2016 Detroit Auto Show: Top Production Cars

© Rod Hatfield, TheNowDevice© Rod Hatfield, TheNowDevice
Chrysler Pacifica
The all-new Pacifica is the latest version of the venerable Chrysler minivan. Although we’re not crazy about the name — which was last used on a marginal crossover — a number of unique innovations premiere with the new model. The sliding side doors and rear hatch can be operated hands-free — activated with the wave of a foot underneath them. Heated and ventilated seats are available, as is remote start — a nice feature for frosty mornings. Pacifica will also be available with Stow ‘n Vac — an integrated vacuum that reaches all four corners of the van for easy cleanups. Even more important than quick clean-ups: Pacifica will be the first hybrid minivan on the market. The Pacifica Hybrid can drive up to 30 miles on electric-only operation, and is estimated to achieve a fuel economy rating of 80 MPGe during city driving. Batteries get stored under the second-row floor, preserving the ample cargo space in the rear, as well as the Stow ‘n Go seats in the third row.

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