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What’s in a Minivan?: Everything You Need to Know About Chrysler’s 2021 Lineup

In the automotive industry, at least in the American market, there are generally a handful of large car producers that people hear about all the time, like Chevy, Ford, and Honda. That said, while the driving experience proved by these companies is generally well known and distinct, many aren’t actually all that familiar with the third of the “Big Three” automotive companies in the United States: Chrysler. Chrysler, although relatively smaller in comparison to its other competitive counterparts Ford and General Motors, offers a driving experience that is unique when compared to other companies in the US market. So, is it time to visit a Chrysler dealer near you?

What Is It Like to Own a Chrysler?

Chrysler’s experience is largely based on their ability to create a very well rounded vehicle, capable of doing almost everything that their vehicle type calls for and more. This is especially so in the case of minivans, which the company has grown to specialize in, in recent years. While other big companies will devote a large selection of models to target particular tastes and interests, like an SUV that specifically specializes in off-roading, Chrysler tends to have a smaller selection of vehicles that are highly tailored to be good in most categories to a certain degree.

While not necessarily outperforming any one vehicle in any one specific category like performance and comfort, Chrysler’s take on car production creates a vehicle with decent performance in all categories. A car that is capable in all facets to equate to an experience that is overall amazing for the everyday driver. As such, Chrysler is a brand that is perfect for the driver that likes to do a little bit of everything rather than having needs for one specific area or activity.

What Can We Expect in Chrysler’s 2021 Lineup?

2021 is the year of the minivan for Chrysler more than ever before, with each model providing a different take on the minivan vehicle type. They will also be releasing the Chrysler 300 sedan, but the minivan collection is far more impressive when compared to the competition. Of course, each vehicle offers generally good performance in all categories. That said, each model is truly its own, varying in size, optimized features, and purpose.

The 2021 Pacifica

A blue 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is driving on a wet road past trees after leaving a Chrysler dealer near me.

The Pacifica is largely the standard minivan that is offered by Chrysler, with the highest overall performance in all categories. As far as the 2021 model, the Pacifica has seen many overall increases in its design, especially in safety technology. Generally, minivans are built to transport the most important people in your lives, whether that be your family or friends, so it only makes sense that your minivan would have the best technology available to keep your passengers as safe as possible. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica does this exceptionally well by installing top-tier safety technology, like automatic emergency braking for the unexpected car or pedestrian, and LED headlights to make your minivan’s lights both more noticeable and longer-lasting.

Of course, safety technology isn’t the only thing holding the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica on a pedestal. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan that boasts enhanced performance and a new sleeker look, creating a fierce aesthetic that is truly pleasing to the eyes in a way that many minivans are not able to replicate. Drivers get to enjoy a 3.6L V6 engine that produces 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pacific also has available all-wheel drive, a feature that not many minivans offer. Not only is the option of all-wheel drive impressive, but the average 22 MPG combined (20 MPG with all-wheel drive) fuel-economy is perfect for families who are always on the go.

We can’t forget about the potential cargo capacity for this vehicle either. With the Pacifica, you get 32.3 cubic feet of space when all the seats are in use. Fold down the third row for 87.5 cubic feet, and fold down all the rows for a maximum of 140.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. With that much space, you should have no problem transporting whatever you need to, and your passengers won’t be complaining about not having enough space either.

The 2021 Voyager

For many families, buying a vehicle is a luxury. A minivan is not a cheap purchase, and especially for families that are buying on a budget as it is. However, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager is here to help. Labeled as the “Most Affordable Minivan in America,” the Voyager is perfect for people on a budget. This minivan is quite similar to the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and can generally get the job done on its own, with good overall quality when it comes to performance and safety. And this all comes at the benefit of being affordable.

Affordability isn’t everything that the Voyager represents, of course. Rather, much like the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager is designed with the safety and comfort of your family in mind. Although they aren’t all standard, the Voyager does come with tons of optional safety features, so you can add what you want and leave what you don’t. Nonetheless, the 2021 Voyager is among the safest minivans on the market, making it an ideal pick for just about anybody who finds themselves in large groups.

Even better, the Voyager offers the same capability and capacities as the Pacifica. The same 3.6L, 287 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque engine can be found under the hood. Not only that, but this model also has the same cargo capacities as the Pacifica, with a max of 140.5 cubic feet. So, even though this is the more affordable minivan option, you still get most of the same capabilities as the Pacifica.

A blue 2021 Chrysler Voyager is parked on pavement in front of trees.

Pacifica Hybrid

Don’t worry fans of cleaner energy; the 2021 Pacific also comes in hybrid form. Splitting off of the design of the Pacifica, the Pacifica Hybrid is a model that uses a dual system hybrid model for its powertrain, with the electric motor being used for short excursions and the gasoline engine kicking in once the electric motor has run dry in longer drives. The system will automatically switch between electric and gas to give you the most fuel efficiency possible, and it charges in as little as two hours.

Speaking of fuel-efficiency, the Pacifica Hybrid gets up to 82 MPGe when using the full hybrid capability and still gets an incredible 30 MPG combined when just utilizing gas. The Pacifica Hybrid is one of the most sustainable minivans on the market, so you can save money on gas and help save the environment all at the same time. As far as power goes, you’ll get 260 horsepower out of this engine, and the cargo space is still the same as the regular Pacifica.

Chrysler: It’s More Than a Minivan

While Chrysler may not be the most mainstream brand in the automotive industry, it does have a lot of benefits in its lineup to put it toe-to-toe with the most prominent car dealers in the United States. By providing a well-rounded experience, Chrysler’s selection is able to satisfy most needs that a driver could have in a minivan, and at an affordable price range. You can expect the perfect package of power, safety, comfort, space, and convenience when driving a Chrysler minivan. We think that the 2021 Pacifica and 2021 Voyager are sure to be giants among the minivan market this year.

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