2017 Chrysler Pacifica: A Trim Comparison
This year’s Chrysler Pacifica pulled out all the stops to build one of the best minivans on the market. Sure you could go with the base trim, but what do the others have to offer? This trim comparison can help you decide which you should purchase.
The LX is the base trim and the least expensive option for the Chrysler Pacifica. It has a starting MSRP of $28,595 and comes with plenty of essential features. The car’s 3.6 V6 engine gets 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which is better fuel economy than most minivans on the market.
The interior comes with cloth low-back bucket seats, a 3.5-inch monochrome display, driver door remote proximity, and a floor console that includes four cup holders, a deep forward bin scalloped into the floor, center storage, connections for a 12-volt input, and USB port.
A minivan is perfect for road trips, meaning you should have great entertainment features as well. The LX includes several a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, six speakers, active noise control system, and Uconnect 5.0 standard.
The exterior of the vehicle has 17-inch aluminum wheels that come with all season tires. The exterior mirrors are heated but fold away manually. Halogen lights come default for the front and the rear.
The best thing about the Pacifica is the number of safety features included. Multiple airbags are located around the cabin, including a driver and passenger inflatable knee-bolster airbag. A ParkView rear back-up camera is standard as well as a sliding door alert warning and variable intermittent windshield wipers for the front and rear.
The Touring is the next trim and has a starting MSRP of $30,495. You can expect it to come with everything the LX has and more. First of all, it comes with a remote proximity keyless entry that unlocks any door, instead of just the driver’s. It also has an additional first-row USB port for charging devices.
There are small additions to the Touring that make it a little friendlier for the family, including an interior door handle LED lamp and rear reading courtesy lamps. It also has a one-year subscription to SiriusXM, power sliding doors, and automatic headlamps.
The Touring-L is when you see some major upgrades that aren’t available on the lower trims. Naturally, it has what the Touring has and more. You can expect the price for the Touring-L to start at $34,495. Immediately, you’ll notice that the Touring-L ditches the cloth seats and gets leather-trimmed bucket seats that are heated on the front row.
That isn’t the only upgrade that the interior sees. It also comes standard with three-zone automatic air conditioning for the front and rear, rear grocery bag hooks, a remote start system, second- and third-row window shades, and a universal garage door opener.
On the exterior, the Touring-L gets a roof rack, bright moulding and door handles, premium fog lamps, power-heated fold-away mirrors, and a power liftgate. Safety also improves with the addition of blind spot and cross path detection, rear park assist with stop, and a security alarm.
The Touring-L Plus improves on the Touring-L and has a starting MSRP of $37,895. The passenger seat gains a Stow ‘n Assist package along with perforated leather trim bucket seats throughout the cabin. Both the driver and the passenger seats gain eight-way power-adjustable abilities, as well.
The interior sees several upgrades. Drivers will notice a 115-volt auxiliary power outlet, a seven-inch full-color display, and an acoustic windshield that decreases sound issues. The Touring L-Plus goes further on the heated seats by adding a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. Passengers will also find an additional USB port in the third row.
Rather than the basic six speakers, the entertainment is upgraded to 13 Alpine speakers and a three-channel video remote control with wireless headphone access. The touchscreen upgrades to 8.4-inches and the active noise control system helps you hear whatever, whenever.
The Limited is the most expensive option, but has the most features included. It has a starting MSRP of $42,495 and comes with everything the Touring-L Plus includes and more. Sitting down in the driver’s seat may seem even more comfortable with the inclusion of driver seat memory and leather-trimmed bucket seats.
The Limited becomes more convenient for most drivers with the addition of power folding third-row seating and ventilated front seats. It also comes standard with a lower instrument panel storage bin, power open and close shade, second-row SUB charge port, a Stow n’ Go integrated vacuum, tri-pane panoramic sunroof, and a footwell courtesy lamp.
Rather than a year of SiriusXM, buyers get five years free of SiriusXM, including its traffic service and GPS navigation. The wheels grow to 18 inches with the option to purchase 20-inch wheels for more ground clearance. Finally, it’s the only Pacifica to include a tire pressure monitoring sensor.
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