If you ever discuss the best minivans on the markets, you just have to mention Pacifica. This minivan is about to arrive once again and it will introduce numerous upgrades. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD is also available. The all-wheel-drive system additionally improves ride quality. The exterior comes with great aerodynamics and it looks modern.
The interior won’t feature too many changes and updates. However, it already looks amazing and the comfort is great. Under the hood, a powerful V6 engine will be available, and even the hybrid model is confirmed. These are just some of the reason why Pacifica is one of the best minivans available.
2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Changes
The upcoming 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD won’t get any drastic changes. Shape and dimensions will remain. The new model will introduce minor upgrades. That includes sharper lines from the side, new tires and slightly modified bumpers. Aerodynamics are great and this minivan rides on 20-inch alloy wheels.
Thanks to the additional use of carbon fiber and aluminum materials, the new model is lighter than before. The front part will get slightly thinner headlights. Also, the grille is longer but not significantly longer. All of the upgrades are just a part of the mid-cycle refreshment. More drastic changes could happen in 2021.
Interior Package and Seating Configuration
The cabin of the all-new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD is very practical. The layout looks simple and there is plenty of room for all of the occupants. There will be room for seven passengers. On top of that, the eight-seat configuration is available as an option. Pacifica minivan also offers ample cargo area. When it comes to updates and changes, the infotainment system is updated.
Also, a rear-view camera is standard now. This Minivan will offer parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and traction control as well. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available, along with the standard navigation and dual-zone climate control.
Under the hood, there will be three different choices, according to Chrysler. A 3.6-liter V6 engine will be standard. The second option is a relatively new hybrid drivetrain. However, we don’t know anything about the third engine option. A standard V6 unit is producing 287 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
The hybrid drivetrain comes with two electric motors that are mated to a standard 3.6-liter engine. This combination will provide astonishing mileage, but horsepower figures won’t improve significantly. Both options are using a 9-speed automatic transmission. Also, the all-wheel-drive system is optional.
Pacifica’s sales are rapidly dropping. On top of that, sales of the Toyota Sienna are getting better and better. Car experts are convinced the reason for such a great Sienna’s breakthrough is its all-wheel-drive system. This system makes the ride more pleasant and more suitable for families.
Now, the rumors are suggesting that Chrysler will introduce an improved Pacifica model. This model will most likely arrive in the second half of 2020. More importantly, this model will offer an AWD configuration as standard. Interestingly, 58 percent of the Sienna’s customers loaded the optional AWD system.
2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Price and Arrival
The price of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica AWD will start at around $30,000. The hybrid model will be available for $35,000. All-wheel-drive is still optional and it costs an additional $2,000.
But as we mention, Chrysler will release improved variant in 2020 with the standard AWD setup. But before that happens, Pacifica will arrive in the last quarter of 2019.