I’ve always had a soft spot for minivans since a few decades ago when I traded in my Toyota Supra convertible for a Chrysler Town & Country. Okay, maybe that particular event didn’t make me fall in love with the extraordinary flexibility and room of a minivan, but as the family grew, as we added dogs and sporting gear, everything added up to the minivan being a great addition to our vehicular family. Do I still miss that Supra? Yeah, a little bit.
The Chrysler Town & Country evolved over the years, and in 2017 Chrysler rebranded the venerable Town & Country the “Pacifica“, to add some pizzaz to the name. Chrysler also had a Voyager minivan that was then rebranded as the Grand Caravan outside of the US market, but Chrysler could see the writing on the wall and the transition from T&C to Pacifica also coincided with an additional push towards a more luxurious driving experience. The result of a few iterations on the Pacifica produces the “S Appearance” Limited model that I drove, known more formally as the 2022 Pacifica Limited AWD S Appearance. I reviewed the 2021 model of this vehicle too, if you’re curious: My review of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica LTD.
This 2022 model sported a Ceramic Gray Exterior and Black interior, with Nappa Leather Buckets Seats with the swanky “S” logo:
You can see that the grey color is very interesting, a deeper color than would be expected for such a neutral tone. That’s the “ceramic” finish and, like most every modern vehicle paint color, has a premium price tag, adding $495 to the cost of the vehicle. The Pacifica definitely has sleek lines and a simple front grill design, with all the forward-facing sensors neatly tucked under the front crossbar.
2022 CHRYSLER PACIFICA DRIVER’S AREA
Moving into the vehicle, the dashboard is pretty standard in its control layout:
The infotainment system screen is a big, bright 10.1″ display running the Stellantis UConnect system. UConnect has been through so many major and minor iterations across the Stellantis line that it’s a very refined and intuitive experience now. There wasn’t much that was more than a tap or two away from any point in the system, whether it was changing stations on the entertainment system, adjusting climate control, or getting driving directions to your next destination.
Notice the big, easily accessible…
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