For the perfect family vehicle, choosing a minivan is a no-brainer. However, when it comes to choosing a reliable minivan that you can trust, only one name should come to mind: the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica is the most awarded minivan for six years running, and J.D. Power already named this year’s model one of the Best Minivans for 2023. This year’s model includes many of the same great features that earned the 2022 model Pacifica’s third-straight Best Family Car recognition from Parents magazine. We created this guide to help you understand what everyone loves about this minivan.
The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica gives your family plenty of choices, making sure you get the exact feel for just what you need. The 2023 includes four trim levels, which include:
- Touring: $37,020 starting MSRP.
- Touring L: $41,130 starting MSRP.
- Limited: $48,350 starting MSRP.
- Pinnacle: $54,180 starting MSRP.
For eco-conscious families, it’s worth noting the Pacifica was the first minivan to offer gas and hybrid powertrain options. It’s still the only minivan within the segment that offers a plug-in hybrid. Trim levels for the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid include:
- Touring L: $48,478 starting MSRP.
- Limited: $54,422 starting MSRP.
- Pinnacle: $58,172 starting MSRP.
Nothing matters more than keeping your family safe. Hitting the road in a Pacifica gives you the ultimate peace of mind as the vehicle with the most standard safety and security features, beating out every other vehicle. Each trim level includes a suite of features designed to help you safely navigate the streets. For example, adaptive cruise control with stop and go (ACC+) is a cruise control system standard on every Pacifica. It utilizes sensors to monitor how close your vehicle is to others based on a preset distance, helping you keep your even speed and safe distance from others.
Standard LED headlamps and taillamps, and features like full-speed forward collision warning with active braking and the blind spot monitoring system help keep you aware of everything happening outside of your vehicle. The LED lighting illuminates the road and, thanks to the 100%-wider headlamp beam, improves night driving with increased beam length and width. The collision warning system provides audible and visual alerts from when it detects objects ahead, including everything as small as a soccer ball to hazards as big as vehicles. It includes automated emergency braking, helping you come to a complete stop and protecting your passengers.
Features like blind spot monitoring and LaneSense keep allow you to navigate the roads with ease. LaneSense includes lane departure warning and lane keep assist, helping you stay within your designated lane to keep on track with your journey. This, along with the blind spot system to alert you of vehicles you may have missed in your blind spots, helps you make safer, more intentional lane changes.
The Pacifica’s spacious seating for seven and 243 seating configuration options makes it easy to bring everyone with you. All models feature second-row Stow ‘n Go seating, which are bucket seats that fold into the floor, maximizing your cargo space. While all trim levels offer Stow ‘n Go seating for the third-row 60/40 bench seat, only the Pinnacle overs power-folding, making storing the seats even easier. Besides the in-floor storage for the seats, this minivan also has second-row in-floor storage bins, giving you more places to keep anything from emergency supplies to everything you need for dance class next week.
Your kids aren’t the only ones who will love the Pacifica’s interior. Ride in comfort with the eight-way power driver’s seat, complete with four-way power lumbar support to customize your experience and give you the exact support where you need it most. Keep noise to a minimum thanks to Chrysler’s noise cancellation technology. This reduces outside noise, creating a quieter cabin for nap time for your little ones, and helps you stay focused on the road without disruptions.
Each 2023 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with the Uconnect 5 system, a touch-screen infotainment system complete with 19 widgets. Create up to five user profiles in the system to curate different entertainment experiences based on who’s in the car with you. The system connects easily with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to pair your favorite device. Use the system to navigate to your next destination, make hands-free calls, or play your kids’ favorite playlist or your go-to podcast after school drop-off.
The Pacifica doesn’t limit entertainment to the front row. Add on the available 10-inch HD screens to the back of the driver and passenger seats, respectively, complete with Amazon Fire TV. The touchscreens allow you to play games, stream videos, and even download a selection of Prime Video favorites. Skip sibling spats by letting each second-row passenger choose what they want to watch, or sync the screens easily for everyone to watch the same show. Screen time on the open road has never been easier.
The Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with a 3.6L VS engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission with standard front-wheel drive (FWD), but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available for all models. The Pacifica is the only minivan on the market with a fully-automatic AWD system that can transfer 100% of the available engine torque. It transfers the torque to whichever wheels, including rear wheels, need more torque, creating a more balanced and powerful response to tough terrain.
Pacifica models with FWD earn an estimated 28 mpg for highway driving and 19 mpg for city driving, helping you stay on the road and away from the gas pump. AWD drives achieve an estimated 25 mpg for highway driving and 17 mpg for city driving. If gas mileage is your biggest concern, it’s worth noting the hybrid models achieve an 82 mpg equivalent for combined driving, lasting approximately 520 miles.
Test Drive a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Today
Ready to see everything to love about the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica for yourself? Come see us at Huffines CJDR Lewisville. Our friendly staff can help you learn more about this award-winning minivan and even help you get behind the wheel for a test drive. They can also help you understand your financing options if you’re ready to buy, including walking you through our auto loan pre-approval process. Take the first step in securing the perfect vehicle for your family today.