The Technology Of The Pacifica Hybrid
Minivans aren’t necessarily considered cool. But the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid changes that.
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a three-row, seven-passenger minivan that is loaded to the brim with in-demand technology. It’s stylish both inside and out, boasts efficiency, and offers tons of space for you and your family.
Take a look at all the innovative features behind the wheel of this new kind of minivan.
Pacifica Hybrid Trim Levels
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid comes in three impressive and distinct trim levels.
The Touring Plus is the standard model and it’s more than a bare-bones model. Automatic headlights, foglights, power-sliding doors, and keyless entry and start are standard traits. You’ll also enjoy comforts like a driver-information display, tri-zone climate control, and a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat.
Step up to the mid-tier Touring L trim and you’ll receive even more conveniences like a power liftgate, which makes loading and accessing items much easier with the touch of a button.
The top-level Limited trim adds even more luxuries including a 20-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, USB ports in both passenger rows, and hands-free access to the side door and rear liftgate.
While it may take some time to figure out the model that best suits you, there’s one decision you won’t have to make. The Chrysler Pacifica engine is the same on all of the hybrid trim levels.
You’ll find a 3.6-liter engine paired with a pair of electric motors under the hood of each model. This hybrid powertrain works with a continuously variable automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain to deliver an EPA-estimated 32 MPG for both city and highway driving.
This system works together to deliver electric-only power for up to 33 miles. Once this range has been met, the hybrid system kicks back in. And you only need about two hours to recharge the 16-kilowatt battery in full.
Innovative Safety Technology
There’s no doubt about it: the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 2018 is a family-friendly vehicle. Not only does it have plenty of seating versatility for a growing family, but it’s also comfortable and full of safety and entertainment tech.
The safety profile of the Pacifica Hybrid is quite impressive, which is why it’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
At the base Touring trim, standard safety aids include a rearview camera and rear parking sensors for the best visibility when backing up and parking. And blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert signals when traffic or cars are behind the vehicle or in the minivan’s blind spots.
But the Limited trim really ups the ante when it comes to advanced safety features. This model includes:
- Adaptive cruise control to help regulate your speed and maintain a safe distance in traffic
- Front parking sensors and automated parallel and perpendicular parking assistance for foolproof parking
- Lane-departure warning which helps you stay in your lane at all times
- Forward-collision with automatic braking to assist with accident prevention and automatically stop your vehicle if necessary
- A 360-degree parking camera for even more visibility when maneuvering in and out of tight parking spaces
There’s really no limit to what the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can do when it comes to driver-assistance technology.
Entertainment and Connectivity Features
The Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid doesn’t just stop at technology for safety purposes. Another great aspect of this minivan is the wealth of entertainment features onboard.
The base trim level is rich with traits like an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for easy smartphone connectivity. You also get satellite radio and a USB port.
The entry-level and middle Touring Plus trim can be enhanced with available add-ons such as an on-board navigation system with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and a rear-seat entertainment system. This optional entertainment system also comes with a DVD player and can be great for keeping the kids happy while traveling.
If that wasn’t enough, the Limited trim comes standard with a navigation system and adds USB ports to both the second and third rows of the minivan. You’ll also get a Blu-ray player for the rear-seat entertainment system and a household-style power outlet that can be handy for plugging in a hand vac to clean up spills.
Other Special Features
Because the Pacifica Hybrid has your family in mind, there’s plenty of options to work with in terms of seating and storage. If you need to make more room for cargo, remove the second row of seats.
And if you want to add even more space, fold the third row of seats all the way into the floor. Even if you leave the third row up, you’ll appreciate the generous amount of space behind them: 32.3 cubic feet.
This space is great for hauling what you and the little ones need on a daily basis to and from school, sporting events, and other extracurricular activities—not to mention family road trips.
Another unique trait of the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the KeySense feature. This tool serves a couple of purposes. It can keep an eye on teen drivers in the family and help promote safety while they’re learning to drive.
This feature can also provide a level of protection when the vehicle is in the care of a valet. When enabled, KeySense limits certain controls like volume and speed.
Get Behind the Wheel of Your Own Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
The Chrysler Pacifica is not your mom’s minivan, and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is even further ahead in terms of its eco-friendliness and feature set.
Get in touch with our Chrysler dealership team to learn more about the Pacifica Hybrid. We’ll be happy to speak with you about all the technology aboard this inventive vehicle and set you up with a test drive.