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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Picks Up NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was awarded a five star overall safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Chrysler reportedly carried out more than 80 full-vehicle impact tests before releasing the new Pacifica minivan to the public

It’s been a busy year for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

Not only did this minivan earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honors, but it was named “Best Minivan of 2016” by and also captured the Family Car of Texas Title. Now, to go along with all of those accolades, the latest award to be bestowed upon the new Pacifica is a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Five stars is the highest possible rating that’s given by the NHTSA. To receive that honor, a vehicle must earn top marks in crash tests that simulate a frontal collision, a side-impact crash test that simulates a two-vehicle collision, and a side-impact test that simulates a single-vehicle collision with a pole.

On top of those impressive rating, the 2017 Pacifica also offers three advanced safety features that are recommended by the NHTSA. These three pieces of equipment are a ParkView Rear Backup Camera, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, and the Available Ford Collision Warning Plus technology.

Officials from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not seem surprised by the Pacifica’s new five-star overall safety rating. This could be due to the vehicle’s unique design, which consists of 72% high strength steel; 28% of which is Advanced High Strength Steel.

“These results are a clear indicator of our unwavering commitment to engineering excellence,” said FCA North America Head of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance Mike Dahl.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica wears a starting price tag of less than $30,000 and yields up to 28 mpg on the highway.

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Gallery: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Photos