Under the Pacifica hood, a 3.6-liter V6 engine develops 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, mating with a nine-speed automatic transmission that’s controlled by a rotary e-shifter. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (22 mpg combined).
Sleeker in appearance than the Town & Country, the front end reveals a few styling cues adapted from the Chrysler 200 sedan. At the rear is a traditional liftback, with a bit more curvature than a minivan would have. LED headlights and foglamps are available.
Chrysler has sought to make the interior more stylish and sedan-like, stressing a horizontal layout that helps avoid the riding-high feeling that’s been typical in minivans.
Stow ‘n Go seating has been redesigned. Available features include an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a Uconnect Theater for rear occupants, Enter ‘n Go, a three-pane panoramic sunroof, hands-free sliding doors and liftgate, and even an integrated vacuum cleaner. Optional safety features include a 360-degree surround-view camera, ParkSense parallel/perpendicular parking assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and hold, forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and a backup camera.
The base Pacifica comes with Stow ‘n Go seats, Stow ‘n Go Assist for the driver, a power driver’s seat, active noise cancellation, six-speaker audio, second-row power windows, and Bluetooth connectivity. A backup camera and 17-inch aluminum wheels are standard.