Chrysler scores a first with the plug-in hybrid version of its Pacifica, while retaining most of what makes this minivan great.
Chrysler first unveiled its new Pacifica minivan at the 2016 Detroit auto show, as a replacement for its former Town and Country model.
When Chrysler first unveiled the Pacifica, the company said it would be offered with a gasoline engine and as a plug-in hybrid version.
While the standard Pacifica comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, the Pacifica Hybrid adds an electric drive system to that engine.
The new Pacifica Hybrid shows similar styling to the standard Pacifica minivan, with a few nods towards its hybrid drivetrain.
Chrysler offers the Pacifica Hybrid in Premium and Platinum trim lines, the top model with power sliding doors.
The Pacifica Hybrid maintains all the attributes of a minivan, including three-row seating and a large cargo area.
Chrysler only offers the Pacifica Hybrid in front-wheel-drive format.
This grille design is unique to the Pacifica Hybrid.
The plug-in port sits on the front right fender.
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.
With its plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Pacifica Hybrid gets 30 miles of electric range.
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