2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 

Uncategorized | November 04 2019

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid makes Autotrader 12 Best Electric Vehicle List

“The Chrysler Pacifica is really in a league of its own – there simply aren’t any other minivans that offer the plug-in flexibility of the Pacifica Hybrid.” 

With that glowing assessment from Autotrader’s Executive Editor Brian Moody, Autotrader editors gave Pacifica Hybrid, the first and only electrified minivan, a coveted spot on its first-ever 12 Best Electric Vehicles list. 

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The editors considered a variety of important criteria, such as maximum range, electric-only range (for PHEVs), price, drivability and value, to help determine their “best of” list. 

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Pacifica Hybrid is currently ranked among the top five best-selling PHEVs in the industry for delivering 82 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode with an all-electric range of 32 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. The segment’s first hybrid vehicle also features an FCA- designed, innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) paired with a specially modified version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. 

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pairs an innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission with a specially modified version of the upgraded 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine that features an Atkinson cycle combustion system. The 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is stored under the second-row floor, keeping the rear cargo area as roomy as ever and preserving the third-row Stow ‘n Go seating.

A regenerative braking system redirects the kinetic energy used to stop the brakes into energy that is used to charge the vehicle’s battery. The Pacifica Hybrid may also be fully recharged via the 6.6-kWh on-board charger in as little as two hours using a Mopar 240-volt (Level 2) charger. 


Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!