The Pacifica has somewhat rejuvenated the Chrysler into a minivan-focused vehicle brand. Check out the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica release date, possible upgrades, and price estimation here.
The Chrysler Pacifica is a family hauler that offers comfort, convenience, and fairly attractive looks. Currently, it is one of the only handful of American minivans in the market. If you’re looking forward to the launch of its newest model year, you might be interested in reading about the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica release date, specifications, features, and estimated price below.
A Brief Insight into the Pacifica
Before getting into the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica release date, let’s examine the vehicle model in general first. The Pacifica is a Chrysler minivan that, although carrying the same nameplate from the company’s discontinued crossover, is a new member that joins Chrysler’s lineup as a 2017 model year. It serves as the more upscale minivan counterpart to the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Voyager before both were discontinued in 2020.
The first report about Pacifica release preparation was out in midst-2013, even though it was only referred to as a replacement of the next generation Chrysler Town and Country and no name was announced yet. Finally, the new Pacifica debuted in early 2016 at the North American International Auto Show by offering a new design, platform, and crossover-inspired body style to make it differ from the boxier Town and Country. Moreover, the former minivan’s sliding door was also upgraded to a hands-free, sensor-based, aluminum material.
Expected Minor Upgrades for the 2023 Pacifica
At this point, nothing has been released about the upcoming minivan’s model year, including the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica release date and changes. However, it will most likely offer the same set of trim grades, which consists of the entry-level Touring, Touring L, Limited, and the highest-specs Pinnacle.
However, considering that the Pacifica just received a major mid-generational refresher for the 2021 model year and some additional upgrades for 2022, it is unlikely to gain significant adjustments. The 2021 Pacifica offered a newly added AWD system (for the ICE-powered variant) and updated outer design styling. Meanwhile, for the most recent model year, it earned a new onboard air-filtration function, and the Amazon Fire TV streaming service as an optional feature to the back-row entertainment system so passengers can enjoy movies and TV shows.
Powertrain and Interior Features
The internal combustion engine of the upcoming Pacifica is predicted to remain the same with the 3.6L V6 powertrain paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission which is available as FWD (19/28 mpg city/highway) or AWD (17/25 mpg city/highway) variants.
Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid version is powered by a V6 engine joined with dual electric motors that produce up to 260 horsepower. This option earns a combined 82 MPGe rating and is capable to reach 32 miles per full charging session.
Moving to the inside, the Pacifica feels spacious and breezy—which is not surprising considering that the cabin is usually the first priority of a minivan model. It incorporates rather fine materials, fit, and finish even though some plastic here and there decreases the potential premium feeling. All trims offer cup holders, cubbies, and a sliding storage bin, while the higher trims Limited and Pinnacle provide a taller center console that makes it appear more like SUV. The Pinnacle trim also presents a quilted leather seating cover and a compatible lumbar pillow for passengers in the middle seating row.
The gasoline-powered Pacifica variant provides the Stow ‘n Go feature, which is missing on the hybrid model due to the conquered space by the battery pack. To make this up, the hybrid version adds additional driver-seat cushioning. The cargo space of the Pacifica is also decently generous.
The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date and Price Estimation
There is no known detail yet about the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica release date, but it is expected to arrive at the latter part of 2022. The price is predicted to not stray further from the current range which starts at around $38,690.