It has been mighty quiet in Chrysler's showrooms lately, but there's one especially good reason to make you way to one: The Chrysler Pacifica, a model we named as our Best Car to Buy 2017.
Really, the rebooted Chrysler minivan (which discards its Town & Country nomenclature) is that good. It's the first minivan we've gone crazy over in a long time, and, if consumers are willing to look beyond its sliding doors, it's the best family car on the market by a wide margin.
But there's not a whole lot else going on right now at Chrysler. The company's 200 midsize sedan is about to bite the dust and its 300 full-size sedan, while still impressive, is starting to look and feel very dated. A new 300 isn't too far off, however, and Chrysler is expected to get a crossover SUV model in the near future as well.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Here's a more comprehensive look at what you'll find in a Chrysler showroom this year:
- Minor standard and optional equipment shuffling.
- New Dark Appearance Package for Touring model includes 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black exterior touches.
- Set to be discontinued after 2017 model year.
- Infotainment system gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus improved processing power.
- Pinch, tap, and gesture controls integrated into infotainment.
- Three new option packages for style-oriented 300S.
- All-new model.
- Replaces Town & Country and will eventually also replace Dodge Grand Caravan.
- Only available with 3.6-liter V-6 and 9-speed automatic transmission.
- Wide range of trim levels start around $30,000.
- Pacifica Hybrid arrives as late introduction model.