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Deemed the "Sports Tourer", the Pacifica was at first, mostly available in high-end trim levels. The soaring retail prices directed nearly all potential buyers towards the Caravan and away from the first born of the new wave of Chrysler products. For 2005, a new more basic model, called Highline, has been introduced sporting the Caravan's 3.8L and a lower level of standard features.
A base Highline FWD Pacifica retails for $36,065. A fully optioned out Limited AWD will easily fetch $54,000. Our tester was a Limited AWD with a few options and retailed for $53,065.
The influences of the three types of vehicles that the Pacifica was
The chrome 7-spoke 19" alloy wheels, although attractive, only manage to fill up the huge wheel wells. This biggest concern here is not the size of the wheels but the replacement cost for the tires. Retail prices for the P235/55R19 tires hover over $300 a piece. Although no one buys or sells tires at retail, expect to dish out well over $1 000 to purchase a set of new ones.
The cabin of the Pacifica Limited is without a doubt luxurious. The dashboard is very good looking, well finished and with nice materials. I do deplore the fact that the radio found in the $50,000 + Pacifica is the same
Both front and second row seating is comprised of comfy heated captain chairs. The third row split folding bench is best reserved for short people as head and legroom are very limited. During the raid of the Mercedes parts bin, Chrysler endowed the Pacifica with the same door mounted electric seat controllers. The part leather part suede seat materials blend nicely and give the inner quarters an upscale touch.
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