As the first hybrid minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid breaks new ground in its segment. This family hauler brings more than just great fuel economy to the table. The Pacifica Hybrid boasts a stylish cabin and a long list of useful feature content.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Overview
Introduced for 2017, the Pacifica Hybrid is the plug-in hybrid variant of the gas-only Chrysler Pacifica. Both models replace the Chrysler Town & Country, which was last sold for the 2016 model year.
Minivans aren't cherished for their stunning exteriors, but the graceful flow of its roof and its sculpted hood help give the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid a more stylish look than you'll typically find in this segment. In front, Chrysler's winged logo sits at the center of a sinuous black grille, with standard automatic headlamps lighting the way. The Pacifica Hybrid boasts a tidy fastback profile, and standard LED taillights illuminate the vehicle's rear fascia.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid brings with it solid acceleration and smooth ride quality. The minivan is governed by an electrically variable transmission, and it teams two electric motors with a 3.6-liter V6 engine for a total of 260 horsepower. A lithium-ion battery pack is also part of the mix, and it's stored underneath the second-row floor.
The Pacifica Hybrid features an upscale cabin with attractive design and good materials quality. Minivan buyers expect spaciousness, and the Pacifica Hybrid delivers this in all three rows.
Base models come standard with three-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, leather upholstery, sliding second-row seating, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a 60/40-split folding third-row bench seat. Upgrades include ventilated front seats and premium Napa leather upholstery.
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes with a generous assortment of standard technology features, including satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a touch-screen infotainment system. Available features include a surround-view camera, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, parallel and perpendicular park assist, navigation and a premium sound system.
The Pacifica Hybrid competes in a class that’s dominated by gas-only competitors. Still, there are some compelling choices to consider, including the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona and the non-hybrid Pacifica. Many of these lack the Pacifica Hybrid’s green factor, but offer a significantly lower starting price.