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Road Trippin’ with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

May 18, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

What are you waiting for? Grab your family and get driving.

There are approximately 4 million miles of road in the United States and if you have been bitten by the travel bug to explore them all, this vehicle is for you. With an award-winning interior inspired by locations from across the United States, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was built for those who love to travel in style.

From the Cranberry Wine stitching influenced by the vineyards of Sonoma County, Calif., to the Mineral Shiitake accents taken from trendy neighborhoods of Soho, New York, the interior of the Chrysler Pacifica will take you on a road trip of the United States before you ever leave home.

When creating the interior of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, designers sought to “make every piece like a canvas that has been painted on.” Interior touches inspired by unique destinations include:

  • Santa Monica, California: Cognac/Alloy with Liquid Titanium accents and Toffee stitching
  • Soho, New York: Black/Alloy with Mineral Shiitake accents and Sepia stitching
  • Sonoma County, California: Black/Alloy with Cranberry Wine accents and Cranberry Wine stitching and piping
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Black/Deep Mocha with Liquid Titanium accents and Diesel Grey stitching and piping
  • Juneau, Alaska: Black/Alloy with Anodized Ice Cave accents, Ice Blue stitching and black piping

So it is no wonder that the editors at WardsAuto recently named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to the Wards 10 Best Interiors List for 2016. Ranked against 47 vehicle nominees, the Pacifica was scored on materials, ergonomics, driver information, safety, comfort, fit-and-finish and aesthetics.

“Shoppers buy minivans out of necessity, but there are many aspects of the Pacifica they will want, such as the rich Deep Mocha leather, the groundbreaking Stow ’n Go seats, the panoramic roof and the integrated Stow ‘n Vac vacuum. And the kids will clamor for the third-row seats, which recline at the touch of a button,” Tom Murphy, senior editor of WardsAuto, said.

The beautifully crafted interior of the Chrysler Pacifica mixes high-tech elements with a sculpted, muscular feel.

The beautifully crafted interior of the Chrysler Pacifica mixes high-tech elements with a sculpted, muscular feel.

The beautifully crafted interior of the Chrysler Pacifica mixes high-tech elements with a sculpted, muscular feel. Control elements are high-tech and modern looking, with their hard surface contrasting with the soft, sculpted look elsewhere. Outlets appear more formal, highlighted by a simple chrome ring that was designed to be thinner for an exquisite, precise feel.

“Shoppers buy minivans out of necessity, but there are many aspects of the Pacifica they will want, such as the rich Deep Mocha leather, the groundbreaking Stow ’n Go seats, the panoramic roof and the integrated Stow ‘n Vac vacuum. And the kids will clamor for the third-row seats, which recline at the touch of a button,” Tom Murphy, senior editor of WardsAuto, said.

The Uconnect touch screen, available as either a 5-inch or 8.4-inch, is set flush with the instrument panel for a clean, technical look. With a glossy screen surface that allows for higher contrast, the touch screen feels futuristic and in line with other modern devices, like a tablet.

In daylight, the interior is all about beauty and sculpture, with the instrument panel’s defined, fluid surface at the center of it all. At night, the interior evokes a different emotion with a more high-tech look, with white lighting on buttons and the cluster display glowing with “Chrysler blue.”

The spacious interior delivers best-in-class front-row and third-row legroom, and an available tri-pane panoramic sunroof adds to the feeling of spaciousness. With a dual-pane panoramic sunroof over the front- and second-row seats and fixed glass pane over the third row, all Chrysler Pacifica passengers can enjoy the openness and a view to the sky above. 

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    The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Interior inspires from sea to shining sea.

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    Let more of the sunshine in with an available large, tri-pane panoramic sunroof.

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    The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica helps small businesses transport work equipment with ease.

  • Highlights of the reveal of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on January 11, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

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    The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica transports families to and from school, sports practice and the doctor’s office.

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    2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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    2017 Chrysler Pacifica, interior

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    Luxurious touches are found everywhere in the Chrysler Pacifica Limited, like this premium leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Transforming the segment for three decades

FCA US LLC was the original creator of the minivan more than 30 years ago. Since then it has become a game changer for transportation, getting families to and from school or sports practice, and helping small businesses transport work equipment with ease.

Although the interior may resemble various landscapes of the United States, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica actually hails from our neighbors to the north, and is built at the Windsor (Ontario) Assembly Plant.

During an event celebrating the vehicle’s launch, FCA US Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne said, “This car to me is the exception. I don’t see it as a minivan; I think it’s an incredibly cool machine.”