- chrysler has increased the base price of the 2021 pacifica minivan by $1000, to $36,540, while at the top end, the new and ultra-luxurious pinnacle awd starts at $54,885.
- all models can be had with all-wheel drive.
- in more budget-friendly territory is the more lightly equipped chrysler voyager, priced at $28,730 to start.
chrysler's enduringly popular pacifica minivan will be priced starting $1000 higher than in 2020, with the base touring model starting at $36,540. the automaker has added numerous standard safety features for 2021, plus its new uconnect 5 infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, standard on every pacifica. most notably, chrysler has added a top-end "living room on wheels" it calls the pacifica pinnacle, with a special nappa leather, suede, and wood-trimmed interior. it's priced starting at $54,885.
the entry-level hybrid model starts at $41,490, and there's a hybrid version at all four trim levels, with the pinnacle hybrid priced starting at $52,340.
all-wheel drive is now available on the lower touring and touring l models at a $2995 premium; it's standard on the upper levels, limited and the new pinnacle (pictured above). in 2020, only the now discontinued launch edition had an awd option.
the pinnacle adds a safety sphere package that includes a 360-degree camera, parallel and perpendicular park assist, and front park assist, plus a famcam interior camera (optional on other models) that lets people in the front seats keep an eye on kids in rear-facing child seats in the second row and even zoom in for a closer look at passengers. the pinnacle model also gets a standard 19-speaker harman/kardon auto system (it's 20 speakers on the hybrid).
meanwhile, for those who don't want or need that much luxury in a family veihcle, there's still chrysler's "budget friendly" voyager, which starts at $28,730 and retains the former pacifica's look and feel. both voyager and pacifica continue with the 287-hp 3.6-liter v-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission. the hybrid makes 260 hp with the 3.6-liter v-6 and two electric motors plus a 16.0-kwh lithium-ion battery.
minivan shoppers will start finding the 2021 models in dealerships later this year.