2018 Pacifica New Car Test Drive
Chrysler Pacifica Owner Reviews (14)
LOVE our new Pacifica
We absolutely adore our new Pacifica ( Blue Bus as we affectionately call it). We looked high and low for a vehicle that we could use on long trips and take lots of "stuff". The Stow N Go feature is what sold us. No other vehicle has the flexibility to either seat 8 or totally hide the seats and haul stuff. It is also elegant, with smooth and quiet ride, with all the modern techie features. We especially like that we can her our radio much better on the road. The mileage is great for a minivan too. We drove like royalty from Dallas to El Paso a few weeks ago and we were amazed at the great gas mileage. All in all, we rate our "Blue Bus" an "A+".
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited after week one
Still discovering everything on the vehicle. After one week I've discovered the rearview camera is controlled by the front camera. As I try to back into the garage on a sunny day everything is fine until the rear of the Pacifica gets inside and the rearview camera goes black. Outside it works fine but backing into the dark garage and it does not adjust for the lower light levels in the garage so the screen is black with some very very faint colors from the few items that reflect the brake lights. What a nightmare as I have to leave the car out or guess where I am backing up. Going back to the dark ages with the backup camera. Appears they have no way of measuring the amount of light needed for the backup camera to work inside a garage. Guess some engineer at Chrysler decided that all we needed was an outdoor only backup camera.Ordered the 8 passengar option but every time I open the rear door, I see the 3 seats across and that center seat is a blessing for those who haul 5 or more people, is still very difficult for the over 80 group to crawl into the 3rd row. While I love the 3rd seat in the second row in order to have that you have to give up the sun roof. In place of the sun roof you get the 8th passenger seat and they force you to take the 20' inch tires instead of the 18" tires. They decided to mount the center shoulder belt in the center of the roof so you could not keep the sun roof. They could have designed a mount to go between the 2nd and 3rd sun roof section, into the *********** or into a compartment in the floor below the seat.The Limited came with anti-theft wheel bolts without a tire wrench (no jack on limited either). So now I have to buy something to carry in the car to replace the jack handle I don't have so the AAA could remove the tire should there be a need some to a tire (rather that flatbed the entire vehicle to get a tire repaired). The drivers side rear panel gives you access to a 12 volt air pump, an extension for the vacuum hose and a filter for the vacuum. On the passenger rear side panel there are no openings or storage compartments. Wonder why they didn't open it up for storage. Evidentially they are leaving that so they can make an improvement from what they forgot on this model. So far the computer is normally behaving but 3 times now I've been told to put my hands on the steering wheel while both hands were on the steering wheel so don't know if it just has an attitude or I will have to get it adjusted. The electric steering requires almost constant adjustment compared to my past Ford and Cadillacs that had a dead on straight steering feel without constant adjustment. Seems to happen any time I get a straight stretch where I don't have to constantly adjust the steering that it thinks my hands are not on the steering wheel. Maybe it was engineered in that you have to constantly be moving the steering wheel? After my first long trip driving I'll know more.After waiting several weeks to get the vehicle Chrysler has discontinued the running boards that were planned as being available later. I also could not get the foot activated sliding door openers as they are not available until later. After waiting two months for the car maybe I should have waited 2-3 years until they got it right.First tank of fuel showed 23.8 mpg in my mixed driving (1-6 passengers, mixed city Highway driving) so that is working as expected. Everything other that these personal annoyances are working just fine. Nice ride, quiet, easy to drive Just missing those little details you expect in a vehicle costing over $46K. I'll see how long it will be until I dent something backing into darkness with no visible rear view camera image working while I back into in the garage. Maybe I'm supposed to get out and walk to the other side of the garage and turn on the overheard lights before returning to the car and backing it in. Now if I could install the sun roof I couldn't get in the Chrysler, into the garage roof to let in more light to see by maybe the backup camera would work!...... Updates on my 2017 Pacifica Limited will be posted.
AOL user 2011-07-15 14:37:13
My 2005 Pacifica has 106,000 miles on it. I love the look, interior and handling of the car. A few issues in the last year. Needed a new catalytic convertor @ 90,000 miles and just had to have a water pump put in @ 100,000 miles. Minor items over the last few years. In general a great car till recently.
AOL user 2010-02-23 01:08:33
I have the 4.0, 6cyl, awd, with 6 speed auto, so does my bro ... btw, his other cars are a 2010 corvette and a 2005 porshe 911. He rented one and went out and bought it as his family car. great handling, power, and comfort ... same front end as the Mercedes Benz version I believe ... it feels like a smaller car when you drive, yet you have so much room .. Look at it, get in it, and drive it .. you will be able to tell if you like it or not ..
Review of 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
AOL user 2010-01-02 07:51:42
Been a great car. Very comfortable and good with kids and adults. Long trips were a pleasure. Our first American Car and been very happy with reliability. At 85,000 miles had to replace alternator (was under warranty still) ******* could tow more.
Best car bar none I have ever owned!
pjhuntley123 2009-07-02 11:55:34
I think all the other satisfied owners have just not felt inclined to write. We got the signature series, 19" wheels. My wife drives it every day of the week, and we are both in it every weekend. The car is super quiet, smooth, reliable. I have had no brake, transmission, or other problems. If I were to find fault, it would be blinds spots, but the back up camera helps greatly. I'm young enough still to turn myhead & look. This is such a small complaint in view of the great quality of this vehicle. This car will be in the family for some time to come! Just wish Chrysler hadn't taken away the franchise from Phil Long, the dealer where we bought. They were great too. i can't say more about how we enjoy this car, and so does everyone who rides with us.
TravlGent 2009-03-01 18:59:35
I bought my 2006 Pacifica in July of '08 with 26,000 miles on it. I drive about 5,000 mile a month, hauling around 500 lbs. of test equipment for my work. The car rides and handles super, even loaded down. I live in Colorado and travel the entire mountain region and beyond year-round. The AWD is super and operates seamlessly. The power is smooth and plentiful. Comfort is by far the best I've ever experienced. I can drive 10-12 hour easily in this car. Rear visibility is not good, however, but since I was used to an Expedition I am ok with it. Just BE CAREFUL! I now have over 57,000 miles on it and have not had ANY maintenance issues...just oil changes, tires, and each headlamp has had to be replaced once...probably originals. My wife questioned why I would buy a Chrysler instead of some Japanese model. Now she prefers it over her Outback for family trips and dates. She calls it "uptown" and wants to know when she can get a new car, even though the Outback has just 70K miles or so.
2007 Chrysler Pacifica completely SHUTS OFF while driving
DnDani9 2009-02-14 20:52:53
2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA shut off after accelerating on the road, which has happened several times. Very DANGEROUS losing power steering and possibly some brakes while the electrical meters on the dash board stay on. Car starts no problem after parking. Car was exported overseas (Europe) so probably no warranty.
This is my dream car
tztw0s9zusr 2008-12-11 14:22:16
I had wanted a Chrysler Pacifica since they had come on the market because I thought they were so stylish. My husband and children bought me a brand new one for Christmas 2006. It was a complete surprise. They waited until I fell asleep on Christmas Eve and went to pick it up at the dealership. I have had NO problems with my car whatsoever. It rides like a dream and I love the leather interior. It has plenty of room for 6 people with the back row seats in the upright position. I cannot brag enough about this car!
Good car/minor problems
PAllison76 2008-11-27 05:52:37
We have had our Pacifica for just over a year now. My wife drives it to and from work everyday. Overall it is a good car but we have already replaced the front brakes and believe it or not the back brakes at around 25,000 miles. The Chrysler brakes are cheaply made so expect to invest in pads and rotors. The car has many blindspots when backing up so be aware. The interior is spacious and great if you have kids. The ride is smooth.