Those With Auto Mechanic Training Will Want to Know Why the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is a Great Minivan

When we think of a minivan, the first thing that comes to mind might be those clunky, messy vehicles full of kids, the kind you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in as a teenager, or maybe even as an adult. However, with its latest iteration of the Pacifica minivan, Chrysler is showing us that maybe, owning a minivan isn’t the worst thing in the world.  In fact, with the Pacifica, owning a minivan can actually be pretty awesome. 

With the 2021 Pacifica, Chrysler is giving SUVs a run for their money. This family-friendly vehicle has some great features, including practical storage and even a plug-in hybrid option. If you’re considering becoming an auto mechanic, here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.

The Pacifica’s Performance Specs Explained for Those in Automotive School

The 2021 Pacifica offers a variety of options for buyers with different priorities. Its non-hybrid option is equipped with a 3.6-litre V-6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission, delivering 287 horsepower. The hybrid option has a 3.6-litre V-6 engine as well, supplemented by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. The Pacifica hybrid delivers less horsepower than the gas-powered option, though, at 260 horsepower.

While the Pacifica isn’t the most powerful minivan on the market, what it lacks in power it makes up for in fuel efficiency. Those in auto mechanic school will be pleasantly surprised to know that the gas-powered Pacifica Limited gets 14 L/100km in cities and 9 L/100km on the highway, making it an economic option for families looking to save a little on fuel. Even better, the hybrid option has a combined rating of 2.8 L/100km.

The Interior Could Be Its Selling Point

As a minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica stays true to its roots with an interior that’s extra roomy and has plenty of storage, making it great for packing the kids in after soccer practice. At 140.5 cubic feet of space, the Pacifica’s interior is equipped with “Stow ‘n Go” seats, allowing the second and third rows to fold all the way down and enabling the cabin to transform depending on how many passengers are packing into the van. 

Those with auto mechanic training will be impressed with the Pacifica’s additional family-centric features, such as slide-out storage bins, cubbies, and more. This minivan can seat up to 8 passengers, and with advanced infotainment and connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and USB ports dotted around the cabin, it’s likely that no one will be complaining of boredom during car rides.

The Chrysler Pacifica’s roomy interior is perfect for families

Minivan or SUV?

Although the Chrysler Pacifica’s sliding doors are a dead giveaway, this minivan gives SUVs a run for their money in more ways than one. With a spacious interior and a refined exterior, this practical vehicle is a great alternative for families deciding between a crossover, an SUV, and a minivan. Hopefully, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica sets a standard for the minivans of the future.

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