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Trim package upgrades Pacifica

by Chris Vander Doelen on

This week Chrysler dealers begin taking orders for an appearance package that significantly alters the presence of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

Called the S Appearance Package, the $595 option adds black wheels and shaded exterior accents, black seats, and great swaths of black trim elements inside and out.


Depending on your point of view, the changes either impart a formal limousine look to the family hauler, or some serious urban attitude. Either way, the option will likely prove popular with buyers (and their kids) who want to differentiate their vans from rest of the candy-colored horde idling on the street in front of school.

Here’s the full list of what goes dark with the S Package: 18-inch wheels with a Black Noise finish are standard with the package, but can be upgraded to 20-inchers; seats are black, with an ‘S’ logo on the fronts; most interior trim pieces are black, including the headliner, visors, center console, A-pillar trim and front overhead console.

There are black accents on the steering wheel, instrument panel, interior door trim and exterior Chrysler wing badges. A black roof rack is optional to provide that final frisson of all-murdered-out.

The 20-inch wheels add an additional $995 to the price of the S Package. The package can be ordered now but will not be appearing in showrooms for another few months because Windsor Assembly is down for a minor retooling until the end of October.

Also changed for 2018 is the addition of 4G LTE Wi-Fi, which will be available at a later date. Details available here.

Chris Vander Doelen was Opinion Editor and columnist of The Windsor Star until December, 2016; he was the Star's automotive reporter and columnist for seven years, and had also covered the political and gambling beats. With his wife, Veronique Mandal, he wrote the book Chasing Lightning (1999). Chris won a National Newspaper Award in 1997 and more than a dozen provincial news awards. There is a Chrysler 300 in his driveway.

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