A Detailed Look At The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Posted on August 6, 2020
In our last blog, we took a quick look at the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and also covered how you could save by utilizing Ontario's EVIP rebate program. This time around, we thought it would be interesting to a more exhaustive in-depth look at the world's first hybrid minivan. Since out customers love learning about everything they can about our selection of new or pre-owned vehicles, it is only fair to go through the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in better detail.
Because there might be some doubts about the performance available from a hybrid minivan, it is important to point out how the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is different. Available in two trims - Premium and Platinum - and front wheel drive, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comes with a modified 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gas engine that features a unique nine-speed dual-motor eFlite Electrically Variable Transmission. At the heart of the minivan is the 16 kW lithium-ion battery pack that allows this hybrid to get an estimated electric driving range of up to 48 kilometres, 850 kilometres of total range, and an estimated 2.9 Le/100km (97 MPGe) in city driving.* As far as charging, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes standard with a 120-volt Level I charger that usually can bring the van to a full charge in about 14 hours. However, if you add the available 240-volt Level II charger from Mopar, then you can cut down the charging time to a very impressive two hours. It is important to note you have to order this option and have the charging station professionally installed. On top of this, it also helps that the battery self-charges via regenerative braking and is covered under warranty up to 10-years/160,000 kilometres.
Safety, Comfort, and Connectivity
Most drivers, who choose a minivan, do so to get their family and friends around town. Because of this, safety and security are just as important as fuel efficiency. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid not only seats up to seven comfortably, it is also built with a dual-phase frame that utilizes roughly 65% high-strength steel that maximizes stiffness and strength for vehicle dynamics and crash performance. Like the standard, gas-only, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, you get four-wheel ABS brakes, supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, and multistage front airbags. If you go with the Platinum trim, you get the advanced SafetyTec Group standard, which includes LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Surround-View Camera, Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
As far as comfort, depending on the trim, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes with standard McKinley Leather-Trimmed Seats with Perforated Inserts, Heated front and second row seats, eight-way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar support, and ventilated front seats. Since staying connected is so important for today's drivers and passengers, this modern minivan, has an available Uconnect 8.4-inch Touchscreen that features Hybrid Electric Pages, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, Voice Text Reply, and SirusXm Travel Link and Satellite Radio. If that wasn't enough you can also add the Uconnect Theater Package that includes 13 Alpin speakers, wireless headphones, and a Blu-ray/DVD player.
If you in the market for the first, and currently only, hybrid minivan you absolutely need to take the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for a test-drive. To schedule one, please contact or visit the experts at North York Chrysler today. While you're here, make sure to ask about our selection of other new and pre-owned gas-powered and hybrid vehicles!
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.