Considering ordering a 2019 Touring L Plus hoping that the significant issues with the 2017s and 2018s have been fixed. By chance has anyone taken delivery of a 2019 who can provide input?
That only leaves the Pacifica, but the abyssmal reviews on this and other forums make me very scared, so a little positive news from a 2019 owner would help.
First EVERY car model has problems. You may not hear about the more expensive vehicles.. but they ALL have issues.
Secondly every manufacturer learns from the previous year. They have parts they work with engineers and fix the issues. Even if you don't have same issues you might have other issues because you have a new model, They introduce new parts , new opportunities for repair.
Third, even though there seems to be problems lets face it this forum is MOSTLY for problems issues and questions about how to DIY. So if this is representative of % of 'flawed' vehicles it's VERY low.
They manufactured around 100K of these VANS and only a few dozen come here to complain, I would call that a HUGE win for Chrysler. Still even if this isn't the only site to log complaints Consumer Reports DOES track this stuff and AAA along with other sites are made aware of issues.
I haven't seen any reports from either of those camps to suggest the Pacifica is bad in fact it's the opposite the more people that test and look at this vehicle the more people like it.
Fourth Pacifica was remade. I sold cars for Chrysler Jeep in 2003 and 2004. 2003 was the first collaboration between Mercedes and Chrysler and it was an SUV called the 'Pacifica' It's a FAR cry from what it was.. much improved.
So FWIW I own a 2018 Pacifica LTD 20" 'S' Package and I have owned 20 cars in 31 years.. not driven, OWNED and I can tell you that this Model is far and away the BEST most utility vehicle I have ever driven or owned. That tells me that chrysler has done a lot of research and spent $$$$ to make Pacifica a GREAT vehicle.. They learn from their mistakes.
No car is perfect.. I know from my experience BWM and Mercedes leave a LOT to be desired. Would never own myself. Jeep is crap as well, Cherokee might be popular but 4x4 is plagued with multiple issues.
Been around lots of brands, Chrysler is HORRIBLE -- back then -- now I can say with all honesty Chrysler has made me believe in Technology and Engineering again and I completely IGNORED the entire chrysler segment because of my days when I sold them. It's not ANYWHERE close to what they were.
Pacifica is a shining example of that. I have owned about 5 different Hyundai was going with my 6th until the Pacifica.. I took a REALLY hard look at it looked at reviews.. didn't want to believe what I was seeing until I finally just had to resolve that Chrysler has realized where they went wrong and fixed it.
Pacifica is WELL made, not cheap, they have a LOT of things they did right don't see any flaws, design is awesome and it's a minivan.. never in a million years would I be caught dead in a minivan but here I am, a TRUE believer.
I say all of this to say this, don't worry about what you MIGHT encounter just be positive and believe you made a GREAT decision in going with a 2019 Pacifica
ooked at the Odyssey which has much more comfortable seats, more legroom, more cargo space behind the third row, and actual control buttons for various functions rather than fiddling through a bunch of menus on the Pacifica, but couldn't get past the lack of rear a/c and lack of heated second row seats.
i literally test drove every 2018-2019 SUV / Truck (not the small ones full size). I was down to Honda Pilot Elite and VW Atlas. Odyssey did seem a little on the basic side for my taste. Did not think it was more comfortable. Thought Atlas has a good ride but the Honda Ridgeline was my favorite. It's only 5 passenger, may as well buy the Accord at that point.
Toyota is WAY behind the times. I drove the highlander 'supposedly the best SUV -- based on what not sure'. First thing show me the radio. Sirius but NO Android / Apple car play.
Umm.. what?!?! It's 2018.. ok test drive is over, done. Salesman actually looked at me and said 'you going to give up for one feature'. I was like.. well if I am going to spend a lot of money it BETTER have everything I want.. and it was cheap quality if you ask me.. maybe because 'TOY' says it all.
It's funny you mention controls intead of menus.. your phone. Do you have a button for everything or can you customize it for your preferences? You can only do so much with knobs. menus are the reason phones are so much fun to use.. you can do anything you want how you want, same as Pacifica.. it has a lot of features. I actually praise them for making the Uconnect so advanced.. one my personal selling points. RAM 1500 2019 as well..