How the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Stands Out
For a vehicle that’s both extremely efficient and incredibly spacious, you can’t go wrong with the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid. Here are just a few of this minivan’s standout qualities.
The Pacifica Hybrid is available in two trims: Premium and Platinum. Both are equipped with a powerful 3.6-liter V-6 eHybrid engine that’s capable of reaching the equivalent of 84 mpg* highway, a max distance of 33 miles on a single electric charge**, and an overall 566-mile driving range. These estimates are possible with the Hybrid’s ability to switch between electric and hybrid power for optimal fuel efficiency.
The 2017 Pacifica Hybrid features a lithium-ion battery that, when paired with a 240-volt Level II charger, can reach full charge status in only two hours. However, even the 120-volt charger included with every model makes it easy to get up and go by charging your vehicle via a standard wall outlet. What’s more, the battery also utilizes regenerative braking to self-charge, a great feature for those that spend a lot of time on the road.
When relying solely on electric power, the Pacifica Hybrid lowers your carbon footprint, which eco-conscious drivers will surely appreciate about this minivan. Combine that with the all-season tires, active grille shutters, capless fuel filler, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, and 3,600-pound towing capacity, and you have all the elements for a smooth and productive ride.
Whether you choose the Hybrid Premium or Platinum, you’ll find it easy to track your vehicle’s performance with the Uconnect 8.4-inch touch screen. This technology monitors your power flow and modifies your charging schedule to operate during off-peak hours. Other helpful features of this system include GPS navigation and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.
With the coaching tool, your vehicle will assist you in maintaining your eco-friendly driving for the best performance possible. And with the Chryler Pacifica mobile app, you can keep track of your charging status and available charging stations nearby.
The 2017 Pacifica Hybrid features several luxurious amenities that make it a great choice for any group. In fact, it features heated front-row seats with driver lumbar support, three-zone automatic climate control, hands-free power sliding doors and liftgate, a tri-pane panoramic sunroof, and Active Noise Cancellation technology.
Of course, the best element of this minivan is its ample interior space. It offers seating for up to seven passengers, an interior volume of 165 cubic feet, and various seating configurations to suit your cargo and passenger needs. These include the Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage System, Stow ‘n Go Assist, and Easy Tilt sliding for easy adjustments to the second- and third-row seats.
While this vehicle is known for its excellent fuel efficiency, its safety features are nothing short of exceptional. You’ll find standard technologies such as forward collision warning, lane keep assist, electronic stability control, parallel and perpendicular park assist, and blind spot monitoring. Other notable features include a durable, lightweight steel foundation, multistage front and knee-bolster air bags, and LATCH child anchors.
*EPA estimated miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Actual mileage may vary.
**EPA estimate with fully charged battery. Actual mileage may vary.
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