2021 Chrysler Pacifica Video: Sorry, Sienna, This Is the New Swagger Wagon

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan has loads of family-friendly features — but wait, there’s more! The automaker revised the Pacifica for 2021 with a host of tech and visual updates as well as some much-needed standard safety features, and it’s showing at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The other big news is that Chrysler plans to offer all-wheel drive in a minivan for the first time since 2004.

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Outside, the biggest change is the new grille, which loses its previous swoopiness and trades it for a much more upright-looking grille, similar to what’s on the Chrysler 300 sedan. Overall, the minivan wears fewer curves in place of a more-boxy silhouette.

Inside is an updated Uconnect multimedia system with a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen. Chrysler says processing time is way faster with the new system, and it also includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

In back, a new feature is the FamCam system. The wide-angle digital camera mounted in the roof between the front moonroof and the rear fixed-glass panel allows the driver to monitor the passenger areas using the instrument panel’s touchscreen.

The whole thing adds up to a serious threat to minivan rival the Toyota Sienna’s status as the so-called Swagger Wagon — particularly when you move up to the luxurious Pinnacle trim.

What else? So much. Watch the video below for all of it.

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