5 Reasons we're in Love
February, 2017 - Issue #148
1. The Chrysler Pacifica is the Transformer of the roads.
One moment, it's a luxury seats-up-to-eight family transport vehicle, the next minute it's a two-seater with a back cabin filled with groceries, that buffet table that you bought at a tag sale that you swear you're going to refinish (Hint: You're not.) and the bag of giveaways you've been meaning to drop off at Goodwill since November '15. The Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan in its class with the Stow 'n Go Seating and Storage System, allowing every backseat to fold down, maximizing storage space. And, I know what you're thinking: It takes forever to get the right configuration. Nope! The Pacifica also has the Class-Exclusive Easy Tilt Seating, allowing you to access the third row by simply lifting a lever.
2. This is the Knight Rider of minivans.
(Yes, "Transformers" and "Knight Rider." I grew up in the '80s!). The Chrysler Pacifica has more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, making it a Top Safety Pick when equipped with the SafetyTec Package, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Pacifica has a 360-degree Surround View Camera that provides a birds-eye view of the vehicle, utilizing four strategically-positioned cameras. All that tech makes it easy to see previously-obscured obstacles.
It also has the Forward Collision Warning with Acting Braking, which will detect if your Pacifica is approaching another vehicle too rapidly and provide you with both audible and visual warnings before ultimately braking the vehicle for you in case of a distracted driver. (I wish this was a thing during my dating years.).
Plus, you'll always maintain a safe distance between your Pacifica and the vehicle in front of you thanks to sensors that are part of the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. If you're the type that likes to get out of line, fear not - the LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist will automatically assist you back into your lane if you've drifted outside unintentionally. Sadly, this technology is not available for conversations at cocktail parties.
And - your blind spots are covered with the Pacifica's Blind Spot Monitoring System which is just as good if not better. It's almost like having a second driver behind the wheel who is nothing but helpful, doesn't complain, and (is obviously) not your spouse.
3. Never park without your wingman.
The only reason you're ever going to want to valet park again is to give the valet the thrill of driving your Pacifica. The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System with Stop has sensors in the front and the rear of the vehicle and will provide visual and audio cues to prevent you from backing into any obstacle. The Class-Exclusive Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist System literally takes over the steering for you as it gives you specific instructions for the gear positions, brake and accelerator. Gone are the days when your passenger had to run out to direct you into your parallel parking spot and instantly reduced your cool factor.
4.Why fly when you can drive?
The Uconnect Theater will make even the longest of road trips enjoyable by providing state-of-the-art entertainment. The 10.1-inch HD touchscreens with BluRay player, HDMI inputs, wireless headphones, Bluetooth, downloadable games and apps are more reminiscent of sitting first class on a luxury airline than sitting in a minivan. Factor in the 20-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Surround Sound System and you're essentially sitting in a mobile movie theater without having to spend $10 on popcorn.
5. It is easy being green.
Saving the environment has never been this stylish. With a 33-mile electric driving range, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will have you reaching your destinations in style while also lowering your carbon footprint. The lithium-ion battery has the strength to power the Pacifica for up to 33 miles on a single charge and can be completely charged in as little as two hours with an available 240-volt Level II charger. Bonus: You may qualify for up to a $7,500 federal tax credit from Uncle Sam. Getting paid to be awesome is now a thing in 2017.
Want to learn more about the Pacifica? Hang out with the cool kids at Russell Westbrook's Van Nuys dealership and score yourself a test drive. 818-273-1172