2020 Chrysler Pacifica Earns Spot on KBB’s List of 12 Best Cars for Families
Each year, the editors at Kelley Blue Book choose the rides that meet the needs of America’s families. One of the best minivans, according to KBB, is the popular and award-winning Chrysler Pacifica.
Available Now: 2020 Chrysler Pacifica
“If variety and flexibility are the priorities that you bring to the full-time job of bringing up a family, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan belongs on your shortlist,” KBB editors explain.
The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica comfortably accommodates seven passengers when equipped with the second row of captain’s chairs. Forgo those to earn another passenger spot. When you need more room for your stuff, you can utilize the available Stow ‘n Go bucket seats. These disappear into the floor to open up ample cargo space. An available Easy Tilt Seating allows your passenger easier and quicker access to their seats.
Standard family-friendly features
- Power sliding doors
- Three-zone automatic climate control
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat with support for your lumbar
- Power liftgate
- Blind-spot Monitoring
Upgrades worth considering
- Tri-panel panoramic sunroof
- Built-in vacuum
- 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen with smartphone integration
- Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound Group (20 speakers)
- Class-exclusive Uconnect Theater
- Blu-ray player
- Two 10-inch touch screens
- Two HDMI inputs
- Wireless streaming
- Wireless headphones
- Bluetooth remotes
- Built-in apps and games
Plus, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica doesn’t sacrifice power or capability for family-friendly features.
“The standard V6 has enough oomph to get the Pacifica up to freeway speeds without much effort and is even rated to tow up to 3,600 pounds, 100 more than the Odyssey, Sienna, and Sedona,” according to the KBB expert review.
Available Now: 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
A family-friendly vehicle isn’t worth much without advanced safety tech. The 2020 Pacifica delivers a long list of available driver-assist technologies including:
- Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
- ParkSense Front Assist (Rear Park Assist is standard)
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
For families eager to lessen their driving footprint and still command a minivan overflowing with family-friendly features should opt for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid trim.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.