2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 

Chrysler,Technology | October 16 2017

Minivan Monday: Pacifica Hybrid is a ‘boss’ when it comes to fuel efficiency

Today is not only Minivan Monday, it is also National Boss’s Day. It’s a day for employees to honor their employers, but it’s also an opportunity to recognize the industry’s first electrified minivan.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a `boss’ in the minivan segment when it comes MPGe and total gas and electric range.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Pacifica Hybrid took a revolutionary step forward with its class-exclusive, innovative plug-in hybrid powertrain. This powertrain delivers 84 MPGe and a range of 33 miles solely on zero-emissions electric power from a 16-kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery.

It also offers a total gas and electric range of 566-miles, which should put to rest range anxiety. When the battery’s energy is depleted to a certain threshold, the Pacifica Hybrid becomes a part-time electric vehicle, like a conventional hybrid. Power to the wheels is supplied by the electric drive system or supplemented by a specially adapted new version of the award-winning FCA US Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

With this innovative powertrain, and more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is not only a boss when it comes to fuel efficiency, but also in industry awards.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was named the Northwest Family Green Vehicle of the Year by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). It also was a finalist for the overall 2017 Canadian Green Car Award.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan

It was also named the Family Car of Texas, Minivan of Texas, Green Car of Texas and Best Feature (hybrid powertrain) by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

Learn more about the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid by visiting the minivan’s website.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.