2024 Chrysler Pacifica

Efficiently Ever After: Celebrating 40 Years of Chrysler Minivans + New Horizons

Posted at Fri, Dec 22, 2023 2:00 PM

The holidays are an excellent time to celebrate family mobility here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow: Chrysler is now ringing in 40 years of the minivan, just as production of the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid begins at the Windsor Assembly Plant. On November 2, 1983, the very first Plymouth Voyager rolled off the assembly line at Windsor, solidifying it as the very first manufacturer to introduce the efficient and family-shuttling marvel in the form of the minivan.

Six generations and more than 117 industry firsts have been spurned since, with features and technologies that have made these models more future-friendly and convenient. It has been amazing to be a part of a vehicle that has long helped families and those on road trips create a lifetime of incredibly memorable moments. Many of today's drivers experienced their first away game, amusement park, and other road trips in a Chrysler minivan, and we're proud that a new generation will be doing the same in a Chrysler Pacifica or Pacifica plug-in hybrid. 

As the Chrysler brand continues to innovate towards embracing an all-electric portfolio within the next five years, the minivan will play a very integral role. The Chrysler Pacifica pinnacle stands for the top of the pack while offering the most standard safety and security features in this class. The Pacifica reigns over the magic and bustle of the holidays as the most technologically advanced minivan in the nation. Over the past four decades, many amazing advancements have taken place such as the Stow ‘n Go seating and storage system, and the amazing way to count miles with Uconnect theater entertainment.

The Pacifica also boasts the first electrified powertrain in the segment and the convenience of dual hands-free sliding doors. Recently we were privileged to celebrate the production of the 100,000th Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid, which continues to represent the evolution of the lineup as the brand continues to advance with the eco-friendly goal of an all-new electrified future. Available for the coming 2024 year, the Pacifica lineup now offers a cool new Sepia interior color for the top-trim Pinnacle model, along with Red Hot and Baltic Gray exterior hues. 

The Emergency Vehicle Alert System feature of the Uconnect 5 platform offers cluster and touchscreen in-vehicle notifications for an ambulance, active fire truck, or any other nearby roadway hazards. We know that it can be crucial to make sure that the whole crew remains connected and entertained, and one of the Pacifica’s major milestones was being the first minivan equipped with Amazon Fire TV. The Edmunds.com review team praised the 2024 Pacifica for its “upscale interior, available all-wheel drive, and excellent all-around visibility.” 

With the back two rows folded, the cargo area expands to 140.5 cubic feet, and the flat load floor makes sliding things in very easy. The Pacifica’s Uconnect infotainment system is appreciated for its ease of use, excellent features, and easy smartphone integration. Mobile connections include the savvy and always-on-point Alexa pairing and the Uconnect app that allows you to control a few vitals directly from your phone. When properly equipped, the Pacifica offers a 3,600-lb maximum towing capacity, and there are cup holders and cubbies for every trinket the little ones may find. Power is derived from a 3.6-liter V6, cranking out a family-friendly 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

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