The seating and storage space isn’t the only thing in abundance on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. It also has over 100 standard and available safety and security features. So regardless of what type of situation arises on the road, the Pacifica has an answer for it. It has all the great advanced technology features that 2016-2017 has to offer, like forward collision warning, a rear back up camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go technology, 360-degree surround view camera, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring.
Lane departure warning with lane keep assist functions just like it sounds, by using a camera-based vision sensor to detect the intended path of the vehicle. If the system picks up on an unintentional lane change, which is determined by a lane change without a blinker, the system will engage and provide a visual warning. It can also monitor if the driver’s hands are on the steering wheel or not, and uses that as another way to judge whether or not an unintentional lane change is occurring.
Chrysler claims that their adaptive cruise control with stop and go technology is the next phase in the evolution of safer cruise control and it’s easy to see why. With this more intelligent cruise control system, radar and video sensors are used to help identify vehicles in the path of the Pacifica, in turn allowing it to remain a safe distance behind said vehicle. If the vehicle drastically decreases its speed, the system will sense danger, and stop and go technology will kick in to provide full-stopping power anywhere between 0-100 mph. If necessary, it can even hold the vehicle at a stop indefinitely until it’s safe to accelerate again.
Some of the standard safety features on board are traction and stability control, anti lock disc brakes, side curtain, front seat side, and driver and front passenger knee airbags, and a rearview camera. The subscription to Uconnect Access offers emergency assistance, vehicle location service, and remote door locking/unlocking — and there are still many more standard and available features.