2018 Chrysler Pacifica

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$26,995–$44,095 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Maneuverability
  • Quiet ride
  • Fuel economy
  • Interior room
  • More comfortable Stow ‘n Go seats
  • Rear-seat Uconnect Theater app integration for kids

The Bad

  • Can have hybrid powertrain or Stow ‘n Go but not both
  • All-wheel drive not offered
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission behavior while decelerating
  • Many options come only on top trim level

Notable Features of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

  • New lower-priced Pacifica L base trim level
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now standard
  • Onboard 4G Wi-Fi internet access available
  • Gas V-6 or plug-in hybrid model
  • Integrated vacuum cleaner available
  • Dual touchscreen rear entertainment system

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: New last year, the larger, lower and wider Chrysler Pacifica minivan replaced the long-running Town & Country. Built on an all-new platform, the Pacifica's sleek styling brings in elements of the rest of the brand's lineup. It's also available in plug-in hybrid form and is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle of any kind. If the name sounds familiar, it should because Chrysler made a Pacifica crossover SUV in the 2000s.

(Skip to details on the Pacifica Hybrid)

New for 2018

A new entry-level L trim level is available, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is now standard. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system now includes HD Radio, and navigation-equipped versions of the system now offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. Uconnect Theater now offers wireless streaming from Android devices.

Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler made headlines when it introduced the Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first electrified minivan. Featuring a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the minivan can travel up to 33 miles on electric power alone. The Pacifica Hybrid's trim names now mirror the regular Pacifica's, and a less expensive Touring Plus version is available for 2018.

What’s Special

  • Chrysler-estimated total range of 566 miles
  • 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack
  • Electrically variable transmission and two electric motors

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Vehicle Overview

What it is: New last year, the larger, lower and wider Chrysler Pacifica minivan replaced the long-running Town & Country. Built on an all-new platform, the Pacifica's sleek styling brings in elements of the rest of the brand's lineup. It's also available in plug-in hybrid form and is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle of any kind. If the name sounds familiar, it should because Chrysler made a Pacifica crossover SUV in the 2000s.

(Skip to details on the Pacifica Hybrid)

New for 2018

A new entry-level L trim level is available, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is now standard. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system now includes HD Radio, and navigation-equipped versions of the system now offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. Uconnect Theater now offers wireless streaming from Android devices.

Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler made headlines when it introduced the Pacifica Hybrid, the industry’s first electrified minivan. Featuring a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the minivan can travel up to 33 miles on electric power alone. The Pacifica Hybrid's trim names now mirror the regular Pacifica's, and a less expensive Touring Plus version is available for 2018.

What’s Special

  • Chrysler-estimated total range of 566 miles
  • 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack
  • Electrically variable transmission and two electric motors

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Latest 2018 Pacifica Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Quietest running mini van I have ever owned.

by Vegasguy from North Las Vegas, NV on September 15, 2018

Loaded with features that I love using. Speech recognition on operating most devices, like interior temperature setting and radio station changes. These are just a few. Read full review

(5.0)

Best car I had so far and perfect for family!

by Codruta Andrei from Noblesville Indiana on September 11, 2018

It meets all my needs. Comfortable, easy to drive, kids friendly everything I need for my family! Last car I had was a crysler town and county 2015 and I loved that one too but this is way batter. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chrysler

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Pacifica received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

B

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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