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The Chrysler Pacifica is a mid-size crossover SUV from DaimlerChrysler. It shares its platform with the Chrysler minivans but offers all wheel drive and an upscale interior. The Pacifica was introduced for 2004 and was originally inspired by the Chrysler Citadel concept car. The Pacifica, according to Chrysler, is a "sports tourer". The Pacifica is built in Windsor, Ontario, Canada alongside the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan.

In November 2007, Chrysler LLC announced that the Pacifica is scheduled to be phased out after the 2008 model year. The Pacifica has not been replaced, but there were rumors of a 2009 Pacifica designated as the CT49. Possible changes may have included a rear-wheel drive layout and, if produced, was slotted for production at the St. Louis Assembly plant in mid-2008.

Recent ChangesEdit

As a model only recently introduced in 2004, the Pacifica has undergone very little external revision. For 2006, the "Limited" trim level was made available without all-wheel drive. For 2007, Chrysler's 4.0 L SOHC V6 engine was added.

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

The 2007 Pacifica is available in three trims: the Base model, the Touring, and the Limited. Although the Base model comes with the fewest standard features of the three, it is the only trim level that offers a choice of engines between a 3.8L 215hp V6 and a 4.0L 253hp V6. The Touring and Limited are both equipped with the latter. In addition, the Base model is also the only trim to offer a choice of transmission between a 6-speed Autostick and a 4-speed Autostick, as the other two are fitted with the 6-speed. All models are available in either front wheel drive or full-time all wheel drive. Some of the standout features are as follows:

Base model

  • 17" steel wheels
  • 8-way power driver (4-way passenger) front bucket seats
  • Cloth seating and headliner
  • Metal-look dashboard insert
  • Full floor console
  • Dual zone front manual air conditioning
  • 7-speaker Infinity AM/FM/MP3/CD audio system
  • Cruise control

Touring

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Adds to or replaces Base features with:

  • 17" machined alloy wheels
  • Full captain rear seats
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Leather shift knob and steering wheel
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Rear console with storage
  • Dual zone front automatic air conditioning
  • Separate rear AC controls
  • HomeLink Wireless Control System
  • Compass, exterior temp. monitor, trip computer, systems monitor

Limited

Adds to or replaces Touring features with:

  • 19" alloy wheels
  • Heated front bucket seats with driver seat memory
  • Simulated suede/leather seating
  • Express open sunroof
  • Roof rack
  • Roll-up cargo cover and cargo net
  • 7-speaker Infinity AM/FM/MP3/SIRIUS/in-dash 6CD audio system
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • Parksense rear park distance control

PricingEdit

Today's actual prices for the Chrysler Pacifica can be found at CarsDirect.

Pacifica Trims

Base 2WD

Base 4WD

Touring 2WD

Touring 4WD

Limited 2WD

Limited 4WD

MSRP

$24,160

$27,250

$27,300

$29,950

$33,475

$35,525

Invoice

$22,322

$25,073

$25,117

$27,476

$30,613

$32,437

Gas MileageEdit

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim

3.8L V6 2WD

4.0L V6 2WD

4.0L V6 AWD

MPG

18/25

16/24

16/24

ReliabilityEdit

The 2004 Pacifica's long-term reliability has been assessed by Automotive Information Systems to be satisfactory, earning an overall Green rating, which indicates minimal problems across all categories.

SafetyEdit

The Pacifica performed well in safety tests carried out by the NHTSA. For all front- and side-impact crash tests, the Pacifica earned the highest 5-Star rating, and in tests for rollover, it received a 4-Star rating. Standard safety equipment found on the Pacifica includes:

PhotosEdit

ColorsEdit

Available colors will vary by trim, but a full list is viewable at CarsDirect.com. Some of the choices are:

Exterior

  • Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Magnesium Pearlcoat
  • Modern Blue Pearlcoat
  • Stone White Clearcoat

Interior

  • Dark Khaki/Light Graystone
  • Pastel Slate Gray

Main CompetitorsEdit

Hybrid ModelsEdit

There are no hybrid models of the Pacifica currently in production.

Unique AttributesEdit

Resale ValuesEdit

According to Kelley Blue Book, "the base Pacifica and Touring model are projected to hold a slightly less-than-average residual value, while the all-wheel drive Limited is expected to hold a slightly higher than average value. On the whole, the Pacifica is expected to hold its value better than GM's minivans, on par with the Ford Freestyle and below the Nissan Murano, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander crossover SUVs."

CriticismsEdit

  • "If you're looking for a V8 power or the tall ceiling and overall interior space of a Sport Utility Vehicle or minivan, you best look elsewhere." - Kelley Blue Book

Current Generation: 1st (2004–Present)Edit

The Pacifica's styling is based on the current Caravan, being boxed out and smaller in size.

WorldwideEdit

Design quirks and odditiesEdit

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


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