While production of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is already underway, the 2021 model has earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating applies to those models built after September of this year, following a headlamp performance upgrade and the addition of Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard equipment.
“Winning the highest IIHS safety rating of TSP+ distinguishes the Chrysler Pacifica’s superior safety technology and performance,” said newly appointed Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell. “Pacifica is the perfect choice for modern families who are looking for a minivan with the greatest combination of safety, functionality, and value.”
The Pacifica earned a “Good” rating (the highest possible rating), in 6 of the core crashworthiness tests conducted by IIHS…
- Small Overlap Front (Driver Side)
- Small Overlap Front (Passenger Side)
- Moderate Overlap (Front)
- Side Impact
- Roof Strength
- Head Restraints & Seats
The Pacifica’s standard-equipment AEB system earned a “Superior” rating (the highest possible IIHS rating). It features a new combination of camera technology and radar sensors that deliver a wider field of view than the previous system. Blending the two methods of object detection affords redundancy, which enhances system performance.
AEB, which is proliferating across the Stellantis product lineup as standard equipment, identifies when certain frontal collisions may be imminent. If such conditions are detected, visual and audible alerts are generated and, if the driver fails to respond, the system may activate the vehicle’s brakes to help avoid an impact or lessen its severity. The Pacifica’s Pedestrian AEB system earned a rating of “Advanced”.
With 160 industry honors and accolades, the Chrysler Pacifica is the industry’s most awarded minivan over the last five years.