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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Chrysler Pacifica Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

  • The Pacifica offers an enticing blend of performance, style and comfort that any midsize family is sure to find appealing but a rash of repair issues on early models prevents it from getting our full recommendation.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Exceptional comfort for four, drives more like a sedan than a minivan, top-notch safety scores, upscale interior design.

  • Cons

    Average room for six, not as family-friendly as most minivans, spotty reliability on early models.

  • What's New for 2005

    A midlevel Touring model is added to the Pacifica lineup, and the base model loses some of its standard equipment to accommodate a new lower price. Rear parking assist is now optional.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Take a pass

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

This car gave me so much anxiety because it always had some kind of a problem. My axel broke, burned oil, funny noises when turning, ABS problems,lights always burning out ( I finally kept driving it and it seemed to repair itself (abs problem)) always smelled like it was burning oil, Chrysler cs was horrible I finally went into the dealership in front of customers and voiced my complaint...they finally addressed my problems. I purchased this car as a family car and hated that I was stuck driving my family in this unreliable heap of junk. traded in after 2yrs took a huge loss not to mention repairs and traded in for a Honda Pilot . It feels good to drive a reliable car again.



6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Chrysler ignores customers and known

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Chrysler has ignored every issue from AC to brakes to accelerator sticking to loud clunking noises to car stalling and on and on. All issues are known to Chrysler and they refuse to fix them until someone is injured are dies. And they wonder why Americans don't buy US vehicles, poor quality vehicles.




I need to trade it

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car in 2006 after renting one and trading in a 2001 Ford minivan. I thought that this was gonna be a long lasting relationship with this car but I have already replaced both axles, and in 2008 I stayed at the shop with it. Now I took it back about a week ago to the dealership because I heard a humming sound and no air along with water hitting my left foot. As soon as I can I am done with Chrysler cars.




Never again.......

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

After my beloved '97 Explorer went into the shop yet again, I began to look for a new vehicle. My needs were gas mileage, interior room and ample storage. I liked the looks of the Pacifica and really liked the 25 mpg on the sticker. Well, the gas mileage runs about 16 mpg and it spent the first 3 months in and out of the shop including and a new transmission, abs sensor and on and on. Let's not even talk about the people I've cut off on the highway in the blind spot(s). Would I buy another? No way.




Poor build quality (lots of

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

We've owned this vehicle for close to 4 years and have had many problems. Two ABS wheel sensors have gone bad & have been replaced ($150 ea). The EGR Valve went bad, but a $4 can of carburetor cleaner & a set of tools with 15 minutes under the hood fixed that problem. The EGR Valve would have cost about $250 at the dealer. Both rear windows needed the regulators replaced ($300 ea). The front left CV Joint needed to be replaced ($200). Most of the wheel bolts have broken off and needed replacement. Our gas mileage is poor 15 / 19 mpg. If this car was more reliable, we would really like it. It is great on long trips & has plenty of room. Now I wish Honda or Toyota had built our car!




Speed sensors

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

The car is decent. Nice style and plenty of room for a family, but I must have a lemon. I have had my ABS sensors in all four wheels replaced 2 times and my axle has broken twice, for no reason, just city driving, to the grocery store and mall. The first time I had the problem with the ABS sensors the car was only a few months old and its happened every year. Now I am working on the 3rd time I must have these sensors changed and they have no clue why I keep having this problem. Of course, now the car no longer has a warranty and I have to pay for it. DESPITE the fact that the same work has been done 2 other times. Just beware and be cautious.



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Full 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Review

What's New for 2005

A midlevel Touring model is added to the Pacifica lineup, and the base model loses some of its standard equipment to accommodate a new lower price. Rear parking assist is now optional.

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Talk About The 2005 Pacifica

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cowboysfan1
cowboysfan1
08-03-2014
I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and the coolant reservoir is filled with yellowish gold thick fluid. It looks like oil is mixed with the water and it leaks when i am parked. Its not overheating or dri...


ladyhoneybee
ladyhoneybee
07-30-2013
My husband and I have a 2005 FWD V6 3.5 litre (I think) Pacifica. We bought it used in 2008 with around 40-50 thousand miles on it. It now has about 145 thousand miles on it. Since 2012/130 thousand m...


bwendt1
bwendt1
01-03-2014
In the midst of winter, while driving to work on the highway, I hear this popping sound. I open my sunroof cover and see my glass cracked and broken, it actually lifted up and bevelled. It just pop?...



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