Why The Chrysler Pacifica Isn’t Your Typical Minivan

My first ‘soccer Mom” vehicle was a Chrysler Pacifica crossover. I never really wanted the whole soccer-Mom van, but with 3 kids and all of them in some type of extra curricular activities – well, it was needed. When I found the Pacifica I fell in LOVE.

Though the Pacifica is no longer a crossover- but a minivan, it still holds the same appeal as it did before – and maybe even more. It still has the sleek sporty appeal it did as a crossover, just more to love.

Besides the amazing features that make driving just more enjoyable, my favorite features on the Pacifica are the safety features -they are par to none.


The ABS brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking and will modulate the brake pressure so the tire can rotate which helps increase the vehicles ability to turn while braking.


Stability control senses automatically when a vehicle is having issues handling – or limits have been exceeded – so it reduces engine power and/or applies brakes to help prevent you from losing control.



Front impact airbags for both the driver and passengers are designed to protect the head during any type of frontal crash.


Side airbags in the front seats are designed to protect the torso if there is a side impact collision. I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear that this is starting to be an standard inclusion in the auto industry.



Overhead airbags though seem excessive, are there to protect the occupant’s heads in the event of a side collision or rollover.



Knee airbags help protect lower extremities from serious injury – which is actually one of the most common injuries in an auto accident.



The pretensioners automatically tighten seatbelts to keep the occupant in the most optimal seating position during a collision.




The Pacifica is also equipped with an ignition disable device that will prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used – which cuts down on car theft.



Visit your local dealership like East Hills Chrysler Jeep for a test drive and find out for yourself how awesome the new Pacifica is!



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