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Was it worth it? I can't say for everyone. I'm used to driving Audi's, Mercedes Benz and BMW's. The Pacifica feels like it is in that class. For me it is worth it.
I am use to driving VW Golfs, GTis, Mazda3s and a Mazda CX-9. I have driven BMW's in Germany (2 years total) and while the Pacifica does not pass those vehicles up on handling, even the equally heavy CX-9, it is on par with at least the CX-9. Read: it IS a good driving 'car'.

2016 Kia Sedona SX w/ Tech or 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus with Tow and Tech? That is my conundrum.
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I've had the Pacifica for a few weeks now. Some additional comments:

Traction control: The TC works OK, for a FWD vehicle. Wish it was AWD. There is some wheel spin when accelerating on slippery pavement. AWD would be better but it is not available at all on the Pacifica.

Wind: This van seems to be blown around more than my old Grand Caravan. More susceptible to cross winds. It's not a problem as far as vehicle control but it is noticeable.

Remote Start: I never had this feature before. I love it. I can start the van while checking out at the grocery store and then get into a vehicle that is already warming up. Great on Winter days.

Rear Access: My daughter and her family rode to a restaurant with us, They were impressed with the way the middle seats tilt forward, no more crawling through the gap.
They also liked the rear climate controls, reclining third seat and heated middle seats.

Climate Control: Something doesn't seem correct about the front climate control. On automatic on a cold day, it has been blowing cool air through the dash board vents.
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