2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Earns Top Safety Pick+ Safety Rating
It looks like the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is more than just a pretty face. Chrysler’s new minivan recently underwent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash testing, which is considered one of the most stringent in the industry, and came out on top, earning the organization’s top designation of Top Safety Pick+. To achieve this top safety rating, the Pacifica received the highest possible rating of “good” on each of the five IIHS safety tests.
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“Having sold more than 14 million minivans since inventing the segment in 1983, we know what’s important to minivan buyers,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA North America. “The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sum of all the knowledge we’ve accumulated about minivans and the people who are proud to own them. Among the things we know—safety is one of the most important purchase reasons and achieving the Top Safety Pick+ rating helps to establish the Pacifica as the segment leader.”
Though the Pacifica received a top-notch rating for overall crashworthiness, one of the main reasons it received the Top Safety Pick+ rating was its Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system. This system, which is called Forward Collision Warning-Plus, earned the IIHS’s highest possible rating of “superior.” It keeps its passengers safe with sensor-fusion technology, which combines the use of radar sensors and cameras for the best precision possible.
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Along with the Pacifica, this AEB system is also available throughout the Fiat Chrysler lineup. In fact, no mainstream carmaker offers AEB in more segments. There are nine total vehicles that offer this innovative safety system across six segments, including the following models: