While the hybrid drivetrain gives the Pacifica Hybrid superior fuel economy, its main downside is the elimination of fold-flat middle row seats. To gain the entire cabin cargo area, owners will need to remove the middle row.
The plug-in hybrid drivetrain gives the Pacifica Hybrid about 30 miles of pure electric range, enough for most suburban errands. When the battery runs down, it switches smoothly to full hybrid mode, affording hundreds of miles of range.
Chrysler only sells the Pacifica Hybrid in two well-equipped trims, Premium and Platinum. Base price starts at $14,000 over the gasoline-only version's base price, but the equipment level is much greater.