Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Still Only Electrified Minivan America
That the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is still the only electrified minivan in America speaks volumes about lagging EV demand compared to Europe and China. The Pacifica, with its future flow exterior design and innovative interior, is a standout of people and cargo moving flexibility, with the road manners of an SUV.
The eco-friendly value proposition is a scant 33 miles of electric only range. But this turns out to be ideal for this plug-in hybrid aimed at family oriented minivan duties. While the scheduling maybe intense … the actual distances travelled are very low. The calculation is that between routine plug-ins and the energy recovery on-board, the Pacifica will only need gas stops on long trips.
Priced from $39,000 to $45,000 and eligible for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, the Pacifica Hybrid features evolved minivan options like the sharp looking blacked-out S trim package. The luxuriously appointed Limited trim is complete with rear seat screens tied into the comprehensive central infotainment system.
Beyond electric power, the Pacifica Hybrid offers a full-range gas-powered hybrid pairing with a 3.6-liter V6 and an electronic variable transmission pumping an energetic 260 horsepower.