2020 Chrysler Pacifica

MSRP $33,745

Ranked #3 in Midsize Van

7.2

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 4, 2021

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The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica comes with an all-new AWD variant and a complete rejig of trim levels with the lower two trims L and LX now removed. The 2020 Pacifica's now starts at $34,045, a seven grand jump from last year which is mostly due to the deletion of the entry-level two trims. As standard, a 3.5-liter V6 and a 9-speed automatic gearbox do duty on the Pacifica. The V6 motor packs in sufficient punch to make the Pacifica move with zest around town and cover long distances even with a full load without breaking a sweat.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2020 Pacifica which came with an all-new design back in 2017 still remains very refreshing and has set new ambitions for the minivan segment. It's the most curvaceous van which does not compromise practicality and fuel economy. That said, the Pacifica even though has disrupted the segment with its futuristic looks and a luxurious cabin, still faces some stiff competition from the likes of Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Dodge Grand Caravan.

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Pros

Comfortable ride quality

Curvy exterior design

Excellent outward visibility

Lots of safety and convenience features

Cons

Third row seats aren't spacious

9-speed automatic transmission isn't smooth

Offer less cargo space than rivals

What's New?

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica adds a Limited Edition AWD model.

Couple of lower trims have been removed.

All-new Red S trim based on the Limited trim added on the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33745

bodystyle

4dr Minivan

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

287 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

262 ft-lb. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

9 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear trailing arm suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

121.6 in.

length

203.8 in.

width

79.6 in.

height

69.9 in.

curb weight

4330 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

165 cu ft.

cargo volume

140.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3600 lbs.

payload capacity

1725 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

165 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/28 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Touring$33,745 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Chrysler Pacifica in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.7

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.0

7.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.2

Overall Rating


The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica covers a price range of $34,045 to $48,990 which is very steep for a minivan and could make you think that for this money one can get a mid-size SUV.  Well, that's the catch most of the urban customers rarely venture off-road and their majority of travel is limited to a smooth tarmac or is of point A to point B commute nature. So why go for an uncomfortable and gas-guzzling SUV when you can have the space and practicality of an SUV without compromising comfort and gas mileage.  

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Front Three-Quarter View

That said, the 2020 Pacifica comes in five trim levels with a V6 engine doing duty on all of them. The engine packs in sufficient punch to motivate this minivan be it in the stop-and-go city traffic or arrow straight freeways without losing steam. With class-leading mileage, a five-star safety rating, and the 'Top Safety Pick+' award from IIHS the Pacifica further cements itself as a family-friendly minivan that is high on comfort, practicality, and occupants safety.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan front angle view
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan rear angle view

8.0/10
Features

7.7/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 Chrysler Pacifica Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan has rejigged its trim lineup and now comes in five major trims namely Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus, Limited, and Red S. The L and LX trim from last year have been dropped from the Pacifica lineup and made into a completely new Chrysler Voyager. The Pacifica Minivan comes with a naturally aspirated V6 engine on all trims while those looking for better gas mileage can have the Pacifica Hybrid which we have covered separately. That said, the base Touring trim of the Pacifica starts at $34,045 and is decently stacked with features for its asking price.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Top Three-Quarter View

Next, you have the Touring L trim priced at $37,145 which sees only a handful of features added mostly inside the cabin. While in between the Touring L and Touring L Plus trim, the latter priced at $40,245, there is an AWD Launch Edition trim priced at $40,240 that gets second-row Stow 'n Go seats, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment, 18-inch wheels, unique exterior and interior trims. Sitting at the top is Limited and Red S trim, the former starting at $44,795 while the latter is priced at $48,990, both the trims are stacked to the brim and comes with opulent interiors.

Trim

Touring

Touring L

Touring L Plus

Limited

Red S

MSRP (FWD)

$34,045 $37,145 $40,245 $44,795 $48,990

Key

Features

287 hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine Adds or upgrades to 'Touring' Adds or upgrades to 'Touring L' Adds or upgrades to 'Touring L Plus' Adds or upgrades to 'Limited'
  17-inch alloy wheels Leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel Power-adjustable front seats 18-inch alloy wheels Advanced SafetyTec Package
  Power liftgate and sliding door Heated front seats Second-row heated seats Hands-free power sliding doors and liftgate Red leather-trimmed seats
  Auto-dimming rearview mirror Driver-seat memory function 8.4-inch touchscreen w/ 13-speaker Alpine audio system LED foglights 20-speaker Harman & Kardon sound system
  Foglights Roof rails Rear entertainment system w/ DVD/Blu-Ray player Xenon headlights Unique exterior trims and badging
  Three-zone automatic climate control   115-volt household power outlet Auto-dimming driver side mirror KeySense
  Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat   Upgraded center console Premium leather upholstery  
  Rear parking sensors   Rear ambient interior lighting Ventilated front seats  
  Blind-spot monitoring   Wi-Fi hotspot Power-folding third-row seats  
  Rear cross-traffic alert        
  7-inch touchscreen w/ six-speaker sound system        

We Recommend

Out of all the trims we suggest sticking to the base Touring trim as it gets plenty of features and has a whole bunch of optional packages and features available. Thus you can get missing features added as per your need while keeping the prices in check.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Engine and Performance

7.7/10

By minivan standards, the Pacifica performs well. It handles better than average, with effective brakes and strong acceleration. It would get a better overall performance score if it weren't for the frustrating nine-speed transmission and vague steering”- Edmunds

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Engine and Transmission

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan comes with a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine under its hood mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the front wheels except for the Launch Edition trim where the power is sent to all four wheels via AWD drivetrain. The V6 cranks out 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque which is sufficient to motivate this minivan.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Engine 

 Although there is no other engine option for Pacifica, the power from the engine feels sufficient for it. The power delivery is smooth and packs in plenty of punch when needed. Initial acceleration is smooth without any delays. However, the nine-speed automatic gearbox feels clunky at times.

Models

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

MSRP

$34,045

$27,530

$30,790

$31,640

Engine

3.6-liter V6

3.6-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

Transmission

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

287 hp @ 6400 rpm

283 hp @ 6400 rpm

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

296 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque

262 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm

260 ft-lbs @ 4400 rpm

262 ft-lbs @ 4700 rpm

263 ft-lbs @ 4700 rpm

The minivan segment is the land of cut-throat competition. Every brand's offerings are priced aggressively except for the Pacifica which commands the highest base price. Just for the sake of comparison, the Sienna is the most powerful minivan in the segment along with Pacifica.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Acceleration

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica goes from 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds while it covers a quarter-mile in 15.6 seconds. The V6 engine of the Pacifica is punchy but you need to work out this engine a bit to coax out decent acceleration numbers.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Driving

The initial acceleration feels sluggish but as you jab the pedal the Pacifica gets going and picks up pace in no time.

Models

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.4 sec

7.2 sec

6.6 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter-mile (sec)

15.6 sec

15.7 sec

15.0 sec

15.3 sec

Engine

3.6-liter V6

3.6-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

3.5-liter V6

Though Pacifica’s performance is fair, it’s not the best. The Honda Odyssey is quicker and does 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, 0.8 seconds quicker than the Pacifica. Then comes the Toyota Sienna with its competitive 6.9 seconds 0-60 mph timing.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Ride and Handling

The ride and handling of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica are pretty decent and mature. The steering has sufficient heft to it and doesn't feel over-boosted. The feel and feedback are sufficient and for the most part, the steering feels connected to what's going down at the road.

​  2020 Chrysler Pacifica Driving Side View

That said, the emergency maneuver and hard cornering are handled with a breeze thanks to the brilliant steering wheel and a pliant suspension setup. The ride quality of the Pacifica is plush and there is not much body movement while going over rough patches or while hard cornering. 

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Braking

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica under panic braking stops from 60-0 mph in just 119 feet. The Pacifica sports a 13-inch disc at the front and rear which honestly feels mediocre for a 4,330 lbs weighing minivan.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Brakes

 The pedal is easy to modulate and has a relatively shorter travel distance but instead of having a gradual feel, it stiffens up quickly thus it isn't confidence-inspiring under panic braking.

Model

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

11.9

12.6

12.9

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

12.0

13.0

12.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4330

4510

4354

4430

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119

N/A

123

N/A

Comparing with other vans the Pacifica is a light van, hence the performance in the panic brake test was best on it while the Honda Odyssey took as much as 4 feet more compared to it to stop from 60-0 mph.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. If you happen to take the AWD version then be ready to see a dip of 2 mpg in the city gas mileage and a 3 mpg dip on the highway. The Pacifica comes with a slightly smaller 19-gallon fuel tank capacity.

Model

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

MPG (City)

19

17

19

19

MPG (Highway)

28

25

28

26

MPG (Combined)

22

20

22

21

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

19.0

20.0

19.5

20.0

Range (City / Highway)

361 / 532

340 / 500

371 / 546

380 / 520

Except for the Dodge Grand Caravan, all the minivans match the city gas mileage of the Pacifica while out on the highway only the Odyssey can match the figures of the Pacifica. That said, the Toyota Sienna offers a longer range in the city compared to the Pacifica due to its 1 gallon bigger fuel tank capacity.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Interior

8.5/10

Whether you're making the daily commute or spending a long weekend on the highway, the inside of the Pacifica is a pleasant place to be. If you're judging it strictly by the numbers, the Pacifica is marginally smaller than rivals, but it feels just as spacious as class leaders”- Edmunds

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Seating and Comfort

The cabin of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica feels airy, spacious, and comfortable. The quality of the materials used inside justifies the premium it asks for. There are a number of cubbies and smart storage spaces to keep the practicality quotient high. While the shorter bonnet and a lower dash ensure excellent outward visibility. 

 

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Cabin Front View

Pacifica can home seven to eight people in a go depending on the second-row seating option you pick. The seats offer a decent amount of comfort but the second-row seats aren't comfortable while the third-row seats lack legroom. Access to the second row is through a sliding door while the Stow 'n Go seats allow you to stash the rear seats in the floor to liberate a flat floor.

Model

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

Passenger capacity

7

7

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.1/ 63.8/ 41.1

39.8/ 63.7/ 40.7

40.7/ 63.1/ 40.9

41.0/ 65.0/ 40.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/ 63.0/ 39.0

39.3/ 64.1/ 36.5

39.5/ 61.6/ 40.9

39.7/ 64.6/ 37.6

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.7/ 61.2/ 36.5 37.9/ 62.0/ 32.7 38.3/ 60.0/ 38.1 38.3/ 61.1/ 36.3

In this comparison, the Honda Odyssey has a well-laid-out cabin with a sufficient amount of space in all three rows to ensure all the passengers sit comfortably. In terms of cabin space, the next-in-line is the Pacifica followed by the Sienna while the Grand Caravan remains the one with the least amount of space on offer.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Seating

Interior Features

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Conversation mirror
  • 60/40-split Stow 'n Go seats
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available power-adjustable front seats
  • Available heated second-row seats

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Infotainment System

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica gets a huge 8.4’’ touchscreen infotainment system which is bright, crisp, and color accurate. The basic layout is simple and very user-friendly with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available as standard. Audio plays through a six-speaker sound system which feels inadequate for a big van. Thus, if you aren’t satisfied with it, there is an option for a 13-speaker Alpine sound system or a 20-speaker Harman & Kardon Sound system.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Infotainment

Going to the higher trims you get two large 10-inch screens in the 2nd row with a DVD/Blu-Ray player as a rear entertainment setup. Other available features include navigation, satellite radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen, etc.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Cargo Capacity

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica offers 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats up thus making the Pacifica a big utilitarian when it comes to cargo space. A great feature about the Pacifica is the Stow 'n Go feature which allows you to fold the second and third-row seats into the floor to open the full cargo bay.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Cargo

With all the seats out of the way, the Pacifica cargo bay is rated at 140. 5 cubic feet which is nice but not the best in the lot.

Model

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

32.3 31.1 38.6 39.1

The Toyota Sienna is the best in the lot with its 39.1 cubic feet of cargo with all the seats up followed by the Odyssey with 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space on offer. 

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Exterior

8.0/10

Chrysler’s Batman-like logo is displayed prominently on the sleek front end, ahead of a smoothly shaped body. The Pacifica has embraced a minivan shape but updated it with curvy sheet metal and lots of glass”- The Car Connection

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Dimensions and Weight

The exterior design of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica has been retained for this year too and is expected to receive a complete redesign next year. That said, the majority of minivans look the same but the 2020 Pacifica adds a little flair to the design, and its soft exterior and curvaceous metal sheet help it stand out. It’s the most curvaceous van modeled over the boxy body which is a strong design statement.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Front Three-Quarter View

The Chrysler’s logo and grill look better than ever and feel like it was built exclusively for this van. Despite the big dimensions, the Pacifica clever design makes it look smaller. While looking at the dimensions of 203.8-inches in length, 79.6-inches in width, and 69.9-inches in height, it is hard to believe the fact. 

Model

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan 

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Toyota Sienna

Curb weight (lbs.)

4330

4510

4354

4430

Length(in)

203.8

203.7

203.2

200.6

Width(in)

79.6

78.7

78.5

78.1

Height(in)

69.9

69.0

68.3

68.9

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

5.8

4.5

6.5

Wheelbase (in)

121.6

121.2

118.1

119.3

Track width (in) F/R

68.3 / 68.3

65.6 / 64.8

67.3 / 67.2

67.7 / 67.7

Between the wheels, the Pacifica offers 121.6-inches of space which is the best in this comparison. Overall also the dimensions of the Pacifica are bigger than the rivals minivans except for the ground clearance. As for the ground clearance the Toyota Sienna offers the highest 6.5-inches a total of 1.4-inches more than Pacifica's ground clearance.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Powered liftgate and sliding doors
  • Foglights
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Available roof rails
  • Available xenon headlights w/ automatic high beam
  • Available dual-pane panoramic sunroof
  • Available 20-inch alloy wheels

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Safety

8.0/10

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica features a long list of safety features along with a strong bodyshell. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica was tested by NHTSA and IIHS and the van excelled in both. IIHS names the 2020 Pacifica as its 'Top Safety Pick+' and NHTSA awarded it with a 5-star score in overall safety rating.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica IIHS Crash Test

As said earlier the list of safety features is long with active safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, cross-traffic alert, and more available right from the base trim. While other available driver-assist features include automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, etc.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Competition

6.0/10

2020 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

The 2020 Dodge Caravan is exactly what an ideal van looks like. It has space for seven and a plush cabin with a boxy exterior design. Similar to the Pacifica there is enough power to hustle in the city traffic and hit the country road on the weekend. Though it’s a decent van and matches everything the Pacifica does, as a buyer, you cannot resist Pacifica’s futuristic look. Also, in terms of fuel economy, Chrysler is a little more efficient.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

But a glance at the base trims of both the minivans and the price difference, the Dodge Grand Caravan although looks barebones but its seven grand lower pricing compared to the Pacifica sure outweighs the pros of the latter. Although those looking for a luxurious and a more premium van won't shy away from Pacifica's steep price tag.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2020 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey is the segment leader and boasts bigger dimensions and better utility, the Odyssey also is more nimble and faster accelerating than the Pacifica. The fact that this version of the Odyssey was launched last year and is more practical is reason enough to sway customers.

2020 Honda Odyssey

In comparison to the Pacifica, the Odyssey is more nimble and offers more cabin space in all three rows yet manages to beat the cargo capacity of the former with all the rows up. However, one thing which is absent in Honda is the Stow 'n Go seats thus taking away a couple of brownie points here. If you can let go of the Stow 'n Go seat part then the Odyssey is the much better choice over the Pacifica.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Final Verdict

Minivans used to be boxy, ugly, and practical, the type of vehicle you would only buy when you have no other choice in your budget. However, the Chrysler Pacifica has surpassed the traditional minivan image. It’s futuristic body and interior makes it the most handsome minivan in the segment. The Chrysler‘s V6 engine cranks out enough power to handle your family’s chores in the city and cruise on the highway even under full load. The handling is also decent while the ride quality remains plush. Economy and practicality remains unrivaled and average to what other vans deliver. Overall the only thing that pinches is the higher entry price compared to the other brands but then the base trim of the Pacifica is loaded enough to not make you look further in the trim level.


FAQs on the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica:

Is the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica reliable?

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica has a predicted reliability score of 2.5 out of 5 from J.D.Power thus it is below-average in terms of reliability.

Is the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica available as AWD?

Yes, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Launch Edition trim is available as AWD.

Does 2020 Chrysler Pacifica have Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the infotainment system of the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica comes with Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.

Where is the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica manufactured?

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is built by Chrysler in Canada.

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