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Chrysler Pacifica: Gadgets Galore for Families on Vacation

The new model features a host of practical amenities By ,

The awards have come fast and furious for the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, including being named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and making the top 10 of best interiors according to Ward’s. A major factor in winning over consumers and journalists are its many practical amenities and features for families, whatever the favourite activities or long road trips they’re engaging in this summer.

Inspired by the blog posted by FCA, the team at Auto123.com compiled a list of some of the most ingenious, practical and indispensable gadgets and systems owners of the Pacifica can benefit from – some are more obvious than others – and that make life that much more pleasant this summer:

Photo: FCA
  • For starters, did you know that the minivan offers 243 different loading and seat configurations? There’s even a dedicated space under the driver’s seat for stowing away an umbrella!
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  • With the key in your hand, all it takes is a swipe of your foot under the sliding door or the rear bumper to open the door or the hatchback (optional feature in the Touring-L).
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  • If there’s a spill, or you end up with sand from the beach in the vehicle, the available built-in vacuum cleaner will come in mighty handy.
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  • Your cargo includes refreshments? Spread throughout certain trims of the Pacifica are no fewer than 12 cupholders.
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  • Up to 6 USB ports, 2 auxiliary 12-volt inputs and a 115-volt input are available so you can make use of your devices no matter how long the trip.
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  • An observation mirror helps you keep an eye on what’s going in the back.
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  • The three-zone A/C allows all members of the family to choose their comfort zone, wherever they’re sitting.
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  • An active sound insulation system harnesses the ambient sound in the cabin through 6 strategically placed microphones and emits contrary sound waves via the speakers, reducing noise levels and making the drive a more peaceful one.
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  • Hooks behind the rear seats are ideal for hanging grocery bags; another practical storage amenity is the drawer in the central console, large enough to house a digital tablet.
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  • Last but certainly not least, the Uconnect infotainment system includes two rear-seat 10-inch, high-definition touchscreens, with integrated games and apps. The one called “Are We There Yet?” will certainly be a favourite among the kids in the back who want to know how far and how long until destination!
Photo: FCA