Chrysler Pacifica Get New Trim Levels for 2018

Initially, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica current generation model debuted just this year. Unlike any rivals, like Kia Sedona and Toyota Sienna, it is the freshest car in the minivan segment. Maybe that is the main reason why it so cool - it has the fully adjustable interior, efficient powertrain (hybrid included) and advanced multimedia. There are also plenty of storage places, just like it should be on the ultimate family car.

Main Changes for 2018

Despite being revealed in late 2016 as 2017 model, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has some improvements, mainly connected with trim level configurations. So, now the standard trim has less equipment and it is called the L. Premium become Touring L and Platinum become Limited - those only for naming.

As for equipment, the Uconnect multimedia adds support for Android and iOS smartphones and built-in 4G wireless internet connection. There are also two new color options: Ocean Blue and Copper Pearl.

Touring L trim get new roof rails with chrome trimming, and better leather upholstery to the seats, while Touring Plus get body-colored mirrors and different design to the Touring Plus trim.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Main Features

Chrysler adds lots of convenient features to Town&Country successor, like hands-free power sliding doors along with tailgate, advanced rear seats multimedia like in executive sedans, huge panoramic sunroof, and even built-in vacuum cleaner.

What is more, it is one of the best-looking cars in the market, not to mention among minivans. Sleek look, front end borrowed from now discontinued Chrysler 200, elegant and simple front panel of the interior - everything looks gorgeous.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Specs and Fuel Efficiency

Thanks to the first in class hybrid powertrain (it is optional and costs more, though), the fuel efficiency is phenomenal - 32 MPG in the city, the same number for combined cycle and 33 MPG on the highway. The level of a compact car for a full-size minivan with 260-hp V6. That’s impressive. In EV mode only Pacifica could go for 33 miles on a single charge.

By the way, the standard version has similar or worse fuel efficiency in the city conditions and slightly better than most rivals in the highway, thanks to 9-speed automatic. The previously-known Tigershark V6 with 3.6-liter displacement boosted to 287 horsepower.

Trim Levels and Pricing

The basic trim level called L costs $26,995. It has the 8-seat interior layout (optional), air conditioner, black cloth upholstery, keyless entry, 17-inch steel wheels, power mirrors with heating, 7-inch Uconnect multimedia with 6 speakers, all-power windows.

Next trim, LX, adds stocked seats, 17-inch alloy rims, and power adjustments for driver's seat. It costs $29,795 without options.

Touring Plus for $32,595 MSRP additionally has triple-zone climate control, power sliding doors, and tailgate, remote engine start and security system.

Touring L for $35,495 starting price adds perforated leather seats, with heating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, chromed roof rails.

Touring L Plus adds a more advanced Uconnect system with audio streaming and premium 13-speaker Alpine audio system. It also has heating function on the steering wheel and rear seats. It costs $38,695 MSRP.

Limited is the top-trim features Nappa leather seats, hands-free power doors and tailgate, integrated vacuum cleaner, ventilated seats and 3-segment panoramic sunroof. The price is $43,695.

Hybrid versions available only in Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited, for $39,995, $41,995 and $44,995 respectively. Aside from hybrid powertrain, all other features are identical to gasoline versions of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, except the seating - it is available only in 7-seat layout with second-row captain seats.

2017-10-18 by Luke Widmeyer