The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a Winner in Edmunds’ Eyes

The world of minivans is slowly shrinking as SUVs become the more popular vehicle of choice for many families. With successful SUV options boasting spacious third-row seating, it is easy to see why sporty-looking and capable SUVs are quickly gaining traction — literally and figuratively. But there is still something to be said about the minivan options still on the market, like the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a top-rated minivan option

On the Edmunds website, the Chrysler Pacifica is currently the top-rated choice among minivan options. With an overall rating of 7.9 out of a possible 10, Chrysler does well to provide an overall well-rounded family-oriented option. If you’ve been in older model years of the Chrysler Pacifica, you might not even recognize the thoughtfully updated interior and everything the minivan has to offer, earning its a spot at the top on the popular site. 

A dark-colored 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle minivan parked outside a large shingled home
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle | Stellantis

Decent driving with surprising efficiency

There is no denying that a vehicle as large and equipped as a Chrysler Pacifica is heavy and far from agile. The minivan may not offer a snappy acceleration or thrilling driving experience, but the chances are that isn’t what you’re looking for with this type of vehicle anyways. Instead, the Pacifica provides drivers with surprisingly smooth and gentle ride quality. If you’re looking to improve fuel economy, the hybrid option is also available for the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica at Auto Show
2021 Chrysler Pacifica | Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Bonus points for interior and tech

From the outside, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica looks modern enough, but it isn’t anything to gawk at. But, that’s okay, and the underwhelming exterior does well to mask the surprisingly nice interior. It’s roomy front seats and rear cabin space offers easy access with a relaxing riding experience, perfect for your daily drive or long-distance summer road trips. Paired with the system’s Uconnect feature and drivers can enjoy all of the same technology and safety features of many cars and SUVs that come at a much higher price point. 

A silver 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan parked on gravel in front of snowcapped mountain with the sun behind them
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited | Stellantis

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While the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica isn’t a particularly exciting vehicle choice, it is still a very capable option worth it’s price. With several variations in trims and drivetrains, this spunky minivan has enough options to become a reliable and pleasant experience for families in their daily lives or their weekend adventures.