Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 

Base MSRP: From $40,245
Configurations:

  • Touring Plus – From $40,245
  • Touring L – From $42,445
  • Limited – $45,795

EPA Range: 33 electric miles, 520 total
Battery: 16 kWh 360 lithium-ion
Charging Acceptance Rate: 6.6 kW
Destination Charge: $1,495
Tax Credit: Up to $7,500

 

Reviews of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Overview

Performance: 16.2 kwh battery plug-in hybrid, 3.6-liter, V6, 287 horsepowe
Mileage estimate: Equivalent of 84 mpg, 28-32 mpg

Price estimate: $40,245 to $45,795

Warranty: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Drivetrain warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside assistance: 5 years/ 60,000 miles
Corrosion warranty: 5 years / unlimited miles

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Chrysler did a nice job of creating its relatively new minivan – the versatile Pacifica.

Developed in 2017, the Pacifica is offered in traditional gas-powered mode, but also as a hybrid with electric capacity, making it appealing to anyone who wants to go green. It features a light, yet solid body structure with a sleek, stylish exterior, and has an appealing interior that is both comfortable and smartly designed.

In 2017, Chrysler bid farewell to the aging Town & Country minivan, an automobile it had produced for more than two decades with some degree of success. Realizing the peak years for minivans were in the rear view mirror, it’s a little perplexing that Chrysler didn’t waste any time in manufacturing the Pacifica.

But sales have been very steady for the Pacifica. Chrysler sold 118,274 models in 2017 and a year later that figure was nearly identical (118,322). Industry insiders rate the Pacifica right up there at the top, alongside the venerable top sellers – the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

What some folks might object to is the sticker price. The Pacifica Hybrid-EV is high for a minivan, starting at right around $40,000. But there’s a $7,500 federal credit and in California there’s an additional $3,500, thanks to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

In electric mode, the Pacifica goes 33 miles before a charge is required. While that’s not a large distance, it could serve as the daily commute for anyone who works close to home or is taking the kids to school and back each day.

Mileage estimates for the Pacifica Hybrid as an EV are 84 mpge. When the Pacifica switches over to a hybrid it still outperforms other minivans, possessing a mileage estimate between 28-32 mpg. And it can go roughly 520 miles before a trip to the pumps is required.

The Pacifica provides good handling, solid performance and has the versatility that folks are looking for in a minivan that seats seven and can tow up to 3,600 pounds. It has an exterior resemblance to the Chrysler 200 sedan in terms of its curvy nature, classic grille and accented taillights.

— J.W.

 

For more manufacturer details on this vehicle visit: www.chrysler.com

Recommended Power Level of Charging Station for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid = 32A

Vehicle Acceptance rate: 6.6kW

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Minivans are rarely, if ever, considered cutting edge. But that has changed with the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica a year ago.

While the Pacifica offers traditional gas-fueled models, much more notable is it has become America’s first-ever minivan with a plug-in hybrid option. A minivan that’s considered cool! That’s pretty much a rarity in this category.

Chrysler has created a big splash with its first hybrid model in a decade. It is the lone minivan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that’s sold in the U.S. right now.

Plug-in hybrids that rely on electricity alone tend to be small vehicles. The Pacifica, a seven-seat minivan (gas models seat eight), breaks the mold. It has a 16-kilowatt-hour battery pack that provides approximately 33 miles of all-electric range in normal driving circumstances. The Pacifica delivers 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) on battery power and averages 32 mpg overall.

 The 350-pound battery pack resides under the floor in the second row, causing it to lose the eighth seat. The battery can be charged in 14 hours with a regular outlet and two hours with a Level 2 charger.

When driving in plug-hybrid mode, the Pacifica defaults to electric-only operation when there’s charge in the battery. Then it automatically switches to gas engine mode when needed. And the good news is the driver has to do absolutely nothing as the Pacifica does all the work in making the seamless switch from electric to gas.

The 2018 Pacifica plug-in hybrid has a starting price of approximately $43,000. But note that there is a $7,500 federal tax credit and additional incentives in some states.

A year ago, Chrysler bid farewell to the Town & Country minivan, an automobile it had produced for more than two decades with some degree of success. After a brief shutdown of its Windsor, Ontario plant where it built the Town & Country, the place was up and running again with production of the Pacifica.

Chrysler did a nice job of creating its new minivan. It features a light, yet solid body structure with a sleek, stylish exterior, and engineered an appealing interior that is both comfortable and smartly designed. The Pacifica exterior has some resemblance to the Chrysler 200 sedan in terms of its curvy nature, classic grille, and accented taillights.

The Pacifica offers good handling, solid performance and has the versatility that folks are looking for in a minivan that seats seven to eight people and can tow up to 3,600 pounds.

The standard engine is a 3.6-liter, V6 that generates 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. We found the performance met our needs in all driving situations. Mileage estimates are between 18-28 mpg.

The Pacifica delivers a quiet and smooth ride that will be a blessing on long trips. Wind and road noise are at a minimum and the Pacifica handles itself well enough that catching a nap as a passenger is easily accomplished

What makes or breaks most minivans is the interior. A bad one can make any family trip – large or small – a miserable journey. No worries with the Pacifica; it delivers comfort in all three rows and will entertain the kids while doing it.

The recommendation here is upgrade the Pacifica to include the latest technology hardware. The 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen is a wonderful infotainment system that has terrific graphics and is easy to operate.

The Pacifica has versatility that’s appreciated when cargo space is needed in lieu of passenger room. There’s a folding, collapsible second row that can take the Pacifica from 32.3 cubic feet of space to 87.5 cubic feet. A push of the button lowers the seat in 17 seconds.

— J.W.

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