2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review

For many years, hybrid cars have been limited to the compact or midsize sedan. But as this eco-conscious alternative has grown in popularity, automakers have found new ways to imbue even family vehicles with green technology.

In this review, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) will look at the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the very first hybrid minivan. Drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas will soon have no doubt which car can best reduce the carbon footprint of their families.

Unique Minivan Efficiency

Like most minivans, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is equipped with a 6-cylinder engine. Unlike most minivans, however, this engine won’t guzzle your gas. This is due to the electric motor and high-powered lithium-ion battery that work alongside it. With this combination, drivers can maintain a stunning 84 MPG.1

With the available 240-volt Level 2 charger, you can charge your car’s battery from home in just two short hours. One charge will grant you 33 miles of driving.2 When the capabilities of both the electric motor and engine work together, drivers will have a range of roughly 566 miles.3

The Safety You’ve Come to Expect

The purpose of the hybrid vehicle isn’t just to reduce your carbon footprint. As a minivan, the Pacifica Hybrid also maintains the high safety standards that have become a trademark of its predecessors. For this reason, it’s been granted a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

A big part of what earns the Pacifica Hybrid such honorable safety commendations is its intuitive suite of technologies. For instance, the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system with Automatic Stop is available to prevent rear collisions. If you’re backing out of a spot and something crosses the path of your bumper, the Pacifica Hybrid will brake autonomously.

Blind Spot Monitoring and LaneSense are also available. If you’re unable to detect that vehicle following closely behind you, your minivan will do all the work, making sure you don’t cross into its path.

Cutting-Edge Interior Technology

To keep up with it’s remarkable performance technology, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features a cutting-edge suite of interior technology. Uconnect® sits at the center of this package, offering drivers an 8.4-inch touchscreen. From there, you can view vehicle metrics and learn about your minivan’s eco-impacts.2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review

This suite also allows you to fully integrate your phone, so you can easily access your apps and music while on the go. Using Siri® Eyes Free, your car will conveniently read and send text messages for you.

To keep the kids occupied, Uconnect® Theater is available in the Pacifica Hybrid. Here, backseat passengers can stay entertained by watching movies or playing games.

Learn More about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Minivans haven’t often been thought of as efficient vehicles. They’re bulky, include large engines, and often tons of technologies. However, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pushes the boundaries of what a family vehicle can do.

Drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas who’d like to learn more about this economical vehicle should contact Marino CJDR. We can walk you through all the other specifications that make the Pacifica Hybrid so impressive. Contact us today for more information.


1. EPA-estimated miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Actual mileage may vary.
2. EPA estimate with fully charged battery. Actual mileage may vary.
3. Based on manufacturer’s testing. Actual mileage may vary.