This post is sponsored by FCA US: however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I can hardly believe how fast 2 weeks test driving a 2017 a Chrysler Pacifica Touring went by. It seems like the more I drive the faster time goes. Having multiple kids, toting ice hockey bags as we travel from rink to rink, and known for my shopping adventures, a vehicle that offers plenty of storage and leg room is mandatory. My belief until this point in time has been the only vehicle I could ever have wanted to drive is an SUV.
I have been an SUV girl always since we started our family through present, and I really got the chance to regret that decision over the last few weeks. As a mom who has never driven a minivan it was truly a unique and fun experience. The experience makes me envious of each of your driving Chrysler Pacfica’s because I know how feature rich the vehicle is and how ‘family’ incredible it is.
Lavishly live getaways, everyday errands and family fun as we take a look at fabulous family features in a Chrysler Pacifica.
Drool Worthy Family Features In A 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Get ready for a tire-to-tire tour of the Chrysler Pacifica and my smile and the open door are inviting you to run to your local dealer and check out this great family vehicle. I never stopped smiling when I was driving this awesome minivan that lists for $40,975 (with the features I will present)
The kick off to the holidays was the delivery of a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L-Plus to drive over the river and through the woods for all of the fabulous fun about to occur. Little did this minivan know how many daily adventures, errands, and mini trips it would meet as part of our family.
Trust me, my discussion of this vehicle is based on in-depth use over a 2 week time frame, highway, back road, steep hill, navigating with the minivan’s GPS Navigation system built into this package.
When the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L- Plus arrived on my driveway I was overwhelmed. From buttons, to a loaded FOB, to built in tech, there were just so many grand features I wanted to try them all right away. My brain raced to learn it all and share it with my kids who were about to arrive at home.
My initial walk around the exterior of the minivan offered me an incredible view of an exterior color that was Granite Crystal Metallic allowing it to glisten in the sun like glitter! The 17″ x 7″ Aluminum Wheels totally stacks the Chrysler Pacifica and better yet they were AWD ready to take on all the impending weather. The sportier look of this minivan had me captivated and not feeling like a Mom in a Minivan (lol)
One feature I totally want to call out is the Capless Fuel Filler. I am so ‘yuck’ about having to open the tank, unlock a cap, fill, lock and close because it is touching my hands and I dislike the smell of gas. Well, this solves a lot of what I dislike because you open the little fuel door and put the gas hose right in. When you are done, there is no cap, you close the door. AMEN! Fast, easy, fun. I might mention too that fills on gas were just under $30 and I did this a few times as we drove highways, and back roads and lived out of the car for ice hockey travel all around Pennsylvania.
Take a look at the vehicle from outside and it’s snowing!
Talk about a workhorse, the FOB is where it is at on the Chrysler Pacifica and the one who wields its power is the rock-star! From the Remote Start System that I would use each morning before driving my kids to school to heat the car, and defrost the ice to the side doors opening and the tailgate opening it was a magical holiday FOB in my hands.
Imagine opening the vehicle as you approach it with a touch of a key even though your hands are loaded your imaginary friend opens the tailgate so you can effortlessly unload your haul.
This is me smiling behind the wheel with plenty of seating behind me. I have loaded the Pacifica up with kids, packages and store hauls beyond your wildest imagination. We have had family nights, extended highway travel and all of it has been pleasurable.
The driver’s seat is comfortable, boasts plenty of leg room, and seating configurations in fact the seat offers Power 8-Way Driver Seat and is heated. The door offers storage for a cup/bottle, an umbrella (if you choose) and I stowed hand sanitizer in there to keep it at my arm’s length for fast grabs!
It’s The Small Things That Make It Fabulous
I am a person that is all about the details and the Pacifica gets me! From the front storage bin (top) that can hold coins, I converted it to my gum, ponytail and sanitizer holder in addition to gum, and chargers. I loved the (bottom left) cup holders that were bubble driven to convert to EVERY size cup even those huge ones you get with slushies in them! In addition on the floor the storage was great for DVD’s, and pharmacy drive-thru runs where I tossed the package until we got home and it rolled nowhere.
I love these bag holders that are all over the car from the cargo at the tailgate lift to the chairs in the backseat. Once you attach the handle you don’t have to worry about the contents spilling out! As for the screen, that is just grand and the ParkView Rear Back-Up camera was my best friend as you can see. (yellow, red and green lines).
Inside The Back Seats
The interior was Black/Alloy and sharp to look at including 2nd and 3rd row Stow’n Go Seats (with plenty of bag hooks) and USB outlets. The van is totally built for families, tech and our day-to-day lives.
The seat configurations were awesome. We consistently moved the seating the way it worked best. Sometimes I used the Stow n’ Go to make easy entrance for the boys I was toting to hockey because they wanted to sit as far away from me as possible (teens, eye roll) and other times we left the middle seat down, and used it for the cup holders. We filled these with chips, cocoa, drinks, sodas, it was unending and useful.
The Dad And Daughter Moment
So, one night, my husband decided he was going in the back to play with the Seatback Video Screens because the kids have been having so much fun, he wanted in on the action. We loaded up and changed the seating up and this is how we rolled. Caution, you will see one dad being silly and having a blast compliments of the Pacifica!
The Boys Being Boys
Need a little laugh? Then watch what boys do when they find all the special features on the minivan. Stow n’ Go suddenly had a new reason to Stow n’ Go a 6’2 Teen! His brother is all giggles!
From College Pick Up’s (with a surprise guest ) that needed a little more seating than we originally planned, to ice hockey travel, all met the needs of the entire family from 13 year olds to the parents!
Want a quick look at the first time I checked out the Chrysler Pacifica?
Don’t worry about looking right or listening, the navigation appears right in front of you where your speedometer is, so you can follow along without really moving your head! Love this feature.
INTERIOR BACK CARGO AND SEATING
Take a look at all the space from the back of the Pacifica to the front. We had just gotten ready on this little trip to take my daughter back to college after Thanksgiving break (sigh) we packed up her bags, loaded the kids in, set up snacks, a DVD for the kids and away we went. The FOB made heading to the vehicle with loaded arms a snap, with the touch of a button, up went the tailgate and the another tap to close it. Easy, Peasy!
Now here is another stacking episode, I told you multiple boys, multiple ice hockey bags and this is how easy it was!
Our holiday cheer was brought on big with the family time we spent in the car, shopping, heading to our sports events, and driving back and forth to college. I can tell you that no matter when I went to drive the car, I always had a child volunteering to come along. This is amazing to me because when I drive my car the kids never care to come. The amenities in this car are the trick-turner, I can tell you that! Most times I had a filled minivan even if it was just a grocery store run!
This is Dana from behind the wheel and #DrivePacifica lavishly living life out loud. If you are shopping for a new vehicle and have a family I can not say enough great about this minivan from the pick up and go of the V6 engine to the comfort behind the wheel and in all of the passenger seats. Amenity filled, great gas mileage, helpful built-in features from the inside out for your safety and endless interior on-the-go amenities. Fabulous Family Features In A 2017 Chrysler Pacifica abound inside and out!