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A Look At The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid

 

With the arrival of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid, American moms and dads finally have the affordable, fuel-efficient, plug-in hybrid, large and powerful enough to haul big families and all their gear. This vehicle has room for 7, elevated seating, all the safety features and creature comforts you need, yet it handles surprisingly well and looks great. Its electrically bolstered powertrain takes it from 0 to 60 in a respectable 7.8 seconds. This isn’t a vehicle for drag racing. It’s a safe, comfortable, roomy, technologically-advanced family vehicle.

The platinum version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV comes with the convenience and safety of Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Park Sense, Blind Spot Monitoring as well as Rear Cross Path Detection. This makes maneuvering this large minivan through thick traffic and into tight parking spots much easier. Plus, its middle seat entertainment system features dual 10.1″ touchscreen monitors that can flip up or down to entertain children and adults in the rear seats making long trips more fun. To see how fun they can be, take one for a test drive at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

Its rear liftgate and dual sliding doors equipped with foot trigger is a godsend for busy shoppers with arm loads children and groceries. Plus, the roomy interior is thoughtfully and carefully engineered and has exciting features. The main cockpit has every needed control at the driver’s fingertips. And the easy-folding 3rd row seats make creating even more room a breeze.

The hybrid Pacifica has a 110 volt AC outlet conveniently located behind the 2nd row seats and a 3rd row USB port. Its 3-pane panoramic glass roof is the interior’s true centerpiece. The primary infotainment console has all the features and technology options you need and they can be easily displayed for front and rear passengers at a glance using the hybrid information screen.

This beauty has Andriod Auto, Apple Airplay and all the other connectivity and technology users want. It even displays what the electric motor, internal combustion engine, primary traction battery and the entire powertrain is doing at all times. Plus, the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid can go 33 miles using the battery alone. Turn on conventional hybrid-electric mode and it averages 34 miles per gallon or an 84 MPGe, according to its EPA rating, and leaves a 31% smaller environmental footprint.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid uses its 16 kWh battery and two powerful electric motors most of the time. It draws power from its rooftop solar panels for zero emission driving. Its J1772 EV charging port can use a 120 or a 240 volt EVSE to recharge its battery in 2 hours using a 30-amp circuit Level 2 EVSE or 14 hours with a Level I EVSE with 120 volts.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid is also the safest automobile in its class. It’s overall crash safety rating gets 5 stars thanks in part to having large crumple zones. Plus, its eligibility for $7,500 in US federal tax credit makes it even more affordable without factoring in fuel savings. Overall, it’s a great family vehicle.

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