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11 Reasons to Make the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Your Next Family Car

Having children changes just about everything, including the car you drive. I know this from experience, having to trade out my adorable CUV for a vehicle that could fit two car seats in the back without having to partake in a game of Twister. Having kids means needing things like car seats, toys, diaper bags, and so on—and those things all require space. That’s why many families are opting for a larger vehicle like the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan offers loads of room, along with plenty of kid-friendly features to keep the tykes happy on the road.

Ideal for families, the Pacifica offers other great family-friendly features, like its extensive safety tech. With more than a hundred different available safety features, you will feel secure on the road with your little ones in tow. Other great features like the optional hybrid drivetrain and advanced infotainment should put the Pacifica at the top of your must-have list.

Built-In Vacuum

Yes, you read that correctly. An available built-in vacuum makes it incredibly easy to clean up after your kiddos. This Stow n’ Vac is a RIGID product designed to make your life easier. A retractable hose pulls out from the interior side paneling and hides away when you no longer need it. A slide-out debris holder is easily accessible, so you can dump the mess without a hassle.


If you have ever had a child who was at the car seat age, then you know the aggravation of having them rear-facing. It’s important for their safety but can definitely be a nuisance, which is exactly why the FamCAM is so great. The available FamCAM is a built-in camera system that lets you safely monitor the second- and third-row occupants. Cameras tucked away in the center of the vehicle provide clear views at all hours using Day and Night modes. A handy split-screen gives you the option to have more than one view, and—thanks to the high angle—you can see your rear-facing child with ease.

Configurable Seating

Gas-powered Pacifica models offer the most versatile seating in its class, with over two hundred seating configurations. The Pacifica can be customized to fit your needs, too, thanks to the folding second and third rows. Whether you are going on vacation and need extra cargo room or you want to take full advantage of all eight seats, the Pacifica will work for you.

Hands-Free Tech

Like magic, a simple wave of your foot can open up your liftgate without you having to use your hands. A sensor below the rear bumper can read your foot movement, signaling to the liftgate to open, so even if your hands are full, you don’t have to worry about loading up the car. The same magic works on the easy-sliding side doors; just wave your foot under the side panel, and the doors will slide open, letting you gently lower that baby carrier in or have your kiddos climb in safely.

Stow N’ Go Seating

A gem in its class, the Pacifica is the only minivan in its segment to offer the unique Stow n’ Go seat system. Hidden compartments within the van floor open up, letting the seats fold flat and stow away INSIDE the floor. When the seats are up and in use, these compartments can act as extra storage for all your important goods.

The Ultra Console

Even the center console is designed with the family in mind, providing several convenient features. The underside of the console is open, letting you hide away your purse, stow a wallet, or just put your stuff out of the way of your passengers’ feet. The console also includes a wireless charger for your smartphone and is designed to fit seamlessly into the front cabin with an integrated armrest.

The brown interior of a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica is shown.

Wi-Fi Hotspot

The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica is the most technologically advanced vehicle in its class, which is quite a feat in such a technological age. One such reason is the available 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot capability, which is perfect for entertaining the little ones. A subscription is required to use this feature, but it seems worth it, especially since you can connect up to ten devices at one time; that means streaming for the whole family—except, maybe not the driver.

In-Cabin Entertainment

If Wi-Fi isn’t enough, then how about the available in-cabin entertainment that comes in the form of two seatback viewing screens? Second-row occupants can enjoy streaming entertainment, be it television shows, movies, or even games, courtesy of FireTV. Parents can control what plays, or they can hand over control to the kids and let them choose for themselves. Both screens are high-definition touchscreens and ten inches wide—perfect for young and old.

Perfect Parallel Parking

The Chrysler Pacifica has plenty of safety and convenience features available, like Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist. This awesome feature will take over parking duties for you by steering your Pacifica safely into difficult parking spots. Sometimes, the only place you can park takes a lot of patience, and when you have a vehicle full of impatient kids, that can be rather difficult. Let the Pacifica take it from here.

Safety to the Brim

One of the best features of the Pacifica is the sheer amount of safety features available. Programs like Adaptive Cruise Control (with Stop and Go) and Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking will provide the peace of mind you need when shuttling your most precious commodities. Driving can be overwhelming at times, but when you have your kids on board, it can be downright frightening. With so many features watching your back, you can relax and enjoy the drive.

Available Hybrid Drivetrain

The kids may not get as much out of a hybrid as some of the other features here, but a hybrid is still a fantastic option for families. Driving a hybrid minimizes gas stops and increases fuel savings, making it a great option. Plus, hybrids are often quieter than traditional vehicles, and with the Pacifica’s noise-canceling technology, you can let sleeping babies lay.

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Summing Up the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica…

The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica minivan was designed with the family in mind. From innovative storage solutions and seating options to thoughtful extras that make everyday life easier, the Pacifica is what every family car should be. Luxury features like high-end upholstery, a premium sound system, heated and ventilated seats, keyless entry, and second-row captain’s chairs can all be found on select trims, elevating your vehicle further.

Choose from gas-powered options or try out one of the hybrid trims for off-the-charts fuel efficiency. As America’s first and only plug-in hybrid minivan, the Pacifica is sure to take you further than you ever imagined. The choice of traditional or hybrid is yours, and we’re thrilled it’s an option.

With the available AWD, your Pacifica can handle diverse road conditions, keeping you and your family safer when the road gets rough or slippery. Plus, with so many advanced safety features, you can feel confident driving around the ones you love. High safety and reliability ratings—along with this model’s practicality—puts the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica at the top of our list of the best family vehicles on the market today. So, as you search for your next family vehicle, consider all the things that set the Pacifica apart, and make it your choice for a family-friendly vehicle.