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Why Parents and Pets Love the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Parents Magazine has chosen the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as a PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 winner. On this National Pet Day 2021 we look at some of the features that make the Chrysler Pacifica outstanding for children and pets.

PARENTS Magazine is once again singling out the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as one of the Best Family Cars 2021. With today being National Pet Day, we find it interesting that a number of the features that make the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica a great family vehicle also make it perfect for pets. The Chrysler Pacifica was also honored as a Best Family Vehicle by PARENTS last year.

The Chrysler Pacifica is the most awarded minivan in the last five years. It has been honored at least 145 times for its innovation and safety features. Chrysler really created the minivan segment and has continued to improve it over the years.

Family Friendly Design

One huge new family friendly feature is the FamCAM that is designed to put every parent’s fears to rest. Finally, someone has created a camera that lets the driver see and monitor the child in a rear-facing child seat. Any parent will tell you that is one of their biggest challenges because up until this camera, the driver was unable to see the child. The driver couldn’t tell if the baby still had its pacifier, was sleeping or if it was in distress. The FamCAM even lets the driver zoom in on children in the rear seat to check on them. The FamCAM is a huge and long overdue innovation.

Designed With Safety and Comfort in Mind

The Chrysler Pacifica has more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry. All of the features are designed to keep the family safely inside the “living room on wheels” while the minivan handles any adverse weather or road conditions.

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica’s unique Stow ‘n Go second-row in-floor storage bins also contribute to making the minivan a perfect family vehicle. The Stow ‘n Go bins give the family more room to store toys, sports equipment, school supplies and groceries. That gives the passengers more legroom and improves safety because there are fewer items that can become projectiles if there is ever a crash.


The Chrysler Pacifica has one of the most sophisticated infotainment systems on the market. The Uconnect 5 system offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and allows easy access to the phone system, navigation and entertainment. The Uconnect Theater has built-in games and available Wi-Fi to keep children entertained.

Also, a built-in vacuum system called Stow ‘n Vac helps clean up any spills or messes.

Pet Friendly

Many of these features explain why the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is great for pet parents as well. Last year, Pacifica was named to Autotrader’s list of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers. The new FamCAM is perfect for keeping an eye on man or woman’s best friend while they are safely harnessed into a back seat.

The Stow ‘n Go storage bins are convenient for carrying pet toys or accessories. The bins also free up added room for larger pet carriers or crates that need to sit flat on the floor and be secured. The hands-free sliding doors and liftgate also make it much easier to load or unload larger pets or crates. The Stow ‘n Vac system also can make cleaning up pet hair or any spills much easier.

So, on this Nation Pet Day, you can see why many of the features that make the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan one of the Best Family Cars of 2021, also make it one of the most pet friendly.

PARENTS Best Family Cars 2021 will be featured in the May 2021 issue of PARENTS magazine, as well as online at

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