Now here was a pleasant surprise when I first drove the Chrysler pacifica years ago it didn’t make a great first impression the adult minibus idea was kind of lost on me but the changes that have been made sense in that appear on this refreshed 07 model, have helped the change my mind the most notable changes come many new engine offering a new transmission and an updated exterior and interior design now standard on all models other than the base pacifica is a 4 litre overhead cam V 6 mated to a 6 speed auto the old 3.8 litre cam in block engine that was introduced to 2005 still powers the base model. Strangely power takes only a modest bump from the previous 3.5 liter, offering now up to 253 horses while maintaining a 3500 pound towing capacity gas mileage stays about the same at 16 sitting in 24 highway though the bigger engine really makes no sense on paper this specific it just feels livelier debate.
Acceleration is brisk and carried out smoothly with little snarl to the exhaust no playing through twin tailpipes. So now there’s some sporting is thrown in to back up this aggressive rear stance. The hood vendors headlamps grille and 2004 Chrysler pacifica headlight front face you have all been freshened too to really deliver an eye catching look with uptown pizzazz. The interior continues this update of luxury appearance highlighted by a new fabric material called the yes essentials that is a stain resistant odor resistant anti static fabric parents can rejoice. Other pacifica foundation’s like the 2 plus 2 plus 2 seating configuration and the gauge cluster place navigation screen are still here.
Natty system is centered in the speedometer in is perfectly placed for driver attention but this layout would be better served if it also included a traditionally mounted dast screen for those times that require copilot intervention. New this year is a rear back up camera that also shows up in this area the real DVD screen gets bigger this year too and while we’re back here the third row seats are dull friendly and fairly easy to access will they do lack headrests. When they’re not needed they fold easily for added cargo room once a naysayer the 07 Chrysler pacifica has made me a believer of this nontraditional minivan concoction. A fully loaded limited model with front wheel drive and numerous options like this 1 retails for 38 0 415 and yes all wheel drive is still an option. If you look before and work quite sold it’s time to look again. For drive time on court TV I’m Steve Hamm us.