The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has already won the hearts and minds of the minivan driving community as an unusually cool and handsome offering in this mind-numbingly dull segment. Now there is even more reason to buy this vehicle because they have just announced the EPA rating for the Hybrid version, and the figures are excellent.
Let’s start with the pricing, though, because that puts in perspective the good value that is the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This model starts at $34,495 after available U.S. federal tax credit, and for that you get a spacious and, as mentioned, handsome minivan powered by a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 and an electric motor supported by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack located under the second-row floor and an e-Flite dual-motor electrically variable transmission (EVT).
The plug-in system which can be charged up using a 240 volt charger in just 2 hours gives 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid a total driving range rating of 566 miles, corresponding to an average rating of 84MPGe, and a remarkable electric-only range rating at 33 miles. In the world of EVs and hybrids these are good figures for any type of vehicle, especially a big, seven-seat minivan.
“At 84 MPGe, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid surpasses our initially stated performance,” said Tim Kuniskis, FCA US LLC Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat. “These EPA test results paint a clear picture of the benefits our customers can expect from driving the most fuel-efficient minivan ever.”