Look at the roads in Paris, Texas, in the near future, and you will notice the Chrysler Pacifica has made a comeback. The upcoming Pacifica made its official debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, and drivers across the country are already excited to get behind the wheel of this new take on a minivan. At a glance, the Pacifica resembles the outgoing Town and Country; take a closer look, and the differences become apparent.
New Platform and Appearance
The 2017 Pacifica will have a brand-new platform that makes it just slightly shorter, wider, and taller than the Town and Country. The front of the minivan has styling elements of the Chrysler 200 sedan, and you can even get 20-inch wheels.
New Pacifica Interior Quality
Inside the Pacifica, the design language continues to mimic that of the 200 sedan with a range of rich materials and colors. The familiar Uconnect 8.4 system found on other FCA models will be included in the Chrysler Pacifica. There is even a brand-new Uconnect Theater system in the rear to keep your children entertained with dual 10-inch touchscreens. A closer look shows hidden features throughout the minivan that will help it stay well ahead of the competition.
New Pacifica Engines
The Pacifica will be available as a gas-only model or a hybrid. Either has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and the Pacifica Hybrid adds a 16-kWH lithium-ion battery. The Pacific Hybrid should deliver 80 MPGe while the standard version will generate 287 horsepower and a torque of 262 pound-feet.
Information on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is still being released. To learn more and sign up to receive updates as they become available, visit James Hodge Dodge in Paris, Texas.