Chrysler Pacifica Touring was a mid level variant introduced for the first time for 2005 year. Initially it came with a 3.5-liter V6 but later in 2007 it received a bigger 4.0liter V6 under its hood.
Pacifica wagon was introduced for the first time in 2004 in a single well appointed trim- base, but later in 2005 two more variants- Touring and Limited joined the line. The wagon was unfortunately short-lived and could not quite make an impact in the auto industry. Let us take a closer look at the Chrysler Pacifica Touring variant.
Under the Hood
In 2005 when it was introduced, the vehicle received a 3.5liter V6 engine under its hood, which came mated to a 4 speed shiftable automatic transmission system. The engine generated 250 hp @ 6400 rpm and 250 ft-lbs. @ 3950 rpm of torque. The same power-plant continued in the 2006 model.
In 2007, we saw a bigger 4.0liter V6 replacing the 3.5liter V6. This engine was coupled with a 6-speed shiftable auto gearbox. A bigger engine meant more power. The new V6 churned out 255 hp @ 6000 rpm and 265 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm. The fine tuning in 2008 resulted in slight dip in power. This time the same power-plant generated 253 hp @ 6000 rpm and 262 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm.
The vehicle accelerated from 0-60mph in just over 9 seconds, which is splendid for a full size wagon.
The 2005 and 2006 editions returned a respectable 15mpg on city roads and 21mpg on highways. While the city limit figures remained unchanged for the next two years, the highway figures did improve slightly. For 2007, the wagon returned 22mpg and the figures in 2008 were 23mpg for highway driving.
While the vehicle remained as a humble wagon till 2006, major upgrades were seen in 2007. The entire instrument graphics received a facelift this year. A brand new music system with MP3 was included. Then there was a bigger 8 inch screen installed for rear seat entertainment.
While there were enough safety features equipped in Touring from day one, newer features kept getting included. In 2007, we saw stability control and few extra airbags going standard. A backup sensor and a backup camera were included in the optional features list. At Federal front, the vehicle earned full five-star rating, when it was equipped with 3 row side safety airbags. For rollover protection, it earned 4 stars, which was the highest in the segment. In frontal crash tests, IIHS named Chrysler Pacifica Touring as the “Best Pick”.