Sensible, comfy, swish, and undeniably good-looking, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica has household transportation down pat. It is provided with both an everyday V-6 or a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and may be geared up with non-compulsory all-wheel drive. Its refined street manners make the Pacifica a pleasure to drive, whether or not you are logging interstate road-trip miles or just shuttling children to the highschool soccer recreation. Cargo capability is huge, particularly with the second and third rows folded flat into their built-in alcoves within the Pacifica’s flooring. Its base worth is loftier than rivals such because the Kia Carnival and the Honda Odyssey, however that is as a result of the Pacifica’s entry-level trims are marked below the Chrysler Voyager title, a van we overview individually. Whereas the remainder of America continues to crave SUVs and crossovers, we’ll be over right here beating the drum for the extra sensible minivan—the Pacifica, specifically.
What’s New for 2022?
Along with a brand new in-cabin air-filtration system, the 2022 Pacifica additionally positive aspects an non-compulsory Amazon Fireplace TV function that can permit passengers to hook up with streaming providers to look at films and TV exhibits via the non-compulsory rear-seat leisure programs. Pacificas geared up with this function additionally will show content material on the entrance infotainment display, however solely whereas the transmission is in park. Elsewhere, the hybrid mannequin positive aspects a Max Regeneration indicator for the gauge cluster and Silver Mist joins the colour palette.
Pricing and Which One to Purchase
The midrange Touring L affords the perfect mixture of options and worth because it provides a number of further options over the bottom Touring mannequin. These normal options embody a heated steering wheel, perforated leather-based upholstery, heated entrance seats, and 18-inch wheels. We’re positive sticking with front-wheel drive, however we’ll allow you to make that decision if you would like all-wheel drive. We would recommend staying with the usual 3.5-liter V-6, although, as we had just a few reliability hiccups with our long-term Pacifica hybrid.
Engine, Transmission, and Efficiency
It isn’t the quickest minivan we have examined, however the front-wheel-drive Pacifica is much from sluggish (it reaches 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, about midpack by way of efficiency) and feels loads peppy round city. In nonhybrid guise, it packs a 287-hp 3.6-liter V-6 and a nine-speed automated transmission. The Pacifica hybrid makes much less whole horsepower (solely 260 ponies) from its 3.6-liter V-6 and two electrical motors backed up by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. In our testing, its zero-to-60-mph time trailed the gas-powered mannequin by 0.5 second. We’ll carry out instrumented testing on the all-wheel-drive Pacifica quickly and replace this overview with its outcomes.
Gas Economic system and Actual-World MPG
Along with being house environment friendly, a minivan must also be gasoline environment friendly. The Pacifica Restricted we examined delivered a powerful 31 mpg on our 75-mph freeway fuel-economy route—that is tops for minivans. In response to the EPA, the Pacifica hybrid can journey as much as 33 miles on electrical energy and is rated at 84 MPGe mixed. Round city, we have been simply capable of match the EPA’s 33-mile estimate. On the freeway, the Pacifica hybrid managed 23.4 miles of electric-only driving earlier than the gasoline engine kicked on. Whereas we have not had the chance to check the brand new all-wheel-drive mannequin, we anticipate to replace this overview with take a look at outcomes quickly. For extra details about the Pacifica’s gasoline economic system, go to the EPA’s web site.
Inside, Consolation, and Cargo
Ethereal, spacious, and full of cubbies, cupholders, slide-out bins, and connectivity, the Pacifica is huge on the options that minivan patrons love. Match, end, and supplies are all pretty respectable, however just a few down-market plastic items lurk contained in the cabin. Upscale Restricted and Pinnacle fashions include a taller heart console that blends extra seamlessly with the dashboard, giving these trims a extra SUV-like really feel from behind the wheel. The flamboyant Pinnacle mannequin comes with quilted-leather upholstery and even affords matching lumbar pillows for the second-row captain’s chairs—a function we have not seen because the final time the ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S-class visited our workplace. The Pacifica’s normal Stow ‘n Go seats provide much less padding than these in its rivals as a result of they should fold up compactly sufficient to suit inside the ground bins. To make up for relinquishing the Stow ‘n Go second row in hybrid fashions (the battery pack takes up the entire underfloor-storage house), Chrysler engineers added further cushioning to the usual captain’s chairs. In relation to hauling cargo, the Pacifica would not disappoint. We managed to suit 53 of our carry-on suitcases inside with all of the seats stowed. A built-in vacuum cleaner is out there as an choice, nevertheless it occupies house that may in any other case be dedicated to an non-compulsory mini-spare tire.
Andi HedrickAutomotive and Driver
Infotainment and Connectivity
Chrysler’s Uconnect 5 infotainment system is projected onto a shiny 10.1-inch touchscreen show that is framed by climate-control vents on the van’s dashboard. Uconnect 5 is new and affords a reconfigurable dwelling display and Amazon Alexa integration. It has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which may be related wirelessly, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. An non-compulsory rear-seat leisure system gives twin touchscreens to maintain the youngsters placated and may be had with Amazon Fireplace TV, which gives entry to films and TV by way of embedded streaming apps. As much as 12 USB ports dot the Pacifica’s cabin, together with some which might be the brand new USB-C kind that supply faster charging for good units.
Security and Driver-Help Options
The Pacifica provides to its security standing by providing almost each conceivable driver-assistance function obtainable right now. For extra details about the Pacifica’s crash-test outcomes, go to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embody:
- Commonplace automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Commonplace blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
- Commonplace adaptive cruise management and lane-departure warning
Guarantee and Upkeep Protection
Chrysler affords a guaranty bundle that’s par for the category. The Kia Carnival does provide lengthier phrases, however the Pacifica permits for longer use of the roadside-assistance plan. The Pacifica hybrid mannequin has a 10-year/100,000-mile guarantee on hybrid parts.
- Restricted guarantee covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain guarantee covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Hybrid parts are lined for 10 years or 100,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled upkeep
Extra Options and Specs