Chrysler Pacifica 2021 has illustriously earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). After September, the rating does apply to vehicles built this year. It was, in fact, following a headlamp performance upgrade. It would include the addition of Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as the standard equipment.
Safety Technology and Performance
“Also, it is winning the highest IIHS safety rating of TSP+ which does in fact go to distinguish the Chrysler Pacifica’s superior safety technology and performance,” said Chrysler Brand CEO Chris Feuell. “Moreover, the Pacifica is the best choice for modern families. They are looking for a minivan with the best combination of safety, functionality, and value.”
Therefore, the minivan did earn a “good” grade – the highest possible rating – in the six top crashworthiness tests conducted by IIHS:
These include a small overlap front (drive side); the small overlap front (passenger side); plus a moderate overlap, front; in addition to a side impact; roof strength and head restraints and seats.
Chrysler Pacifica – Camera Technology and Radar Sensors
Earning a “superior” rating is what Pacifica’s standard-equipment AEB system earned. It is the highest possible IIHS grade. Moreover, it did feature a combination of camera technology and radar sensors which deliver a bigger field of view than the prior system.
It enhances system performance which blends two methods of object detection does afford redundancy.
There is a proliferation across the Stellantis product lineup that is AEB. It is standard equipment. Moreover, it does identify when there are certain frontal collisions. Those may be imminent. Therefore, if such conditions are detected. Therefore there are visual and audible alerts that are generated. That is if the driver does fail to respond. Moreover, the system may, in fact, activate the vehicle’s brakes to therefore help go on to avoid an impact or lessen its severity.
The Pacifica’s Pedestrian AEB system earned a rating of “advanced.”
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is North America’s only minivan with second-row Stow ‘n Go seating, which provides fold-in-the-floor convenience and available all-wheel drive (AWD).
Pacifica’s AWD technology does engage with ease at any speed, without any activation that is required by the driver. If any of the vehicle’s wheels do lose traction, the system will automatically transfer available engine torque to the wheels with easily more traction for greater control.