The All-New Chrysler Pacifica is the 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

January 9th, 2017 by

This morning, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Chrysler Pacifica, 2016’s most awarded minivan, won perhaps its most impressive accolade to date when it became the first minivan in 20 years to be named the North American Utility of the Year.

The original creator of the minivan, Chrysler already claimed 78 innovations in the segment through the first five minivan generations. Now, the Pacifica adds another 37 minivan firsts, bring the total to an unprecedented 115 segment innovations. Pacifica boasts more than 100 available safety and security features, and an extensive list of comfort and convenience technologies. It is also the first minivan in the industry to be available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

“When we first introduced the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica just one year ago, we believed that we had created the perfect formula for today’s busy families”, said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA – North America. “But its the recognition from our customers and respected opinion leaders like the NACTOY jury that helps to reinforce Pacifica’s status in the marketplace as the no-compromises minivan, and highlights what a great job the entire team has done in developing, building and selling the all-new Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid.