A minivan is the Swiss Army knife of vehicles. You need to take your cousins to the airport? Everybody pile in the minivan. You need to take boxes of clothing and shoes to donate to the homeless shelter? Load them all in the minivan. Want to go on that long-awaited surf trip to Baja? Last one in the minivan is a kook.
When it comes to minivans, Chrysler wrote the book on it with the 1984 Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager. And this sixth-generation Chrysler minivan, which now bears the Chrysler Pacifica name, is the latest expression of what a minivan should be. It is comfortable, versatile, and amazingly cost-effective. It offers an elevated seating position, but it doesn’t force you to get a stepstool to climb into the driver’s seat. It drives just like a front-drive car. And for this generation Chrysler has taken the bold step of adding a hybrid version, the first hybrid minivan in America. For 2019 model year, the multiple changes involve additional or changed content on various trims.