Introduced as a 2017 model, Chrysler’s all-new Pacifica aims to take the place of the Town & Country. Like its Dodge Caravan stablemate, that familiar minivan has served the company—and the public—well for more than three decades.
Back in 2004, Chrysler launched a large crossover SUV, also called the Pacifica. After failing to capture much attention, the original Pacifica disappeared after the 2008 model year.
Built on a new platform with a sculpted look, the revived Pacifica strives to veer away from the traditional minivan look. Sleeker than Town & Country, it borrows some front-end touches from the Chrysler 200 sedan. The rear liftgate is a bit more curved than typical of minivans. Inside the more sedan-like cabin, a horizontal layout aims to minimize the sitting-tall sensation. Still, the Pacifica’s sliding doors and other details manage to say “minivan” with clarity.