The latest accolade bestowed upon the 2023-2024 Chrysler Pacifica is one that underscores its commitment to safety: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has granted it the esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK award.
This recognition comes as a result of the Pacifica’s stellar performance in a series of rigorous IIHS tests. A testament to its structural integrity, the Pacifica secured the highest rating of ‘Good’ across critical crash simulations, including driver-side and passenger-side small overlap frontal impacts, as well as moderate overlap frontal impacts. The vehicle’s robust body structure, incorporating various steel grades, notably Advanced High-strength and Ultra-high strength materials, played a pivotal role in achieving these exceptional results.
A pivotal aspect contributing to this safety accolade is the Pacifica’s comprehensive suite of safety and security features. Boasting an impressive array of 97 standard-equipment safety features, including Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), the Pacifica offers not only peace of mind but also aligns with the stringent criteria set by the IIHS for their safety awards.
Crucially, the IIHS’s revised rating system places significant emphasis on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and headlight functionality. The Pacifica rises to meet these criteria with LED headlamps as standard equipment, complemented by daytime running lamps, fog lamps, and taillamps, all benefiting from cutting-edge LED technology. This not only ensures a balanced beam of light but also minimizes glare for oncoming traffic, further enhancing overall safety on the road.
Moreover, the Pacifica’s value proposition extends beyond its safety features. It stands as North America’s exclusive minivan equipped with second-row Stow ‘n Go seating, offering unparalleled fold-in-the-floor convenience. Additionally, the availability of all-wheel-drive (AWD) accentuates its versatility, catering to varying driving conditions and preferences.
|Structure and safety cage
|Driver injury measures
|Driver head protection
|Rear passenger injury measures
|Rear passenger head protection
- G – Good
- A – Acceptable
- M – Marginal
- P – Poor
Chris Feuell, CEO of the Chrysler brand, remarked, “The Chrysler Pacifica is America’s most awarded minivan for 7 years running, and the Chrysler Pacifica stands alone among minivans with its dedication to safety and versatility. The package delivers the superior level of driving confidence consumers want and deserve.”
In a landscape where safety is paramount, the 2023-2024 Chrysler Pacifica emerges as a standout choice for families seeking practicality and functionality and a vehicle that prioritizes their safety on every journey.