2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan
- Capable of traveling up to 30 miles on electric power alone
- Interior feels premium and upscale
- Comes standard with plenty of convenience and luxury features
- Long, transferable battery warranty offers some peace of mind
- Exhibits some transmission drone noise under hard acceleration
- Can't fold second-row seats into floor due to hybrid battery pack
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Pacifica Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
With the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler brings innovation to the minivan class it helped create. The Hybrid shares the same elegant design as the regular Pacifica, but with plug-in EV efficiency and reduced gasoline dependence. For a green-cred family hauler, it doesn't get any better.
The Pacifica is an all-new model. It's a replacement for the now discontinued Town & Country van and cribs its name from a Chrysler crossover wagon/SUV from the mid-2000s. The regular Pacifica debuted first, and now the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid hits the road. It's the first gas-electric plug-in hybrid minivan in America, and it's an idea that's long overdue.
Since most minivan duty involves short hops around city and suburb, a minivan is an ideal candidate for hybrid technology. The Pacifica Hybrid embraces this philosophy with up to 30 miles of electric range. In some scenarios, that's enough juice to drop kids at school, go to the office, run an errand at lunch, then return for the kids and evening soccer practice, all without dipping into the gas tank.
Chrysler says combined range for the gas-electric combo is 530 miles — serious road-trip distance. With regular charging, you can make gas station visits an occasional pastime. Using a Level 2 (240-volt) charging station (whether at home or using a public one), expect to be able to recharge the depleted batteries in about two hours. With a regular household outlet, though, expect it to be more like 14 hours. When you do need gas, a stout V6 engine kicks in to assume duty. The EPA estimates you'll get 32 mpg in combined driving, which is still by far the best in the minivan segment.
Other than its additional weight and a suspension fortified to support it, the Pacifica Hybrid shares the same footprint and features as its regular counterpart. That means you're getting the same crisp lines and elegant interior design, infusing the normally dowdy family taxi with much-needed style. But it does ask some sacrifices. Primarily, you give up Chrysler's popular Stow 'n Go seating feature, which normally allows you to sink the second-row seats into the floor flat and out of sight. In the Hybrid, the batteries take up that space. And yes, you do pay a lot more for the Hybrid compared to a regular minivan (though the offsetting tax credit does help a lot). But if you like the idea of a fuel-sipping minivan, this is the one to get.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a three-row minivan that seats seven passengers. It's available in Premium and Platinum trim levels. The Premium comes well-stocked for a "base" model with standard leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview camera, self-parking and a large touchscreen infotainment display. The Platinum ratchets up desire with hands-free sliding doors and liftgate, upgraded leather and a navigation system. For a classy family shuttle, it's hard to go wrong with either.
The Premium's standard equipment starts with a 3.6-liter V6 engine augmented with dual electric motors and an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT). Combined horsepower is 260 horsepower. Other features include 17-inch wheels, a 6.6-kWh onboard charger, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, foglights, power-sliding doors and liftgate, heated power-folding side mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition.
Interior features include leather seating, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, second-row power windows, and a 60/40-split folding third-row seat. Standard tech includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands, and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio, and USB and auxiliary input jacks.
Driver aids include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and an automated parking system for both parallel and perpendicular spaces.
You'll get even more if you move up to the Platinum trim, though. It also has 18-inch wheels, hands-free operation for the sliding doors and liftgate, upgraded leather, a power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system and the Uconnect Theater rear-seat entertainment system, which bundles a 13-speaker Alpine audio system, DVD/Blu-ray player, seatback video screens, a household-style power outlet and multiple USB ports.
The Platinum also has additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and a surround-view camera. Options are few. For the Premium, you can order a wireless device charging pad. For the Platinum, a panoramic sunroof is available.
Noise & vibration4.0
Ease of use4.5
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation3.5
Audio & navigation4.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Pacifica Hybrid safety features:
- 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
- Cameras and sensors warn if the car leaves the lane without a turn signal activated. Vibrates steering wheel to get the driver's attention.
- Adaptive Cruise With Stop and Hold
- Maintains distance between Pacifica and vehicle in front of it. Can also bring the Pacifica to a controlled stop.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan for Sale
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is not only the first hybrid minivan — that alone is a milestone achievement for this class — it's a plug-in hybrid.
The Hybrid doesn't rely solely on its gasoline engine to help generate electricity; it can tap it from the utility company. Fully charged, you can expect to drive about 30 miles on battery power alone.
As a unique vehicle in its own right, the Pacifica Hybrid offers a fairly simple trim and options strategy: two trims, one option each. The Premium trim comes nicely equipped with leather seating. power-sliding doors and liftgate, heated front seats, Bluetooth, and an infotainment system anchored by a central 8.4-inch touchscreen display. If you need to get the most for the least, you can't beat the Premium. The lone option is a DVD player with a rear-seat overhead screen (also includes HDMI, USB and video inputs).
With the DVD option, however, you're not far away from the Platinum trim. The Platinum includes an even better entertainment system (Blu-ray player, seatback displays, wireless headphones, a 13-speaker Alpine sound system), as well as enhanced driver safety aids such as a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. The sliding doors and liftgate also offer a hands-free opening function at the Platinum level, which will prove more useful every day than you can imagine. The Platinum is almost worth it for this feature alone. There's only one option for the Platinum: an expansive (and expensive) panoramic sunroof.
It's also important to remember that shoppers buying a new Pacifica Hybrid are eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, in addition to any state or local incentives. That helps reduce the sticker shock on this hybrid minivan. Use Edmunds shopping and comparison tools to better survey the full minivan landscape, but if you want a hybrid minivan, your choice for now is clear.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Overview
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan is offered in the following styles: Platinum 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), Premium 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), and Touring Plus Fleet 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT).
What do people think of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Platinum, Premium, Touring Plus Fleet, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan here.
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan?
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Premium 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Premium 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,985. The average price paid for a new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Premium 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is trending $4,437 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.