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Just because you want the flexibility and functionality of a minivan doesn’t mean that you don’t care about having nice things. Yet sometimes it can feel like you have to sacrifice the finer things in life just to be able to get something sensible. Luckily, that isn’t the case. As Parents Magazine recently announced, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the kind of minivan that will make you feel like both a responsible parent and a high-level executive. Here’s what you’ll get in the Chrysler Pacifica and what you’ll pay for it. 

A taupe-colored 2022 Chrysler Pacifica with mountains in the background.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica | Chrysler

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the best luxury minivan 

Parents Magazine has named the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica the Best Luxury Minivan. To determine this as well as its other awards, Parents Magazine looked at loads of vehicles. It considered various criteria before coming up with a list of semi finalists. It then test-drove all those semi finalists before choosing the best of the best. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is just that.

One of the things that Parents Magazine likes about the Chrysler Pacifica is that it doesn’t look like a minivan. No, “Chrysler designed this minivan to look more like a luxury car than a family van.” That will be especially appealing to those who need a minivan but really don’t want to give up their luxury SUV.

The Chrysler Pacifica is family-friendly

If you’re looking for a minivan because you have kids and you want to make daily driving as well as longer travels easier, you’ll love the Pacifica. It has a motion-activated rear liftgate. That means that you won’t have to try to wrestle your trunk open with your hands full of babies and groceries.

There’s tons of versatility in the Chrysler Pacifica, too. You can fold all the seats in the second and third rows down flat into the floor. This will give you tons of space if you need to transport something large or want to turn your minivan into a giant campground for the drive-in movie theatre. That feature isn’t available in the hybrid version of the Pacifica, however.

How much is the Pacifica?

While the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica isn’t cheap, that’s probably to be expected for a minivan that feels like a luxury SUV. Its price starts at $38,690 for the base model Touring. This (and all Pacifica trim levels except the hybrid) come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission. and front-wheel drive. You can upgrade to all-wheel drive.

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Touring comes with LED lights and heated outside mirrors. Its compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and has a push-button start and remote ignition. In addition, the Pacifica comes with a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, six-speaker sound system, and power-adjustable driver’s seat.

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica may be just the minivan you need if you crave a blend of minivan function with a luxury SUV feel. With all of its family-friendly features and upscale vibe, the Chrysler Pacifica fills that gap that many other minivans don’t.


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