2007 Chrysler Pacifica crossover

2007 Chrysler Pacifica crossover
2007 Chrysler Pacifica

The 2007 Chrysler Pacifica family van that the American car maker for some obscure reason touts as a sports-tourer, will soon go on sale starting as low as $24,890 for a base model with a $730 destination fee already included.

Don’t go dancing polka, though, since for this money you’ll only get an anemic 3.8-liter 200 hp engine and a front-wheel drive system. A more bad weather capable all-wheel drive system will set you back almost 50 percent more.

It must be noted that the new 2007 Chrysler Pacifica is positioned as a more rational substitute for the full-size crossover SUV, so, getting the new Pacifica with the base FWD system is a waste of money: you buy a sexy crossover, but still drive a van.

Also, for almost 25 thousand bucks you can buy a better equipped “normal” van of the same seating capacity.

2007 Chrysler Pacifica crossover (rear view)

As you can see on the promo photos, the vehicle’s exterior has also been subtly revised with new headlights, hood with the same awkward fins, grille, –all three being exact reproduction of the same components that are installed on the 2007 Chrysler Sebring mid-size sedan– as well as new fenders, more energetic-looking front fascia and sportier rims.

There is also new Dual Exhaust package available providing the car with a more sportier appearance. Not sure about any power gains, though.

The crossover will be available from Chrysler’s dealers this fall.

A more powerful 265 horsepower Chrysler Pacifica Touring with a 4.0-liter SOHC V6 engine will sell for $27,980 and even more luxurious Pacifica Limited with the same powerplant will cost you from $34,155 for the front-drive model and up to $36,205 for the AWD trim.

According to official specs, the 2007 Chrysler Pacifica offers a maximum cargo capacity (all seats folded) of 92.2 cubic feet (2.61 m3,) maximum towing capacity of 3500 lbs. (1587 kg,) EPA interior volume of 158.7 cu. ft. (4.49 m3,) and has a curb weight of 4355 lbs. (1957 kg.)

Photos: Chrysler

See also: 2007 Chrysler Sebring sedan