Chrysler Replaces Town & Country with Pacifica

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica replaces the Town & Country, a new generation for the venerable heritage of Chrysler minivans.

The new Pacifica is stylish and modern, with a freshly luxurious interior that retains the popular “stow ‘n’ go” seating, and a totally new exterior design.

The Pacifica Hybrid is the first hybrid minivan, and features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain for 248 hp, 230 lb-ft of torque and a driving range of around 30 miles on electric power alone before the gas-powered V6 takes over. The standard Pacifica has a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 with 287 horsepower, a 9-speed automatic transmission and mandatory front-wheel drive. Chrysler includes its Uconnect touchscreen and theater in the Pacifica, which also features adaptive cruise control, an automated parking system, forward-collision warning with automatic braking and a 360-degree surround-view camera.

Car and Driver gives the Pacifica a 5/5 and U.S. News Best Cars gives it 9.2/10. It’s available in five configurations ranging from about $29,000 to about $42,000 for the hybrid.