At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Chrysler showed its new 2021 Pacifica minivan.
Even if it isn’t a completely new vehicle, the updated version has enough features to be praised. For starters, there are new headlights, crafted with a more aggressive, linear design. The standard new LED headlamps deliver a better light projection and stand out boldly thanks to new daytime running lights (DRL). New 20” light-alloy-wheels are available, depending on the four different trim levels. Pacifica offers also LED foglights.
Inside, the 2021 Pacifica offers more features than before. It even has a famCAM, which is a camera focused on the rear seats. It can also be zoomed to seats and monitors the rear-facing child seats. The image can be shown on a 10.1” touch-screen display fitted on the dashboard. On the connectivity side, there is a Uconnect 5 system, which has its own application for smartphones, but it can be also connected via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has two engine options. One is a V6 engine and the other is a PHEV version. The plug-in hybrid has a 3.6-liter gasoline unit paired with an electric motor and offers up to 48 km (30 miles) of electric range. The Pacifica Hybrid may be fully recharged via the 6.6-kWh on-board charger in as little as two hours using a 240-volt (Level 2) charger, available from Mopar through dealers. The V6 only version has 287 hp and it is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel-drive is available, while front-wheel-drive is fitted as standard.