2017 Minivan Shopping Guide

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler also offers a plug-in hybrid version of the Pacifica. As America’s first-ever hybrid minivan, Pacifica has a unique powertrain combining the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gas engine with two electric motors. For the hybrid version, the Pentastar V6 runs on the Atkinson-cycle combustion system for improved efficiency, combined with the dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission to deliver an estimated 33 miles of all-electric range with a top speed of 75 mph. Total system output is 260 horsepower — slightly lower than the 287 horses of the gas-powered Pacifica. According to the U.S. EPA, Pacifica Hybrid’s fuel economy in electric mode is rated at 84 MPGe. The official EPA figure for driving in hybrid mode is 32 mpg combined.

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