Chrysler continues to offer one of the best minivans in the market with the Pacifica. The current-gen Pacifica came out in 2017 and immediately became one of the go-to options in the class. With the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica set to arrive this year, we expect the minivan to be a carryover vehicle, and we don’t expect to see any changes for the model.
The current Pacifica features an upscale design with a few muscular elements. There’s no getting around the fact that the Pacifica is a minivan, it doesn’t try to hide what it is, but it certainly looks good for a van. The c-shaped daytime running lights, square grille, wide air intake, and chiseled lines on the front fascia give the Pacifica a premium look. The rear end of the Pacifica has an upright design and c-shaped taillights that are connected by a horizontal light bar. We expect the design to remain the same for the 2023 model year.
The 2023 Pacifica is expected to retain the same interior design as the current minivan that’s on sale. The design of the Pacifica depends on the trim level, with higher models featuring a high-quality look and premium materials. On some trims, the center console blends seamlessly into the center console storage compartment, while on others, a large storage area is located below the center console. Most Pacifica trims have a sweeping dashboard that separates the center console that has a wide array of buttons and dials from the infotainment screen.
Every Pacifica comes well-equipped with tech features. The minivan comes standard with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, three USB ports, Bluetooth, and six audio speakers as standard. Available features include two 10.1-inch touchscreens, Amazon Fire compatibility, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless charging pad, navigation, and a rear-seat camera. These features should continue to be available for the 2023 model year.
Chrysler offers the current Pacifica with two engines. A 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This engine is available with a nine-speed automatic transmission and routes power to either the front wheels or to all four. The available Pacifica Hybrid comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and two electric motors for up to 260 hp. The plug-in hybrid powertrain can travel up to 32 miles on a single charge. These powertrains are expected to carry over for 2023.
The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica should come packed with advanced safety features that include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear occupant alert, automatic high-beam assist, and rear parking sensors. Available safety features include a surround-view parking camera and hands-free park assist.