Car shoppers won’t bat an eye shelling out $50,000-plus for a luxury SUV. But for some reason, the idea of paying the same amount for a minivan can be a hard pill to swallow. Once loaded up with options, today’s minivans can easily get up to $50K or more—and believe it or not, they sell. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica’s new Pinnacle trim level is the latest to push the minivan pricing envelope with its starting price just under $55,000.
The Pinnacle slots above the previous range-topper, the already classy Limited trim, and is priced accordingly at $54,885. For comparison, the most expensive Honda Odyssey, the 2021 Odyssey Elite, starts at $48,940. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet for the all-hybrid 2021 Toyota Sienna lineup, but the outgoing 2020 Sienna Limited Premium AWD started at $50,590.
For the Pinnacle’s nearly $55K sticker price you get standard all-wheel drive (a new-for-2021 option for the Pacifica lineup), quilted Caramel Nappa leather seats, lumbar pillows for the second-row captain’s chairs, an exclusive center console design with Caramel accent stitching and dual-level storage, a unique instrument cluster with Mid-century Timber Hydro faux wood bezels, black suede headliner, and Satin Chrome switchgear and interior trim. On the outside, the Pinnacle is distinguishable by its unique 20-inch wheels, grille surround, moldings, and badging all finished in Platinum Chrome.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle AWD builds on the equipment list of the Limited with a standard Safety Sphere package, which includes a 360-degree camera and ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist and Front Park Assist. FamCam, Chrysler’s answer to Honda’s CabinWatch, comes standard along with a Uconnect Theater rear entertainment system and 19-speaker Harman-Kardon audio system. The Pinnacle trim level is also available on the front-wheel-drive-only Pacifica Hybrid starting at $52,340.
Of course, you don’t have to go whole hog when buying a Chrysler minivan. The 2021 Chrysler Voyager, the budget version of the Pacifica that doesn’t receive an exterior refresh—meaning it looks the same as the ’20 Pacifica—starts at just $28,730. At that price you get third-row Stow ‘n Go seats (but not folding second-row chairs), a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available active safety features like pedestrian automatic emergency braking and Forward Collision Warning-Plus.
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Touring starts at $36,540, while the upgraded Touring L is priced from $39,640. The Pacifica’s new AWD feature is a $2,995 option on either trim. The Limited trim starts at $49,885 and includes AWD as standard when equipped with the 287-hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. Opt for the plug-in Limited Hybrid, however, and the starting price drops to $47,340.
The cheapest 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the Touring model, which starts at $41,490. As before, the Pacifica Hybrid delivers a combined 260 hp from its 3.6-liter V-6 and two electric motors, along with an all-electric range of 30 miles on a fully charged battery. The Pacifica Hybrid has a total driving range of more than 500 miles, though the tradeoff is losing the option of second-row Stow ‘n Go seats and AWD.
2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Voyager Pricing
- Voyager L: $28,730
- Voyager LX: $31,540
- Pacifica Touring: $36,540 (add $2,995 for AWD)
- Pacifica Touring L: $39,640 (add $2,995 for AWD)
- Pacifica Touring Hybrid: $41,490
- Pacifica Touring L Hybrid: $43,790
- Pacifica Limited Hybrid: $47,340
- Pacifica Limited (AWD only): 49,885
- Pacifica Pinnacle Hybrid: $52,340
- Pacifica Pinnacle (AWD only): $54,855