Chrysler Pacifica
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Make: Chrysler
Model: Pacifica
Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica shares its platform with the Chrysler minivans but offers all-wheel drive and an upscale interior making this anything but a minivan. Rather it is a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle from DaimlerChrysler. It was introduced for 2004 and got its inspiration from the 1999 Chrysler Pacifica and 2000 Chrysler Citadel concept cars. The Pacifica marks Chrysler's first entry into the Sport Utility Vehicle segment. Chrysler likes to refer to the Pacifica as a sports tourer although this might be taking it a little too far. These models have been pretty rapidly rolling off the assemble line in Windsor, Ontario, Canada where the long-wheelbase Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan are also manufactured. In the 2006 model year, the "Limited" trim level was made available without all-wheel drive. The Pacifica is making a decent name for itself and has been rewarded so by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In 2006 it won an award as the "best pick frontal." Later in 2007 under the new model Pacifica it won a five star front and side crash test rating which is a huge honor and a big selling point to anyone that purchases a Sport Utility Vehicle for safety. The Pacifica earned this award for being equipped with traction control, an Electronic Stability Program, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, all-row side curtain air bags and a tire pressure monitoring system. Given all the safety features, one might not expect that the model would be equipped to do any heavy work. On the contrary, every Pacifica has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds as long as an appropriate hitch is attached. This is turning out to be a great automobile for people of all interests and hobbies, be it for the soccer mom, or for the outdoor enthusiast.

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