2024 Chrysler Pacifica

minivan

2024 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan
2023 Chrysler Pacifica shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Moderate overlap front: updated test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Advanced
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Advanced

Seat belts & child restraints

Seat belt reminders
LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-24 models built after August 2016

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Chrysler Voyager, available new only to fleet buyers, was introduced in the 2020 model year and shares the same platform as the Pacifica.

Two tests of the Pacifica were conducted because the driver door was torn off its hinges in the first test. As a result, Fiat Chrysler strengthened the upper hinge and reinforced the joint between the door hinge pillar and inner body panel in front of the pillar. In the second test, the upper hinge held and the door stayed shut.

The small overlap frontal ratings listed below apply only to vehicles built after August 2016, that is after the door hinge improvements were made. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica built after August 2016.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained reasonably well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1635
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Footrest (cm) 14
Left toepan (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 8
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1635
Head
HIC-15 71
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.73
Right 0.31
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 45
Right 28

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2020-24 models built after August 2020

Tested vehicle: 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus 4-door

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Chrysler Voyager, available new only to fleet buyers, was introduced in the 2020 model year and shares the same platform as the Pacifica.

Beginning with 2020 models built after August 2020, the passenger front door hinge pillar, A-pillar and door sill was strengthened to improve occupant protection in passenger-side small overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2020 Chrysler Pacificia conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2013
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 15
Right toepan (cm) 9
Center toepan (cm) 2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 7
Right lower dash (cm) 7

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2013
Head
HIC-15 55
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 1.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.45
Right 0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.8
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 36
Right 33

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2013
Head
HIC-15 36
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.40
Right 0.34
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.5
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 37
Right 28

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2017-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Chrysler Voyager, available new only to fleet buyers, was introduced in the 2020 model year and shares the same platform as the Pacifica. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1615
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 10
Left (cm) 15
Center (cm) 16
Right (cm) 16
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1615
Head
HIC-15 151
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.68
Maximum tibia index - right 0.53
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 82

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L 4-door

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. These ratings do not apply to the Chrysler Voyager.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh/hip
Leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh
Rear passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

The rear passenger dummy's head remained a safe distance from the front seatback.

Rear passenger dummy injury values indicate a moderate risk of injury to the head or neck and chest. During the crash, the shoulder belt remained in an ideal position on the dummy’s chest.

The rear passenger dummy's lap belt remained in the ideal position on the pelvis.

The driver and rear passenger side airbags did not deploy during the test. The head protection is inadequate and puts the head at risk of possible contact with outside objects.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF2320
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2320
Head
HIC-15 155
Peak gs at hard contact 20
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.70
Right 0.73
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60
Right 88

Rear passenger injury measures

Test ID CEF2320
Head
HIC-15 for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Maximum Nij for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Chest
Chest index 34
Shoulder belt tension (kN) 6.4
Thigh (kN)
Left femur compression 0.2
Right femur compression 0.2

How the updated moderate overlap front test is conducted

February 2024 adjustment to rating criteria

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L 4-door

The Chrysler Pacifica was introduced in the 2017 model year as a replacement for the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Chrysler Voyager, available new only to fleet buyers, was introduced in the 2020 model year and shares the same platform as the Pacifica. Beginning with 2023 models, a side energy absorber was added to the front door. Additionally, beginning with 2023 models built after August, a revised latch for the rear sliding doors was implemented to improve occupant safety in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES2315
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -23.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES2315
Head
HIC-15 167
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 24
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.36
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 3.8

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES2315
Head
HIC-15 83
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 50
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.42
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.11
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 6.5

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 85.7 m None
Straightaway left edge 52.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 62.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.2 m
Straightaway left edge 163.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 71.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.0 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Pedestrian Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2022-24 models

Advanced
Advanced

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 4 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 18 mph. A warning was issued 1.5 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Pedestrian Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to all 2023-24 models
Advanced
Advanced

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 6 mph.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.4 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, this vehicle failed to slow and a warning was issued 0 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Seat belt reminders

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Overall evaluation
Front row
Unbelted occupant alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration Long enough (90+ seconds)
Volume
Audio frequency
Second row
Startup status alert (visual)
None
Technical measurements for this test
Background cabin sound pressure level at 24 km/h 52 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 24 km/h 58 dB
Difference between background and signal 6.0 dB
Background cabin sound pressure level at 40 km/h 55 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 40 km/h 60 dB
Difference between background and signal 4.7 dB
Dominant audio frequency 776 Hz

How seat belt reminders are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2021-24 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring L
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor, a single lower anchor and the ability to borrow the second anchor from another position.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring L
Seat type leather
1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
6
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
1 dedicated anchor and 1 that can be borrowed from seat 5
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 77
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 23
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 23
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 26
Clearance angle (degrees) 73
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 32

5

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 26
Clearance angle (degrees) 62
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 19
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 74
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated