Chrysler killed off the Town & Country and revived the Pacifica name for this.
Don't get me wrong, I like the way it looks, it's just that the Pacifica was known as a shitbox the moment it left the dealers lot. The Town and Country is a respected household name.
yeah one that's now synonymous with MOR minivans
The og Pacifica wasn't a bad vehicle. Interior was bretty gud IMO as far as American crossovers. I still hold that it had the best build quality of all early to mid 2000s Chrysler vehicles.
The Pacifica was nice inside and out for the time, and really set the template for the 'crossover' segment that's since exploded. As I recall it was unique at the time in that it wasn't trying to look like an burly SUV, which were all the rage then.
What sunk it was simply price.
The Town and Country has been the best selling minivan in the U.S. since it's introduction, it was good enough for VW to pay Chrysler to rebadge it and sell it as the Routan. Also, Stow N Go™ is GOAT.
The Pacifica sold reasonably well when it came out though.
Some of this too.
This thing is really spectacular looking for a minivan.
Chrysler did a phenomenal job with the styling of this and the 200.
I hate this. They just changed to name so faggots that prefer 3-row crossovers (practically minivans already) won't automatically scoff when someone suggests a town & country to them.
>owned a 06 pacifica
>it was dope as fuck i dont care what anyone says
>my favorite car to drive with other people in the car
>6 person, 3 row, seating, all comfy as fuck
>4 person, 2 row, heated seats
>DVD player with inputs for Gamecube
>enough cargo space
>decent power from a family hauler
If only the AWD worked, it would have been amazing, and I would have kept it. But having literally one wheel drive forced my hand to selling it, because Colorado Winters weren't kind those years
AND NOW I WAKE UP TO THIS, A 2017 PACIFICA. I WAS SO EXCITED TO READ THAT HEADLINE
THEN ITS A MINIVAN. THE TOWN AND COUNTRY. FUCK THIS GAY EARTH.
The negative 'd pillar' is absolutely inspired, but the whole design is a tour de force. Really can't find a single flaw.
This looks better than the large majority of crossovers.
>not sure if blind or brain damaged
It's like Honda and Toyota are messing with people as an experiment; seeing if their customers are so completely oblivious to aesthetics and slavish to their brand loyalty (muh reliability) that they'll buy cars made intentionally repulsive
This looks awful. Weird for weirdness's sake.
I think it's just one of those design cue things they're trying to force.
It's on clios and meganes too.
Personally I still prefer the previous gen for looks.
It doesn't have to have sliding doors to be a minivan. Pilot, Highlander, the 3-row korean twins, Explorer, Traverse/Acadia/SRX, are all minivans.
3-rows, transverse V6, based on a modified car platform
Current one looks terrible enough.
The defining characteristic of a "van" is the sliding door.
Whether it has a sliding door, or conventional doors (or something wacky like the Tesla X) they're still competing against each other as 3-row people haulers.
>Pilot, Highlander, the 3-row korean twins, Explorer, Traverse/Acadia/SRX, are all minivans.
Except they're all classified as SUVs.
>3-rows, transverse V6, based on a modified car platform
Except the first Minivan the Dodge Caravan and every coinciding minivan since has had a single or dual sliding doors. Also good luck going anywhere offroad in a Oddysey or Sienna that any of those SUVs you listed can go.
Going by your arbitrary bullshit we might as well just call SUVs and Crossovers tall cars/wagons.
Best looking minivan coming through
200 looks pretty good imo. Probably the best value in the segment for upper trim levels, although that segment is competitive as fuck.