The recent Chicago auto show introduced a slew of novelties, and one of the highlights was undoubtedly the new 2023 Chrysler Pacifica. Of course, this is not a new nameplate, but one of the most famous minivans in the world. This time, Pacifica won’t introduce a redesign, but rather a mid-cycle refresh. It seems natural given the current generation’s four-year lifespan.
Still, the Pacifica will get a couple of modern improvements. There are novelties everywhere, and every aspect of the vehicle is updated. Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is the styling, which significantly improves the appearance of this minivan. Additionally, a new luxury trim level called Pinnacle is available, as is an all-wheel-drive version. Notable is the fact that the 2023 Pacifica Hybrid is no longer a separate trim level, but rather an optional powertrain available on all models.
2023 Pacifica Gets Mid-Cycle Facelift
Among the numerous changes made recently, those visual highlights are undoubtedly the most noticeable. The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica will introduce a couple of novelties. Naturally, the most noticeable changes are at the front. You’ll immediately notice a pair of new headlights and a much larger grille. A new front bumper with sharper lines and new fog lights are on offer.
In general, the new face appears to be much more elegant, and there are also noticeable large air-intake surfaces. On the other hand, you’ll notice newly designed taillights that span the entire width of this minivan. Finally, there are several new wheels ranging in diameter from 17 to 20 inches. These are the most noticeable styling changes to the new Pacifica, which retains its overall shape and size.
The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica AWD is one of the most anticipated new models for the coming year. This system is available on all gasoline-powered models. Concerning the gasoline engine, you can expect a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which produces approximately 287 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in this configuration. This engine returns 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway in standard FWD models. Naturally, these ratings will be slightly lower for all-wheel-drive models.
As for the 2023 Pacifica Hybrid, nothing has changed. You can expect the same hybrid system to deliver around 260 horses. This Pacifica minivan is equipped with a 15-kWh battery pack, which provides a range of 30 miles when driven entirely on electricity.
When it comes to the interior of the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, there are some pretty intriguing novelties as well. To begin, there is a new touchscreen measuring 10.1 inches diagonally. Not only is the new screen noticeably larger, but it also comes equipped with the latest version of Uconnect infotainment system. The new system includes a slew of novelties, including Chrysler’s FamCAM, Amazon Alexa, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
On the other hand, the overall design of the cabin remains unchanged. You can expect a familiar layout with up to eight seats and 140 cubic feet of cargo room. Rear seats, like in previous generations, fold flat, even in AWD models. On the other hand, this is not the case with the Hybrid model, but these models do include the option of completely removing the second-row seats.
Pinnacle Trim Level
Another noteworthy upgrade is the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle. It’s a new, range-topping trim level that upgrades not only the standard equipment but also the overall luxury. On the dash and throughout the cabin, you’ll notice a variety of new, premium materials.
Among the highlights are Nappa leather seats, second-row captain’s chairs, and a new Ultra console. Moreover, there is a new center console with increased functionality and convenience. The remaining trim levels include Touring, Touring L, and Limited.
Release Date and Price of the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica
When it comes to the release date of the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, the new model is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of the year. As always before, orders will begin few months before the official launch. More information about the price should become available shortly. The current model starts at around $36,000 and we expect a minor jump in terms of price.