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    2017 Chrysler Pacifica to Start $29,590*


    • How much will a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica set you back?


    Before its arrival at dealers this spring, Chrysler has the revealed pricing structure for the 2017 Pacifica minivan.

     

    The base LX will start at $29,590 (includes a $995.00 destination charge). This undercuts the Honda Odyssey LX ($30,300 with destination) and Toyota Sienna L ($29,750 with destination). Standard equipment includes a backup camera, 17-inch aluminum wheels, power driver’s seat, six-speaker sound system, Stow-N-Go seating, and an active noise cancelation system.

     

    The remainder of Pacifica lineup looks like this,

    • Touring ($31,490) - Automatic headlights, power sliding doors, and SiriusXM satellite radio
    • Touring L ($35,490) - Leather seats, heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, remote start, blind spot monitoring, rear crosstraffic alert, and power liftgate
    • Touring L Plus ($38,890) - rear-seat entertainment system, 7-inch Driver Information Display, 8.4-inch UConnect system, Alpine audio system, power passenger seat, and heated second-row seats.
    • Limited ($43,490) - HID headlights, handsfree sliding doors and liftgate, ventilated front seats, vacuum, and 3D navigation


    “With nearly 40 innovations not offered by any others in its class, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica is the new benchmark in the segment that we invented more than 30 years ago. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers more features – and at a better value than our key competitors – on each and every trim level,” said Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, FCA - North America.

     

    Pricing for the Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid will be announced sometime later this year.

     

    Source: Chrysler

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     


    All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Delivers Unprecedented Functionality, Versatility and Technology Starting at $28,595 MSRP

    • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lineup offers five highly equipped models, starting at $28,595 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
    • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid revolutionize the minivan segment with nearly 40 new minivan firsts
    • Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform for class-leading ride, handling, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
    • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica brings sculptural styling, beautiful surfacing and highly crafted execution to the minivan segment
    • Offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold and Forward Collision Warning-Plus
    • The most technologically equipped of its kind with available all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment, 8.4-inch touchscreen display and premium audio systems
    • Full array of comfort and convenience technologies available, including Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum, tri-pane panoramic sunroof, handsfree sliding doors and liftgate and redesigned Stow ‘n Go seating with Stow ‘n Go Assist and Easy Tilt access to the third row


    March 10, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica delivers unparalleled levels of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling – all at a price that bests key competitors.

     

    The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica lineup features five highly equipped models, starting at $28,595 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), not including destination.

     

    Not only does the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offer more major standard content at a lower price point than its key competitors, it also offers features not available at any price from the competition. These exclusive features include Stow ‘n Go seating, Stow ‘n Go Assist, heated second-row seats, 20-inch wheels, tri-pane panoramic sunroof, 10-inch seatback touch screens, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, 360-degree Surround View camera, ventilated seats, rotary e-shifter, capless fuel filler, LED fog lamps and headlamps, handsfree sliding doors and liftgate and KeySense programmable key fob.

     

    “With nearly 40 innovations not offered by any others in its class, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica is the new benchmark in the segment that we invented more than 30 years ago,” said Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, FCA - North America. “The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers more features – and at a better value than our key competitors – on each and every trim level.”

     

    Chrysler Pacifica LX
    The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX offers a multitude of standard features at a starting price lower than key competitors.

     

    Standard interior highlights include Stow ‘n Go seats, Stow ‘n Go Assist (driver side), power driver’s seat, Active Noise Cancellation, six-speaker sound system, first-row one-touch up/down windows, second-row power windows and Bluetooth connectivity. Other standard features include ParkView rear backup camera, passive entry, halogen headlamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels and capless fuel filler.

     

    The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX has a U.S. MSRP of $28,595, plus $995 destination.

     

    Chrysler Pacifica Touring
    Building on the standard equipment of the Pacifica LX, the Pacifica Touring adds standard SiriusXM satellite radio, power sliding doors, passive entry on all doors and automatic headlamps.

     

    The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has a U.S. MSRP of $30,495, plus $995 destination.

     

    Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L
    The Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L offers the key comfort, convenience and safety features customers want, including leather seats, heated first-row seats, remote start, three-zone automatic temperature control, projector headlamps, fog lamps, chrome trim accents and power liftgate. The Touring-L also adds the SafetyTec Group as standard, which includes ParkSense rear park assist with stop, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.

     

    The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L has a U.S. MSRP of $34,495, plus $995 destination.

     

    Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus
    Offering the best-in-class rear seat entertainment system as standard, the Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus also adds additional convenience and technology features, including a 7-inch Driver Information Display (DID), heated steering wheel, power passenger seat, Stow ‘n Go Assist (passenger side), heated second-row seats, 13-speaker Alpine sound system and 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen.

     

    The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus has a U.S. MSRP of $37,895, plus $995 destination.

     

    Chrysler Pacifica Limited
    Inside, the Chrysler Pacifica Limited is loaded with memory functions for the Nappa leather seats, audio and mirrors and includes power third-row seats, ventilated front seats, 3-D navigation and Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum – the segment’s most powerful vacuum.

     

    The exterior features HID headlamps, LED fog lamps, power folding mirrors, and handsfree sliding doors and liftgate. The standard tri-pane panoramic sunroof adds to the feeling of spaciousness with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof over the front- and second-row seats and fixed glass pane over the third row.

     

    The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Limited has a U.S. MSRP of $42,495, plus $995 destination.

     

    The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be available in dealer showrooms in spring 2016, with the Pacifica Hybrid arriving in the second half of 2016.

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    Sounds very competative. I would love to better understand why they dumped their original names and went to use this crossover name plate?

     

    Honda, Toyota and Hyundia have not done this.

     

    I really hope the Hybrid is as good as it should be and ends up being the darling in sales.

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    Sounds very competative. I would love to better understand why they dumped their original names and went to use this crossover name plate?

     

    Honda, Toyota and Hyundia have not done this.

     

    I really hope the Hybrid is as good as it should be and ends up being the darling in sales.

     

    I think you mean Kia and not Hyundai. 

    Hyundai dropped their minivan (Entourage) in the late 2000s.

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    Sounds very competative. I would love to better understand why they dumped their original names and went to use this crossover name plate?

     

    Honda, Toyota and Hyundia have not done this.

     

    I really hope the Hybrid is as good as it should be and ends up being the darling in sales.

     

    I think you mean Kia and not Hyundai. 

    Hyundai dropped their minivan (Entourage) in the late 2000s.

     

    Yes, thank you for the clarity there, it is Kia who still has a minivan.

     

    Still wonder why the name change, would love to see if this was focus group driven or some other marketing or just Sergio wanting to screw everything up before he goes.

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    The trim level pricing and content is almost exact to when we got our 15 T&C.  Our equates to the Touring L plus, but the blind spot etc was an option, i see they make it standard in the Touring L.  Our MSRP was 38,8 or something.  So about the same.  Point is I don't think they jacked up the sticker.

     

    The Caravan had lower priced trim levels, but those didn't have things like tinted rear glass, or a console in the front, or even a height adjustable drivers seat.

     

    I like that the LX has a power seat standard, that to me means it will be a base level vehicle that at least has that feature in a class where the vehicle may see drivers trading seats a lot.  Value buyers don't always like the power doors.  I think the Touring will be probably sell the most because of the power doors.

     

    I'm actually kind of excited to check this out when it hits the showroom.  With GM they introduce a car and it comes out 15 months later.  This got introduced at Christmas and it should be out soon.

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    I'm actually kind of excited to check this out when it hits the showroom.  With GM they introduce a car and it comes out 15 months later.  This got introduced at Christmas and it should be out soon.

     

    The Acadia was shown at the same show as the Pacifica, at Detroit in January,  and will hit dealers by May.  How much longer till the Giulia comes out?

     

    The truth is, they're all all-over the map on release timelines.  The only company I can think of who is good at consistently releasing at a show to showing up at dealers 4 months later is Honda.

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    Seems pricy at first, but most 3 row crossovers cost more than this.  

    That was what I thought as well. Once you break it down, starting right at 30k for the room and cargo space you get is great. An Explorer starts at 31k Traverse also 31k, Durango starts at 30.5k. Yes those are all larger and more powerful but as far as spacious and roomy go, there's still probably more in the Pacifica. 

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    Seems pricy at first, but most 3 row crossovers cost more than this.  

    That was what I thought as well. Once you break it down, starting right at 30k for the room and cargo space you get is great. An Explorer starts at 31k Traverse also 31k, Durango starts at 30.5k. Yes those are all larger and more powerful but as far as spacious and roomy go, there's still probably more in the Pacifica. 

     

     

    The V6 in the Pacifica would be the same one in the Durango, and pretty much equal in output to the Ford and GM naturally aspirated V6es.  Yes the Dodge and Ford have optional engines that are more powerful, but they're such a small percentage of sales that the optional engines don't really matter that much in the grand scheme of things. 

     

    The primary difference is in the fashion the second row doors open and the greater spaciousness of the van. 

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    I love the paint job on the hybrid.

     

    I really like this. And the platform does have the ability to have AWD added to it. My guess? Expect a Chrysler CUV based on this too. 

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    I'm actually kind of excited to check this out when it hits the showroom.  With GM they introduce a car and it comes out 15 months later.  This got introduced at Christmas and it should be out soon.

     

    The Acadia was shown at the same show as the Pacifica, at Detroit in January,  and will hit dealers by May.  How much longer till the Giulia comes out?

     

    The truth is, they're all all-over the map on release timelines.  The only company I can think of who is good at consistently releasing at a show to showing up at dealers 4 months later is Honda.

     

    16 Cruze (it's really just vaporware at this point), the 14 Impala, tons of GM product takes forever to hit the showroom

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    Hawt model let me into her van at the auto show this weekend, Chrysler had at least a half a dozen of these things on display, but just the one was open on the platform.  They let a few into it in the AM and then not after that.

     

    Inside and out, looks in person as well as it does in pictures.  I didn't have anything i took issue with on it at all.  100 percent execution.  Looks great, the interior feels so much more airy, and the current brick of a van which i drive looks like 15 years old already, when parked close by.  It's that refreshing.

     

    I think with the pricing staying put, the good mpg, the name change, and winner styling inside and out, should pump some life into the van segment and charge it up a bit for a few years to come.  Change nothing that was good, and improve everything else.

     

    Model said the chassis was engineered for AWD but presently won't get it .....maybe in a couple years.....they will have to redesign the stow n go for AWD application is what was said.

     

    The v6 here is newly revised, enough to be a new engine.  The output is more or less the same as before.

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    The v6 here is newly revised, enough to be a new engine.  The output is more or less the same as before.

     

    I'm curious about that part.  I haven't seen any info on what the revisions are. 

     

    Edit:  Found 'em - "For 2016, FCA released an updated version of the 3.6 L engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This engine now featured two-stage variable valve lift (VVL), a cooled EGR, a new intake manifold, new fuel injectors, and new coil packs. It also features upgrades to the variable valve timing (VVT) system, an increased compression ratio (11.3:1), lower internal friction and lower weight. These improvements help to increase power as well as efficiency."

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    The v6 here is newly revised, enough to be a new engine.  The output is more or less the same as before.

     

    I'm curious about that part.  I haven't seen any info on what the revisions are. 

     

    Edit:  Found 'em - "For 2016, FCA released an updated version of the 3.6 L engine for the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This engine now featured two-stage variable valve lift (VVL), a cooled EGR, a new intake manifold, new fuel injectors, and new coil packs. It also features upgrades to the variable valve timing (VVT) system, an increased compression ratio (11.3:1), lower internal friction and lower weight. These improvements help to increase power as well as efficiency."

     

    Very cool to see these engineering improvements, but how does that relate to MPG? As everyone seems to be stating same HP / Torque or is that also wrong?

     

    Just wondering what the end point is for the updated motor, 

     

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    The HP is an improvement over the outgoing van, now 295 verse 283.  Torque remains the same at 260 lb-ft.  The pentastar has been available in 295hp and 305hp tunes before, but not with these changes integrated.

     

    It sounds like these were mostly efficiency related improvements that also happen to improve power a bit.

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    The best minivan out there, shows Chrysler's experience in this genre runs deeper than anyone.  I would get a Touring model.  So you're saying second and third rows fold flat into the floor?  The hybrid is of course a money loser, forced on Chrysler as a compliance appliance.

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    yup both rear rows fold flat.  you could get a couch or a twin bed in there.

     

    EPA ratings are 18/28/22 combined. This is for FWD.  A FWD 2016 v6 Equinox is rated at 17/25/20.

     

    Whether the engine is really 'new' would be interesting to find out.  As in, does it have the same block, etc.

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    But the hybrid has the exclusive paint tho.

     

    And it looks like a bullet train, and for a people mover, I think that's an excellent styling idea.

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    I spent a lot of time in the new Pacifica at the local auto show this weekend.  Breath of fresh air.  Nice interior, simple controls, great design.

     

    Car and Driver has a first drive review.

     

    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-chrysler-pacifica-first-drive-review

     

    so does Motor Trend.

     

    not much meat in the articles but it sells ads.

     

    http://www.motortrend.com/news/2017-chrysler-pacifica-first-drive-review/

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    • By William Maley
      In the past two years, I have driven three variations of the Volkswagen Golf; the GTI, SportWagen, and R. But I never had the chance to drive the standard Golf. That is until a couple of months ago when a Golf Wolfsburg Edition rolled up. For 2017, the Wolfsburg is one of the two trims on offer (the base S being the other) and comes with lots of equipment for a surprising price. But this is only the cherry on top of an impressive compact hatchback as I would find out.
      Let’s begin with that surprising price. Our Golf Wolfsburg tester came with an as-tested price of $23,515 and that includes a sunroof, push-button start, heated seats, backup camera, pre-collision braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rain-sensing wipers. Considering the amount of equipment on offer, this might be one of the best values in the compact class. I know that I’m beating a dead horse here, but I wished the Golf was just a little bit more exciting to look at. The clean lines and minimal brightwork make the Golf have a handsome profile. But park it next to something like a Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, and you kind of wish that Volkswagen did something to make it standout. You could level the same complaint at the Golf’s interior as doesn’t have the same panache or sharpness as some competitors. But I can overlook it as the Golf has one the most functional and well-built interiors in the class. Controls are within easy reach and have a solid feel that is lacking in other compact models. It doesn’t hurt the Golf has a spacious interior for passengers and cargo. I’m 5’8” and found to have plenty of head and legroom sitting in the back. For cargo, the Golf offers up 22.8 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 52.7 cubic feet with them folded, putting it at the top of the class. Like the larger SportWagen and Alltrack, the regular Golf sports a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder producing 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. My tester came with the optional six-speed automatic. A five-speed manual comes standard. This engine is such a sweetheart as it punches well above its weight. Power comes on a quick and smooth rate, meaning you’ll not be wanting for power when trying to make a pass. The automatic transmission is smart, knowing when it needs to up or downshift and doing so at a quick rate. One item that I gave the Golf SportWagen a lot of praise was the pleasant balance between a smooth ride and sharp handling. The regular Golf is much the same. Taking a corner, the vehicle shows little body roll and the steering provides a linear and quick response. It would be nice if the steering had some more weight, but otherwise, it is a fun car to hustle around. For the daily commute, the Golf offers up a comfortable ride where potholes and other imperfections are ironed out. Road and wind noise are kept to very acceptable levels. If I do have one complaint, it has to deal with the lack of adaptive cruise control. There is already a radar module up front for the pre-collision braking that can monitor vehicles ahead and bring the vehicle to a stop. So why isn’t there the ability to use that module to provide adaptive cruise control? Is it a technical issue or something dealing with the cost? (I'm thinking its the latter). That issue aside, I’m really impressed with the regular Golf. This is one of the vehicles that can deliver on being an all arounder without falling on its face due to one or many things. Plus, the Wolfsburg Edition might be the steal for the 2017 Golf lineup considering what you get. Disclaimer: Volkswagen Provided the Golf, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas
      Year: 2017
      Make: Volkswagen
      Model: Golf
      Trim: Wolfsburg Edition
      Engine: 1.8L TSI Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
      Driveline: Six-Speed Automatic, Front-Wheel Drive
      Horsepower @ RPM: 170 @ 4,500
      Torque @ RPM: 199 @ 1,600
      Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 25/35/29
      Curb Weight: 3,023 lbs
      Location of Manufacture: Wolfsburg, Germany
      Base Price: $22,695
      As Tested Price: $23,515 (Includes $820.00 Destination Charge)
      Options: N/A

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    • By William Maley
      In the past two years, I have driven three variations of the Volkswagen Golf; the GTI, SportWagen, and R. But I never had the chance to drive the standard Golf. That is until a couple of months ago when a Golf Wolfsburg Edition rolled up. For 2017, the Wolfsburg is one of the two trims on offer (the base S being the other) and comes with lots of equipment for a surprising price. But this is only the cherry on top of an impressive compact hatchback as I would find out.
      Let’s begin with that surprising price. Our Golf Wolfsburg tester came with an as-tested price of $23,515 and that includes a sunroof, push-button start, heated seats, backup camera, pre-collision braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rain-sensing wipers. Considering the amount of equipment on offer, this might be one of the best values in the compact class. I know that I’m beating a dead horse here, but I wished the Golf was just a little bit more exciting to look at. The clean lines and minimal brightwork make the Golf have a handsome profile. But park it next to something like a Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback, and you kind of wish that Volkswagen did something to make it standout. You could level the same complaint at the Golf’s interior as doesn’t have the same panache or sharpness as some competitors. But I can overlook it as the Golf has one the most functional and well-built interiors in the class. Controls are within easy reach and have a solid feel that is lacking in other compact models. It doesn’t hurt the Golf has a spacious interior for passengers and cargo. I’m 5’8” and found to have plenty of head and legroom sitting in the back. For cargo, the Golf offers up 22.8 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 52.7 cubic feet with them folded, putting it at the top of the class. Like the larger SportWagen and Alltrack, the regular Golf sports a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder producing 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. My tester came with the optional six-speed automatic. A five-speed manual comes standard. This engine is such a sweetheart as it punches well above its weight. Power comes on a quick and smooth rate, meaning you’ll not be wanting for power when trying to make a pass. The automatic transmission is smart, knowing when it needs to up or downshift and doing so at a quick rate. One item that I gave the Golf SportWagen a lot of praise was the pleasant balance between a smooth ride and sharp handling. The regular Golf is much the same. Taking a corner, the vehicle shows little body roll and the steering provides a linear and quick response. It would be nice if the steering had some more weight, but otherwise, it is a fun car to hustle around. For the daily commute, the Golf offers up a comfortable ride where potholes and other imperfections are ironed out. Road and wind noise are kept to very acceptable levels. If I do have one complaint, it has to deal with the lack of adaptive cruise control. There is already a radar module up front for the pre-collision braking that can monitor vehicles ahead and bring the vehicle to a stop. So why isn’t there the ability to use that module to provide adaptive cruise control? Is it a technical issue or something dealing with the cost? (I'm thinking its the latter). That issue aside, I’m really impressed with the regular Golf. This is one of the vehicles that can deliver on being an all arounder without falling on its face due to one or many things. Plus, the Wolfsburg Edition might be the steal for the 2017 Golf lineup considering what you get. Disclaimer: Volkswagen Provided the Golf, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas
      Year: 2017
      Make: Volkswagen
      Model: Golf
      Trim: Wolfsburg Edition
      Engine: 1.8L TSI Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
      Driveline: Six-Speed Automatic, Front-Wheel Drive
      Horsepower @ RPM: 170 @ 4,500
      Torque @ RPM: 199 @ 1,600
      Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined - 25/35/29
      Curb Weight: 3,023 lbs
      Location of Manufacture: Wolfsburg, Germany
      Base Price: $22,695
      As Tested Price: $23,515 (Includes $820.00 Destination Charge)
      Options: N/A
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