2021 Chrysler Pacifica Delivers Big on Safety, Features for Small Price Bump

For 2021, Chrysler proves it can keep its family-mobile fresh with a significant update that brings more style, standard safety features and available all-wheel drive to the Pacifica minivan — for a little extra cash. The 2021 Pacifica starts at $36,540 including a destination charge (all prices include destination), $1,000 more than the outgoing model.

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The base price is for the entry Touring trim level and includes additional standards like the updated Uconnect 5 multimedia system with a larger touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a slew of new standard safety features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, electronic stability control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with full stop, lane departure warning and lane keep assist. Many of those features were optional or unavailable on the previous version.

Moving up the trim levels is the Touring L model ($39,640); all-wheel drive is available on the Touring and Touring L for an extra $2,995. The Limited trim is all-wheel-drive-only and is available as a gas-powered version with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for $49,885 or as the plug-in Pacifica Hybrid for $47,340 (the hybrid also can be had in Touring, starting at $41,490, and Touring L trims, $43,790).

Last is the new, top-of-the-line Pinnacle trim that adds fancy exterior flourishes like a platinum chrome grille, and platinum chrome exterior surrounds, moldings and badges instead of the bright chrome the other models get. Inside, it wears upgraded cabin materials like Caramel Nappa leather seats in a perforated, quilted diamond pattern in all three rows along with two quilted leather lumbar throw pillows for the second-row captain’s chairs. In the gas-powered version, the all-wheel-drive-only Pinnacle starts at $54,885; hybrid models start at $52,340.

The Pinnacle adds new-for-’21 extras like the FamCam, a wide-angle digital camera mounted in the roof between the front moonroof and the rear fixed-glass panel that allows the driver to see the van’s backseat occupants, including kids in rear-facing child safety seats.

2021 Chrysler Voyager

Meanwhile, the Chrylser Voyager, the Pacifica’s value-oriented twin, carries over into the 2021 model year unchanged — meaning it lacks all of the safety and feature upgrades that the Pacifica gets for 2021 and continues to use the older version of Uconnect with the smaller screen. It starts at $28,730 for 2021, slightly higher than the outgoing version.

Customers can begin ordering the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager minivans now; the automaker said they should hit dealerships in the fall.

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