Chrysler's upscale minivan is back at it again for the 2022 model year, and this time around it’s bringing along new in-car technologies, like a standard fitted air filter and optional Amazon Fire TV. The exterior palette also welcomes Silver Mist for its color selection.
Avail. Engine Type
A 3.6-liter V6 engine is responsible for giving the newest Pacifica its power. It produces a satisfying output of 287 horsepower with 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s also mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which results in a respectable highway fuel economy of 28 mpg (FWD) and 25 mpg (AWD).
Front-wheel-drive (FWD) acts as the standard transmission, while the top two trims (Limited and Pinnacle) get standard AWD. Touring and Touring L buyers can also get the AWD, it’s presented as an option on those models.
On top of this, when the car is either parked or at a stoplight, the fuel-saving stop/start system will activate. However, if these constant restarts are your cup of tea, this can easily be turned off with a push of a button.
Driving and Handling
It’s easy to get yourself comfortable inside of the 2022 Pacifica, particularly due to its ability to block out road noise, stability and easy handling, excellent outward vision. Buyers often comment on its raised seating position, which also increases the overall feeling of control and visibility.
On higher trims, parking is made easier, as it offers distance sensors at both ends and a 360-degree camera system. There’s even a self-parking feature for parallel and perpendicular spaces. For all that, the base model is still packed with safety features, which Chrysler is known for when it comes to the minivan segment.
Chrysler didn’t wander too far off its design from the 2021 model year, specifically with its sleek and contoured body. For those who prioritize style, try opting for the highest-ranking Pinnacle, as it has available 20-inch alloy wheels, while the inside flaunts quilted Nappa leather upholstery and lumbar pillows for the second row.
Buyers have the opportunity to choose between Bright White Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Ceramic Gray Clearcoat, Fathom Blue Pearlcoat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, Velvet Red Pearlcoat, and the new Silver Mist Clearcoat for their color selection.
The 2022 Pacifica can accommodate eight passengers (seven for AWD models), and has more than enough room for your long-legged buddies in the third row. The Pinnacle, however, has seven seats due to the set of captain’s chairs in the second row.
The seats are comfortable and snug and the available FamCam interior camera allows parents to keep an eye on their little ones. There’s even a standard “conversation mirror” included with the rearview mirror.
The luggage area is already spacious with 32.3 cubic feet of room, only to expand even more to a maximum of 140.5 when the second and third-row seats are down.
Standards base Pacifica Touring involve keyless entry/ignition, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, active noise cancellation, stowable seats in the second and third rows, and a self-dimming mirror with a remote garage door opener.
The automaker puts an emphasis on safety, as it has an extensive range of technologies meant for your welfare and the welfare of your passengers. Technologies encompass forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, rain-sensing wipers, hill-start assist, and automatic high beams, together with an abundance of airbags.
Entertainment-centered gadgets include a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 6-speaker audio setup. This system also has wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.
It’s encouraged that buyers to at least upgrade to the Touring L, since this vehicle adds on perforated leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, heated/leather-wrapped steering wheel, sunshades for the back two rows, an augmented center console with illuminated cup holders, and a self-parking function.
The Pacifica Limited comes with a 3-pane panoramic sunroof, hands-free sliding side door and tailgate operation, Nappa leather seating surfaces, 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated/ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, wireless charging, navigation, wireless smartphone integration, and a vacuum cleaner.
Finally, Pinnacle trim adds on quilted Nappa leather upholstery and lumbar pillows for the second row, as well as an interior cabin camera, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.