The new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica will get the moderate makeover. The changes are in design and technology departments, mostly. The Chrysler is often credited with introducing the minivan and its Pacifica has remained a top seller throughout the years since its debut. Competition from the likes of Honda Odyssey has not been able to mar its appeal as such. The Pacifica is a versatile vehicle, catering to mid-sized families and urban buyers with outdoor driving needs with aplomb.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica – Body and Design
Styling wise, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is enticing- from all angles. The roundish contour makes the 2018 model break away from the boxy design of its predecessor. The headlamps are sleeker and grille has also been spruced up to an extent. The side glass also gets bright metal trims and sliding doors add to the visual flair. Inside, the mate aril quality has been spruced up greatly.
The dashboard is free of clutter. Default cargos space is 32.3 cubic feet. It can accommodate 8 passengers easily. There are clever storage bins and cubicles in the cabin including a large console bin and ample door storage. The third row is not what you will call cramped and adults can sneak in without many hassles. However, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is sold in trims- L, LX, Touring, Limited and Touring-L Plus.
Safety and Tech
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is laden with the good number of safety features and amenities are aplenty as well. The safety features comprise of a lot of airbags, rearview camera, and also blind-spot monitors. Some trims get Forward-collision warnings as an option.
All trims also get features like Bluetooth, power window, rear parking sensors, 7-inch touch screen, and USB. Some trims can be clubbed with a Technology package which includes surround-view cameras and adaptive cruise control. Pacifica LX adds steering-wheel audio controls, tri-zone climate control. However, the Touring Plus brings automatic headlights, ambient lighting, remote start, heated seats etc. The Pacifica Limited gets power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, 18-inch tires, navigation, and HD radio. It also gets a 115-volt power outlet.
Furthermore, the FCA has enhanced its Uconnect infotainment system across the lineup and 2018 Pacifica gets its share as well. You can also order the model with 4G hotspot and a larger 8.4-inch display. The 4G LTE hotspot lets you connect 8 devices at the same time.
Under the Hood
The majority of trims of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica are laden with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The combination generates 287 HP. Of course, the Chrysler sells Pacifica in hybrid version too. Ride quality is decent enough, even with the fully loaded vehicle. The fuel economy is 22 MPG and in this respect, the Pacifica hybrid fares far better. The electric motors will be powered by a 16 kWh battery pack.
MSRP and Launch Date
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica price begins at $30,000 approx and top trim price may be approx $42,000. It will be made available for sale soon.
Summing it up
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica carries forward its minivan legacy with enhanced styling and some minor changes. The cabin is utilitarian and engine performance is pretty good. However, there are several trim choices-and all of them offer great value for money.