Used 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Pros & Cons
- Capable of traveling up to 33 miles on electric power
- Interior feels premium and upscale
- Every model is loaded with convenience and luxury features
- CVT automatic is much smoother than the standard Pacifica's nine-speed automatic
- Can't fold second-row seats into floor due to hybrid battery pack
- Exhibits some transmission drone noise under hard acceleration
- Fairly high base price, for a minivan
Which Pacifica Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.9 / 10
The Chrysler Pacifica has a lot going for it. It has more style than the typical minivan. Its Stow 'n Go seats make for easy transport of large items. The infotainment system is easy to use. There are abundant safety and tech features to choose from. And almost all of this appeal transfers over to the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid.
Sure, the hybrid doesn't get the second-row Stow 'n Go seats (the hybrid battery fits in their storage compartment), but the fixed captain's chairs in their place are actually more comfortable. Plus, that hybrid powertrain significantly improves fuel economy since its plug-in capability allows for about 33 miles of electric range on a full charge. For some drivers, that's enough to avoid using gasoline for weeks or even longer. Once you do run out of electricity, the EPA estimates that it will return 32 mpg combined, which is 10 mpg higher than the standard van.
By some minivan standards, the Pacifica Hybrid also has some drawbacks. The 2019 Honda Odyssey, for example, is better to drive, is more spacious, and has a more versatile seating setup. It's also worth noting that the Pacifica Hybrid is significantly more expensive than the gas-only Pacifica van, especially at base trim levels. There are potential fuel savings and tax rebates to consider, but those aren't realized at the time of purchase.
In the end, if you're looking for a minivan with plug-in power, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only option out there. It isn't our favorite van, but it certainly has several virtues that make it worth considering.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a three-row minivan that seats seven passengers. It's available in three well-equipped trim levels: Touring Plus, Touring L and Limited.
Every Pacifica Hybrid has a 3.6-liter V6 engine augmented with two electric motors (260 horsepower total). It can travel about 33 miles on electric power alone. After that, the V6 and normal hybrid operation take over. A 240-volt power supply can fully recharge the 16-kWh battery pack in about two hours.
Standard exterior features on the Touring Plus include 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, power-sliding doors, heated mirrors and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, you'll find an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat (with four-way power lumbar), a driver information display, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, cloth upholstery, second-row power windows and a 60/40-split folding third-row seat.
Technology features include an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, voice commands, and a six-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio, a USB port and an auxiliary jack. Standard driver aids include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Cold Weather Group adds heated front seats and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. A power liftgate is available as a stand-alone option.
The Touring L adds the power liftgate, roof rails, remote ignition, an upgraded center console, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Cold Weather Group, leather upholstery, and second- and third-row window shades. The Premium Audio Group adds an eight-way power passenger seat, second- and third-row USB ports, active noise control and a 13-speaker Alpine sound system.
Both Touring models can be ordered with a navigation system, which also adds 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and a rear-seat entertainment system that includes a DVD player and a single overhead display screen.
Upgrades to the top-level Limited are numerous. On the outside, the Limited adds automatic high-beam control, power-folding mirrors (with driver-side auto-dimming), automatic wipers, chrome trim, and hands-free operation for the sliding doors and liftgate. Inside, you'll find adaptive cruise control, upgraded leather, an upgraded steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, ventilated front seats, the navigation system, and the Premium Audio Group contents. A 20-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is available for the Limited as well.
Optional on the Limited is the Uconnect Theater w/ Streaming package that includes a Blu-ray player, two seatback video screens, a household-style power outlet, wireless headphones and wireless streaming from connected Android devices. The Limited's optional Advanced SafetyTec Group adds front parking sensors, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, parallel and perpendicular parking assist, and a 360-degree parking camera. A panoramic sunroof and 18-inch wheels are also optional.
Standard on the Limited and optional on the other models is a secondary driver key that Chrysler calls KeySense. Intended for younger drivers and valets, this key starts the car in a mode that limits top speed and volume, keeps all driver aids activated and restricts user-defined satellite radio channels.
|Overall||7.9 / 10|
Noise & vibration6.5
Ease of use8.5
Getting in/getting out8.5
Child safety seat accommodation8.0
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Features & Specs
- Base MSRP
- MPG & Fuel
- N/A City / N/A Hwy / 30 Combined
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 gal. capacity
- 7 seats
- Type: front wheel drive
- Transmission: Electrically variable-speed automatic
- V6 cylinder
- Horsepower: 260 hp @ N/A rpm
- Torque: N/A
- Basic Warranty
- 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
- Length: 203.8 in. / Height: 69.9 in.
- Overall Width with Mirrors: 90.4 in.
- Overall Width without Mirrors: 79.6 in.
- Curb Weight: 4987 lbs.
- Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 32.3 cu.ft.
Our experts like the Pacifica Hybrid models:
- Forward Collision Warning Plus
- Uses a camera and radar to detect imminent collision, issues alerts and primes the brake system. Initiates emergency braking if necessary.
- Lane Departure Warning Plus
- Warns you if you start to deviate from your lane without using a turn signal. Vibrates the steering wheel to get your attention.
- Adaptive Cruise with Stop and Hold
- Maintains distance between the Pacifica and the vehicle in front of it. Can bring the Pacifica to a complete stop.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. the competition
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
2019 Honda Odyssey
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. Honda Odyssey
Of all the available minivans, the Honda Odyssey probably makes the strongest case against the Pacifica Hybrid. The Odyssey is more comfortable; it has a more versatile seating setup, with available seating for eight passengers; and it's very well-equipped. The Pacifica Hybrid has the mpg edge with a combined EPA rating that's 10 mpg higher than the Honda's. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Odyssey.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid isn't a minivan, but it is one of the only other vehicles with three rows and a hybrid powertrain. Unlike the Pacifica Hybrid, the Highlander Hybrid is not a plug-in model, so you don't get the added benefit of a short EV range. The Highlander is also significantly smaller in the back. Only children will be comfortable in the third row. Another advantage of the Highlander Hybrid is standard all-wheel drive.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. Toyota Sienna
If you're looking for a bargain in the minivan segment that's comfortable and adequately equipped, the Toyota Sienna is a good place to start. While the Sienna is nowhere near as fuel-efficient as the Pacifica Hybrid, it is on par with other minivans in fuel economy. The Sienna is also priced well, with base models costing nearly $10,000 less than a base Pacifica Hybrid. But creature comforts at the base Sienna trim levels will be comparatively sparse.
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According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid:
- No significant changes for 2019
- Part of the first-generation Chrysler Pacifica minivan introduced for 2017
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How much should I pay for a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid?
The least-expensive 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $39,995.
Other versions include:
- Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $39,995
- Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $42,195
- Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $45,545