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The Fully Electric Chrysler Pacifica Will Be Front And Center Of The Upcoming EV Lineup

The Chrysler brand is expanding its portfolio from its current two models (the 300 sedan and Pacifica minivan) to at least three. We should expect this to happen at the same time the company transitions into a fully electric car manufacturer from 2025-2028.

These models will have new nameplates and body styles, with the addition of a crossover developed upon the Chrysler Airflow concept. At the same time, one model that is supposed to stay true to its roots is the Pacifica. When the company becomes fully electrified, this minivan will continue to act as the commander and chief of the lineup.

“Since we reinvented and established the minivan category 40 years ago, we will keep it,” Chrysler Brand CEO Christine Feuell tells MotorTrend in an interview. But it will be re-conceptualized. “Our aspiration is not to just tweak the existing Pacifica and put a battery pack in it. We created the segment. We want to recreate the segment with a new offering that is more modern, certainly electrified, and gives those customers the best combination of interior comfort and versatility as well as the connected technology to make their riding and driving experience best in class.”

Sliding Doors Are A Must-Have

The electric minivan will keep its sliding doors and implement new features like the temperature-controlled frunk (trunk in the front) to store your groceries.

“I don’t see sliding doors going away,” Feuell says. Indeed these doors are one of the main selling points of the Pacifica, as they are quite practical and make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Even SUVs offer conventionally hinged doors for those who want them.

Storage space and its artful placement are a must-have for family vehicles, and going electric creates the opportunity for spaces that previously weren’t even possible. We are rethinking frunk ingenuity and what can we do with that space to optimize both storage and functionality,” Feuell says. While some EVs are using the space once occupied by an engine to house electronics or other components, Chrysler will keep it open. “Our intention is to make it a useful, functional space people can use.” Feuell thinks of it as a surprise and delight feature, even more so with aerodynamic, fastback designs on electric vehicles which lessen space in the rear and have personal items exposed with no cover. “The frunk becomes this secure, lockable storage area where you can put your valuables. We are looking at temperature-control options if people want to store food or groceries while shopping around.”

As for the design, one should be on the lookout for the design language and tech features from the Airflow concept to make its way to the new group of EVs. The Airflow was shown as a sleek and posh crossover with 22-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, and a roomy interior with lines that go through the cockpit and persist down the body sides. This concept also has two electric motors and plenty of gadgetry including the STLA SmartCockpit to make it an overall well-connected vehicle. “You’re definitely seeing more harmony and family lineage in the design language and technology integration from vehicle to vehicle of the Chrysler brand,” the CEO says.

The Pacifica Keeps Its Name

One should also expect the Pacifica moniker to stay. “The Pacifica name carries a lot of value,” Feuell says. “At this point I don’t see a need to change that name with the evolution of a redefined minivan.”

“We are putting PHEV front and center in our marketing message now,” Feuell says, talking up the fact the Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan has more than 30 miles of electric range, over 50 miles of the average range, and surpasses 500 miles of total range.

Minivan Manufacturing Plans

At the current moment, the Chrysler Pacifica is made in Windsor, Ontario. Before the recent inception of Jeep 4xe plug-ins, it was the only electric vehicle that was available in North America from the parent company, Stellantis.

It is expected that the Windsor plant will also make the fully electric Pacifica model when it’s time. This calculator is further enforced by Stellantis’s decision to back $4.1 billion in a joint venture battery cell plant with LG Energy Solution in Windsor. It’s also expected that a second EV will be added to the Windsor plant, specifically in 2024 when the battery plant is in working order.

Feuell, however, has not confirmed manufacturing plans for the Pacifica but does say that many plants will need to be retooled to make EVs as each of the 14 brands under Stellantis migrate to an electric vehicle lineup. Either way, there are definitely secure plans in the works for the Windsor plant, along with its number of vehicle options.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

It will take a few years for a fully revamped Chrysler lineup, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait to experience the electrification that they have in store. Miami Lakes Automall carries a wide range of brands, including the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This minivan carries nearly all of the gadgets and gizmos found on its gasoline-powered counterpart, and has great fuel economy figures.

Those who are interested in this model can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to your liking, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more information.

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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Is Honored By Autotrader

Autotrader Best Car Interiors

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has something worth being excited about, as it’s been chosen by Autotrader for a spot on its Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2022 list. This ranking puts a spotlight on affordable new cars, with high-quality interiors.

“The features and quality of new-car interiors have grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “Even as new-car prices have increased in the last few years as a result of pandemic-induced supply shortages, car shoppers can rest assured that many of today’s affordable vehicles offer interior features that were available only on luxury vehicles not too long ago.”

Autotrader recognized the inner workings of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited for its accommodation of younger passengers, unique storage configuration, connectivity and easy-access features, during which it offered adults a premium-like design, generous seating and space, and charming finishes and materials throughout the rolling lodge. A highlight of the Pacifica is its famous and class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, along with the Uconnect 5 system, which has a user experience that is truly intuitive.

Additionally, the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie earned a spot on the list as well thanks to its standard leather-trim 40/20/40 front bench seat and six-passenger seating. According to Autotrader, the Ram 1500 Laramie cabin balances boldness and “confident elegance”. It also notes that the most intriguing interior feature is its shield-formed center stack that inholds the infotainment touchscreen and control array.

Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler and its parent company, Stellantis, continue to make headway in the minivan segment, specifically regarding its 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan holds the rank as the first of its kind to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, it’s also still the only minivan to offer a plug-in hybrid. The Pacifica lineup involves the deluxe Pinnacle model, which has the most affluent features in its class. 

This vehicle also has a sporty exterior design, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability matched with the brand’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that has a bird’s-eye view of rear-facing child-seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity, capability and interior storage.

The Pacifica’s hybrid version, obviously named Pacifica Hybrid, provides over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, a fully-electric range of over 30 miles and a total range of over 500 miles. This hybrid minivan involves a comprehensive dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) matched with a purposely modified version of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. This powertrain helps to ease range anxiety and nearly ensures pure contentment to customers. The Pacifica Hybrid was made to provide a seamless driving experience, without requiring the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.

Year after year, the Chrysler Pacifica maintains its status as the minivan with the most recognition for six consecutive years, with over 160 honors and industry accolades. The Chrysler brand succeeded in marketing and selling six generations of this vehicle, and innovating 117 firsts in the process, including almost 40 minivan-first features on its Pacifica. The automaker has sold over 15 million minivans globally since 1983, that’s double the amount of any other manufacturer in the past 37 years.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in purchasing the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive selection of vehicles from the brand including the Pacifica and its hybrid version.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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The Chrysler Pacifica Is Esteemed By The IIHS As Its Rating System Changes

The IIHS Awards The Chrysler Pacifica With TOP SAFETY PICK

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica high remarks this year, as the minivan received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the nonprofit organization.

This recent evaluation updates the Pacifica’s status from its performance during the 2021 model year, as vehicles that were produced after last September were also included in these rankings.

“The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica delivers on our firm commitment to provide customers with superior safety,” said Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell. “Pacifica remains the ideal choice for anyone seeking the greatest combination of safety, innovative technology and value.”

It was in 2020, that the IIHS adjusted its ratings system in order to incorporate other car factors, such as lights and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology. This standard, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) AEB equipment on the latest Chrysler Pacifica rated “superior” according to IIHS standards, the highest possible grade that a vehicle can get.

It makes use of a mash-up of camera technologies and radar sensors that was augmented to ensure a wider field of view. Fusing the two methods of object detection (otherwise known as sensor-fusion) also allows for redundancy, which in turn betters the system’s performance.

The AEB system, which is making its way across the product lineup of Stellantis as standard gear, senses when there may be an impending collision. If this is the case or there is a detection, visual and audible alerts will be activated. Should the driver fail to respond in a timely manner, the system may trigger the car’s brakes to help prevent a crash or reduce its severity.

The Pedestrian AEB capability of the Pacifica received an “advanced” rating. Additionally, it received a “good” grade (the highest possible) among the six main crashworthiness tests administered by IIHS:

  • Small overlap front (driver side)
  • Small overlap front (passenger side)
  • Moderate overlap, front
  • Side impact
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the only North American vehicle in the minivan segment that has second-row Stow ‘n Go seating. This feature gives owners the convenience of folding the seats inside of the floor. The vehicle also has an available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

The AWD technology in this Chrysler model easily engages at various speeds, with the need for activation by the driver. Should the Pacifica’s wheels lose traction, the system will automatically transfer available engine torque to the wheels with more grip, for increased control.

The Chrysler company has received over 160 industry honors and accolades for the Chrysler Pacifica, making it the car industry’s most award minivan for six consecutive years.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you want to see this award-winning minivan for yourself, visit our website, Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand such as the Pacifica, its Hybrid model, and the 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in the newest minivan or any of our other models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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Face Off! With The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Honda Odyssey

A minivan has become so much more than that embarrassing station wagon previously seen in the carpool line. Today, it’s become on par with a luxury SUV, with its updated and modish design and avant-garde technological features. These aspects are truly embodied by the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2022 Honda Odyssey. 

They both have been tested and proven to be reliable, excel in their powertrain performance, and are filled with infotainment and safety features. In terms of which one of these mini’s stands out from the other…keep reading.

Reliability and Quality

The Chrysler Pacifica has been ranked third in its segment for J.D. Power’s 2021 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), though it did not reach the top rankings for J.D’s Power 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Despite this, the stylish wagon comes with various warranties and roadside assistance coverage, such as:

  • Standard warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid system warranty: 8 years or 80,000 miles
  • Hybrid battery warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles (10 years or 150,000 miles in California emissions states)
  • Roadside assistance: 5 years or 60,000 miles

Alternatively, the Honda Odyssey didn’t make the cut for the top three models in the minivan segment for this year’s VDS, but it did make it second place for 2021 IQS. The 2022 Honda Odyssey goes with the following warranty and roadside assistance coverage:

  • Standard warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance: 3 years or 36,000 miles

Performance and Efficiency

Buyers of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica have two engine options at their disposal. The fist is the 3.6-liter V6 engine which produces 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched with a 9-speed automatic transmission system and has either front wheels or all four with an available AWD system.

The Pacifica’s second option comes along with the Hybrid model, which uses a combination of a V6 engine with two electric motors and a battery pack, mustering up 260 hp. Additionally, the Hybrid PHEV uses an electric continuously variable transmission (eCVT), rather than a traditional automatic.

As a result, the Hybrid is heavier and a bit slower than its gasoline-powered counterpart. Still, J.D. Power’s autonomous testing experts have said that the response in traffic does well while the interior remains incredibly quiet and tranquil.

At the same time, the standard 287-hp V6 helps to produce a 3,600-lb tow rating. It is worth noting, however, the automaker doesn’t discourage owners from towing a trailer with the Pacifica PHEV.

FWD Pacificas powered by the V6 are rated at 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving; This rating only drops to 20 mpg with AWD. The Hybrid is also rated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) at a strong 30 mpg combined and has an estimated 32 miles of fully-electric driving range.

The FWD 2022 Honda Odyssey is only powered by a regular V6 engine, but it’s the only one that you need. This 3.5-liter V6 drives silky-smooth riding on 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, it’s also matched with a 10-speed automatic. It also has a 3,500-lb tow rating. This minivan has a rating of 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

Safety and Driver Assistance

Another significant factor for minivan drivers is safety. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica brings along a slew of standard driver-aids, which encompasses a forward-collision warning system with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Other features involve lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic rear braking (activated while in reverse), and adaptive cruise control. The Pacifica model also has low-speed, automatic braking for the front to prevent you from bumping into objects when parking.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the upcoming Pacifica 5 stars out of 5 overall in safety. This year’s model also received a Good rating in all crash-test categories from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2022 Odyssey also carries a bundle of standard safety features of its own, specifically dubbed Honda Sensing. This package encompasses front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist (or as Honda names it Road Departure Mitigation). This SUV-like car also has standard Level 2 semi-autonomous driving assistance appearing as a traffic jam assist system that incorporates adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, lane centering/lane-keeping assist, and traffic sign recognition. Interestingly enough, the entry-level LX trim is the only model that doesn’t have the blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning. However, the rear-seat reminder system is standard on all 2022 models.

The new Odyssey also earned accolades in safety, such as a 5-star overall NHTSA crash rating and a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS.

Infotainment and Technology

Entertainmentwise, the 2022 Pacifica involves a 10.1-inch touchscreen interface supported by the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. Standards include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, as well as dual-phone connectivity and Amazon Alexa. The optional TomTom navigation system also uses over-the-air updates.

Then the optional Uconnect Theater package includes dual, 10.1-inch displays that enable rear passengers to stream content through Amazon Fire TV. This bundle also comes with HDMI ports, a 115-volt outlet, and a Blu-ray player.

The base LX comes with a 5-inch LCD screen and Bluetooth, while the rest of the models have an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The Odyssey Touring and Elite involve navigation, CabinTalk in-car PA system, CabinWatch rear-seat monitor, and a rear entertainment system with dual 10.2-inch displays, an HDMI port, a 115-volt outlet, and a Blu-ray player.

Who’s Actually Miniature?

For the most part, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica and 2022 Honda Odyssey excel in all categories regarding reliability, performance, and in-car technologies. Simply put, the Pacifica just has…more, and especially regarding its powertrain options. For this reason, we believe that the 2022 Pacifica is the Queen Bee on minivan machines.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out all that the Pacifica has to offer at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a wide range of vehicles from the automaker including their Hybrid model. 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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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Loses A Little But Gains Much More

This year, the Chrysler company announced that their Voyager model will transition into a fleet-only version for 2022, while its standard Pacifica is getting a spike in its price for the upcoming model year. These vehicles will experience some gains and losses in their equipment, but what’s getting a serious change is the Pacifica Hybrid. The car blog, Mopar Insiders got the scoop regarding information about the automaker’s pricing for the changes made to the lineup, with the most significant one being the Pacifica’s overall range. According to the site, this model and option rationalizations seriously lessened its previous 3,550 combinations to just 53. While that still outranks the Honda Odyssey seven variants, it now lags behind Toyota’s Sienna 206.

No changes will be made to the minivan’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and its eFlite variable transmission, nor does the fact that it can’t implement all-wheel-drive.

Additions that can be included, however, include a new reminder for the rear seats, along with a Clear Air Filtration system that parent company Stellantis is applying in all of its models. 95% of particulates is captured by this filtration system, including bacteria, allergens, and pollen. The color palette also mirrors the non-hybrid version of the minivan, with the elimination of 10 free colors, to only three free ones of the seven. These free colors include Bright White, Brilliant Black, and Ceramic Grey. Billet Silver will be swapped out for Granite Crystal and the new Silver Mist for $95, with Fathom Blue and Velvet Red priced at $395.

The AWD option on the regular Pacifica touring got the boot and the Hybrid’s Touring trim also received its pink slip. As a matter of fact, this change has already been implemented for the end of this year. In turn, this means that the Touring L has become the new base trim. It also makes the 2021’s available $995 Safety Sphere Group a standard for the following year; This involves features such as ParkSense for front, parallel, and perpendicular parking, and a 360-degree surround-view camera. Alternatively, the roof rack and side sunshades will become options rather than standards. Mopar Insiders says that 2022’s MSRP will be $48,255, (plus destination fee). This brings the starting price of the upcoming Pacifica to an increase of $1,840.

The 2022 Limited trim will tack on the $1,895 Premium and Safety Sphere Group on the side of standard gear, which means buyers will be awarded with the aforementioned parking technologies, together with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 760-watt amplifier. At the same time, this trim will do away with its three-pane sunroof in favor of a dual-pane one, as well as the retirement of the sunshades on the side. Mopar also says that the next year’s Limited will be priced at $52,155, (plus destination fee), an extra charge of $2,615.

The Pinnacle will also get improvements like standard Amazon FireTV for the Theater Group. It is worth noting, however, that the manufacturer did transition the standard wireless headphones to an optional feature. The tri-pane sunroof also creates room for the dual-pane unit. It’s reported that the highest-trim will have a starting price of $56,435, (plus destination fee).

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When the time comes to purchase your new 2022 Pacifica Hybrid, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell various types of vehicles from the company, including the Pacifica models. Those who are interested in any of Chrysler’s vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Exciting Updates For The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica

2022 Chrysler Pacifica and Its Updates

For the last few months, there have been some issues regarding the production of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, such as a full pause of its construction for almost the whole month of June. At the same time, there was a temporary shut down, in early September, due to the chip shortage, but demand for this vehicle remained strong. This time around, the Pacifica is back to take over 2022, and it’s bringing along some advancements as well as key additions to the North American lineup.

The Pacifica’s range-topping Limited and Pinnacle models will now be had with front-wheel-drive (FWD) as a standard, while the all-wheel-drive (AWD) will be an option. This change makes the most sense seeing that many customers living in warmer climates don’t need the extra grip of the minivan’s AWD. In turn, this signifies that the new FWD options will encompass more rich technologies or equipment on slightly cheaper models.

According to the car blog, MoparInsiders, the 2022 Pacifica Limited models will start at $48,320 (plus destination fee) for FWDs. Those who want the optional AWD system need to pay an extra $1,675, which would bring the price to $50,915 (plus destination fee). Then, the highest-ranking Pacifica Pinnacle trim will have a starting price of $52,775 (plus destination fee) for its FWD model, while its optional AWD version will cost $55,370 (plus destination fee).

At the same time, the base-level Touring trim will no longer have available AWD for the upcoming model year. It does not matter much because only 2 percent of the Pacifica’s customers opted for the Touring AWD the previous year, which led the carmaker to make the Touring lineup more straightforward for the 2022 model year. On the other hand, the Touring L will continue to serve options for FWD and AWD configurations.

Essentially, the Pacifica range as a whole will get some advancement for the 2022 model year, including the Cold Weather Group, which was previously optional for $495, but now serves as a standard. This implies that every new 2022 Pacifica model will be geared from the car plant with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Otherwise, the base Touring and Touring L trims will come with a rear-seat reminder system in the lineup. At the same time, the Limited model will obtain the previously optional Premium and Safety Sphere Group, which will be standard. The top-tier Pacifica Pinnacle will also have the additional benefit having of the Clean Air Filtration System, which is also standard.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

When the time comes to purchase your hot new minivan, Miami Lakes Automall has your back when it comes to providing you with top-notch vehicles from the Chrysler brand. We sell different models at various trims and prices. Those interested in purchasing the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica can view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that catches your eye, chat with one of our representatives for further assistance.

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