passengers, with second-row captain’s chairs and has its highlighting third-row Stow ‘n Go seating, for extra storage space. Added functionality includes hands-free sliding doors and a liftgate.

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Come and see all that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has to offer. This super minivan provides comfort and ease for both drivers and passengers alike. Miami Lakes Automall has a plethora of different Chrysler models to meet and your family’s needs, so feel free to check out our new online car inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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PARENTS Magazine Honors The Chrysler Pacifica In Its List of Best Family Cars for 2021

 

PARENTS Magazine 

The highly-esteemed Chrysler Pacifica can add yet another award to its extensive collection of accolades. PARENTS magazine, an American monthly magazine, recently gave the minivan the honor of Best Family Car for 2021. The magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, is the leading source for millennial mommies on the go, and recognized Chrysler’s vehicle as an excellent tool for parents. For the past five years, the Pacifica has been the most awarded car in its segment, totaling up to 145 distinctions and industry awards since its debut.

The positive exposure for the automaker in PARENTS Best Family Cars will be mentioned in the May issue of the publication’s magazine, as well as their website,  Parents.com/bestcars.

This isn’t the first time that PARENTS have given the Pacifica some props. In 2020, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was chosen as the publication’s “Best Eco Pick,” since at the time it held the title as the first and only plug-in hybrid minivan (until the Toyota Sienna for their 2021 model year).

Vehicles that are recognized from the Best Family Cars were selected out of new models that excel in numerous categories such as advancements in technology, safety, and comfort features that are suitable to a particular needs of a family. These features can be encompassed in not just minivans, but three-row SUVs, two-row SUVs, as well as family sedans. In the process of vetting this year’s honorees, experts of PARENTS meticulously tested over 50 vehicles from a list of new models that passed with flying colors in the industry safety tests. In the end, 24 vehicles that were up to par with drive standards and car-seat propriety, and made to be safe and harmonious with families made the cut on PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 list.

Features that families can look forward to in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica include:

  • The latest FamCAM, which is an in-house camera that gives parents the ability to view their child/children in their seats and even zoom in on them.
  • Miniature rear seat occupants will enjoy the Uconnect Theater, as it has built-in games and available Wi-Fi, as well as four new games like Concentration, chess, Chrysler Says, and backgammon.
  • Chrysler’s Uconnect 5 system features a 10.1-inch touchscreen, which is the largest standard touchscreen in its class. It also has a long list of connected services and conveniences.
  • New to the segment are USB Type C ports that have the ability to charge devices four times faster than standard outlets.
  • A newly available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is able to a variety of different weather conditions, which adds to the great deal of safety features in the car.
  • There are multiple storage compartments in the Pacifica, especially thanks to the highlighting Stow ‘n Go second-row in-floor storage bins, which provide extra space for items like toys, textbooks, groceries, etcetera. There is also Stow ‘n Go seating, which allows owners to manually remove and store second-row seats. On top of this, the Stow ‘n Vac is perfect for cleaning up any messes made by the tiny tots.

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the defending champ with the most standard safety features in the automotive market, with technologies such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling this minivan for around $40,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this model or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory chat with a representative for further assistance.

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All The Ways That The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Simply Endearing

 

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan first arrived onto the automotive scene in 2017 when it acted as a replacement for the brand’s outgoing Town and Country model. From there on, it’s practically taken over the minivan world with its incredible family-friendly accommodations, convenience features, and novel all-wheel-drive capabilities. This multi-award-winning model came back swinging for its 2021 model year, with several nifties like an updated Uconnect system, high-quality drive and handling features, and even more standard safety features. Here are All The Ways That The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Simply Endearing.

Comfortable Seating

9 times out of 10, most people don’t get a minivan just for its looks, and while the 2021 Pacifica minivan is quite a stunner, most buyers usually purchase the vehicle in order to lodge big families, especially on holiday road trips. The seating for this minivan is known for being quite comfortable, and even more so for drivers, as the handling and activeness is just as adept as a sedan. The Pacifica also proves itself to be quite capable when tackling any faults on the highway.

Nine-Speeder

The Pacifica has never disappointed in its power, as it’s always been quite lavish when giving drivers that extra needed push while getting around the grannies on the freeway. The 2021 model is charged by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that has an excellent output of 287 horsepower. What has received a significant improvement is the automaker’s 9-speed automatic transmission, which previously received backlash from its unstable shifting, but has since appeared to have found its minivan legs.

Thriving AWD

Until the copycat Toyota Sienna introduced its all-wheel-drive system, the Chrysler Pacifica was the only vehicle in its segment to include this driving feature. Even though there is a bit of competition in this department, many car reviewers still consider the Pacifica to have the best quality.

Uconnect’s With You

Chrysler is quite generous when it comes to convenience features, but none more than its highlighting Uconnect 5 infotainment system. This technology is built-in on all of the parent company, Stellantis’s, car brands such as Dodge, Jeep, Ram and FIAT, but none more than Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan. Recent advancements for the Uconnect 5 involve improved personalization for user profiles, a bigger 10.1-inch display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and Amazon Alexa integration.

Eyes In The Back Of Mom’s Head

The Pacifica’s FamCam system allows for parents to monitor their children without even having to turn around. While this technology probably won’t be considered much of a treat for the tiny-tots, it helps increase safety, especially when making sure that everyone is buckled in or that no one is left behind in a hot car.

Plenty Of Indulgences

The reason why the Pacifica is preferred by families is due to its great resourcefulness and adaptability, with advantages like Stow ‘n Go seating, second-row vacuum, three-row reclining seats, and even USB’s throughout the car.

Safety First!

One of the best reasons why the Chrysler Pacifica is the most ideal candidate for families is the most adept in both the quality and quantity of safety features. Standard safety technologies encompass automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning. Moreover, the car’s excellent track record of keeping passengers secure has been proven by its five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re looking for a stylish minivan that is filled with lots of amenities, conveniences, and safety features, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has you covered. Miami Lakes Automall is selling these vehicles as well as plenty of other Stellantis models. Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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