Inside look: Check out the new fantastic features in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan in our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Video Review showcasing the Stow N’Go Seating, in vehicle vacuum, dual entertainment system, panoramic sunroof and more – like rear heated seats my kids loved and a heated steering wheel I loved on these cold winter days. It’s AMAZING and we loved driving this minivan for the week for a test drive from Chrysler. Kids were obsessed and are now BEGGING us to buy this minivan. And for me, as far as driving the vehicle went, I absolutely loved the feel and ride of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica as a driver. The visibility was fantastic – something that always concerns me – and although the car is so spacious, it didn’t feel large to drive. It felt perfect! I wish the loaner had been for 1 month and not just 1 week – we were SO sad to let it go after the week ended.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Video Review and Best Features
Take a peek at our tour of the incredible 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan. Truly first in class features! We loved it and were so excited to be able to experience this fabulous family vehicle.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Features Our Family Obsessed About
Obviously there are a ton of fantastic features in cars today, but we wanted to highlight the specific features that we found to be extra special and fabulous in the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
Built In Vacuum
Crazy but sooooo convenient. Especially when your minivan is frequently transporting all kinds of kids, toddlers or teens who make a mess in the backseat. Simply pull out the vacuum that easily is stowed away in the back side door and start cleaning up all those crumbs.
Heated Steering Wheel
Mama loved this feature so much. My hands are ALWAYS freezing and I don’t like driving with gloves. So to have a heated steering wheel on a 21 degree day was simply wonderful. Honestly, I am missing this feature so much now that I’m back to driving my own car again!
Heated Rear Seats
Fabulous! My kids were CRAZY about finally experiencing HEATED seats. And given it’s winter now, these warming seats to keep their little buns toasty were VERY appreciated by my kiddos after their swim practices at night!
Dual Entertainment System that includes APPS for the kids
The entertainment system in our minivan was seriously top notch. Each of my own 2 children had their OWN personal tablet in front of them to view movies — and each of them could view a different movie too if they so desired. The headphones are bluetooth enabled and you could also hook up a game system if you desired like an XBox etc.
Even cooler, which we took the most advantage of during our 1 week with the Chrysler Pacifica, is the built in APPS on each screen that let the kids play games. And they can actually play the games with each other while inputing on their own individual screens. From Hangman to Tic Tac Toe, Kyle and Kenzie were always playing games together.
There are other apps to like a Car Ride Bingo and even an “Are We There Yet” app. We loved this entertainment system so much!
Panoramic Moon and Sun Roof
Talk about amazing visibility. This opens up all the way into the backseat. Nice! I loved keeping the dual moon/sunroof all the way open as I felt like it made the car so happy and bright. Plus, my kids loved looking at the sky or watching the rain pitter patter!
Tons of Trunk Space
3rd row automatic seats that fold down
Keyless entry with Rear Doors that open with the WAVE of a Foot!
Wow right? You can check out a video of this below.
Stow n Go Seats in the ENTIRE Backseat
Yup. The ENTIRE 2nd row of Captain seats and the 3rd back row can drop within the car so they entirely stow away. So if you need to move furniture or large items – you’ve got all kinds of space. And if you just want to put 1 of the 2 captain seats stowed away you can do this – likewise you can also just stow away the entire 3rd row or part of the 3rd row. Incredible right?
Videos of More Key Features we Loved
Here’s a view video demos of some key features that we thought would be worth a physical demonstration so you can see just how to operate them in the new vehicle.
Keyless Entry Wave of Foot To Open the Rear Doors
Stow n Go Seats in the ENTIRE Backseat
Safety Features in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Of course the 2017 Pacifica has the typically safety features you’d come to expect for a respected family car, but I thought these additional features were worth mentioning.
- Auto Park: Yes, you can use this button to help you automatically park your car. Woohoo!
-Lighted Mirrors to help you recognize the Blind Spot and know hwen you can change lanes
- Lane Auto Drift Safety Measures
There is an AUTO PARK feature along with a special camera that senses if you DRIFT in your lane when you are driving. It would basically, automatically keep you from drifting lanes and bring you back – nodding you awake too! So imagine this happening if you started to nod off or reach for something in your purse and the car drifts a bit, the camera in the front of the car would sense this and help your vehicle back into place.
Learn all the official details about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica on their website here.
Thanks to Chrysler for sponsoring this post and letting us experience this amazing minivan. My family loved our week in this vehicle. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.