2020 Chrysler Pacifica
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has become one of the most valuable assets of not just the company but for minivan lovers everywhere. Rivals such as the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and the Kia Sedona are no match against the multi-award-winning Pacifica with its incredibly roomy and comfortable interior, a plethora of advanced entertainment and safety features, as well as it’s highlighting Stow ‘n Go seats.
If that isn’t enough, the Pacifica also stands out in its segment with its available plug-in hybrid model, which uses dual-electric motors while also using a V6 engine as the standard gasoline-engines. It’s the minivan of all minivans!
Avail. Engine Type
The Chrysler Pacifica uses a standard and ever-reliable 3.6-liter V6 paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The minivan reaches up to a highly efficient 28 mpg on the highway, corresponding to the 2020 Honda Odyssey and its latest version. The car also comes with a familiar energy-saving start/stop saving system.
While the start/stop system is great, those who really prioritize saving energy will want to elect for Chrysler’s hybrid variant, which is also the only plug-in minivan on the market (for 2020 models). The Pacifica Hybrid is powered by a V6 engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but not before utilizing its dual electric motors. This car can travel up to 32 electrified miles by itself, and the combination of the gasoline engine makes up to a total range of 500 miles. This environmentally-friendly minivan can be recharged within a few hours with either a 240-volt charger or the standard 120-volt charging cable. Moreover, all 2020 Pacifica have front-wheel-drive.
Driving and Handling
Each year, Pacifica buyers keep coming back for more as it almost guarantees a ride that is smooth and quiet all while providing just enough power. On top of this, the company has made significant improvements with it’s 9-speed automatic, as previous models got a bit of flack for having a lack of refinement. The standard engine is all that one needs to become a cool cruiser...or should I say zoomer on the highway. The Pacifica Hybrid then takes it up a notch with its system, as the ride proves to be much smoother and far more satisfying than its gasoline sibling.
The curvaceous styling of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is distinctive enough to stand out among other minivans. With prominent characteristics like it’s extensive use of glass, all-seasons tires, as well as an available dual-pane panoramic sunroof, there shouldn’t be much confusion when comparing it to other brands.
The Pacifica’s cabin accommodates up to seven or eight passengers, and this depends on whether one selects the second row as a bench or two captain’s seats. Meanwhile, the Hybrid variant has standard twin bucket seats for the second row. As usual, the cargo room is more than generous, especially with Stow n’Go seating, this allows owners to manually remove and store second-row seats into the floor.
Drivers and passengers will enjoy the long list of features, with some well equipped for keeping one occupied during those long road trips. The base model comes with a power liftgate, power sliding side doors, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone climate control, and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Safety Features and Warranty
Along with the familiar arrangement with airbags and power-adjustable seating, this car also comes with standard safety features like blind-spot monitoring. However, it might be worth spending a little extra doe on the Advanced SafetyTec Group, as this has features like collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, parallel-parking assist, a bird’s-eye rearview camera, and more.
For the most part, the warranty is pretty decent with 3 years or 36,000 miles for the standard coverage and 5 years or 60,000 miles for the powertrain. However, the Hybrid model is much better equipped with 10 years or 100,000 miles of coverage for its components. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica has a starting MSRP of $33,495, (plus destination fee) and $40,000, (plus destination fee) for the Hybrid model.