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Offering hybrid efficiency, all the connectivity you need and even lumbar pillows for tired parents, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is a family hauling master.

What’s New for the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica?

Chrysler’s Pacifica minivan hit the scene in 2017 with its available plug-in hybrid powertrain and AWD as major differentiators within the competitive set. Toyota has since responded with their hybrid (of the non-plug in variety) and AWD Sienna, which we compared to the Pacifica here. So, to keep the Pacifica fresh, 2022 models see the addition of Amazon Fire TV integration to stream Prime Video and enhanced cabin air filtration that captures 95% of particulates. Trim feature shuffling includes the fancy Harman Kardon stereo becoming standard on Limited models, while base Touring Pacifica models now have a heated steering wheel and front seats.

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Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $38,590

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

FWD or AWD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

19 City / 28 Hwy (MPG)

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 7-8

The Breakdown

Hybrids crest 500 miles of range

Useful and slick Stow ‘n Go seating

Ritzy leather lumbar throw pillows

Can parallel park itself

Hybrid not available on base model

Looks, efficiency, luxury and more on tap

2022 Pacifica Specs

Trims & Pricing

Touring - $38,590
Touring L - $41,960
Limited - $50,640
Pinnacle - $54,795

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Powertrain

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica 3.6L V6 - carsforsale.com

Making 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 is mated to a 9-speed automatic that routes power to the front wheels. For about $3000, AWD can be added to Touring L trim and above with the ability to route 100% of available torque to the rear wheels.

Plug-in hybrid models, which are only available in FWD, tack on a pair of electric motors powered by a 16 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack for a combined 260 horsepower. This hybrid option, which sets the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica apart from competition like the new Kia Carnival, can run in all-electric mode and automatically switch to gas power as required.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Fuel Economy & MPG

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Regardless of powertrain, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica boasts a range of over 500 miles. Gas-powered models are rated for 19 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway. Figures drop to 17 mpg and 25 mpg, respectively, when AWD is fitted. Idle stop-start tech and active front grille shutters lend a hand here, but only the hybrid uses regenerative braking to help charge the battery. Capable of plugging into regular household power for a slow charge, ponying up for a Level II home charging station will fill up the battery in a quick 2 hours and allow the hybrid-powered Pacifica to run 32 miles on pure electricity. Combined with the gas motor, it can achieve 82 MPGe, good for a range of 520 miles.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo Space

Stow ‘n Go, the Pacifica’s signature interior feature, flips the second and third row seats into recessed spaces within the floor that double as storage bins when the seats are upright. With all seats stowed, there is 140 cubic feet of available storage volume, just shy of a Kia Carnival’s 145.1 cubes.

As you move up the trim ladder, niceties like quilted Nappa leather, ventilated seats, and a dual pane panoramic sunroof are unlocked. For the full tilt comfort experience, you’ll need a Pinnacle model with its second-row lumbar throw pillows. However, all 2022 Chrysler Pacifica models offer a quiet cabin thanks to standard active noise cancelling tech and an acoustic laminated windshield.

Entertainment & Technology

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica - chrysler.com

The big tech upgrade over a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is Amazon Fire TV integration, which allows, amongst other things, streaming of Prime Video on the front and available rear screens. Standard on 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle trim and optional elsewhere, those dual 10” screens are mounted on the front seatbacks and include headphones, a Blu-Ray DVD player, and wireless streaming connectivity. All new Pacifica models feature a 10” touchscreen up front for infotainment management, including the wireless integration of Apple and Android phones.

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

A 6-speaker stereo is standard with an available 13-speaker Alpine system and 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system higher up the trim tree. Up to 12 USB ports scattered about the cabin ensure all occupants are charged and the FamCAM interior camera view is ideal for owners with little ones as it puts a virtual eye in the sky to see what’s happening in rear-facing seats.

Safety Features

Safety Sphere, the standard suite of advanced driver-assistance systems on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, includes pedestrian automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and keeping assist plus blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection. On Touring L trim and above, a 360° exterior birds-eye view camera, front parking sonar, and Park-Assist with Stop are added.

Capable of automated parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers, Chrysler’s Park-Assist controls the steering while you manage transmission shifting, throttle, and braking. Thanks to this list of advanced safety features, a network of airbags, and host of vehicle dynamics safety nets, the Pacifica earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS last year.

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Trims & Pricing

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Touring - carsforsale.com

Touring – $38,590

Entry-level Touring trim is the only 2022 Chrysler Pacifica model not available with AWD or the hybrid powertrain. However, a solid level of standard equipment like power sliding doors and liftgate, full LED lighting, and heated side mirrors make up for that. Black cloth fabric covers the seating including heated fronts and the power-adjustable driver’s seat. Tri-zone HVAC controls and a heated steering wheel handle comfort duties with a 10” touchscreen display manages the Uconnect 5 infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with wireless integration and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L - carsforsale.com

Touring L – $41,960

Black McKinley perforated leather looks sharp against the lighter alloy-colored fabric running along door panels, lower dash, and center console on Touring L models. Driver seat memory settings, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and sunshades for second and third row seats are all on hand here. Safety Sphere, Chrysler’s standard suite of advanced driver-assistance systems, is bolstered on Touring L with a 360 Surround View Camera and automated parking functionality. You can opt for the hybrid system at this trim and higher, but it adds a hefty $6295. For about $4300, the Uconnect Theater Family Group adds 115-volt power, a 13-speaker Alpine audio system, Amazon Fire TV integration, a rear-seat entertainment setup, and then some.

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Limited – $50,640

Laying out $50,000 for your 2022 Chrysler Pacifica brings out high-end amenities like hands-free operation of the sliding doors and liftgate, chrome trim, and black Nappa leather upholstery. Outside, the side mirrors feature reverse tilt-down, power folding, and auto-dimming while inside the front row nets ventilation and the middle row adds heating. A dual-pane panoramic sunroof and integrated RIDGID vacuum system are included, as is a Harman Kardon stereo with 19 speakers and navigation.

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle - media.stellantisnorthamerica.com

Pinnacle – $54,795

Pacifica Pinnacle looks the part with platinum chrome accents and 20” wheels plus remote proximity control of all door locks to ease access. A two-tone black and quilted caramel Nappa leather cabin is equally upmarket with soft-touch door panel materials, a suede headliner, and Berber carpet. There are even lumbar throw pillows for the second-row captain’s thrones. FamCAM, with its interior camera angles, as well as Amazon Fire TV connectivity, a Blu-Ray player, and dual front seatback screens round out the Pinnacle’s tech systems.

Warranties

Industry average warranty coverage like the 3-year/36,000-mile basic term and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain plus roadside assistance term come with the gas-powered 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. Opting for a hybrid model brings a 10-year or 150,000-mile warranty for the battery pack, however there is no complimentary maintenance.

What we think

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Minivans are not generally regarded for their exceptional styling, but the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica bucks that norm with clean elegant looks. Stow ‘n Go seating is a game-changer for the daily work of toting about kids and all of life’s stuff. Then there is the litany of tech, creature comforts, and active safety nets, all of which combine to make the 2022 Pacifica an ideal vehicle for any family.

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Niel Stender

Niel Stender grew up doing replacement work on his 1990 Cherokee and 1989 Starion, so it’s not surprising that he would put his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire to use in the car world as a vehicle dynamics engineer. Now engineering sentence structures, his writing infuses his auto experience with his time in marketing and his sales experience. Writing about cars for close to a decade now, he focuses on some of the more technical mechanical systems that are found under the hood and throughout a vehicle.

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