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Chrysler makes its Pacifica minivan electric, sometimes

Chrysler scores a first with the plug-in hybrid version of its Pacifica, while retaining most of what makes this minivan great.

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Chrysler first unveiled its new Pacifica minivan at the 2016 Detroit auto show, as a replacement for its former Town and Country model.

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When Chrysler first unveiled the Pacifica, the company said it would be offered with a gasoline engine and as a plug-in hybrid version.

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While the standard Pacifica comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Pacifica Hybrid adds an electric drive system to that engine.

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The new Pacifica Hybrid shows similar styling to the standard Pacifica minivan, with a few nods towards its hybrid drivetrain.

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Chrysler offers the Pacifica Hybrid in Premium and Platinum trim lines, the top model with power sliding doors.

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The Pacifica Hybrid maintains all the attributes of a minivan, including three-row seating and a large cargo area.

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Chrysler only offers the Pacifica Hybrid in front-wheel-drive format.

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This grille design is unique to the Pacifica Hybrid.

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The plug-in port sits on the front right fender.

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It takes a standard J1772 electric vehicle charging plug, and requires 14 hours to charge on a 110 volt connection, or two hours on a 240 volt connection.

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With its plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Pacifica Hybrid gets 30 miles of electric range.

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