Chrysler, the leading American auto producer, has made a huge splash at the 2016 intercontinental Auto Show in Detroit, North America, with its all-fresh Pacifica minivan, which is to be introduced as a 2017 model year vehicle. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be slated to replace the elongated-tooth Town and Country and it features quite a lot of innovations on top of its better looks and posh innovative interior.
For the first time, a hybrid model has been included with a minivan, and this is achieved by Chrysler, as it is going to introduce the hybrid version of the 2017 Pacifica. Furthermore, to perk up the performance and to lessen the fuel consumption, the automaker has used a liberal amount of frivolous materials in the entire construction of the new model Pacifica.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Changes, Exterior
With a stylish and aggressive external design, the next generation Chrysler Pacifica is considered one among the better minivans on the market. In the front end, the 2017 model Pacifica comes dressed in an attractive grille and LED headlights, similar to those of the Chrysler 200 model. A swoopy higher grille runs into the headlamps, whereas the lower grille achieves the same with the fog lamps. Chrome bezels make up the design brighter, together with the chrome Chrysler logo. It also comes with LED daylight running lights in its front and LED taillights at its back to get a more modern look.
The hybrid version of the new Chrysler Pacifica 2017 comes with its own external optional and standard features. The most visual change is the modified grille slats, such that the flat shape assists imply a look of variability and aerodynamics, making the new minivan to appear more streamline and natural. A set of hybrid-elite, 18-inch alloy wheels with low-rolling confrontation tires further make the identification of the hybrid version easier.
Furthermore, the hybrid version comes decorated with the Silver Teal Pearl paint that has been exclusively offered to hybrid models. These outside features would assist the new vehicle to vie competently with its class competitors, like the Kia Sedona and the Honda Odyssey. Except these features, the new Pacifica assumes the similar external look of a standard minivan.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Interior
Similar to the exterior, the 2017 Chrysler minivan does not differ much in its interior confinements. The major difference is that the new Pacifica does come outfitted with the much-beloved Stow-and-Go seats of Chrysler. Opting for the hybrid engine needs the storage space for the Lithium-ion battery set at the back beneath the floorboards, removing the storage bins the Stow-and-Go seats would fall into. However, the 2017 Pacifica does not lose any interior capacity or cargo room.
The hybrid model still has the all-fresh dashboard, center console and infotainment screen. The swoopy lines will persist, made from high-quality materials sewed together with French veins and pronounced by aluminum trim parts. Now, the center stack features the admired rotary gear knob of FCA, instead of the huge gated shifter from the Town and Country model. Together with the highly considered 8.4-inch U-connect infotainment system. Naïve, yet completely handy HVAC controls allow the occupants for rapid adjustments.
Down low, the storage baskets assist keep things planned, whereas USB ports allow for appliance charging and media transmit. A DVD system with a Blue-Ray player will be offered as an optional feature. The driver of the vehicle has a use of a gorgeous TFT display monitor between the analog meters inside the instrument cluster. The monitor provides vehicle information and superfluous infotainment system information.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Engine, Specs
All models other than the hybrid version will be powered by a V6, Pentastar engine with the capacity of 3.6 liters. This engine will be competent to generate 287 horses of maximum power and 252 lbs per foot of the necessary torque. This engine will be paired with a nine-rate computerized transmission system. This time, Chrysler offers this engine with a stop and start feature to put the fuel aside while stop-and-continue driving. Through this mill, it attains the velocity from the start to 60 mph in 8 seconds, and it gets the greatest speed of 110 mph.
On the other hand, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid version comes outfitted with a 16 kWh-capacity electric motor powered by a set of durable lithium-ion battery. With a single charge of the battery, the new vehicle can cover a maximum distance of 30 miles. The hybrid configuration also includes two other electric motors to provide the essential power to both front and back wheels of the vehicle via a new electrically changeable gearbox. With this combination, the new model Pacifica offers a mileage of 80 mpg within the city limits.
Base cost and the date of release
Buyers can expect new Chrysler Pacifica 2017 release date for their preferred models during the third or fourth quarter of 2016. All trim models are: LX, Touring, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus, Limited, and Platinum. However, they have to invest a minimum sum that ranges from $ 30,000 to $ 31,000 for the base model, and from $34,000 to $35,000 for the hybrid model.