Editor’s note: You may also want to read Autotrader’s 2017 Chrysler Pacifica review.
The brand-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is turning a lot of car-industry heads, if only because it improves so dramatically on its mediocre but top-selling predecessors — the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. Starting from just under $30,000 with shipping, the Pacifica now goes head-to-head with the best, and according to our editor Ben, actually manages to eek out the title of "best minivan on the market." Our executive editor Brian called it an "excellent family car," while managing editor Tara calls it "the first one that’ll really make you rethink your anti-minivan stance," especially due to its car-like ride and impressive list of features and equipment. We also like its handsome styling and its prioritization of convenience above virtually all else. Perhaps the best praise of all comes from editor Dwight, however, who calls the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica "a minivan that your kids will almost not be embarrassed to be seen in." It was an easy choice for this year’s Must Test Drive list.