The Chrysler Pacifica is a mid-size crossover SUV from Daimler Chrysler. Chrysler Pacifica shares its platform with the Chrysler minivans but offers all-wheel drive and a luxurious interior. The Pacifica was introduced in 2004 and was originally inspired by the Chrysler Citadel concept car. The Pacifica, according to Chrysler, is a Sports Tourer. The Chrysler Pacifica is built in Windsor, Ontario, Canada along the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan.
Chrysler LLC announced that the Pacifica is scheduled to be phased out after the model year 2008. The Chrysler Pacifica is not replaced, but there were rumors of a 2009 Pacifica named the CT49. Possible changes might include a rear-wheel drive layout and, if produced, is fit for the production at the plant St. Louis Assembly in the middle of 2008.
Chrysler Pacifica Features
3rd-row seats were standard on all but the base Chrysler Pacifica. Front row seats featured an eight-way power driver’s seat and four-way power passenger seat on all standard Pacifica. The Limited and Touring included a ten-way power seat for the driver. The Pacifica may be optioned with a seating preference memory system that also controls mirrors and pedals. Seats available with stain and odor resistant fabric or leather on all seats and six different fabric designs.
Chrysler Pacifica Cargo space was 79.5 cubic feet wrapped with the second and third rows. All Chrysler Pacifica models come with AM / FM radio with CD player and a seven-speaker, 200-watt sound system. Limited models come with the one-year subscription to Sirius satellite radio, 6-disc DVD player can play MP3, DVD audio, DVD video, DVD-R and DVD-RW, and an eight-speaker sound system. Standard Chrysler Pacifica models include dual-zone manual temperature control, while the Limited and Touring offered automatic temperature control system. Limited and Touring models offered an available navigation system, with an optional rear-view camera. A hands-free communication system was also available.
Chrysler Pacifica Engine
Chrysler Pacifica is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 with 210 horsepower and 240 pound-feet (330 N·m) of torque. Critics mine the gruff engine, which was hardly up to the task of battling formidable mass Pacifica’s, especially on all four wheels drive models fully loaded. A 3.5-liter V6 with 250 kW (186 hp) and 250 lb·ft (340 N·m) standard on all but the base front-wheel-drive model in 2005, and the 3.8-liter V6 was eliminated in 2006 left the 3.5-liter unit as the only engine available. For 2007, the 3.8-liter mill returned rated in the base front-wheel-drive model, this time even lower at 200 kW (149 hp) and a 4.0-liter V6 the 3,5 V6 in all other models. The 4.0-liter engine cranked out only 255 hp (190 kW) and 265 lb·ft (359 N·m), and it is with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The 4.0-liter V6 mated to 6-speed automatic stick has an impressive 0-60 mph time of 7.4 seconds. Until the introduction of the 4.0-liter V6 2007 engines have always been a poor choice of Chrysler with inadequate, non-efficient units. gas consumption was disappointing and Pacifica falls to the bottom of the chart in its category.
Chrysler Pacifica Safety
In 2006, the Chrysler Pacifica received an award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as the “best pick frontal”. In 2007, the Pacifica has a five-star front and side crash test rating. The Chrysler Pacifica received the award for equipped with traction control, 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, driving side curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Program, and tire pressure monitoring system. NHTSA is currently investigating a tendency to engine bay fires in the Chrysler Pacifica equipped with the 4.0-liter V6.