2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: accidents happen

20 Feb
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road testWith over 20,000 miles accumulated so far, our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has left the building. The building being the garage. In the twelve months the Pacifica did our bidding it saw Cheerios and milk, witnessed the solar eclipse, and shuttled countless passengers from one place to another without issue. A lot can happen in a year...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: a long, uneventful winter

24 Jan
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Long Term Fall GalleryAt 20,986 miles, our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited still has the scent of a winner. To be honest, it has an odor. The new-car smell has gone, replaced by much-loved used-car musk. You know what we mean: the Chick Fil-A fry found under a seat, the carpet deodorizer left behind by a rush job at the car wash. We've had our shiny-blue...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term test: small town, big van, bigger eclipse

22 Aug
Total solar eclipse in Aurthur, NebraskaNebraska shouldn’t be this loud. At least, that’s what I thought in the midnight hours between Sunday night and Monday morning before the so-called "Great American Eclipse." The sounds from the I-80 Lakeside Campground near North Platte, Nebraska, were a contradiction of what I knew about the Cornhusker State. As we laid in the back of...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what do our passengers say?

11 Aug
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, after 2,100-mile road trip, June 2017The months keep passing by and the odometer continues to rack up miles on our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited. We like this van a lot—after all, we named it our Best Car to Buy 2017. As with most minivans, our blue chariot has been tasked with hauling people at every opportunity. If there's one thing you can count on in life, it's...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what fits inside?

9 Aug
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road testAs we near the end of summer, our year with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan reaches the halfway point. We've spent days, nights, and weekends playing with with it, learning its quirks, and putting it through its paces. From family duty to cleaning up the mess made inside its cabin, the Pacifica hasn't failed us yet. Of course, minivan's...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it to the test with kids

28 Jul
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road testWe've now started the second half of our yearlong test with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan, and it's road-trip season. The miles have clicked past quickly as we packed the Pacifica for weekend adventures. Whether it was weddings in Iowa or family time at the cabin in northern Minnesota, it's been in a near-constant state of motion. Our...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term test: how much does the vacuum suck?

25 Jul
2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test, built-in vacuum system, June 2017You get to feeling old when you realize that, Back In Your Day, kids didn't eat in the car. But times change. Some cars now play movies inside, stop themselves before an accident, and offer as many as a dozen cupholders. Also, kids now eat and drink inside vehicles. Apparently quite a lot, which is how we get to the very specialized world of...