2005 Chrysler Pacifica Review – Wagon – CNET Reviews

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Chrysler Pacifica

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The good: DVD with wireless headphones; warning; Bluetooth phone

The bad: Sluggish with gas mileage; navigation screen for only; low-budget interior.

The line: The Chrysler Pacifica a lot of tech for making traveling comfortable, but its mediocre mileage for a fat wallet.

One look at the 2005 Pacifica Touring AWD, and the thing on your mind is . The crossover SUV is sleek and trim, and the creases in its body make it sophisticated and stylish. Powered by a V-6 engine and all-wheel drive, it is a bit and has to pull up to the gas pump all too often, but a workhorse that can carry six in comfort with all their

The GPS-navigation computer will get to their destination, while the radio, the DVD player, and the inputs for a music machine entertain Chock-full of safety equipment, the Pacifica earned the highest in government crash tests.

at $36,485, the options on our loaded pleasure palace add up quickly a $150 special paint a $700 stereo, a $195 radio (with a year of a $1,695 GPS computer and screen, a autodimming rearview mirror, and a video player, as well as for laminated door glass. It all to $41,520, which includes $730 delivery charge.

The of the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica is Chrysler, and that’s good and The flimsy plastics, fake inserts, and garish chrome can’t compare to the minimalist of European SUVs, but all the controls are the driver’s reach, and the GPS-navigation sits right in the middle of the cluster. This positioning is for the driver, but the passenger can’t see the so forget about traveling a navigator.

The 6.3-inch screen looks and is actually a cleverly projected from inside the dashboard. The are bright, and they show you are and where you should be going; they have a compass with an uncrowded simplicity. an address is a matter of using the keyboard, and the predictive entry shortcut this tedious

It has points of interest, from to wineries, but lacks an emergency of the closest police or fire You’ll have to manually what state you’re in you cross a border, and the GPS screen without a 3D bird’s-eye view of the

The navigation screen sits in the of the speedometer.

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For long family trips, the 2005 Chrysler has a fold-down 7-inch DVD screen in the with wireless headphones so the driver isn’t diverted or by the soundtrack. The car comes with two and extras cost $38 for a pair.

The part is that the adults up can listen to the radio or a CD while the watch Fantasia . The audio of the headphones can’t match the crisp sound of the Intermezzo sound system, which be perfect if it had a touch more The Pacifica even has a trio of jacks for an external video a camcorder, or an MP3 player.

A flip-down LCD shows DVDs to passengers.

Chrysler’s UConnect system allows for hands-free phone use. The car also basic voice commands, as for dialing and answering a call. a 32-entry address book can hold up to four instant-dial for each.

The 2005 Chrysler ‘s 3.5-liter V-6 uses a overhead cam–not the more and powerful double overhead-cam open and close its four-valve-per-cylinder chambers. With an output of 250 the Pacifica is burdened by its 4,639-pound It was able to get to 60mph in a sedate 8.6 which is a little sluggish but not bad for class of car.

The all-wheel-drive power train and automatic transmission are smooth and lots of grip, but at 60mph, the picks up excessive road hum for an 75dBA of noise. Emergency are straight and true but dominated by ABS By far, the biggest criticism of the is that it can muster only of real-world driving on highways and streets, well off its EPA rating of in the city and 22mpg on the highway.

Its tank can take the Pacifica 340 of mixed highway and city As safe as it is practical, the 2005 Pacifica has front air bags for the and front passenger and curtain all around. In fact, it is the rare on the road that has five-star ratings across the board, and its rollover rating is the best in

Inside is a secure roll with crumple zones in and back, but the car lacks the latest headlights and self-drying brakes. its backup warning beeper is for parallel parking, it does a rear-vision camera for precision However, the Pacifica’s self-leveling comes in handy when the is loaded down or bouncing dirt roads.

The 2005 Pacifica‘s seven-year/70,000-mile train warranty stands out as the in the business, although everything is covered for three years/36,000 including roadside service. The car with a five-year rust

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