The Chrysler Pacifica is a “Best Family Car of 2017.” Recently KBB put together its annual list of “Best Family Cars of 2017.” This year, the experts realized that the only true family capable cars are SUVs and compiled it’s list without including any sedans: “As SUVs have grown more comfortable and more efficient over the years, families and car shoppers in general have demonstrated an increasing preference for the elevated driving position, superior cargo versatility and higher profile of SUVs. Each of our 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 offers a unique but similarly compelling combination of safety, value, versatility, amenities, comfort and drivability. Whether it’s the sliding doors and cavernous interior of a minivan or the high-riding nature and available all-wheel drive of an SUV, each of these vehicles is simply more functional as a family car than a traditional sedan.”
The cars were divided into three categories: Two-Row SUV, Three-Row SUV, and Minivan. The winners were determined by safety, value, reputation, driving manners, technology, child seats, cargo versatility, comfort, and convenience. Kelley Blue Book explains their testing procedures, “We compiled a list of last year’s winners and the best of the new and redesigned 2017 models and brought them all together for a back-to-back testing regimen. Ten editors spent two weeks driving, poking, prodding and researching all these vehicles. Our group includes several parents claiming a total of eleven children spanning a full range of ages including an adorable toddler, elementary, middle, high school and college students, and even a couple who’ve made it out into the real world. We put family cars under a group microscope once a year, but we live them every day.”
It seems every time we turn around the Chrysler Pacifica is winning a new award including: KBB’s Best Minivan Buy of 2017, Consumer Guide’s 2017 Family Vehicle Best Buy, The Most Fuel Efficient Minivan of All Time, Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, and more, but now we are excited to share what the KBB experts wrote about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, “If there’s one vehicle that can do it all, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can make a case for being it. While the Pacifica’s forebear, the Town & Country, can be credited with creating the minivan genre, Chrysler’s mainstay had been both a leader and a follower in the category — sliding more recently into follower status with its dated styling and lack of innovation. The all-new Pacifica changes all that.”
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