Inside the Reasons the Chrysler Pacifica Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award

December 2nd, 2021 by

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The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is going to return with a new 2022 model year, but the acccolades are still coming in for the current Pacifica model year. The 2021 Pacifica just earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s highest marks for crash-testing safety. When reviews from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) come out, many buyers take their word as an independent source for reliable consumer information. On its list for must-buys for 2021 are among the vehicles earning its most important accolades and praise after hours of reviews and testing. IIHS has honored several vehicles with its Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards in November 2021, with the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica being one of them.

How the Chrysler Pacifica Earns Its Keep

The honor received is warranted after each vehicle qualifiers meet six IIHS “crashworthiness evaluations” and meets a standard front crash prevention system. To gain the higher of the two awards (the one with the “+”), the vehicle must have Good or Acceptable headlights as standard across all trim levels of the model. Many vehicles, including a ton of the latest vehicles that are listed as a 2022 model have earned scores, but just three vehicles can lay claim to the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award for the minivan segment. This is just one of the many ways the Chrysler Pacifica has topped the competition for years.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Earns Another Top Safety Pick+ 

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivans built after September 2021 have earned the most distinguished award from the IIHS. The minivan saw various changes that make it suitable to receive this award. Earlier, the headlights earned a Poor rating, due to excessive glare, but it’s now equipped with acceptable headlights and a revised front crash prevention system that earns a Superior grade in the vehicle-to-vehicle test. Chrysler also earned an Advanced rating in the vehicle-to-pedestrian test.

“Winning the highest IIHS safety rating of TSP+ distinguishes the Chrysler Pacifica’s superior safety technology and performance. Pacifica is the perfect choice for modern families who are looking for a minivan with the greatest combination of safety, functionality, and value,” Chrysler brand CEO Christine Feuell said in a statement. 

Looking At the Results

The popular Chrysler minivan received a “good” grade; the highest possible rating in the six core crashworthiness results. This control of testing covers small overlap front (driver-side), small overlap front (passenger side), front moderate overlap, side-impact, roof strength, and head restraints, and seating ratings. The IIHS ranked the automatic emergency braking as “superior,” the highest attainable IIHS grade. The technology recognizes when certain frontal collisions may be forthcoming. If this happens, the vehicle warns the driver both visually and audibly for action to be taken. For any driver that doesn’t make a move, the vehicle can actually activate the brakes to avoid a collision thanks to the combination of cameras and radar sensors. This technology is used to grant a wider field of view than the previous system and generates redundancy, often allowing for raised technological performance. The Pacifica’s pedestrian advanced emergency braking system scored an “advanced” rating. Curious to see how many perks the Pacifica will offer and how good one can look in a driveway? Talk to us about driving a new Chrysler Pacifica minivan today.

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