The motivational force for Chrysler's sports tourer is the same 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 found in its flagship sedan, the 300M, a car that, though pre-Daimler in its conception, can help you conceptualize the Pacifica. That is, with regard to its overall realization, as well as its engine, the 300M is to luxury sport sedans as the Pacifica is to luxury SUV crossovers. It's not as luxurious as some. The feel of the interior is not entirely convincing (if markedly better than most recent Chryslers), the refinement of the engine is a bit wanting, but, overall, it's better than you might suppose.
So the Pacifica is built to a higher standard. Shut lines are among Chrysler's tightest ever, the vehicle is teeming with consumer electronics, and the styling is handsomer than most, never vulgar, and restrained in a refreshingly un-Chrysler way. Inside, the Pacifica is unusually quiet, owing to the specification of thicker, five-millimeter glass for its windows. It's a better sort of Chrysler.