For those who need a vehicle with safety, space, and style, there is no better choice than the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. This luxurious minivan offers more interior room for passengers and cargo as a minivan than any SUV, while not cutting corners on features and comfort. And thanks to its available all-wheel drive system and plug-in hybrid powertrain, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica can provide exceptional bad weather performance and fuel economy. Indeed, with its lithium-ion battery pack, it can even be run on pure electricity for short distances.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica also excels when it comes to safety, with a five-star crash test rating and a host of available active safety technologies to help avoid accidents. And while being an extremely practical vehicle, the 2020 Chrysler Pacific is also available with a wide range of features and technology designed to make every trip a pleasant experience. From standard tri-zone climate control to an optional tri-pane power sunroof, this minivan is built for comfort. And when simple luxuries are not enough, Chrysler also offers comprehensive infotainment technology from its intuitive Uconnect software to its available rear-seat entertainment system and premium sound systems. In all, it is a very well-rounded vehicle.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most capable minivans on the market. Not only does it come standard with a powerful V6 engine that provides solid acceleration, but it is also available with an advanced all-wheel drive system for bad weather driving and a hybrid powertrain for excellent fuel economy. No matter your needs, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica has you covered. The standard gasoline engine is a 3.6L V6 that produces 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This already capable engine is paired with a modern nine-speed automatic transmission for improved efficiency and a smoother ride.
Altogether, this standard drivetrain is highly capable and will even allow an adequately equipped 2020 Chrysler Pacifica to tow up to 3,600 pounds. This best in class tow rating makes this minivan more versatile than many SUVs. A further feature that allows the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica to compete outside its segment is its available all-wheel drive system. This system will not only engage automatically when it senses wheel slip, but it will even take proactive measures to avoid wheel slip by engaging at low temperatures or during sharp turns. With the confident handling of an all-wheel drive 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, fear of bad weather is a thing of the past.
Because of its power, the standard gasoline engine in the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is not the most efficient. However, if burning less gas is a priority, then this minivan is also available as a state of the art plug-in hybrid. In this configuration, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica combines a 3.6L V6 engine with an electric motor and a 360-volt lithium-ion battery pack. And although total output is reduced slightly to 260 hp, fuel economy increases dramatically from 22 MPG combined to 30 MPG combined.
However, that number is when the vehicle is in standard hybrid mode and is using regenerative braking to charge its battery. But the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is a plug-in hybrid that can also have its battery charged from any standard 120-volt power outlet. In this mode, the vehicle gets the equivalent to no less than 82 MPG. And on a full charge, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid can even travel 32 miles as a pure electric vehicle without burning any gasoline at all. Chrysler also offers a 240-volt charger kit that can be installed in any house and brings charge times down to as little as 2 hours. There are many options for the Pacifica that allow it to be functional in whatever way drivers need it to be.
The minivan is one of the roomiest and most comfortable vehicles available, and the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is no exception. Not only does it have seating for up to eight, but its generous interior dimensions also give back seat passengers the space they need to relax, with 39 inches of second-row legroom and 36.5 inches of third-row legroom. There is also ample headroom, with even the rearmost seats enjoying 38.7 inches. Not only does this make the 2020 Chrysler Pacific a comfortable ride for taller passengers, but it also makes accessing the rear seats more convenient.
But the enormous interior of this minivan cannot be truly appreciated until it is configured for cargo. Thanks to Chrysler’s innovative Stow 'n Go seats that not only fold down but actually fold into the floor, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica can accommodate an incredible 140.5 cu.ft. of cargo. This is more than any full-size SUV on the market today and makes this minivan an incredibly versatile vehicle. And top it off, the floor cutouts that the seats fold into also double as handy storage compartments for smaller items when the seats are in their normal positions.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is filled with features and technology designed to make it one of the most convenient and comfortable vehicles on the road. Although a minivan already boasts unparalleled ease of access compared to other vehicle types, Chrysler has taken this a step further by adding available hands-free power sliding doors and a hands-free power liftgate.
Once inside, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica also offers a massive tri-pane power sunroof to provide passengers in all three rows with plentiful light and fresh air. Seating includes a standard power-adjustable driver’s seat on all trims, with power seats for the front and second-row passengers being available on higher trims. Tri-zone automatic climate control is also standard, allowing a pleasant cabin temperature to be maintained no matter the weather. In terms of creature comforts, few features are lacking in the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, making it a relaxing ride for the whole family. It even offers an available built-in vacuum cleaner to keep the interior presentable.
When it comes to infotainment technology, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica also stands out with its intuitive Uconnect infotainment system. This includes support for smartphone integration through both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as on the go entertainment with SiriusXM satellite radio and a built-in 4G LTE wireless hotspot. The standard infotainment comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, but this can be upgraded to a larger 8.4-inch display to provide a better picture of camera views, navigation maps, or other apps.
And the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica does not limit its infotainment to front seats alone. A pair of 10-inch seatback touch screens are available to keep the second-row passengers entertained over the longest journeys. And unlike the seatback screens offered by other manufacturers, Chrysler’s displays fold down out of the way, protecting them when not in use and removing distractions when additional entertainment is not needed. Finally, audiophiles can rejoice at the available twenty-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system that provides an exceptional audio experience.
But the technology in the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica does not just offer convenience and fun; it also provides an extremely high level of safety. In government crash testing, the NHTSA awarded it a top five-star rating that attests to its solid design. And the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica also holds a Top Safety pick recommendation from the prestigious Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. This latter testing is even more stringent than the government trials and examines active crash prevention systems as well as passive crash safety.
The high rating of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the result of the vehicle’s available suite of driver assistance technologies that includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and high-intensity discharge headlights with high beam assist. And while they do not directly improve safety to the same extent as the more critical systems, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is also available with adaptive cruise control and automatic parking to further decrease driver workload. Altogether, this comprehensive suite of modern technologies makes this minivan one of the safest as well as the most comfortable options available for transporting your family.