The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica competes with other minivans such as the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona. Like Honda, the Pacifica is one of the new family carriers on the market, even though the Odyssey comes fresher. The Pacifica in other hands distinguishes itself from rivals in several ways. It comes with a base price that cuts its Toyota and Honda competitors while still offering useful features that are usually optional. We like that even the bases Pacifica has a blind spot monitoring, but you have to pay extra for more sophisticated safety features such as forward-collision warning/automatic braking that comes standard on the Toyota Sienna. If you’re looking for a minivan with sleek looks and less expensive price than rivals, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica stands out.
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in six trims levels L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited. It can seat eight passengers, but the second-row captain’s chair will reduce capacity to seven.
Even though the base L has a lower price than rivals like the Honda Odyssey, it’s lacking in many basic features. For example, there’s no power-operated sliding doors or a power-adjustable driver’s seat. However, it includes blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors and Chrysler Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The Pacifica LX adds features like aluminum-alloy wheels, automatic headlights, touring suspension, tri-zone climate control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and power-adjustable driver seat. The Pacifica Touring Plus will get you power-operated side doors along with power tailgate, automatic climate control, and 2nd-row sunshades.
Under the hood, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has well-regarded 3.6-liter V6 good for 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission that sent the power to the front wheel. In order to save fuel, all Pacifica except the base model features an automatic start/stop system that shut of the engine power at stoplights and situations where you’d otherwise idle. If you dislike this features, the system can be deactivated with the press of a button.
In track testing, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica went to 60 mph from zero in 7.8 seconds. Its EPA 28 mpg highway rating is among the most efficient minivans. With the optional towing package, it can tow up to 3,600 pounds.
3.6-liter V6 with 9-speed automatic transmission
287 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
262 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 18/28 mpg (L trim), 19/28 mpg
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is arriving now and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,390 for the L base model. Most shoppers better stepping up to at least the LX trim, which starts at $31,190. The range-topping Pacifica Limited begins at $45,690.