Is Chrysler trying to take over the minivan class?

2017 Chrysler Pacifica & Hybird

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Trim(R) & Hybrid Powertrain(L) Courtesy: forbes

Chrysler has unveiled a new minivan at the 2016 International Auto Show. The Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica is Chrysler’s next-in-line minivan after the recently discontinued Town & Country. The Town & Country was said not to bring in enough money, especially since two-thirds of them were going to fleet sales.

The Town & Country happened to have been a very decent minivan, especially with the price it was available to lease at. Pertaining to the Town & Country Touring. Touring is a mid-based trim for the Town & Country. It was the perfect minivan to take out for a two-year lease. It came with many features, including Leather, DVD entertainment, Bluetooth, Rearview Camera, and much more. All for a low price that for most of the time fluctuated between $225 and $249 a month, and sometimes at a crazy low of $199 a month. But unfortunately, the Town & Country didn’t do well enough that Chrysler should keep it in production. So they tried to up their game by unveiling their new minivan.

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The Pacifica is a big step from the Town & Country. It’s a freshly redesigned minivan, from the bottom up. The Pacifica has an extremely cool and unique design. The front has a similar look to another car in the Chrysler lineup, the Chrysler 200. Chrysler has added the option to purchase many more additional packages and options for the Pacifica, more than what was available for the Town & Country. Such as, Tri-Panel Sunroof, rotary gear shifter, and much more. One of the prime additions to the Pacifica, which I think is extremely innovative. Chrysler has added a hybrid plug-in Powertrain for the Pacifica. They are the first ever to make a hybrid minivan. Many minivan manufacturers may look to follow in their footsteps if it’s proven to sell easily and fast.

 2016 Chrysler Town & Country  imageedit_2_5507548086


2016 Chrysler Town & Country 2017 Chrysler Pacifica


$29,995 – $40,645

$28,595 – $42,495

Dimension: Length x Width x Height

203” L x 79” W x 68” H

204” L x 80” W x 70” H

Max Seating Capacity



Fuel Economy

17 city / 25 highway

18 city / 28 highway




Available Engines

3.6 L V6

3.6 L V6

Available Transmissions 6-speed multi-speed automatic w/OD

9-speed automatic w/OD

Besides for the unique and extremely cool design over the Town & Country. Chrysler has equipped the Pacifica with more horsepower, better transmission, better fuel economy, and much more, as seen in the above table. Another item that can be seen in the above table is that Chrysler has added an additional seat to the max seating capacity for the Pacifica.

I have driven countless Chrysler Town & Country’s in the past, I even had my own for a couple of months. They had the Town & Country at a great price, and you got way more than what you paid for with it. I have recommended it to many customers that were extremely happy with it throughout their two-year leases. I still have and am looking forward to driving the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. It’s something that I’m really interested in doing, it seems as a promising positive experience. As of now, and what I do know about the Chrysler Pacifica, the unique cool look, the amazing features, I do and will recommend it. I have a strong belief that once my knowledge broadens as I drive the Chrysler Pacifica, I will be able to recommend it even more.

I strongly believe that Chrysler will be more successful with the Pacifica than they were with the Town & Country. Comment below if you agree or disagree. Comment below with your thoughts on the All-New Pacifica, as well as if you would get one for yourself.

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