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- Stow ‘n Go Seating in the Chrysler Pacifica
- What’s the Difference between a Chrysler Pacifica Touring and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring L?
- How to Use Store and Go Seats in a Chrysler Pacifica
- Do all Chrysler Minivans Have Stow and Go Seating?
- Do any Other Minivans Besides Pacifica have Stow and Go Seating?
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Pacifica Pinnacle is one of the safest rides on the road
- Technologies abound in the Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Stow ‘n Go Seating in the Chrysler Pacifica
According to Pacifica’s interior details page of the Chrysler website, the minivan comes standard with stow-and-go seats. What sets the Pacifica apart is that there are stow-and-go seats in both the second and third row of the van. This feature allows you to change your three-row minivan into essentially the same level of cargo capacity as a truck bed.
Another great feature of Pacifica’s stow-and-go seating is added storage space. When the seats are in the upward position for passenger use, the floor compartments that they fold into are vacant. These compartments can be used as extra storage for small or medium-sized items. Regardless of which mode the seats are in, up or down, the Chrysler Pacifica is maximizing storage capabilities.
The fold-away seats that you find in the back of Chrysler Pacificas are a patented type of seating. This seating type is cleverly called Stow ‘N Go seating. The feature functions smoothly and works with a combination of automated systems and manual adjustments. You’ll have to fold the second row down yourself, but the third row goes down at the press of a button as long as you have adjusted small items like the headrests so that they will fit into the floor compartments.
If you are more of a visual person, here is a quick video demonstrating how the Stow ‘N Go seats on the Chrysler Pacifica work:
What’s the Difference between a Chrysler Pacifica Touring and a Chrysler Pacifica Touring L?
There are four total trims of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica: Touring, Touring L, Limited AWD, and Pinnacle AWD. The trims are all similar in terms of size, shape, and most features. Both the Touring and the Touring L are available in AWD or FWD, whereas the Limited and the Pinnacle are AWD exclusively.
All trims have the same engine; there is a slight fuel economy decrease for the AWD versions and trims. Between the Touring and the Touring L, the L adds several features. Among those additions are 17-inch wheels, exterior chrome accents, leather accents for the interior, and driver memory for seat and steering wheel position.
Pacifica Limited adds features like premium leather seats and hands-free liftgate and sliding doors. The highest trim of the Pacifica differentiates itself with even more premium features. You can check out a complete list of the differences here.
How to Use Store and Go Seats in a Chrysler Pacifica
Using the stow-and-go seats in your Chrysler Pacifica is easy. Here’s how:
- To fold the second-row seats, you can manually pull up on the front of the seat bottom and then fold it forward. The headrest will fold down automatically.
- For the third row, there’s a handle located on the back of each seat that you can pull to fold it down into the floor.
- To return the seats to their upright position, simply lift them up and push them back into place.
Do all Chrysler Minivans Have Stow and Go Seating?
The Pacifica isn’t the only minivan available in the Chrysler lineup. For example, there is also the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Chrysler Voyager.
First, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the environmentally friendly version of the standard Pacifica that Chrysler markets separately. Despite the different engine setup, the rest of the Hybrid is similar to the standard version. For example, the Pacifica Hybrid has standard stow-and-go seating, but only in the third row. While some of the Pacifica models we’ve covered have second-and third-row stow-and-go seats, the Hybrid does not. Second-row “Stow ‘N Go” seats are available by an upgrade.
Next, the Chrysler Voyager is another minivan model from the lineup. The Chrysler Voyager is also a seven-passenger minivan with stow-and-go seating available for the second and third rows. It is the same Stow ‘N Go-style pack away seats as the ones you can find on the Pacifica. They even have extra floor compartments that can be used when the seats are in the upward position.
Do any Other Minivans Besides Pacifica have Stow and Go Seating?
We now know that other Chrysler minivans other than the Pacifica have stow-and-go seating, but what about other minivans outside the Chrysler fleet? According to the Competitive Compare page of the Chrysler website, they are a cut above the competition.
Out of four minivans similar to the Chrysler Pacifica, it is the only model with both second and third-row stow-and-go seats. Competitors like the Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, and Honda Odyssey only have third-row fold-away seats.
The only other minivan out there in the US market with stow-and-go seats is the Dodge Grand Caravan. Dodge minivan has stow-and-go seats because the same parent company that owns Chrysler also owns them. That parent company is Stellantis, and they have distributed the patented “Stow ‘N Go” technology among their minivans, regardless of brand.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
In addition to being space efficient, a minivan should also be fuel efficient. The Pacifica Limited we tested delivered an impressive 31 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route—that’s tops for minivans. According to the EPA, the Pacifica hybrid can travel up to 33 miles on electric power and is rated at 84 MPGe combined. Around town, we were easily able to match the EPA’s 33-mile estimate. On the highway, the Pacifica hybrid managed 23.4 miles of electric-only driving before the gasoline engine kicked on. While we haven’t had the opportunity to test the new all-wheel-drive model, we expect to update this review with test results soon. For more information about the Pacifica’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Pacifica Pinnacle is one of the safest rides on the road
Safety is a priority no matter who you’ve got in your vehicle. Pacifica Pinnacle has More Standard Safety and Security Features than Any Vehicle in the Industry. Our safety innovations build your confidence and make you feel better about getting behind the wheel. Driver-assist features include:
Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. Traffic is unpredictable. Our system alerts you if you’re traveling too quickly for traffic ahead. If you’re unable to react quickly enough, our system enables Active Braking to bring you to a full stop if necessary.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Set your preferred cruising speed and the distance you’d like to keep between your vehicle and traffic ahead. Leave the maintenance to us. Our system will bring you to a full stop and accelerate when appropriate.
LaneSense Lane Departure with Lane Keep Assist. Our system detects when you’re veering out of your detected lane without using your turn signal. It alerts you to refocus and recenter your vehicle. If you’re unable to react, the system gently guides you back to your lane.
These are just a handful of the many ways Chrysler works to keep you and the people you love most safe when traveling. Be sure to talk with your sales team member about all the safety features available. This is a lifesaving conversation you don’t want to miss!
Technologies abound in the Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle
The Pacifica is the Most Technologically Advanced Minivan in Its Class, so rest assured you’ll stay connected on the go. Our Uconnect 5 System features 19 available widgets that allow for customizing content with up to five user profiles. It also provides you with the smartphone connection you need to stay in touch.
Turn your Pacifica Pinnacle into a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and connect up to eight devices simultaneously. Your passengers will appreciate streaming, downloading, and sharing, no matter where the adventure takes you.
Safety and Driver-Assistance FeaturesView Crash Test Results
The Pacifica adds to its safety standing by offering nearly every conceivable driver-assistance feature available today. For more information about the Pacifica’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
- Standard adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning
Stow and go seating is available in the Chrysler Pacifica. This type of seating allows for easy storage and accessibility. Although they may be more expensive, they offer many benefits for families.
Stow-and-go seating is a great option for families who need a versatile and practical vehicle. While there are some disadvantages, the benefits far outweigh them. Be sure to consider them when making your next vehicle purchase.