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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Names 2019 Chrysler Pacifica a Top Pick

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With more than 100 standard and available safety features, including the “superior”-rated Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning-Plus driver-assist technologies, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica continues the model’s trend of earning high marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2019 model is officially an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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“From an engineering perspective, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan is a technological milestone,” said Phil Jansen, Head of Product Development, FCA North America. “It offers exceptional crashworthiness, without compromising attributes such as interior space or fuel efficiency.”

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is available at six trim levels: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, and Limited. The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission to generate 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It earns an EPA-estimated fuel rating of 28 mpg on the highway.

Boasting a weight reduction of 250 pounds compared to previous models, the body structure of the 2019 Pacifica is seriously strong, as 72 percent of it is made up of high-strength steel. Now standard on the Touring Plus trim is the Advanced SafetyTec Group. The package includes the superior-rated Forward Collision Warning-Plus, ParkSense front/rear park assist with stop, and Lane Departure Warning-Plus to help you prevent or minimize accidents, park with confidence, and safely remain in your lanes, respectively.

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Standard safety and driver-assist technologies include Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection to help you avoid dangers hard to see; Hill Start Assist to help you safely navigate inclines; a sliding door alert warning to help keep passengers safe; and a Tire Pressure Monitoring Display to keep tabs on tire health.