The Pacifica name dates back to a crossover from the 2000s, but Chrysler revived it in 2017 for a new minivan model. What started out as a strictly upscale vehicle has seen its lineup expanded to include more affordable models that better compete with the competition in this family-friendly segment.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, Pacific Limited gains a new Red S appearance package option, while the Pacifica L gets auto engine start/stop. Pacifica LX adds a power driver's seat as standard along with 17-inch alloy wheels, and second-row stow-and-go seats are newly optional. Finally, Pacific Touring L and L Plus come standard with driver's seat memory.
Chrysler offers the 2020 Pacifica in L, LX, Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited trims. All share a 3.6L engine and nine-speed transmission.
Pacifica L kicks off with black door handles, 17-inch steel wheels with covers, heated side mirrors, cruise control, Uconnect infotainment with 7.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker stereo, 3.5-inch driver information centre, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cloth upholstery, second-row bench seating, stow-and-go third-row bench, tilt-and-telescopic steering column, active noise cancellation and air conditioning with dual-zone manual temperature control.
LX trim adds a power 12-way driver's seat, aluminum wheels, body-colour door handles, automatic on/off headlights, second-row stow-and-go bucket seats and three-zone manual temperature control.
Pacifica Touring brings lighted interior door handles, an observation mirror, ambient interior lighting with LED courtesy lights, rear-seat reading lights, satellite radio, first-row USB charging port, passive leyless entry and power sliding doors and tailgate.
Touring L adds liftgate flood lighting, body-colour side mirrors, fog lights, floor console, second-row sunshades, roof rack, LED taillights, perforated leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear seatback bag hooks and three-zone automatic climate control.
Touring L Plus gains an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 8.4-inch Uconnect display, a sound-insulated windshield, USB charging ports for all three rows of seating, heated second-row seats, 12-way power front passenger seat, rear ambient lighting and a 13-speaker stereo.
Finally, Limited adds an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, HID headlights, front door searchlights, hands-free power sliding doors and tailgate, chrome-capped side mirrors, a two-tone steering wheel, built-in vacuum, navigation, Nappa leather upholstery with ventilated front seats, tri-pane sunroof, a power-folding third row seat and footwell lighting.
The new Red S package adds red Nappa leather upholstery, gloss black exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, features from the Pacifica's Advanced SafetyTec group, a 20-speaker stereo, Uconnect Theatre and eight-passenger seating.
The Advanced SafetyTec package brings safety features like adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning with automatic braking, front and rear park assist and rain-sensing wipers. A lesser SafetyTec option brings blind spot monitoring with rear park assist.
Chrysler fuel consumption estimates for the Pacific are 12.4/8.4 L/100 km (city/highway) with auto engine stop/start. Without that feature, city consumption is 12.9 L/100 km.
Chrysler Pacifica competition comes primarily from the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona. There's the Dodge Grand Caravan too, which is aimed at more budget-oriented shoppers.