- the 2020 chrysler pacifica minivan is now available to order with all-wheel drive.
- the 2020 pacifica awd launch edition is based on the touring l model, and the new awd layout can still retain the stow 'n go rear seats.
- pricing starts at $41,735 for the awd launch edition, and it will arrive at dealerships this fall.
chrysler's refreshed 2021 pacifica minivan has an all-wheel-drive version—a first on chrysler minivans since 2004—and now the automaker has announced that a few 2020 models will get the option of awd, too. the chrysler pacifica awd launch edition is a package available exclusively on the touring l model, and it should arrive at dealers this fall.
the pacifica awd launch edition minivan will be equipped with the same all-wheel-drive system as the 2021 pacifica, and the new layout helps retain the stow 'n go seats. the all-wheel-drive system features a brake-lock differential that helps route all available torque to the rear wheels or whichever wheels have the most traction and can detect when all-wheel drive is not required and stop the three-piece driveshaft from spinning.
the awd launch edition can be differentiated from rear-drive 2020 pacificas by a blacked-out awd badge, chrysler emblems, and 18-inch wheels. the top of the headlights, grille surrounds, rear valance, and window surrounds are all trimmed in gloss black. inside, the seats are wrapped in black perforated leather with gray stitching, and there's also brushed metal trim. the 8.4-inch uconnect touchscreen is standard, and optional equipment includes uconnect navigation and theater, the advanced safetytec package of driver-assist features, a three-pane panoramic sunroof, trailer towing, and a programmable key fob.
customers can order the 2020 pacifica awd launch edition now starting at $41,735—that's $3495 more than the standard touring l model. they'll arrive at dealerships this fall while the refreshed 2021 pacificas are slated to arrive at the end of the year.