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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L vs 2021 Ford Explorer XLT in Alberta: Which Has More Comfortable Seating?

(Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 02:01PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CChrysler%2CPacifica%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_Chrysler_Pacifica_Three_Rows_of_Seating.jpg"alt="Interior view of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and all three rows of seats"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus and the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT are both three-row vehicles that are widely popular with car shoppers. Sometimes family autos focus on capacity rather than comfort. Is that the case with these two models? Let's compare to find out.

Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus

: Leather-Faced
Heated Seats: Front and Second Rows
Hip room (1st/2nd/3rd rows): 1499/1646/1257 mm
Shoulder room (1st/2nd/3rd rows): 1621/1600/1554 mm

Ford Explorer XLT

: Cloth 
Heated Seats: Front Row
Hip room (1st/2nd/3rd rows):1054/1501/1038 mm
Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd rows): 1570/1573/1388 mm

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L Plus offers comfortable chairs and benches with leather-faced seats and more width than the Ford. Other comforts are also on the agenda. Kids can use the USB ports in each row to charge their devices, and the windows come with integrated shades to limit solar gain. Finally, regardless of the season, the standard tri-zone climate controls can deliver the ideal temperature for all passengers regardless of where they are sitting. 

Contact our Calgary, AB dealership to schedule a test drive in a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan or to inquire about availability and financing options.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited vs 2021 Ford Explorer Limited in Alberta: Which Has More Family-Friendly Features?

(Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 12:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_Chrysler_Pacifica_Family_Vehicle.jpg"alt="Child using integrated vacuum cleaner in back of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited and 2021 Ford Explorer Limited are both three-row vehicles that are popular with car shoppers. These autos are ideal for busy families that also enjoying seeking adventures on the open road, but which one will the kids find more comfortable and entertaining? Check out this comparison review to discover which model is best for you. 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited

Seating Capacity
: 7-8 passengers
Entertainment System: Uconnect 5 
Interface: 10.1-inch touchscreen display
Compatibility: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities
Parking Assistance: Rear Park Assist
Sunroof:  Tri-Pane Panoramic 

2021 Ford Explorer Limited

Seating Capacity
: 6 passengers
Entertainment System: FordPass Connect
Interface: 10.1-inch LCD display screen 
Compatibility: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities
Parking Assistance: Sensing System
Sunroof:  Optional

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has more family-friendly features, including a 13-speaker Alpine sound system with a one-year subscription for SiriusXM. The minivan boasts second and third-row Stow 'n Go fold-in-floor chairs so you can accommodate cargo, as well. There is also an integrated vacuum powered by RIDGID to clean up the inevitable back-seat spills.
For more information on the family-friendly 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Limited, including spec information, availability, and financing options, contact our Calgary dealership today to schedule a test drive.
<a href="[New%2CChrysler%2CPacifica%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_Chrysler_Pacifica_fuel_economy.jpg"alt="Blue 2021 Chrysler Pacifica driving on a road near a mountain"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring and 2021 Ford Explorer Limited are both comfortable, three-row family vehicles that are popular with car shoppers. Larger autos like these sometimes suffer when it comes to fuel efficiency. How do these two models compare in terms of gas mileage? Read on to find out more with this comparison review.

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

: 3.6L Pentastar V6
Fuel Economy (Hwy): 8.4 L/100KM
Drive Type: Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Ford Explorer Limited

: 2.3L Turbo I-4
Fuel Economy (Hwy): 8.7 L/100 KM
Drive Type: All-wheel drive

The numbers don't lie. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica does go further than the Ford Explorer on a single tank of gas. Thanks to its thrifty V6, which uses Engine Start Stop (ESS) technology and a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, the minivan outperforms other vehicles its size when it comes to gas mileage. 

Even with these fuel-saving features, the Pacifica is a pleasure to drive. It comes equipped with a touring suspension and a unibody structure, both of which enhance its comfortable handling. 

Contact our Calgary dealership to learn more about the practical traits of the Chrysler Pacifica Limited Touring, as well as availability and financing options. Schedule a test drive today!

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring vs Kia Sedona LX: Which Has a Better Entertainment System in Alberta, Canada?

(Posted on Apr 21, 2021 at 02:01PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_chrysler_pacifica_uconnect_5.jpg"alt="View of 2021 Chrysler Pacifica dashboard with Uconnect 5 screen and HVAC vents"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring and Kia Sedona LX are eight-person vehicles with a full menu of safety and comfort features. However, when it comes to keeping passengers entertained on long rides, one of these minivans stands out. 

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Sound System
: 6-speaker audio
Screen Size: 10.1-inch display
Rear Seat: UConnect Theatre (available)
Wireless: Bluetooth connectivity and Wi-Fi-enabled
Radio: AM/FM/Satellite
Kia Sedona LX

Sound System: 6-speaker audio
Screen Size: 7-inch display
Rear Seat: Optional Screen
Wireless: Bluetooth connectivity
Radio: AM/FM/Satellite
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring has a 10.1-inch UConnect 5 touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for seamless smartphone integrations. It includes a one-year subscription to SiriusXM, and you have the option of upgrading to get rear-seat-mounted devices loaded with movies and games to beat boredom on extended road trips. 

Additionally, the 2021 Pacifica Touring has Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology, which allows you to enjoy all the entertainment offerings without having to deal with excessive road sounds at the same time. It makes for a very soothing ride.

Contact our Calgary dealership for more information about the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring’s entertainment features. Our team is happy to complete a full spec review with you and discuss this minivan's availability and financing options. 
<a href="[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_chrysler_pacifica_vs_honda_AWD.jpg"alt="2021 Chrysler Pacifica driving on a forest road on a curve"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the Honda Odyssey are both capable family-friendly vehicles with eight-passenger capacities and a full range of impressive safety features. However, the two models differ when it comes to their drivetrains and their abilities to handle different road conditions, like snow-covered streets and unpaved paths. To see which model may be right for you, check out this comparison review.
2021  Chrysler Pacifica

: 3.6L Pentastar V6
Torque: 262 lb.-ft
Horsepower: 287
Drive Type: Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
2021 Honda Odyssey

: 3.5L V6
Torque: 262 lb.-ft
Horsepower: 280
Drive Type: Front-wheel drive
While both models offer comparable torque, the Pacifica does come out slightly ahead in terms of horsepower. However, its available all-wheel drive system and features, such as Engine Start Stop (ESS) technology, make it a more capable and efficient choice when compared to the Honda. An example of this is the towing capacity. Despite their similarly-sized V6 engines, the Chrysler minivan can haul an estimated 1,633 kg, which is 100 kg more than the Odyssey. 

Want to learn more about the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica's specs and features, as well as financing options? You can contact our Calgary dealership and schedule a test drive in this minivan today!
<a href="[New%2CChrysler%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/April-2021/2021_Chrysler_Pacifica_stow_and_go.jpg"alt="A woman folding a seat down using the Stow and Go system inside the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica"/></a>The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2021 Honda Odyssey are family-friendly eight-person minivans that are great for daily carpool duties and longer road trips. While both models offer adequate interior room, they differ when it comes to how that space gets organized. To see which model might be best for you, here is a closer look at each of their seating options: 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Seating Capacity
: 8 passengers
Seating System: Stow-and-Go 
Legroom (Front/Rear): 1044 mm/990 mm
2021 Honda Odyssey

Seating Capacity
: 8 passengers
Seating System: Adjustable and removable
Legroom (Front/Rear): 1040 mm/964 mm

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan in its class with the Stow-and-Go fold-in-floor system for its middle and back rows. When not in use, the chairs can be stored in compartments to maximize cargo space. 

Meanwhile, seating features - including the Easy-Tilt function (which allows convenient access to the rear bench), retractable armrests and cup-holders, and USB charging ports for every passenger - make the Pacifica a better option for riders, as well. 

Contact our Calgary dealership today to see the unique flexible seating system of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica for yourself. Our team is happy to answer all of your questions and provide further details regarding financing options and the availability of this well-equipped minivan.

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