Windsor, Ontario – Good Housekeeping, in partnership with Car and Driver, today announced the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as its 2020 Best New Family Car award winner in the minivan category. Recently unveiled at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, with its Canadian debut following at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto in February, the new Pacifica is already helping to cement its position as the most awarded minivan four years in a row.
A full list of award winners appears in the May 2020 print edition of U.S.-based Good Housekeeping, on newsstands today and online at www.goodhousekeeping.com/2020carawards.
The Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) worked with Car and Driver to screen hundreds of new vehicles and identify the top makes and models, with 15 picked as best-in-class vehicles. Pacifica has earned more than 130 industry honours and accolades since it was introduced, with the 2020 Best New Family Car award marking Pacifica’s third-consecutive honour from Good Housekeeping. Pacifica also won Best New Minivan of 2019 and Pacifica Hybrid, which is the first and still the only minivan to offer a hybrid powertrain option, won Best New Hybrid in 2018.
The new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica will offer a new all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that delivers North America’s most capable minivan with AWD, and is the only minivan to offer both AWD and Stow ‘n Go seating for second and third rows.
The most technologically equipped vehicle of its kind, the 2021 Pacifica is bringing upgrades front and centre with an all-new 10.1-inch touchscreen, part of the new Uconnect 5 system that will be offered for the first time in a North American FCA vehicle. Delivering the largest standard touchscreen in its class, the 10.1-inch touchscreen is nearly 20 percent larger than the screen it replaces and enables processing speeds up to five times faster than the previous generation.
One of many additional new features for the 2021 Pacifica is the available FamCAM interior camera, which projects a best-in-class, high-definition image and allows the driver to keep close tabs on action happening in the back with segment-exclusive features, including a clear view of rear-facing child seat occupants, a split view display and a unique “zoom-to-seat” feature.
The Chrysler Pacifica is built at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario alongside the 2020 Pacifica Hybrid, which achieves a fuel efficiency rating of 2.7 Le/100 km in electric-only mode in city driving, an all-electric range of more than 50 kilometres (31 miles) of all-electric range and a total range of more than 800 kilometres (497 miles).