Was never in the market for a minivan. Looked at many SUVs including the VW Atlas. I like the Atlas among all the SUVs I tested and sat in. I also looked at Odyssey and Pacifica. I like the stow & go arrangement. The interior is a shade better than the odyssey. the screen on the new 2018 model is much more responsive. The 360 camera sold me big time as I find that an extremely valuable feature. This is not available in the Honda, not sure why for such a large vehicle. It is a huge safety feature. The stop and go ACC is better than it functioned in the Odyssey (Which stops at 20 mph, unlike the CRV version). The 9 speed transmission also shifted much better on the Pacifica. The park assist function is so so. Hit or miss but helpful nevertheless. Between backup camera and 360 deg camera, you have more than enough assistance needed to park this big minivan. It is very big but does not drive big. Overall, I am not sure of the reliability unlike the great Honda. I have decided to give the Pacifica engineers my money. Hope it all works out. This is my first Chrysler product.
I have had this car since late August and have had electrical problems with it from the first week. The electronics system went dead twice while I drove the car on a long distance trip. A few days later, the side door failed to open and close electronically AND the car issued an engine malfunction message on the radio screen. The Adapitve Cruise Control/Forward Cruise Control has also failed several times. Brought the car back to the dealer over 20 times to repair these problems. These are safety problems and should have been repaired immediately. In addition, Chrysler has falsely advertised that this car has wifi capability. It doesn't. I was able to connect a hotspot in the car for a month and then without notifying me, the hotspot was cancelled BUT I was still charged by AT&T. I've contacted Chrysler about all of these problems and was transferred to 3 different case managers who simply tried to get me to sign a release in exchange for one month's payment of my lease. I asked to return this car so many times and each time was stonewalled. I have wasted so much time driving back and forth to the dealership to get this car repaired and the problems continue. Buyers BEWARE!!!
I have had my Chrysler Pacifica Limited for 2 months and it is the worst car I have ever owned from a reliability perspective. Five things have failed and it has been in the shop twice so far. Whenever the car is wet, the hands free entry fails. Whenever the environment is cold, the lift gate does not open fully. The UConnect screen has gone blank. I have a very hard time filling it with fuel if the fuel pump has a vent shroud around it. The pump thinks the car is full and shuts off. The rear (3rd row) electric seats have failed and the car is in the shop now being repaird (10/30/17). I do not recommend this car!
We picked this minivan because we thoughtit was the most stylish in its class. If you're going to drive a minivan, you might as well look as good as you can. The interior is equally as stylish and elegant. We'll see about the long-term value, but so far we love it. Hauling kids around had never been so comfortable.