The rear cabin section of a minivan is one of the most important parts of the vehicle, as most minivan buyers bought the vehicle to transport multiple passengers on a frequent basis. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica’s second and third rows received a considerable amount of attention from Fiat Chrysler engineers and designers throughout the car’s development, as Automotive News highlighted in a recent article.
One of the more exciting parts about the Pacifica’s rear seats is its optional ‘Uconnect Theater ‘rear seat entertainment system it developed in cooperation with Delphi. The system consist of two flip-up 10.1-inch touch screen fixed to the back of the front seats, allowing passengers to play games, movies, TV shows and even track the car’s distance from its destination through a new app called ‘Are We There Yet?’. Additionally, the Pacifica’s 120-volt electrical outlets allow gaming systems such as an Xbox One to be connected.
“What’s nice is that, with the Stow ‘n Go seating, you can actually put the game system down in the [seat] storage area so that it’s out of the way,” Aamir Ahmed told Automotive News during a demonstration at the Chicago Auto Show.
The Uconnect Theater system also comes with a remote control with gesture capability so children are able to control the screen when fastened into a car seat and headphones so the audio from the system does not have to be played aloud. Pricing for the optional kit has yet to be announced, but we can see it becoming a rather popular extra among Pacifica buyers with children.
Watch Ahmed demonstrate the rear-seat entertainment system in the video below.