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2007 Chrysler Pacifica

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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Review

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On paper, the Chrysler Pacifica seems like a good idea, but the segment-starting crossover has not become the sales leader for which the company had hoped. Perhaps the Pacifica's combination of a low interior ceiling and high sticker price has failed to lure customers away from more traditional family vehicles such as the minivan and the SUV. While the Pacifica's long list of standard features and optional all-wheel drive (a feature no longer available on Chrysler minivans) are attractive, those who don't require a third-row seat need only look to the Dodge Magnum, which offers the same roomy wagon-like interior but delivers better performance and more eye-catching styling.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the look of a sport wagon and prefer something more upscale than the Town & Country minivan, you should investigate the Pacifica. Individual captain's-chair seating is a blessing for siblings who don't like to sit next to each other, and the long list of optional accessories should be enough to please everyone in the family.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for V8 power or the tall ceiling and overall interior space of a SUV or minivan, you best look elsewhere.

What's Significant About This Car?

The Pacifica undergoes a minor exterior freshening, while interior upgrades include one-touch up/down windows, new two-tone color choices, side-curtain airbags and a CD/DVD/MP3 audio system. A new 4.0-liter V6 teamed to a six-speed automatic transmission becomes standard on all models except the front-wheel-drive base Pacifica, which retains the 3.8-liter engine. An Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and a tire pressure monitoring system are made standard on all models.

Driving the Pacifica

Driving Impressions Even when negotiating the tightest of turns, the Pacifica remains composed and stable. Body roll is minimal, and the rear end can seem as if it's stitched to the pavement,...

refusing to break loose under all but the most aggressive maneuvers. The steering feel is light and responsive, with a good amount of positive feedback from the road and, even though the Pacifica rides on tall 17-inch tires, the turn-in is very quick, allowing you to perform emergency maneuvers with complete confidence.

We think you'll find that the driving experience is impressive in the front-wheel-drive Pacifica and even better with all-wheel drive. The AutoStick manual function has been greatly improved this year, with a much quicker response time when changing gears.

Navigation Screen
The Pacifica's speedometer-mounted navigation screen is much easier to read while driving than those that are placed elsewhere on the dash.

Heated Second-Row
Second-row captain's chairs are available with optional heating and are separated by a powered center console.

2007 Chrysler Pacifica Details
Interior

The Pacifica's interior represents a huge step forward for Chrysler. Plastic trim has been kept to a minimum, and what plastic there is has a rich, high-quality feel. The base model offers seating for five, while all other trim levels provide three rows of captain's-chair seating. Seating comfort is excellent in all three rows, and the front and middle rows are available with optional heated seats. Standard side-curtain airbags cover all three rows, and the optional navigation system has its screen in the center of the speedometer dial. That's great for the driver, but doesn't work so well for erstwhile, and frustrated, navigators in the co-pilot's seat.

Exterior

The Pacifica's design is surprisingly reserved. There are no retro themes here. Instead, the styling is fresh and contemporary. The long side glass is deeply tinted for better privacy and provides excellent outward visibility for the driver. Big rear doors aid entry, as does the low step-in height. For 2007, the Pacifica receives new sheetmetal around the hood, fenders, grille and headlamps. Other exterior changes include new wheels and dual chrome exhaust tips.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Pacifica comes with front-wheel drive, dual-zone manual air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), three-row side-curtain airbags, five-passenger seating, remote keyless entry, power windows, dual heated power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD and Infinity speakers, eight-way power driver's seat, rear wiper/washer, AutoStick transmission, tilt-wheel with touch controls and cruise control. The Touring trim adds seating for six, automatic air conditioning, garage door opener, 10-way power driver's seat and aluminum wheels. Limited models include a power liftgate, driver's seat and mirror memory, power moonroof, rear park assist, power adjustable pedals, six-disc in-dash DVD/MP3/CD changer, leather seats, leather and wood steering wheel and 19-inch chrome wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include all-wheel drive, heated front and rear seats, navigation, power moonroof, HID headlamps, rear-seat DVD player, Infinity Intermezzo sound system, power rear liftgate and a ten-way power driver's seat.

Under the Hood

The Pacifica offers two V6 engines, both strong enough to move the vehicle at a good clip. While the 3.8-liter engine remains a bit course for our taste, the new 4.0-liter V6 feels just fine. Strong power and a willingness to move when asked are this engine's best attributes. The six-speed automatic works seamlessly and helps provide good fuel economy.

3.8-liter V6
200 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
235 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25

4.0-liter V6
253 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
262 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/24 (FWD), 16/24 (AWD)

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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 832 Ratings for the 2004 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Have enjoyed the smooth quite ride of my Pacifica

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 178,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Smooth Ride"

Cons: "Lots of Repairs as the car aged"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased this car in 2010, I'm the second owner. I really enjoyed driving this car the last 4+ years. I've done several repairs however over all I've had a good experience."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Alway reliable, comfortable, great to drive.

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable and easy to drive."

Cons: "Needs struts."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Vehicle needs struts but otherwise the best car I ever owned. Mileage getting up there and feel it's time to give it up (reluctantly). For 11 years I've never had any major or minor mechanical problems. Always maintained regular check-ups and oil changes. Great driving in all weather conditions."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever - love it!

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Seat adjustment is on the door,"

Cons: "None I can think of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Everything for the driver is convenient. It is so sad they quit making them. It is a quality car, easy to drive, just the best of everything in it. My brother liked it so much he bought one."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Far superior to my 2004 Pacifica

By on Monday, June 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Minimal service and repairs"

Cons: "N/A"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This SUV has excellent power and acceleration, luxury interior, great soundproofing and a very comfortable ride. I'd hate to give it up. I bought the best warranty and haven't used it on anything major."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Love My Pacifica

By on Sunday, May 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great ride for the price, lots of hauling room"

Cons: "In town mileage, sensor issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this car for 7 years and love it. Great smooth ride for the price. Has been very reliable only have a small issue with drive train sensor. Love the 3rd row of seats and the convenience of all seats folding down for hauling. Only comfort drawback is the 2nd row console which makes getting in the 3rd row hassle having to double roll the 2nd row seat to enter. Time for a new car but hate to give this one up!"

1 person out of 7 found this review helpful

Slice of garbage

By on Thursday, May 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Zero"

Cons: "Almost everything"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Where do I start? Bought this 2008 Pacifica a couple years ago, I have spent at least $3k fixing this pile. Starter, transmission fluid way too early, brakes are noisy no matter how many times I have had them adjusted/replaced, motor mounts shot, side windows make noise when driving, sometimes it will not shift out of 1st, randomly will not start with new starter AND battery, replaced radiator and now has ANOTHER coolant leak, maintenance mileage counter will not reset. My wife has had to call a tow truck several times due to random failings of this thing. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT make the mistake I did and buy this vehicle. If I could rate it lower I would! Even the dealership where I bought this pile was zero help, they would not even return a single email or phone call yet still sends me garbage in the mail. Thank you for failing a long time customer, you will never ever get my business again."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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