The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is a three-row minivan from the company that popularized the small family van more than three decades ago. The Pacifica underwent a heavy refresh in 2021, emerging with updated front and rear styling, an updated interior, and new tech and standard driver aids. We spent a year with the current Pacifica not too long after it debuted, and the new model improves on what was already a strong product. Even before the 2021 updates, we found the Pacifica to be a comfortable and well-appointed family hauler, though passenger space in the rear is tight compared to rivals. For 2022, Pacifica models with the rear-seat entertainment system add compatibility with Amazon Fire TV for Auto. The system allows second-row passengers to enjoy content, whether via streaming or downloaded in advance. The front seat occupants can also stream movies and shows while the vehicle is in park.
While minivans used to be a hot segment, most automakers have moved on to more popular crossover SUVs. That's not to say the segment isn't as competitive as ever. The Honda Odyssey continues to be a perennial favorite thanks to a cleverly designed interior, strong V6 engine, and a decent array of tech and driver aids. The Toyota Sienna was redesigned just last year. It's slower than both the Pacifica and Odyssey, but its hybrid-only powertrain means it's more fuel-efficient than both. And like the Pacifica, the Sienna is available with all-wheel drive.