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There was an article in my local newspaper about a Pacifica that had been in a single car accident. Several times they referred to it as an SUV.
 

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Newspapers are often wrong on the details. Reporters don’t seem to be experts on much. When I read articles about subjects I have some knowledge on, I’m frequently disappointed.
 

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What year was the Pacifica involved in the accident? The previous model that used the Pacifica name can be considered an SUV.
 

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What year was the Pacifica involved in the accident? The previous model that used the Pacifica name can be considered an SUV.
It doesn't give the year but there's a photo. It's a 2017 or newer.
 

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i've got a subie outback (and a honda odyssey) and my Pac with 20" wheels rides and handles so much better than both. i consider it an insult to call it an SUV. those handle terrible.
 

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i've got a subie outback (and a honda odyssey) and my Pac with 20" wheels rides and handles so much better than both. i consider it an insult to call it an SUV. those handle terrible.
To clarify, by "Pac" you mean a 2017-2019 Pacifica minivan, yes? Above they're taking about the unrelated 2004-2008 Pacifica crossover SUV. Maybe the news reporter looked up "Chrysler Pacifica" and that's what they found first.
 

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To all too many, if it it isn't a sedan, or a pickup truck, it's an Ass-u-Vee.
 

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Many reporters get many facts wrong if you are knowledgable on a subject that is related to the article.


I call my 2017 pacifica a car cause I basically treat it like a 1976 pontiac catalina I swapped a 455 pontiac engine into. Car was 4 door landyacht with a trunk big enough for 5 bodies maybe, never really tested that concept but big trunk. 2 bench seats could haul 6 without trying and if you were motivated many more could fit.


Cool as the 455 pontiac was, awesome engine and torque and blah blah blah, I can't really fault my minivan v6 with 280 some horsepower. Especially when it knocks down 28mpg for a trip.


I bought the pacifica partly cause it looking unlike the generic minivan I picture in my head when someone says minivan. The dodge grand caravan or the nissan whatever and some of the others just really scream minivan.


Pacifica is more a blob.
 

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Its a minivan lol
 

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Its a minivan lol

The current one is. The issue is they used the Pacifica name from an SUV they used to make and that caused this poor journalist to be confused.


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Correct, but I think the journalist was just a moron
 

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What I might instead question is whether the Pacifica is a 'minivan' or 'van'?
Its a minivan.

A "van" denotes a fullsized van or a commercial type van.
 
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