Chrysler Pacifica is the leader of a minivan segment, although it is one of the youngest models there. Launched in 2016 as 2017 year model, it made an immediate impact. This nameplate existed earlier, but as a mid-size crossover. Now, as a minivan, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is one of the rare vehicles that can fight for its place. The competition from rivals in the same segment, plus the growing threat from crossover class, makes the future of minivans unpredictable.
But, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is step ahead of competition in the same class. This is the only minivan that offers a hybrid drivetrain. Soon, others will introduce their electric motors. But, the Pacifica will improve its system further for 2019 season. Finally, there are new trim levels and options to refresh the appearance before the mid-cycle update coming in 2020 or 2021.
Under the hood of the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is a 3.6-liter engine. The same V6 is right from the start there. Its main rivals are using a similar drivetrain. The new 2019 Pacifica can deliver 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The main advantages of this powertrain are its smoothness and quietness. Up or down the hill, the unit produces less noise.
Fuel Economy And All-Wheel Drive
Another strength of the minivan is its fuel economy. Rare are rivals that can match its rating 18/28 mpg for city/highway. The downside was the two-wheel drive only, without further options. However, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica all-wheel drive will change things up and fix this lack.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
If the fuel economy and gas mileage are advantages of the regular model, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid leaves the competition in the dust. The system offers 32 mpg combined. It can also run by using electric power only. In that case, the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid can go 33 miles before the recharge. The same 3.6-liter petrol engine is the base of this system. Dual electric motors are on the axles to provide support and boost fuel economy. Sadly, the horsepower rating is suffering. This version of the minivan can produce only 260 hp.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Changes, Colors
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is not going to introduce radical changes. In the matter of fact, the major modifications are in color palette. Currently, there are eight paintjobs available for the exterior. The next minivan will keep them all and add one or two more for higher trim levels.
Other changes include modifications of trim levels and optional packages. With more equipment, the Chrysler Pacifica 2019 will be more attractive to younger buyers. Family minivans are not so popular, but this model is an example of how to fight for its place in the automotive industry.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Trim Levels
Six models, two drivetrains, ten colors, and various packages will make configuring 2019 Chrysler Pacifica a fun. Numerous options and possibilities are the main advantages. Configuration for seven or eight passengers is available, and with more money, you can upgrade an entertaining and audio system. Top of the line model is Limited. Three Touring trim levels (L, Plus, and L Plus) are mid-range models with a price between $30,000 and $40,000. Below, we will find base models, L and LX.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica will come very soon. With some of its rivals already available for purchase (Toyota Sienna), the FCA, Chrysler’s parent company, must speed up final development and launch the minivan as soon as possible. We will definitely see 2019 Pacifica by the end of this year. During the next season, we will hear first rumors about the redesign, which should happen in 2020 or 2021.