Cut Fuel Costs and Haul the Family With the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Now in its debut year on the market, the Chrysler Pacifica is a top-rated minivan that’s been the darling of drivers and critics alike. With hundreds of options, a sporty exterior, and an interior that’s perfect for families, the Pacifica is a parent’s dream. However, the inclusion of a hybrid model to the lineup makes the Pacifica an even better choice. If you’re searching for the perfect family car that will carry you further between fill ups, look no further than the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Here’s a glance at what makes it the minivan to have in 2017.

The Powertrain

Unless you just want to lower your carbon footprint, the main reason you’re buying the Pacifica Hybrid is its fuel economy. Under the hood, the Pacifica contains an interesting powertrain that enables it to get top-notch efficiency. One of the most striking aspects is that it has a plug-in feature which enables it to go up to 33 miles on a single charge. This is good for a miles per gallon equivalency (MPGe) of 75.

If you have a bit further to go than the electric range will give you, you’re in luck. The Pacifica Hybrid gets an Atkinson-cycle, 3.6-liter V6 engine that pairs with two permanent-magnet AC motors and a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack for a total output of 287 horsepower and up to 262 pound-feet of torque. With this engine in place, the Pacifica gets an unbeatable 33 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway and 25 mpg in the city.

Spacious Interior

When you have people or stuff to haul, you want a minivan that’s up to the task. Fortunately, the Pacifica Hybrid is just that vehicle. There’s room for up to seven passengers, so you never have to worry about not having enough space to take the kids to school or take the soccer team to a game. Even when you have a full house, there’s still 32.3 cubic feet of space in the rear for all your gear.

If you don’t have any passengers, the Pacifica Hybrid is the perfect vehicle to haul just about anything. With Stow N Go rear seats, the second and third row fold down to reveal an incredible 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space. This puts it among the best in its segment, and no matter what you need to haul, there’s a strong chance the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can get the job done without any trouble.

All the Extras

For drivers who want some top-notch interior amenities to improve comfort and convenience, they’re in luck with the Pacifica Hybrid. It boasts a number of features that put it a cut above the rest of the minivans on the market. Some of the highlight features include available leather seating, an overhead DVD player, three-zone automatic climate control, power sliding doors, and a heated steering wheel. No matter what you want, the Pacifica adds luxury to the otherwise pedestrian minivan segment.

With the Pacifica Hybrid, you get so much more than your average minivan. You get an efficient, powerful, and accommodating vehicle all in one. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Pacifica Hybrid is one of the top-rated vehicles for 2017.

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