The original Chrysler Pacifica had a lot going for it when introduced as a 2017 model in late 2016.
By recently adding a hybrid powerplant to the line, the 2017 Pacifica has more going for it today. The hybrid is a first for the midsize three-row minivan market.
That powerplant turns a heavy vehicle into an unheard-of realm when it comes to fuel usage economy. Competitors better take note.
On a 250-mile trip to northern Wisconsin with four people aboard, plus 80 pounds of luggage, the 5,125-pound hybrid averaged 28.3 mpg using unleaded regular gasoline. On the return trip the average was 30.5 mpg. The miles covered interstate, small-town, two- and four-lane state highways.