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A Closer Look at The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica

2022 Chrystler Pacific

In addition to its unrivaled engine, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is a stylish, sleek, tough, and family-friendly minivan. This model comes in 4 different trim levels, with each trim level offering tons of convenient and comfortable features to provide you with a unique driving experience . Moreover, the 2022 Pacifica features several premium car accessories, leaving you rest assured of a safe, comfortable, and outstanding road performance. Thanks to its standard safety package, the new Chrysler Pacifica model is the ideal vehicle for your daily commuting or your family's road trip. Here, we will take a closer look at the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, including its features and overall engine performance.

Specs

The following are some of the official specs of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica:

  • Fuel capacity: 3.6L
  • Transmission: 9-speed automatic
  • Engine Horsepower: 287hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Torque: 262 lb-ft @ 4,000RPM
  • Bore x Stroke: 96.0mm x 83.0mm
  • Wheel size: 17 inches
  • Curb weight: 2,051kgs (4.521 lbs.)
  • Tires, front/rear: 235/65 HR, 235/65 HR
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Fuel economy: 22mpg
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Average Price: $38,690
  • Basic warranty: 36,000miles/36 months

Overview

The 2022 Chrysler comes in 4 different trim levels, with each base trim level offering lane-departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, forward collision mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts. Furthermore, each trim of the new Chrysler Pacifica model is fitted with a 3.6L V6 engine that offers 262 pound-feet of torque and 287 horsepower. You can also opt for a premium trim level that features an interior camera system, surround-view camera system, an automated parking system, and parking sensors. Other exciting features included in this model include leather upholstery, rear-seat entertainment system, three-zone climate control, and window shades.

Performance and Fuel economy

Whether equipped with AWD or FWD, power in each Pacifica level trim is transported to the wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. However, not every Pacifica model is built in the same way, i.e., the AWD Pacifica S limited can sprint from 0-60-mph within 8.3 seconds, while the FWD Pacifica model can accelerate from 0-60 mph within 6.7 seconds. Regarding the fuel economy, the EPA rates for AWD models are 17/25 mpg and FWD models at 19/28 mpg/highway. Like the other gas-only vehicles, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica comes fitted with a powerful V-6 engine attached to two electric motors. The fuel economy for the hybrid trim when running on both electricity and gas is rated at 82 mpg-e.

Tech features

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica model comes equipped with some of the new tech available. For example, the Amazon Fire TV integration is a new addition to the minivan that allows passengers to stream media via the Uconnect Theater and Uconnect 5 systems. All hybrid trim models now have a max regeneration indicator that notifies the driver when the car's batteries receive the optimal recharge. Chrysler has fitted the Touring, and L level trims with a six-speaker audio system. Additionally, the top-range Pacifica Pinnacle and Limited trims come standard with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon setup with a subwoofer and navigation. Other additional tech features included in the new Pacifica model include; a satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, 10.1-inch touchscreen, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety and Security

On all six of the IIHS' crashworthiness road tests, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica earned impressive ratings. This 2022 model also earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, thanks to its standard rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and rear park assist. Moreover, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica guarantees driver, passenger and other road users’ safety by having the following safety and security features:

  • Dual front and side-impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Adjustable head restraints
  • Standard ABS brakes
  • Forward and Rear Collision Warning-Plus mitigation
  • Panic alarm
  • Traction control

Infotainment and Connectivity

The new Chrysler Pacifica comes installed with a Uconnect S infotainment system that is vividly displayed on a 10.1-inch touchscreen display and enclosed by climate-control vents on the dashboard. Uconnect 5 also offers Amazon Alexa integration and a reconfigurable home screen. Also available is an optional rear-seat entertainment system that can be paired with Amazon Fire TV, which allows access to TV and movies available on streaming apps. The 2022 Pacifica also features an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, which can be connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Ergonomics and Design

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica provides you with luxurious and maximum comfort with second-row window shades, full-length centre console, telescopic steering column, remote ignition start, and stylish black leather-trimmed seats with light diesel grey stitching. You can also upgrade to the S Appearance Package that features an amazing piano black accent steering wheel and second-row Stow 'n Go bucket seats. When it comes to the exterior, this model features black roof rails, power-sliding slide doors, rain-sensing wipers, LED headlights with automatic high beams, a black grille with bright surround trim, and 17-inch silver wheels.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model offers a wide array of warranty packages that entails a 100,000-mile/10-year warranty among other road-assistance maintenance coverage such as:

  • Hybrid trim levels are covered for 100,000 miles or ten years
  • The limited warranty covers 36,000 miles or three years
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance
  • Powertrain warranty covers 60,000 miles or five years.

Other features

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica comes with several exciting features that include:

  • Radio data system
  • Smart device integration
  • Ultimate Fuel Efficiency
  • Optional all-wheel drive
  • Vast Cargo Capacity
  • New in-cabin air-filtration system

Bottom Line

At the onset of 2022, Chrysler made several modifications to its Pacifica minivan models, including the rear-seat entertainment system, new tech features, and several standard driver aids. The Amazon Fire TV for Auto allows second-row passengers to stream or download any content, while the front occupant can access any media content. Unlike rivals like the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica can be described as a well-appointed, safe, and comfortable family vehicle.

Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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