The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica and 2023 Honda Odyssey Start The New Year In A Minivan Battle

For the past few years, the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica have been going at it in the race to prove who’s truly the star of the minivan segment. Let’s see how these two match up for the 2023 model year.

Engine Options, Capability, And Tow Ratings

There are two powertrain options for the Chrysler Pacifica. The first is the 3.6-liter V6 motor, producing 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. With the help of the optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, the 9-speed automatic transmission gives life to either the front wheels (FWD) or all four (4WD).

The second choice is the Pacifica Hybrid, which merges a V6 engine with two electric motors, a battery pack, and a hybrid-specific engine. This configuration produces up to 260 horsepower. As a substitute for the standard automatic transmission, the PHEV (plug-in electric vehicle) has an electric continuously variable transmission.

The Honda Odyssey only has one engine option, a 3.5-liter V6 motor. This lone wolf produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission utilizes its FWD system.

The tow rating of the 2023 Odyssey minivan is 3,500 lbs, while the Pacifica fair slightly better with 3,600 lbs.

Infotainment And Tech

Since its inception, the 2023 Pacifica has been known to come out swinging with its standard features. Starting with the 10.1-inch touchscreen display, operated by the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The Uconnect 5 includes dual-phone connectivity, Amazon Alexa virtual assistant functionality, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Its navigation system also stays up to the minute with over-the-air updates derived from TomTom.

Moreover, passengers can stream content through Amazon Fire TV for Auto owing to dual 10.1-inch rear monitors that are included in the available Uconnect Theater package.

The Honda Odyssey’s based LX model still has some…features, such as Bluetooth and a 5-inch LCD screen, which some may view as either outdated or “vintage .” Moving up the trim will at least grant those a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.

Lower Odyssey models also involved a CabinWatch rear-seat monitor, CabinTalk in-car public address system, factory navigation, a CabinTalk in-car public address system, and a rear entertainment system with two 10.2-inch screens.

Both minivans have a Blu-ray player, a 115-volt outlet (150 watts), and HDMI ports.

Which Minivan Comes Out On Top?

As much potential as the 2023 Honda Odyssey has, it’s still not a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica. Our winner ultimately gives you the most bang for your buck, such as towing, an effective plug-in hybrid model, an optional all-wheel drive system, and overall more standard features.

This gem of a minivan as starting $37,020 (plus destination fee). When you’re ready to make a purchase, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the brand in several shapes and sizes.

Simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your liking, chat with one of our representatives for more information and assistance.

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The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Still Has New Tricks

The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica has reached its seventh anniversary for its latest generation, a year past when a vehicle would get a total revamp. Regardless, this minivan has been so well crafted that it remains a top competitor in its segment, both in gasoline and especially in hybrid form.

Updates For 2023

The newest Pacifica receives a new Road Tripper package for this upcoming year. This package will be made available on the Touring L trim levels, in both gasoline and hybrid models, adding intricate graphics and wheels in Luster Gray with orange highlights. The exterior has a “Granite Crystal” trim, all-weather floor mats, and a roof rack. The gas-only Pacifica also involves the Trailer Tow Group.

Interior and In-Car Technologies

The interior of the Pacifica minivan will surely be a pleasure for all aboard. There’s more than enough room for one to stretch their legs and several storage spaces; it’s also quite visually appealing. The cup holders are also a nice touch, as they’re big lodge two 32-ounce Nalgene water bottles. Many will be pleased with the materials, particularly the perforated leather seats, smooth leather steering wheel, and charming stitching on the Limited model, with the luxury only intensifying in the top-ranking Pinnacle van. This model tracks on quilted leather seats and matching cushions for the second row.

Concerning the tech features, the UConnect infotainment system remains quick in its responses and is user-friendly with its layout. This large 10.1-inch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto serve as the highlighting front-row feature. Wireless smartphone charging is also an option, while higher trim levels can be geared with a rear-seat entertainment system with screens fixed in both front seats. Another cool feature is the available FamCam that allows those up front to monitor the tiny critters from the central infotainment screen. It’s worth noting, however, that several features are restricted to the upper trims.

Fuel economy, Electric Range, and Performance Specs

The Chrysler Pacifica’s base engine s a 3.6-liter V6 with an output of 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission. All models pair up with front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD). The EPA-estimated fuel economy comes out to 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined with FWD, and 17/25/20 mpg with AWD.

The Hybrid minivan is a plug-in vehicle. Plug-ins like this have a large battery pack that can produce 32 miles of fully-electric range. All one needs to do is refresh the range is plug it into a charging station, likely by an at-home charger. Ultimately, using both electric motors and a 3.6-liter V6 allows it to achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in combined driving.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When the time comes to purchase a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica minivan or a Pacifica Hybrid, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell an extensive range of vehicles from the brand in different shapes and sizes. 

Feel free to view our online new car inventory and chat with one of our representatives for more information and assistance.

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