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Pacifica tops safety ratings

by David Zatz on

The Chrysler Pacifica has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), their highest possible rating.

Chrysler’s new minivan also scored five stars – the highest possible rating – in each of the individual crash tests. It had previously earned the best IIHS rating, “Top Safety Pick+” (which applied to the vans made after August 2016).

2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans

FCA US engineers conducted more than 8,500 simulated crashes and more than 80 full-vehicle impacts; the body structure integrates twelve different steel grades, with 45% being high-strength steel and 27% being “Advanced High-strength Steel” (for a total of 72%). The body structure is 250 pounds lighter than the Town & Country.

The Pacifica has standard backup cameras, as well as optional lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and blind spot / cross path detection. The company uses a combination of radar and cameras for greater precision; competitive vehicles use one technology or the other.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica starts at $28,595, plus destination charges.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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