The new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, now in Langley at Willowbrook Chrysler, is Canada's only hybrid minivan and continues the Pacifica's phenomenal success streak on the North American market. So what do you know about this highly versatile seven-seater that uses precious little fuel, without compromising on performance? Check out these fun facts!
The 2018 Pacifica Hybrid features standard equipment galore
For 2018, Chrysler is offering consumers the most advanced, technologically sophisticated minivan ever produced. The 8.4-inch touchscreen gives access to the Uconnect 4 multimedia centre and has Bluetooth as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Active Noise Cancellation features helps make the cabin a serene and enjoyable environment, the premium instrument panel with 7-inch display is customizable and user-friendly, and the automatic climate control is tri-zone. Safety is enhanced by the presence of electronic stability control and hill start assist systems, and by the rearview backup camera. You'll surely love the convenient keyless entry and push-button start functionality as well!
In the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid, versatility is priority number one
Able to fit up to seven occupants, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid stands out for the great versatility of its cabin. The second-row seat slides back for easy access to the third row. Those second-row bucket seats are actually removable to allow you to create a truly massive cargo space. The third row, meanwhile, is a Stow 'n Go 60/40 split-folding fold-down bench seat that further increases cargo and storage space.
The 2018 Pacifica Hybrid is really, really fuel stingy
The innovative, highly advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain of the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid allows it to offer owners best-in-class fuel economy. All-electric range in all-electric mode is up to 53 km, during which time, of course, you're using exactly 0 litres of gasoline. Overall, its fuel economy rating is an excellent 2.6 Le/100 km in city driving; overall driving range for the minivan on a full charge and full tank of gas is 911 km. For daily commuting purposes, the Pacifica Hybrid offers an ideal solution that will keep you away from the gas pump almost indefinitely! The vehicle alternates between the combustion engine and the two electric motors, while the battery even recharges partially through the regenerative parking function. By the way, that 16 kWh battery can be charged in as little as two hours using the available 240V Level 2 charger; otherwise you can easily charge it on a standard Level 1 120V output.
The 2018 Pacific Hybrid is more stylish than a minivan has a right to be.
Aside from the fuel-efficient mechanics and interior versatility, one positive point that keeps coming back among reviewers and consumers alike, is that the 2018 Pacifica is more stylish than just about any model the minivan category has ever seen. Sleek and streamlined in its visual approach, the 2018 edition leads with a slim nose, followed by aerodynamic lines that preclude any notion of boxiness. Side windows are trimmed with chrome.