Yeah, we’ve heard it all before: Friends don’t let friends drive a minivan. The unquestioned, absolute best vehicle for easily and efficiently transporting wee folk, pets, even seniors and their big, clunky stuff in carlike comfort has an image problem. However blissfully domesticated you might be, a sticky beige mom-bomb awash in Cheerios, chew toys, and scrunchies may not be the look you’re going for. We get it.
Chrysler does too, and while no one is likely to see a video clip of James Bond behind the wheel of one mixing it up with Uzi-toting Ninjas on superbikes, this is where we flash a sultry sweet-light, low three-quarter front shot of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica on the screen and cue the sound of a record player arm screeching across vinyl. Snap! Not only does the new Pacifica look less minivan-like, it also drives less like one.