2019 Chrysler Pacifica

Interior


MSRP
$27,235
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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 8.6

The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has one of the nicest interiors in its class. A handsome design, quality materials, and an elegant, sleek dashboard layout contribute to its upscale feeling. The front seats are comfortable, but the second- and third-row seats can feel stiff on long rides. The Pacifica offers one of longest features lists in the class, and its technology is intuitive and user-friendly. Some rivals outmatch this Chrysler’s cargo capacity, but it still offers a tremendous amount of space, thanks in part to its practical Stow ‘n Go seating.

  • "The dash has an elegant appearance, with nice materials and good fit and finish. The design emphasizes the width of the cabin, and maintains a simplicity that belies the available technology within." -- Forbes (2017)
  • "In addition to being highly functional, the Pacifica's cabin is unexpectedly elegant. … From the stitching to the piping to the gauges to the vents, the contrast and attention to detail are exquisite." -- Motor Trend (2017)
  • "One of the particularly pleasing things about the Pacifica was its extremely hushed interior." -- Autotrader (2017)

Seating

The 2019 Pacifica seats seven on cloth upholstery. The second-row seats tilt, giving you access to the third row without having to remove a seat. An optional eighth seat is available. It slots between the second-row seats, and while it cannot fold into the floor, it is removable. Leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, second- and third-row retractable sunshades, dual power-sliding rear doors, hands-free rear doors, and a power-folding third row are also available.

As you’d expect, the seats get less spacious as you go farther back. The front seats have enough head- and legroom for tall adults while the third-row seats are best left for children. The front seats are comfortable, but both rows of rear seats are firm and can get uncomfortable on long rides. The seats can recline, but unlike in some other vans, the Pacifica’s second- and third-rows do not slide forward or backward.

The Pacifica comes with four complete sets of LATCH connectors for installing child car seats. However, the system is not user-friendly. The tether anchors are hard to find, and some of them could be confused for other hardware. Additionally, some of the lower anchors are hard to access and others require a lot of force to attach car-seat straps.

  • All three rows have firm padding, so you might not find the seats to be quite as comfortable as those on other minivans. The second- and third-row seats recline but don't slide forward or back for comfort. The second-row seats are just large enough for adults, while the third row is most suitable for kids." -- Edmunds
  • "The driver's and passenger's seats are quite comfortable, as you would expect." -- Forbes (2017)
  • The two tested Pacifica versions held seven passengers. While the front seats were comfortable and the rear ones might be for young children, two millennial test riders found the seats -- both second- and third-row -- to be too firm and not particularly comfortable on a 3-hour drive." -- Autotrader (2017)

Interior Features

Standard features in the Pacifica include dual-zone manual climate control, power second-row windows, remote keyless entry, and Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, voice command recognition, Bluetooth, a USB port, Uconnect Access (which allows you to use your phone to track, lock/unlock, or start your vehicle), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker stereo. Chrysler also includes several standard safety features, including a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.

Available features include a tri-pane panoramic sunroof, remote start, rain-sensing wipers, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 13-speaker Alpine premium audio system, a 20-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, two 10-inch rear-seat touch screens, a rear-seat DVD player, a built-in vacuum cleaner, and an upgraded Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touch screen and navigation. There are also more safety features available, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, a surround-view camera, front parking sensors, automatic parking, and automatic high beams. A larger driver information display is also offered.

As the above two paragraphs indicate, this Chrysler has an impressive features list with a little something for everyone. Standard smartphone connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are always great to see. Minivans are typically thought of as family vehicles, and the Pacifica’s DVD player and rear-seat touch screens are fantastic for children. Additionally, the built-in vacuum makes it easy to clean up after your kids or your messy friends. The Uconnect infotainment system features an intuitive menu layout and a responsive touch screen that help it stand out from rival’s systems.

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  • "Uconnect is one of the best systems in the class. The controls are simple to understand with a convenient menu on the lower portion of the screen for main commands. Navigation info can be displayed on the center screen or within the gauge cluster for easy viewing." -- Edmunds
  • "The Honda Odyssey was first to market an in-minivan vacuum, but Chrysler upped the cleanup game with more than 14 feet of hose inside the vehicle and an additional 14 feet that can be added to suck up Cheerios in the vehicle parked next to the Pacifica." -- Autotrader (2017)
  • "The Stow 'n' Vac may be the crowd pleaser, but the Uconnect Theater is a kid pleaser. The rear seat entertainment system features two 10-inch HD touchscreens for rear-seat passengers' enjoyment and is loaded up with apps designed to entertain kids, such as Are We There Yet?, The License Plate Game, Roadtrip Bingo and Checkers." -- CNET (2017)

Cargo

Most minivans offer more cargo space than the Pacifica. It has 32.3 cubic feet with all seats in use, 87.5 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 140.5 cubic feet with both the second and third rows folded. However, several features make the cargo area more practical.

At the top of that list is the standard Stow 'n Go seating system, which lets the third-row seats fold quickly and easily into the floor. Second-row Stow ‘n Go seats are available. Without folding the seats down, you can also use the underfloor compartments that the seats fold into as large hidden storage compartments. The center console and abundant small pockets throughout the cabin make for plenty of small-item storage. A power liftgate, a hands-free power liftgate, and power-folding third-row seats are available.

  • The Pacifica is near the bottom of the class for cargo capacity with 32.3 cubic feet behind the third row and 140 cubic feet with the rear rows folded. But the Stow 'n Go seats provide serious versatility that makes up for the smaller overall volume." -- Edmunds
  • "Storage options abound throughout the Pacifica -- dash bins, console bins, door pockets, cubbies and pockets. The familiar Stow 'n Go bins are available under the mats when the seats are in use, while the procedure for making the second-row seats vanish has been rendered absurdly simple: flip the floor panel up, pull a lever, press the seat into the well with a click and drop the panel down." -- Autoweek (2017)
  • "There's even more storage available under the load floor, if you choose to leave the seats in place. You can use the Stow 'n Go spaces to hold cargo, and you even fill them [with] ice and keep beverages and food cold. … That's utility that is hard to find even in a mid-size SUV." -- Forbes (2017)
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