The 2025 Chrysler Pacifica: What to Expect from the Next Minivan – The Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most popular and valuable minivans. It has a roomy, comfortable cabin, cutting-edge technology and safety features, and a hybrid version with excellent gas mileage. The Pacifica isn’t going to rest on its laurels, though. It will get a big makeover for the 2025 model year. From the most recent news and theories, here are some things we can expect from the next-generation Pacifica.
What’s Different in 2025?
The 2025 Chrysler Pacifica will be a brand-new car with a new look, technology, and engine choices. It will be built on a new platform. The Stellantis STLA Large architecture will be the new base. It is made for battery-electric cars but can also fit hybrids with internal combustion engines. These changes mean the Pacifica will have gas-powered, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric models.
The new design will be based on the Chrysler Airflow concept, shown in January 2022, and showed a sleek, modern SUV with a roomy interior and a giant touchscreen. Some of the concept’s styling cues, like the slim headlights, wide grille, and sleek shape, are expected to make it into the production version of the Pacifica. But it will also have some of the minivan’s signature features, like slide doors, three rows of seats, and the Stow ‘n Go system that lets you fold the second and third rows of seats into the floor.
There will be both a regular and a long-range electric model with the new powertrain choices. The long-range model will have a range of up to 400 miles and probably have a 118-kWh battery pack. It will also have a more extended range and use less gas. The gas-powered type will probably have a turbocharged four-cylinder engine instead of the present V6. All models will have a setup with 800 volts for fast charging and Level 3 self-driving features.
A new infotainment system with a giant tablet, cloud connections, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that work wirelessly, and over-the-air updates are some new technologies that will be used. The new Pacifica will also have more safety features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot tracking, back cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and more.
Design: Exterior and Interior
There will be a mix of style and function outside of the 2025 Chrysler Pacifica. It will resemble a cross between the sleek Airflow idea and the functional minivan. A wide grille with gold highlights, slim LED headlights with daytime running lights, and a sculpted hood will make up the front of the car. The roof will slope down, and there will be big windows, folding doors with secret tracks, and alloy wheels on the side profile. There will be LED headlights that go all the way across the trunk, a spoiler, and two exhaust pipes in the back.
The inside of the 2025 Chrysler Pacifica will be roomy and luxurious, with enough space for up to eight people and their stuff. The dashboard will look modern, and a giant tablet will dominate the center panel. The cluster of instruments will also be digital and show different settings and information. The driving wheel will have paddle shifters and buttons that can do more than one thing. Based on the trim level, the seats will be made of leather or cloth, which can heat and cool. The Stow ‘n Go feature on the second and third rows of seats will let them fold into the floor, making more room for goods. The cabin will also have a lot of storage space, USB ports, power sources, lights, and cup holders.
The 2025 Chrysler Pacifica will come with three different powertrains: a gas-powered, a plug-in hybrid, and an all-electric model. The gas-powered model is expected to have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with about 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. There will be either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the engine will have nine speeds.
The plug-in hybrid type will have a similar engine, but it will also have an electric motor and a battery pack, giving it more speed and range. Its total power is expected to be around 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It can also go about 40 miles on electricity alone and about 500 miles together.
One electric motor will be on each tire of the all-electric model. Together, they will provide all-wheel drive and fast power. The engine will likely make around 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Based on the type, it will also have a battery pack with a range of 300 or 400 miles. The battery pack will have either 88 or 118 kWh. Also, it will have an 800-volt system that will let it charge quickly—up to 80% in 20 minutes.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Chrysler Pacifica should come out in late 2024 or early 2025 and will go on sale soon after. The base gas-powered model will cost around $35,000, and the most expensive electric model will cost around $55,000. The price of the plug-in hybrid type is likely in the middle, starting at about $45,000.