2016 Chrysler Pacifica Reinvigorates the Minivan

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When you read about universal praise for a car, you expect something like a Challenger Hellcat.  It makes sense when you think about it.  The hot new car with such a powerful engine.  What wouldn’t there be to love?  It’s not often that such praise is heaped onto a minivan, the “uncool” car.  The all-new Chrysler Pacifica is definitely causing a stir in what it is doing to revitalize the minivan market with new looks, new features, and high-quality.

The Auto Channel put out their review of the Pacifica and it’s clear they found a new favorite.  The Pacifica that the reviewer drove around was the Limited model with some added features.

The highlights of the Pacifica are how it makes driving, and riding, comfortable.  The leather trimmed seats, heated seats, and Uconnect system help keep everyone comfortable for longer trips.  The hands-free power sliding doors and liftgate are a god-send to the busy parent.  The numerous safety features, such as the 360-degree surround view camera, help provide peace of mind.

It’s consistently easy to see why the Pacifica is being so well received by those that give it a chance.  The numerous features make it a safe and comfortable ride and demonstrate why the minivan is a beneficial segment to have.  It might not be cool like a muscle car, but its practical and useful, what a minivan should truly be.

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Is the Chrysler Pacifica Increasing Minivan Sales?

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When you think of the word ‘Minivan’ one of the most cliché response is lame.  It is the car of the parent; one that is safe.  It’s boring for the younger generation who want something with power and looks.  While the recent years have been kind to the minivan, they haven’t been able to shake the notion that the class is lame in general.  Is the Chrysler Pacifica finally starting to turn that idea around?

A new article on Time credits the Pacifica with starting a “minivan renaissance.”  The downfall of the minivan really started when the SUV took the place of it as the default family vehicle.  Gas prices falling also helped spur the SUV to the dominant place it is at today.  The trend, however, seems to be decreasing as the minivan is picking up steam at the sales.

The minivan is growing at a pace faster than almost any other class.  Sales are up 21% in 2016.  SUVs on the other hand are seeing a decrease in sales.  Why is this happening?  The Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most notable minivans today.  With the marketing establishing the Pacifica as the cool van for younger families, it might be making the impact to help the segment.

What do you think?  Do you think that the Chrysler Pacifica is what the minivan segment needs to gain a positive sales trend for the industry?

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Meet the New King of Minivans, the Chrysler Pacifica

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One of the ways that reviewers have described the Pacifica so far is that it makes the minivan cool again.  While this may appear to be blasphemous since the minivan is seen as the refugee of the family man who won’t be able to drive the “cool car” again, the Pacifica is seeming to change that idea.  A new review from the Chicago Tribune certainly helps to illustrate how the Pacifica is the king of the mountain of minivans.

The review notes that the Pacifica is replacing the Town and Country in a push by Chrysler to revitalize the minivan market.  The Pacifica name adds a layer of cool to the whole minivan thing.  That is also added by the distinct visual cues the Pacifica uses, having itself look like a blend of a crossover and a minivan.

The reviewer took the Pacifica for a 1,000-mile drive in the Colorado Rockies and passed on the experience with his family in tow, he came out quite impressed.

“The difference is that the minivan has never been this good.”

Check out the review to see the highlights of his trip as well as just why he enjoyed driving it so much.

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