The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica comes with relatively minor updates, with the latest New Uconnect 5 and the all-new Pinnacle model.
All-wheel-drive systems are available for all models, but Hybrid. Arrive in a dealership by the end of 2021, and the price should be started from $35,000.
Survived the automotive crisis that happened a decade back made Fiat Chrysler Automobiles placed in the big three in the American scene.
Although that fact, the merger with Peugeot S.A. is kept heading into its finalizing stage. But before that happen in 2021, many put interest in the upcoming 2022 Chrysler Pacifica.
The Chrysler namesake represents the manufacturer’s brand for its luxurious sedan and minivan. Meanwhile for the Pacifica is for its minivan, which probably will see a rise in demand with the world’s now condition – COVID-19 and all. So, what about the next generation of Pacifica?
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Chrysler as a brand christened to represent the company’s image for a luxurious drive for almost four decades prior. Meanwhile, the Pacifica model was introduced in 2004 as a crossover/SUV car. It is segmented for a family car with a sporty outlook. Since then, it has kept evolving until the rumored 2022 Chrysler Pacifica model shortly. Therefore, here are the things that you should take a not.
2022 Model is Still a Rumor?
The whispering game in the vineyard informed us about the release of the upgraded model with 2022. But as we dig deeper, we couldn’t find the official statement about that matter. Therefore, we only gather the assumptions on the upcoming 2022 of the Pacifica model by comparing it to the more official stat of the 2021 release.
Moreover, with the upcoming company merger with Peugeot, we couldn’t be sure of 2022. Yet, on the other hand, by rebranding the company’s image, the 2022 release still has room for possibility.
No Major Update
We can say the 2021 release has more major upgrades compared to the older Pacifica release. Therefore, the possibility of the 2022 Pacifica will only receive a small number of updates in several aspects. This means the manufacturer still has a chance to make this minivan more perfect.
But the significant factor is that Chrysler will put on all-wheel-drive AWD available for Pacifica. We surely positively welcome this fact for its more stable drive with the four-way force transfer. Furthermore, it also offers hybrid technology for the rumored 2022 release.
At a glance, we can say that Chrysler Pacifica is our exact definition of a Minivan. With its sleek yet sporty look, it’s the epitome of a minivan for urban. Although with the addition of the hybrid technology, there will be no difference from the outside compared to the regular Pacifica.
The jackpot is in the additional color choice because the rumor said Chrysler would offer two to three new paint colors. Thus, we can only wait for Pacifica’s new colorific to grace the road one or two years ahead.
Chrysler Pacifica Colors
Based on the current model, there are 10 color options, including:
- Velvet Red Pearl Coat Exterior Paint
- Luxury White Pearl Coat Exterior Paint
- Granite Crystal Metallic Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
- Bright White Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
- Ocean Blue Metallic Exterior Paint
- Ceramic Gray Clear Coat Exterior Paint
- Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl-Coat Exterior Paint
- Maximum Steel Metallic Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
- Maximum Steel Metallic Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
- Fathom Blue Pearl-Coat Exterior Paint
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Interior
Comparing the previously released Pacifica, the model can still accept minor improvements. For the cabin room, you can even get the same size for the Hybrid and regular types. But there will be additional driver-assistance aids that will be equipped in the new release.
When talking about the interior appearance of the Pacifica, the fun fact is about the different looks for each package. Because you will get an entirely different interior ambiance for one package after another. For example, the S Appearance Package is a full black look, and Red Appearance Package offers a red Nappa look.
Dimensions & Trunk Volume
|Interior cargo volume||32.3 (cu.ft.)|
|Maximum interior cargo volume||140.5 (cu.ft.)|
|Passenger volume||165 (cu.ft.)|
|Seating capacity||7 Passenger|
|Towing capacity||3,600 lbs|
|Front legroom||41.1 inch|
|Rear legroom||39 inch|
|Third legroom||36.5 inch|
Powertrain – Hybrid Engine
Taking a note from the previous Pacifica, it will have 3.6L V6 for the regular and 3.6L V6 with a plug-in hybrid for the hybrid model.
The new technology engine can produce up to 287 (reg) / 260 (hybrid) horsepower with estimated 262 (reg) / 230 (hybrid) lb-ft torque.
The car is equipped with a 9-speed automatic (reg) / eCVT (Hybrid) for its transmission.
Just as mentioned, the upcoming Pacifica offers hybrid technology for the car. But if you don’t wish to get the hybrid ones, you can still choose the regular ones. Don’t afraid because Chrysler will still be producing the fully gasoline-fueled engine. Meanwhile, you can charge it through a 240-volt outlet for the hybrid one, and it will be full in less than 2 hours.
All-Wheel Drive, The most advanced AWD system in its class
This car is the Minivan with the most awards with more than 125 honors and industry accolades. This American minivan offer AWD along with Stow ‘n Go seating. That’s system makes this Chrysler Pacifica delivers enhanced traction in a wide range of driving and road conditions.
Key mechanical components of the New Chrysler Pacifica AWD system include:
- Power Transfer Unit (PTU): Splits torque from the nine-speed automatic transmission and routes it to the rear-drive module
- Three-piece Drive Shaft: Connects the power transfer unit and the rear-drive module. Even with the additional driveline components, the Chrysler Pacifica AWD retains its second-row Stow ‘n Go seating storage.
- Rear Drive Module: Houses electronically controlled wet clutch that manages torque to rear wheels; second-generation one-speed drive module optimized for weight and low-speed drag torque reduction
Safety and Security
The Chrysler Pacifica is a family vehicle. Safety and security features are a must. Fortunately, this Minivan is equipped with a variety of safety and security features, including:
- Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
- LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Rear Cross Path Detection
- ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
- ParkSense® Front Park Assist
- 360° Surround View Camera
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
2022 Chrysler Pacifica Release Date & Price
Still, from the rumor, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is priced at $36,000 and additional for $2000 if you wish for the AWD system. But if you’re opting for the hybrid type, you should prepare more or less $43,000. Also, there will be a limited model that costs up to $50,000.
For the release date, there’s no official release yet. But some people said the upcoming Chrysler Pacifica would be available in the market in the second half of 2021.
Looking at its track record, it’s understandable that people look forward to the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica release. If you’re looking for a sleek look of an urban family ride, then this American Minivan is the to-go choice. Not to mention, you can also pick for the regular or hybrid type.