With 2018 Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler brings innovation to the minivan segment that he helps create. This hybrid shares the same elegant design with the regular Pacifica, but with EV plug-in efficiency and reduced gasoline dependency. For a family carrier, it could not be better.
This is the first electric-gas plug-in hybrid minivan in America, and this is a long-awaited idea. Since most minivan tasks involve short trips around the city and suburbs, the minivan is the ideal vehicle for hybrid technology.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid brings this technology by offering up to 30 miles of electric range. In some scenarios, that’s enough to take kids at school, go to the office, then go back for the kids or soccer practice, all without dipping into the gas tank. Chrysler says combined range for the gas-electric is 530 miles, a serious travel distance.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a three-row seven passengers minivan. It’s sold in three trim levels: Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited.
Under the hood, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is backed by a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with dual electric motors. This combination produces a total output of 260 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sent that power to the front wheels. A full recharge the 16-kWh battery pack from a 240-volt Level 2 charger in about two hours (charging it from a regular household-style outlet takes about 14 hours).
In track testing, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hit 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. It can travel about 33 miles on electric power alone. After that, the V6 and normal hybrid operation take over. According to EPA estimates, its return combined fuel economy numbers of 30 mpg, an excellent result.