Chrysler adds no-brainer Hybrid option to the 2017 Pacifica model range - w/video


If there was ever a vehicle that cried out to be hybridized it is the often maligned minivan, and Chrysler's new Pacifica is one of the best minivans for sale in the US (if not the best). All-new for 2016, Pacifica adds a (plug-in) Hybrid model for 2017 that gets an estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving with an electric-only range of about 30 miles. The Hybrid will come in two trim levels Premium ($41,995 plus taxes, license, fees, destination, and options minus any government rebates) and Platinum ($44,995 +/-). Both models are extremely well equipped with all of Chrysler's suite of safety, convenience, and infotainment features on hand by trim level, package, or as a stand alone option (check the press release for feature specifics).

“The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers an estimated 80 MPGe in the city, 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range, plus many of the well-loved features that make the gasoline-powered Pacifica the most awarded minivan of the year,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA - North America. “With a starting price under $35,000 after the available $7,500 federal tax credit (editor's note: which might be gone soon), the Pacifica Hybrid provides efficiency, versatility, technology, an advanced hybrid powertrain and is priced in the heart of the segment – a combination that no other seven-passenger vehicle delivers.”  

If the space/size equation requires you to consider a large SUV or crossover, you might also consider the new Pacifica Hybrid with class-leading fuel efficiency, space utilization, and it ain't bad looking either. And you can get an on-board vacuum for clean-up duty.

Source: FCA/Chrysler - Press release and video after the "read more" jump.





Press Release:
All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Delivers Efficiency, Versatility and Technology, Starting at $41,995 U.S. MSRP

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup offers two well-equipped models, starting at $41,995 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
  • With available $7,500 federal tax credit, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricing starts as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives
  • Pacifica Hybrid’s transferable warranty is among the best compared with other hybrid vehicles – up to 15-year/150,000-mile on emissions components and 10-year/150,000-mile on battery
  • All-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s advanced powertrain delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience, with 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and an estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving
  • Hybrid-exclusive technology features, including a smartphone app, deliver relevant vehicle information, such as charge status and scheduling, charging station locations and an “efficiency coach” for more efficient driving
  • Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform for class-leading ride, handling and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • Offers more than 100 standard and available safety and security features, including 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold and Forward Collision Warning-Plus 
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid electrifies the minivan segment, adding an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain to the Pacifica’s no-compromises combination of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling – all starting for less than $35,000 with the available federal tax credit.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid lineup features two highly equipped models, starting at $41,995 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), not including destination. With the available $7,500 federal tax credit, customers can get the Pacifica Hybrid is for as low as $34,495, not including any state or local incentives.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only hybrid minivan, offering an innovative and advanced powertrain that delivers a seamless, efficient driving experience – plus an estimated 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range and 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in city driving.

Not only does the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offer the segment’s only hybrid powertrain, it also offers many of the same features offered by the gasoline-powered Pacifica, including tri-pane panoramic sunroof, 10-inch seatback touchscreens, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, 360-degree Surround View camera, ventilated seats, rotary e-shifter, capless fuel filler, handsfree sliding doors and liftgate and KeySense programmable key fob.

In addition, the Pacifica Hybrid’s transferable warranty is among the best compared with other hybrid vehicles, offering:
  • Bumper to bumper: 3-year/36,000-mile
  • Powertrain: 5-year/60,000-mile
  • Emissions components: Up to 15-year/150,000-mile
  • Battery: Up to 10-year/150,000-mile
“The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers an estimated 80 MPGe in the city, 30 miles of all-electric range, 530 miles of total range, plus many of the well-loved features that make the gasoline-powered Pacifica the most awarded minivan of the year,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA - North America. “With a starting price under $35,000 after the available $7,500 federal tax credit, the Pacifica Hybrid provides efficiency, versatility, technology, an advanced hybrid powertrain and is priced in the heart of the segment – a combination that no other seven-passenger vehicle delivers.”


Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Premium
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Premium offers the key comfort, convenience and safety features minivan customers want, including perforated leather seats, heated first-row seats, remote start with cabin pre-conditioning, three-zone automatic temperature control, projector headlamps, fog lamps, chrome trim accents and power liftgate. The Pacifica Hybrid Premium also features the SafetyTec Group as standard, which includes ParkSense rear park assist with stop, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.

Other standard features include Active Noise Cancellation, LED signature lighting, six-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with 1-year trial, 17-inch aluminum wheels, ParkView rear backup camera and passive entry on all doors.

The Pacifica Hybrid Premium also includes as standard a 7-inch full color driver information display (DID), unique to the Pacifica Hybrid models. The customizable cluster’s display changes color to indicate whether the Pacifica Hybrid is operating in electric mode (teal) or hybrid mode (blue), while both the battery level and fuel level are always displayed. One of the available cluster displays is the “efficiency coach,” which guides owners to drive more efficiently and maximize the time spent in battery mode.

Also standard on the Pacifica Hybrid Premium is the Uconnect 8.4 system, which includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen, available Uconnect Navigation and Uconnect Access connected services. The Pacifica Hybrid also includes the all-new Hybrid Electric Pages, providing owners with helpful vehicle information, including access to the vehicle’s charging schedule and a summary of miles driven in both electric and hybrid modes.

The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Premium has a starting U.S. MSRP of $41,995 (plus $1,095 destination).

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Platinum
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Platinum builds on the Premium model, adding Nappa leather seats, ventilated first-row seats, heated two-tone steering wheel, 13-speaker Alpine premium sound system, 3-D navigation, handsfree sliding doors and liftgate and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Packed with content inside and out, the Pacifica Hybrid Platinum also includes the best-in-class Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system and KeySense programmable key fob to promote safe driving habits.

Additional safety content includes the Advanced SafetyTec Group with advanced brake assist, Forward Collison Warning-Plus, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, auto high-beam headlamp control, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, 360-degree Surround View camera, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, and ParkSense front park assist and rear park assist with stop.

The available tri-pane panoramic sunroof adds to the feeling of spaciousness with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof over the front- and second-row seats and a fixed glass pane over the third row.

The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Platinum has a U.S. MSRP of $44,995 (plus $1,095 destination).

About Chrysler Pacifica
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. Re-engineered from the ground up on an all-new platform, the Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment. With more than 100 available safety and security features, the all-new Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system, and a full array of comfort and convenience technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a no-compromises minivan ideally suited for today's families and has earned its spot as the most awarded minivan of the year.

About Chrysler Brand
The Chrysler brand has delighted customers with distinctive designs, craftsmanship, intuitive innovation and technology all at an extraordinary value since the company was founded in 1925.

Whether it is the family-room-on-wheels functionality of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan, the groundbreaking, bold design of the Chrysler 300, or the simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the Chrysler 200, Chrysler brand vehicles reward the passion, creativity and sense of accomplishment of its owners. Beyond just exceptionally designed vehicles, the Chrysler brand has incorporated thoughtful features into all of its products, such as the innovative center console with pass through storage and sliding cup holders in the Chrysler 200, the industry-exclusive Stow 'n Go seating and storage system on the Chrysler Pacifica and the fuel-saving Fuel Saver Technology in the Chrysler 300.

The Chrysler brand's succession of innovative product introductions continues to solidify the brand's standing as the leader in design, engineering and value. The premium for the Chrysler brand is in the product, not the price.

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