Designed to provide an advanced hybrid powertrain with more than 100 available safety and security features, the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid lineup will go on sale in North America by the end of the year.
The lineup consists of two models, the Pacifica Hybrid Premium and the Platinum. The starting price for the models starts at nearly $42,000 and $45,000, respectively, but with a $7,500 federal tax credit, customers can purchase a vehicle for about $35,000.
“The all-new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers an estimated 80 MPGs 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,” says Tim Kuniskis, the head of passenger car brands for Chrysler.
The Pacifica Hybrid models will offer many features from its standard version, such as a tri-pane panoramic sunroof, 10-inch seatback touchscreens, ParkSense parallel/perpendicular park assist, and 360-degree surround view camera.
Unique to the Pacifica Hybrid models is a 7-inch full color information display. The customizable display changes color to indicate whether the vehicle is operating in electric mode or hybrid mode, while both the battery level and fuel level are always displayed. One of the available cluster displays is the “efficiency coach,” which is designed to guide owners to drive more efficiently and maximize the time spent in battery mode.
The vehicle also includes a new feature, called Hybrid Electric Pages, which provides drivers with vehicle information, such as access to the vehicle’s charging schedule and a summary of miles driven in both electric and hybrid modes.
Safety features include advanced brake assist, forward collision warning, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, auto high-beam headlamp control, and lane departure warning.
Standard features for the Pacifica Premium include perforated leather seats, 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED lighting, remote start with cabin pre-conditioning, and three-zone automatic temperature control.
The Pacifica Platinum has many of the same features as the Premium, while adding leather seats, a 13-speaker Alpine premium sound system, 3-D navigation, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. The Platinum also has an UConnect Theater entertainment system and KeySense programmable key fob.