Chrysler Pacifica Makes Room for More Awards on the Shelf

February 28th, 2019 by

Being on the receiving end of numerous awards is nothing new for the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivans. Within the past few months, the Pacifica was the recipient of the Minivan Best Buy Award and Best Family Vehicle Award from Consumer Guide Automotive and Family Car of the Year according to Cars.com (for the third year in a row). Only seeming to get better and better after celebrating its 35th anniversary, Chrysler continues to deliver a minivan worthy of even more accolades. Recently, the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid earned top honors from Autoblog and the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

According to Autoblog, those looking to substitute an SUV or crossover should consider the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. The efficient minivan recently made the site’s list of Best New Crossover and SUV Alternatives. Editors of the site offer a list of vehicles that have both SUV and crossover-benefits but without limitations. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan to make the list. Praised for its aesthetics, efficiency, and its crossover-rivaling practicality, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica offers owners a lot of variety when opting for a different driving option than some popular SUV or crossover models.

“The new Pacifica, which combines some of the cleverest features of its predecessor (and a few from its rivals) into an inherently practical and – dare we say – attractive package,” reported the Autoblog staff. “The regular Pacifica’s nine-speed automatic transmission’s significant weight loss make it one of the most efficient vehicles this size around, and the hybrid model should blow the rest of the segment out of the water,” they added. The style upgrades for the 2019 model year were also appreciated by the editors. “For 2019, there are a couple of new colors and some trim and interior revisions. Minivans might not be cool yet, but they sure look compelling when you measure the Pacifica up against its three-row crossover rivals,” said the Autoblog editors.

As for the AJAC awards, the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid knocked out all other rivals in the non-luxury electric vehicle (EV) category, flexing its muscle and earning the Best EV in Canada award. The Jaguar iPace earned the Best EV in Canada award in the luxury category. Each year AJAC presents its winners with their respective awards at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available in six trims: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited, while the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid is offered in three trims: Touring Plus, Touring L, and Limited. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is what powers the Pacifica, while on the Pacifica Hybrid this same engine is reworked to the Atkinson-Cycle and paired up with two electric motors. Buyers can enjoy seamless smartphone integration via Bluetooth technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, extensive standard safety features, and driver assist technologies including rear cross path detection and blind spot monitoring.

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