2018 Chrysler Pacifica
- Easy to transform from people hauler to cargo transport
- Upscale look of the interior design and materials
- Many available convenience and luxury features
- -around visibility is excellent
- Second- and third-row seats aren't as roomy or comfortable as rivals'
- Nine-speed transmission occasionally exhibits clunky or slow shifts
- Seat padding is on the firm side
2018 Chrysler Pacifica pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Pacifica does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.6 / 10
No other vehicle can match a minivan's ability to comfortably ferry passengers and cargo. But the minivan's utilitarian design and somewhat dorky public image are equally able to put off all sorts of shoppers. For those people, we recommend taking a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.
Sure, it's still a minivan, but with a curvaceous front end and luxurious cabin, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is different from the others, and quite a departure from the capable yet long-in-the-tooth Town & Country it replaced last year. This is the minivan for those who crave more than just function.
Not that the Pacifica lacks the tenets that make minivans unique; after all, it's made by the company that created the modern minivan in the 1980s. In addition to a spacious cabin, roomy third row and ample cargo area, the Pacifica retains one of the Town & Country's best features: Stow 'n Go seats. Most minivans have a third row that neatly folds into the cargo pit to create a flat load floor behind the second row. The Pacifica is the only one with second-row seats that also fold into the floor. In just a few minutes, the Pacifica transforms from an eight-passenger people mover into a two-seater that easily fits 4-by-8 sheets of drywall.
We're equally impressed by the Pacifica's quality cabin appointments, especially in the top-trim Limited model. Soft-touch plastics, stitched trim and supple leather fill the interior, accenting other highlights such as an intuitive touchscreen interface and widely available rear-seat entertainment system. Light pours in through the massive dual-panel sunroof to illuminate the bright two-tone interior. And all the latest advanced driver aids are here, from blind-spot monitoring to an automated parking feature and adaptive cruise control.
There are drawbacks, of course. The nine-speed automatic is a little clunky, and many desirable features are tied to the high-end Limited model. But by and large, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is worth your consideration for its enviable interior design, thoughtful cargo solutions, and numerous luxury and safety features.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica configurations
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica comes in six main trim levels: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited. The naming can be a little confusing but, as expected, the more expensive the trim level, the more standard features you get. There's also a Pacific Hybrid, which is reviewed separately.
Every Pacifica is motivated by a 3.6-liter V6 (287 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque) that sends power to the front wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Seven-passenger seating is standard across the board, and eight-passenger seating is optional on all but the L model.
The base L trim level comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, keyless entry (for the driver door only) and ignition, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker audio system with a USB port and an auxiliary jack. Tri-zone climate control is available at an additional cost.
The Pacifica LX is equipped with alloy wheels, body-colored exterior trim, a driver information display, an automatic engine stop-start system, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way lumbar), tri-zone climate control and folding/collapsible second-row Stow 'n Go seats.
Stepping up to the Touring Plus adds automatic headlights, foglights, LED taillights, chrome exterior trim, full keyless entry, remote engine start, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, automatic climate control, satellite radio and a charge-only USB port located in the front row. The 18-inch wheels can be ordered separately.
The next level up is the Touring L. Its standard features include an eight-way power passenger seat (with power lumbar), heated front seats, leather upholstery, a second-row USB port and second- and third-row retractable sunshades.
There are several packages available for the Touring L. The Alpine Sound package adds a 13-speaker audio system and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with HD radio and a third-row USB port. The Advanced SafetyTec package bundles automatic high beam control, front parking sensors, a sound-reducing windshield, automatic wipers, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, an automated parking system, a top-down parking camera and a larger driver information display.
Later in the model year, a navigation system will be available for the Touring Plus and Touring L. For the Touring Plus, it also adds the 8.4-inch touchscreen and its upgrades. Also available for the LX, Touring Plus and Touring L is a rear-seat entertainment system with a DVD player.
The upgraded driver info display and sound-reducing windshield are included with the Touring L Plus, along with two sunroofs (panoramic for the first two rows and an additional fixed sunroof above the third row), a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, ambient lighting, the 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation and the Alpine audio system.
The Touring Plus can be equipped with the Advanced SafetyTec pack, a 20-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and hands-free operation for the sliding rear doors and liftgate.
All Touring models can be further equipped with 18-inch wheels.
The top-dog Limited comes with 18-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, LED foglights, auto-dimming exterior and rearview mirrors, power-folding mirrors, driver memory settings, ventilated front seats, premium leather upholstery, the hands-free liftgate and sliding doors, an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner and a power-folding third-row seat.
As loaded as it is, even the Limited can be bolstered with additional features. The Advanced SafetyTec package is available here, as is an upgraded rear entertainment system. It combines the 20-speaker audio system with a Blu-ray player, dual 10-inch seatback touchscreens, an HDMI input and a household-style power outlet. Twenty-inch wheels are sold as a stand-alone option.
Available on all models is a secondary driver key that Chrysler calls KeySense. Intended for younger drivers and valets, this key starts the car is a mode that limits top speed and volume, keeps all driver aids activated and restricts user-defined satellite radio channels. The Trailer Tow Group is available on Touring Plus models and above, and it adds a four- and seven-pin wiring harness and a 2-inch hitch receiver.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica (3.6L V6 | 9-speed automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Pacifica has received some revisions, including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Pacifica.
Noise & vibration8.0
Ease of use8.5
Getting in/getting out8.5
Child safety seat accommodation7.5
Audio & navigation8.5
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Pacifica safety features:
- Front/Rear Park Assist with Stop
- Alerts the driver when the Pacifica approaches an object directly in front of or behind the vehicle. Applies the brakes if necessary.
- Surround View Camera
- Helps the driver park the car by providing a 360-degree, top-down view of the Pacifica.
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Informs the driver of a vehicle in the Pacifica's blind spot. Also identifies vehicles crossing the Pacifica's path while backing up.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica for Sale
Not to be confused with and totally unrelated to a large crossover that Chrysler produced in the mid-2000s, the Chrysler Pacifica replaced the storied Town & Country minivan just last year. Though Japanese and Korean competitors bested Chrysler's previous minivan in terms of interior materials and build quality, the latest Pacifica fights back with a luxurious cabin and overall refinement. Like all minivans, the Pacifica is space-efficient and great at carrying people and their things. But it's the little details, from the tasteful chrome accents to the hidden sliding door tracks, that give the Pacifica the edge in many ways.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica comes in six trim levels: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited. The base L trim is new this year, with standard features that include a blind-spot monitor, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To get one of the Pacifica's killer features, second-row Stow 'n Go seats that fold neatly into the floor, you'll have to upgrade to the LX.
The trio of Touring variants starts with the Touring Plus, which equips the Pacifica with keyless entry, automatic headlights, satellite radio, a power liftgate and power-sliding doors. The Touring L ups the ante with a power passenger seat, heated front seats and leather upholstery. The Touring L Plus further adds two sunroofs, a larger touchscreen, navigation and a premium audio system. The Limited lords over lesser trims with premium leather, an in-vehicle vacuum and hands-free operation for the doors and liftgate. Options include automatic emergency braking, an automatic parking system (for both parallel and perpendicular parking) and a dual-touchscreen rear video entertainment system.
Add it up and the Pacifica stands as one of the top picks for a minivan while also presenting a good value proposition as it often prices out a few grand less than some similarly equipped rivals. Use Edmunds' shopping tools to find your ideal 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Overview
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is offered in the following submodels: Pacifica Minivan. Available styles include Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Touring L Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A), Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A), L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A), LX 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A), and Touring Fleet 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A).
What do people think of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Pacifica 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Pacifica.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Pacifica featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica?
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,890. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $10,431 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $10,431 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,459.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is23.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,180. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $10,343 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $10,343 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,837.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is25.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,730. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $2,300 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,300 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$26,430.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,685. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is trending $7,196 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7,196 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,489.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) is22.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A)Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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