The 2019 Pacifica Hybrid, a Cut Above the Rest

September 30th, 2019 by

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid continues to alter the automotive industry. Autotrader just named the Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid — the world’s first and only electrified minivan — to the 12 Best Electric Vehicles for 2019 list. This latest accolade brings the Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid’s combined award count to more than 120, further solidifying its status as the most awarded minivan since it was revamped and rebranded in 2016. 

2019 marks the inaugural year for the 12 Best Electric Vehicles list from Autotrader. Editors stated they compiled this list to aid prospective buyers looking to purchase all-electric or plug-in electric vehicles. Some of the important criteria considered by Autotrader editors in order for vehicles to make the list includes maximum range, all-electric range capabilities, drivability, comfort, value, and overall costs. Categories had a sliding scale range from 1-to-5, with 5 being the highest score available. Each vehicle that earned a spot on the list needed to score a combined average of 3.8 out of a possible 5 to be included. 

“This is our first annual list of the best EVs and we expect the cars on this list to change dramatically over the years. That being said, the Chrysler Pacifica is really in a league of its own — there simply aren’t any other minivans that offer the plug-in flexibility of the Pacifica Hybrid. Around town, the Pacifica Hybrid can run on just electricity, making it both quick and quiet. However, the hybrid powertrain means it’s good for long trips too — all the while providing the comfort of a luxurious minivan,” said Brian Moody, executive editor at Autotrader. 

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is rated at 82 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, with an all-electric range of 32 miles and a combined range that exceeds 500 miles. As the segment’s first hybrid minivan, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) -designed Pacifica Hybrid is powered by a modified 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine, a battery, and paired with an innovative dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT). Designed to make driving and handling seamless, the Pacifica Hybrid doesn’t require drivers to select between electric or hybrid modes. 

The Pacifica Hybrid is currently ranked among the top five best-selling plug-in vehicles in the U.S.; the minivan features a regenerative braking system that redirects the kinetic energy expelled by the brakes and uses it to charge the minivan’s battery. A full charge can be achieved via the 6.6-kWh on-board in as little as two hours thanks to a 240 charger-volt charger. The Level 2 charger is available from Mopar at Chrysler dealers nationwide. 

Visit Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and get familiar with the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Experience the minivan that changed the segment, not only because of its one-of-a-kind features such as Stow ‘n Go seating and Uconnect Theater system, but also because it offers an unprecedented level of functionality, technology and versatility that other minivans just can’t replicate. Follow Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on social media to stay up to date with the latest Chrysler news. 

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