Hitting the open road is one of life’s greatest experiences, and it all starts on four wheels. A trip worthy car is reliable, capable, and fun. That sounds a lot like the new Chrysler Pacifica. Its highway friendly features include fuel economy, comfort, and tons of tech. With a new base trim, the Pacifica L, it’s got what you’re going to need out there. Keep reading to discover the top four features that make the 2018 Pacifica the best vehicle for a road trip.
A big part of what makes a road trip successful is the vehicle you travel in. Memorable should always mean enjoyable. The 2018 Pacifica isn’t your parent’s minivan. It’s hip and modern, with a well-built interior, and a long list of standard features perfect for living life on the road.
The Pacifica seats up to eight, depending on how you configure the available second-row seats. If you’re an active couple on a gear-laden adventure, it offers loads of cargo space. The front seats are roomy, and the interior provides a functional design. Built from quality materials, the cabin stays quiet even when zooming down the highway.
Long road trips often come with tons of stuff – especially if you’re traveling with others. From clothing and food to recreational items, you’re going to need cargo space. The Pacifica features 32 cubic feet of storage behind the third row. Fold both rows of rear Stow ‘n Go seats, and reveal a cavernous 140 cubic feet of space.
There are also plenty of features to make the cargo hold easier to use, such as a hands-free power liftgate. Use Pacifica top trim, the Limited’s built-in vacuum cleaner to tidy up on-the-go snack crumbs.
Excellent Fuel Economy
One of the most crucial aspects of a good exploring vehicle is fuel economy. Gas is expensive, and Pacifica’s 287-horsepower V6 engine delivers among the best fuel economy ratings in its class: 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
Paired up with a nine-speed automatic transmission, it offers lively acceleration for jumping on the highway. The Pacifica plug-in hybrid will save you even more at the pump over the course of your road trip, earning an astounding 84 MPGe.
To keep you entertained on the way, the Pacifica offers a lengthy list of modern technology. Only in its second model year, standard features loaded into this minivan are pretty lofty, like a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. For the rear seating entertainment package, you’ll find two 10-inch touch screens and a DVD player.
Get full access to all the features of Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system through a responsive 7-inch touchscreen, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upgrade to the 8.4-inch display with navigation, and an Alpine or Harman Kardon audio system.
Embarking on a long, relaxing trip down the road is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have. Load up your 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and hit the highway in style.
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