If one had asked me how do you make a minivan more appealing, I might have responded, ‘is this a trick question?’ I guess I feel strongly if its a “van” then by definition it should emphasize function over appearance. Chrysler, however, does not agree, and has proved me wrong with the Chrysler Pacifica.
From its introduction, the Chrysler Pacifica wasn’t like its predecessors or others in the segment. Then last year, they introduced the S appearance package-giving the Pacifica a sportier look with a custom feel. It transforms the ‘Mom mobile’ into a sharp looking whip riding on 18-inch wheels finished in what Chrysler calls Black Noise.
Now, Chrysler celebrates 35 years of minivan leadership by introducing the Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition.
Chrysler has proven they know minivans with 115 minivan-first innovations and more than 14.6 million minivans sold globally since 1983. FCA US tops the segment, selling twice as many minivans as any other manufacturer over the past 35 years, and remains the leader with 55 percent market share in 2018 – the highest ever attained.
“We created the minivan segment, we’re proud of our place in it, and we will continue to innovate like we’ve done with the first hybrid minivan, industry-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, Uconnect Theater with 10-inch touchscreens in the second row and much more,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America. “More than 14.6 million families have created lasting memories in their minivans throughout the past 35 years, through home projects, road trips, soccer practice, you name it. There is no better way to commemorate the anniversary of the people mover that does it all, than by introducing an edition that offers even more value to today’s families.”
The luxuriously appointed all-black interior features Cranberry Wine accent stitching on McKinley and Nappa leather perforated seats, steering wheel, door trim, bezels on the instrument panel (IP) and door handles, and a 35th Anniversary embroidered logo on the front floor mats.
35th Anniversary Pacifica models feature:
Touring L: Memory driver’s seat, eight-passenger seating, Mopar overhead DVD, 18-inch wheels
Touring L Plus: Memory driver’s seat, eight-passenger seating and dual-pane sunroof
Limited: 20-inch wheels
35th Anniversary Pacifica Hybrid models feature:
Hybrid Touring L: Premium Audio Group with 13 Alpine speakers, Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4-inch display, 17-inch wheels
Hybrid Limited: 18-inch wheels
Available on Pacifica Touring L (gas/hybrid), Touring L Plus and Limited (gas/hybrid) models, the 35th Anniversary edition features a 35th Anniversary badge and a Liquid Chrome Chrysler Wing badge with a Gloss Black insert on the front fascia grille and rear liftgate.
So, if you’ve been waiting to add a family vehicle to your garage, check out the best looking minivan on the road. Inside you’ll find an interior packed with so much technology and so many convenience features that you might find yourself looking for reasons to buy a minivan.