2007 Chrysler Pacifica Review
The Pacifica carries many of the features now expected in crossover vehicles, but doesn't deliver the engine power or value of class leaders. If you're in the market for an affordable midsize SUV, you should also consider the all-new GMC Acadia or the tried and true Honda Pilot .
The mildly updated 2007 Chrysler Pacifica earns mixed reviews. While Chrysler has succeeded in putting together the important pieces of a minivan alternative, the engine power and third-row seating fall short of most reviewers' expectations. Edmunds says it best, commenting, "Our editors have found the crossover wagon's strengths to be its exceptional comfort for four, sedan-like driving characteristics, top-notch safety scores and upscale interior. Downsides include a lack of legroom in the third row and the lack of overall utility as compared to the top available minivans." Introduced in 2004, the Pacifica features an all-new engine and transmission to boost performance for 2007. MSN concludes that the Pacifica is "an easygoing, accomplished crossover with sufficient luxury to satisfy upscale vehicle owners who want something different with a good dose of practicality."
Even with pricey options, MSN concludes that "Unfortunately, initial pricing isn't family-friendly." Kelley Blue Book reports, "The base Pacifica and Touring models are projected to hold a slightly less-than-average residual value, while the all-wheel-drive Limited is expected to hold a slightly higher-than-average value." Making matters worse, IntelliChoice gives the base model a "poor" value rating (the lowest possible score) for its predicted five-year cost of ownership, compared with other vehicles in its class.feels the Pacifica is "still providing an affordable, yet premium family hauler." However, buyers beware: A fully loaded Limited all-wheel drive version can top out at around $40,000.