12 March 2019
Experts at Car and Driver have named the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica to their “10 Best Trucks and SUV’s” list as the winner in the Van category.
Car and Driver evaluates each contender against its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is and how compelling it is to operate.
This is the third year in a row Pacifica has been named one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best.
According to Car and Driver, “The Pacifica is the best minivan on sale today. Not only does it provide the most-comfortable way to haul the tribe across town and country, it corners with surprising confidence (for a one-box, that is) thanks to its refined chassis. And when equipped with class-exclusive Chrysler’s Stow ‘n Go seating (base and hybrid models lack this feature), it quickly converts from soccer-team shuttle to bathroom-remodelling supply hauler by allowing the second- and third-row seats to be folded into cubbies beneath the floor.”
The Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, with more than 100 available safety and security features, the Uconnect® Theatre rear-seat entertainment system and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan since 2016 - serving as a no-compromise minivan ideally suited for today’s families.
Augmenting the Car and Driver 10 Best Cars franchise, which for the past 37 years has recognised the 10 best cars on the market in each January issue, the 10 Best Trucks and SUV’s awards in the February issue are organised around 10 segments. The list, based on extensive testing, recognises one winner from each category: subcompact SUV, subcompact luxury SUV, compact SUV, compact luxury SUV, mid-size SUV, mid-size luxury SUV, large SUV, mid-size pickup, full-size pickup and van.
Car and Driver evaluates each contender against its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is, and how compelling it is to operate. Any vehicle with a base price higher than US $90,000 is excluded from consideration, based on the editors’ belief that an oversize price should guarantee excellence.
About the Chrysler Brand: The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology since the company was founded in 1925. The Chrysler Pacifica continues to reinvent the minivan, a segment Chrysler invented, with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling.
The Chrysler 300 lineup delivers on the brand’s promise of iconic and elegant design executed with world-class performance, efficiency and quality - all at an attainable value.
Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand continues to raise the bar by integrating class-leading, high-tech features into its products, including the Uconnect® 4 system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Uconnect Theatre, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system on the Pacifica as well as the most powerful V8 in its class with the 300C’s 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 engine.