The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been named a Top Safety Pick+ for 2016 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2017 Pacifica received the IIHS’ highest possible safety rating not only for its crashworthiness, but for its ability to help avoid a crash altogether. Its Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system, which will automatically brake when a frontal impact is imminent, received a rating of “superior,” by the IIHS.
Fiat Chrysler says material choice was another strong contributing factor in the Pacifica’s overall safety. High-strength steel accounts for 72 percent of the minivan’s body structure, 38 percent of which is Advanced High-Strength Steel. Despite being 250 pounds lighter than the outgoing Chrysler Town & Country, the Pacifica is much sturdier.
“The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sum of all the knowledge we’ve accumulated about minivans and the people who are proud to own them,” said FCA passenger car brand boss Tim Kuniskis. “Among the things we know – safety is one of the most important purchase reasons and achieving the Top Safety Pick+ rating helps to establish Pacifica as the segment leader.”
Other safety features on the Pacifica include LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, a 360-degree Surround View camera system, overhead airbags, knee airbags, third-row head airbags and more.
Click here to read the fill IIH 2017 Chrysler Pacifica safety review.