The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle In-Depth
Posted on April 9, 2021
It should come as no surprise that here at CarHub, we love cars. Cars aren’t just a business for us, they are a passion. We love to debate the best cars out there and we get excited when something new comes down the pipeline. One vehicle to get excited about this year: the Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle.
While the SUV is taking up more of a market share than ever before but that doesn’t mean that the minivan has gone the way of the dodo. In fact, there’s more reason than ever to get excited about the minivan and that reason is the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle. Most minivans don’t inspire the way that the 2021 Pacifica Pinnacle does. It’s not surprising that most minivans don't cause many people to turn their heads. They are generally synonymous with middle age and settling down and they have a rounded look that makes them vaguely reminiscent of a beluga whale on wheels.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is a car to watch and is here to change all of that though. It’s as sleek and stylish as a minivan can get and it’s filled to the brim with frills that kick it into a luxury class. It’s enough to make some people who purchased uber-pricey luxury SUVs second guess their choices.
It seems that people are noticing as well: this week the Canadian arm of Stellantis, FCA Canada, released its sales report for the first quarter of the year and the results speak to the quality of the product. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle has increased its sales figures by 113 percent over this time last year. People must be reading the reviews before they go van shopping because the reviews for the Pacifica Pinnacle have been stellar; the most glowingly positive that we’ve seen for a minivan in years. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica has always been a part of the best minivans in Canada and was also recently awarded the Best Minivan award from Autotrader.ca, Best Family Car of 2021 by Parents.com , and Best Hybrid Minivan from Good Housekeeping.
The first thing that you’ll notice about the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is that it has some flourishes added onto that weren’t apparent in previous years. A standout is a 3D grille, which features the classic Chrysler badge prominently. Cats-eye LED headlamps and fog lamps rest on either side of the grille and give the Pacifica Pinnacle a sleek look that looks modern without giving the van an aggressive visage that would push it out of the family segment completely. The rear fascia has received a redesign as well, which adds LED lights to the mix.
On wheels, 20-inch alloys are available, which propel the Pacifica into a style territory that is atypical for a minivan. So much for not turning heads! If any van could accomplish it will be the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica on 20-inch alloy rims. The black alloys give the Pinnacle a look that would give any SUV a run for its money.
The passenger experience in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is unparalleled. The spacious, compartment-laden cabin is well equipped to house any knick knackery that you may feel that you need for a journey. The first-class experience is heightened by Nappa leather upholstery and available second-row lumbar pillows - an extravagance rarely considered in a utilitarian minivan.
Roominess abounds in the Pacifica. It is among one of the most family friendly vehicles and has all the space that a family could need with 32.3 cubic feet with all of the seats up and 140.5 cubic feet with the middle row folded down.
One selling point that is tough to overlook in the Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is the Stow-and-Go seat function. Long a feature that conjured images of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Pacifica’s seats can now drop into compartments in the floor of the vehicle as well, which kicks the cargo space through the roof. The Pacifica essentially turns into a cargo van with the seats folded away.
Thinking to the future? Thinking green energy? Commendable! Lucky you, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle comes in a hybrid version, so you can save on some gas mileage while ripping around time in your Pacifica. The only drawback to this is that the battery pack that rests under the vehicle in the hybrid version doesn’t allow for space for Stow-and-Go seats, so it’s up to you to decide which you value more, cargo space or fuel economy.
Arguably the biggest update on the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is available with all-wheel drive. If no other feature lures consumers away from the SUV it may be this one. You get all of the space and amenities of a minivan with the power and performance to handle whatever nature can throw at it that you may expect from an SUV.
In addition to the aforementioned AWD feature, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle comes with a front-wheel-drive option. It runs on a 287 hp 3.6 litre V6 engine that will get the job done for anything from grocery grabbing to light towing.
How’s it perform on the highway? The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle utilizes an independent suspension system that makes for smooth handling and its low center of gravity gives it a tighter performance than most SUVs on a winding road.
Safety isn’t skimped on in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle. It comes standard with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, standard adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle brings fuel economy to the fore with 31 mpg (50km). The Pacifica hybrid is touted as being able to travel up to 33 miles (53km) on electric power and is rated at 84 MPGe (135km) combined.
With power, performance, fuel efficiency and luxurious add-ons pumped up to the max, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle is a minivan that’s here to turn your concept of a minivan on its head. It combines the practicality of an SUV with the pragmatism of a minivan and it’s amongst your best bets for all-around quality in a vehicle this year.
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