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With the Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler makes the only battery-assisted minivan on sale in America. Considering its good looks (for a minivan) and spritely performance, adding hybrid-caliber fuel efficiency seems like it would make this car good enough to sell itself, right? Well, opting for hybrid power does present owners with a few drawbacks. Primarily, the addition of the hybrid system’s battery pack has resulted in this minivan losing it’s beloved stow n’ go middle-row seats.
The third row still folds into the trunk floor, and with the second row removed, owners will enjoy total of 140.5 cubic feet of storage. But the stow n’ go seats helped differentiate the Pacifica from its competition, the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, and Kia Sedona. The built-in vacuum cleaner that earned the Pacifica so much attention when it first debuted is missing, too. And to top it off, Pacifica Hybrids aren’t rated with a towing capacity!
The 3.6-liter V6 engine has been tuned for efficiency and, paired with a couple of electric motors, now delivers a total system horsepower of 260. The minivan still feels quick, particularly when accelerating from 50 to 70 mph. Managed by a CVT, it returns 84 MPGe.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, and upgrading to the Uconnect Theater adds Android-device streaming to the rear-seatback screens. Safety equipment includes standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a reversing camera, and rear parking sensors. Shoppers in the market for a Limited trim can also add lane-departure warning and intervention, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
For more information on the 2018 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid, be sure to read Mike’s full review on CarGurus: https://cargur.us/rs3fs
Presenter: Mike Perkins
Cinematographer: Carl Nenzen Loven
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