2022 Chrysler Pacifica
Forget crossovers; minivans are still a great way to get you and the family around.
The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica brings back the cool factor of owning a minivan since it’s more than easy on the eye and practical in all managers and senses.
It’s a spacious, fun car to drive for everyone. Your teenage driving kids won’t feel embarrassed when you send them on errands with their younger siblings.
What’s Changed for 2022?Chrysler now gives you the option of adding the Amazon Fire TV feature to your 2022 Pacifica. This lets passengers connect to streaming services to watch movies and TV shows using the entertainment system in the rear seats.
You can also cast the same content to the front display, but this will only show while the car is in park.
The Pacifica also adds a new in-cabin air-filtration system to its climate control unit.
Engine and PerformanceThe Pacifica comes with a 3.6-litre V6 engine that produces 287 horsepower and 262 pounds/foot of torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission will have you zipping around the city as it does an impressive 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
The power can either be distributed to all four wheels in the all-wheel driver version or to the two wheels in the two-wheel-drive model.
One thing a minivan should be is fuel-efficient, and the Pacifica doesn’t disappoint in this regard. It’s top of the minivan pack, as it will do 31 mpg on the highway.
Interior and InfotainmentChrysler delivers ample space in the Pacifica and has a whole host of features that will make you fall in love with the practicality of a good minivan. It has slide-out bins, loads of cubbies and cup holders that will make long-distance travel a joy.
The Stow N’ Go seats in the Pacifica turn your minivan into the ultimate cargo carrier; they increase the space and carrying capacity of the car.
If cleanliness is top of your list, then you can add a built-in vacuum cleaner as an extra option and clean up after the kids or get rid of the dog fur before your next appointment.
On the top of the range Pacifica Pinnacle, you get quilted leather upholstery and matching lumbar pillows for the second-row captain’s chairs, taking comfort and luxury to new levels.
The Pacifica also comes with a 10.3-inch infotainment display that has Chrylser’s new Uconnect 5 feature, which allows you to reconfigure the home screen. It also integrates Amazon Alexa. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-fi hotspot also come standard with the infotainment system.
No one will ever complain about their phone’s battery dying since the cabin comes with up to 12 USB charging ports.
Safety FeaturesDriving the family around requires a car that you can trust. The Pacifica has many safety features that will help you get home safely.
Some of these safety features include blind-spot monitoring with a cross-traffic alert system and an automated braking system with a pedestrian prediction warning system.