Why the Chrysler Pacifica is Better Than 3-Row SUVs

November 7th, 2016 by

Chrysler Pacifica

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is shaking up the minivan segment, but the Pacifica is so great it is winning over some traditional three-row SUV drivers, too. Safety, efficiency, tech, convenience, cargo and passenger space — the Pacifica not only has everything three-row SUVs have, but it has it in spades. Check it out.

Seven or Eight Passenger Seating

Like most three-row SUVs (Chevy Tahoe, Honda Pilot, GMC Yukon, Toyota Highlander and more)  the Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with seven passenger seating, but the minivan is available with eight-passenger seating, too.That means the Pacifica can haul around as many people as the behemoth SUVs like the Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada, but …

… Fuel Economy on the Pacifica is Way Better

With the Chrysler Pacifica, families don’t have to sacrifice fuel economy for passenger seating. The Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most fuel efficient minivans on the market averaging 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.  Most three-row SUVs have a highway fuel economy ranging somewhere around 20-25 mpg: GMC Yukon 16/23 mpg city/highway; Ford Expedition 15/21 mpg city/highway; Toyota Highlander 20/25 mpg city/highway; and the Nissan Armada 14/19 mpg  city/highway.

Storage and Cargo Galore

So the Pacifica has something that no other SUV has — Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage, which is a unique system offering tons of cargo space, with or without all passengers. Standard on all Pacifica trims is second- and third-row Stow ‘n Go seating, which allows the seats to fold flat into the floor storage bins. When the seats are left in the upright position, the floor storage bins can be used as storage for other types of cargo and equipment.

Stow ‘n Go seating also makes it very easy to transform the minivan into a big open flat space, which offers up 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space. However, the rear cargo area measures out to 32.3 cubic feet of space, so even when all of the seats are up there is plenty of easy-to-access space in the rear cargo area.


The Chrysler Pacifica is loaded with convenience features that most SUVs can’t even touch. All Pacifica models come standard with the aforementioned Stow ‘n Go seating, a touchscreen and a rear view backup camera and Keyless Enter ‘n Go. The Pacifica is also available with a built-in vacuum cleaner, which is a great feature for busy parents.

Standard Safety

Knowing that the Chrysler Pacifica would be a family vehicle, Chrysler designed the Pacifica with safety in mind. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and it is available with over 100 safety features. The Pacifica comes standard with a rearview backup camera, so drivers have some help when backing up, either out of a parking space or the garage.

Ready to check out the Chrysler Pacifica?

Hollywood Chrysler Jeep has a variety of Chrysler Pacifica models on display and ready to test drive. Come by and check them out today.