Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Frequently Asked Questions
As a completely new model, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been getting a lot of attention in Ohio and is the source of numerous queries for more information. As much attention as the Pacifica has been getting, the new Pacifica Hybrid has received even more since it is the first minivan of its kind, offering an option for drivers across the country who want room for their entire family and fuel efficiency. Most questions tend to center around its hybrid powertrain, but you may also be interested to learn more about what separates the Pacifica Hybrid and regular Pacifica from other minivans on the market.
Does It Take Gas? Do I Need to Plug It In?
As the first ever hybrid minivan sold in Ohio, it makes sense that the average person has questions about what the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid runs on. It is a plug-in hybrid, which means that it will take gas and you can plug it in. The system will automatically switch between hybrid and electric power thanks to the powertrain. which combines a gas engine and electric motor. Charging the Pacifica Hybrid is quick and easy as well. Most drivers will want to invest in the 240-volt Level II charger which lets you charge the vehicle completely in just 2 hours. Otherwise, you can use the included 120-volt cable to charge the minivan. It will also charge itself with regenerative braking.
What Is its MPG?
The mpg of the Pacifica Hybrid will depend on the mode that you are operating in. There is obviously no equivalent rating for pure electric mode since you won’t be using any gas. When you have it set to use both gas and electricity, the Pacifica Hybrid will get 84 MPGe, a truly impressive figure for a minivan. When you have the battery fully charged and the Pacifica’s tank full of gas, you will be able to drive as far as 566 miles without stopping at a gas station or to charge it up. This means you can drive across the state of Ohio without stopping for gas! The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid even has a coaching tool that helps you drive more efficiently and a mobile app that lets you track everything.
Is There an All-Electric Mode?
Just like most plug-in hybrids, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can indeed be put into an all-electric mode. When you do this, you won’t use a drop of gasoline, although the range does become a bit more limited. Even so, you can go as far as 33 miles with just one electric charge. While that isn’t enough for a road trip, it will be more than enough for your daily errands. Thanks to this electric range, you will find yourself spending significantly less money on gas.
What Else Makes the Pacifica a Groundbreaking Van?
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is truly groundbreaking as the first hybrid minivan in Ohio, but it has more innovation than just that. Chrysler models were the first to have second-row seats which completely disappear into the floor and the Pacifica continues this with the ability to operate them with the push of a button thanks to Stow-and-Go Assist. Even the regular 3.6-liter V6 powertrain has the best-in-class highway efficiency of 28 mpg combined. The Pacifica also has a long list of firsts for minivans, including a hands-free hatch, hands-free sliding doors, ventilated seats, standard LED interior lighting, a tri-pane sunroof, and a cap-less fuel filler nozzle.