2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
- Capable of traveling up to 33 miles on electric power alone
- Interior feels premium and upscale
- Every model is loaded with convenience and luxury features
- CVT 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
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Pacifica Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Before 2017, there weren't many choices if you wanted good mileage from a vehicle with three rows of seating. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid was pretty much the only game in town. However, there's not much cargo room behind the third row in any three-row crossover, and adults don't fit easily into the legroom-challenged rear seats. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid solves both of these problems, with a spacious seven-passenger layout and a cleverly concealed battery pack.
The Pacifica Hybrid is actually a plug-in hybrid, which means you can charge the hybrid battery pack with an external power source to get up to 33 miles of all-electric driving 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. 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.
You only give up two things when choosing the plug-in Pacifica Hybrid over the standard minivan. The gas-only Pacifica features a seat management system called Stow 'n Go for the second and third rows. With it, both rows of seating fold neatly into the floor to create a flat load space behind the front seats. The Hybrid's 16-kWh battery pack occupies the empty space below the second row that allows those seats to be folded in the normal Pacifica. Additionally, a second-row bench is not available, so you can only seat seven in the Pacifica Hybrid.
Other than these minor drawbacks, the Pacifica Hybrid is pretty much the same as the standard Pacifica. There's the hybrid powertrain, of course, but you get the same high-quality interior materials, intuitive user interface and comfortable ride. And because the base Touring Plus Hybrid matches up with a midtrim Pacifica from a features standpoint, every Hybrid is fairly well-equipped. In fact, the fully loaded Limited isn't significantly more expensive than the Touring Plus, though this says more about the Hybrid's high starting price than the top trim's comparatively low upgrade cost. If you can look past the Pacifica Hybrid's base cost and lack of second-row Stow 'n Go, you'll be rewarded with a handsome minivan that offers cargo and third-row room superior to what you'll find in any rival.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 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.
Under the hood of every Pacifica Hybrid is a 3.6-liter V6 engine augmented with dual electric motors (260 horsepower total); the system is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that drives the front wheels. 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, LED taillights, foglights, power-sliding doors, heated mirrors and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, you'll find an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), a driver information display, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, 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, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. A power liftgate is available as a stand-alone option.
The Touring L adds the power liftgate, along with roof rails, remote engine start, an upgraded center console, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, and second- and third-row window shades.
Both Touring models can be ordered with a navigation system (which also adds 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity) and a rear-seat entertainment system, which includes a DVD player and an overhead display screen.
Upgrades to the top-level Limited are numerous. On the outside, the Limited adds automatic high beam control, automatic wipers, chrome trim, and hands-free operation for the sliding doors and liftgate. Inside, you'll find an auto-dimming mirror, adaptive cruise control, upgraded leather, a power passenger seat, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an automated parallel and perpendicular parking feature, the navigation system, a 20-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, and second- and third-row USB ports.
Passengers in back will also appreciate the Limited's added Blu-ray player, seatback video screens, a household-style power outlet, and wireless streaming from connected Android devices. Additional driver aids are also included, with front parking sensors, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and a 360-degree parking camera added to the list. A panoramic sunroof and 18-inch wheels are 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 is a mode that limits top speed and volume, keeps all driver aids activated and restricts user-defined satellite radio channels.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our first drive of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (3.6L V6 plug-in hybrid | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Pacifica Hybrid has received only minor revisions. Our findings remain applicable to this year's Pacifica Hybrid.
Noise & vibration4
Ease of use4.5
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation3.5
Audio & navigation4.5
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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
- Warns you if you start to deviate from your lane without using a turn signal. Vibrates steering wheel to get your attention.
- Adaptive Cruise with Stop and Hold
- Maintains distance between Pacifica and vehicle in front of it. Can bring the Pacifica to a complete stop.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for Sale
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is not only the first hybrid minivan — that alone is a milestone achievement for this class — but it's also 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 33 miles on battery power alone.
As a unique vehicle in its own right, the Pacifica Hybrid offers a fairly simple trim structure: three models, with just a few stand-alone options each. The entry-level Touring Plus features keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. For a couple thousand dollars more, you can get the Touring L's power liftgate, heated front seats and leather upholstery. It's a good deal, but you might as well pay a bit more and get the top-trim Limited.
The Limited's exceptional list of added features include hands-free doors and liftgate, ventilated front seats, upgraded leather, adaptive cruise control, automated parking, premium audio and a rear-seat entertainment system. A tri-pane sunroof and larger wheels are the only additional options for this otherwise fully loaded model.
Although most Hybrid models carry a higher MSRP than their non-hybrid counterparts, keep in mind that shoppers buying a new Pacifica Hybrid are eligible for tax credits, 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.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Overview
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Pacifica Hybrid Minivan. Available styles include Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), and Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT).
What do people think of the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Pacifica Hybrid 3.5 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 2018 Pacifica Hybrid.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid?
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,285. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is trending $4,640 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,640 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,645.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is10% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,090. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is trending $5,100 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,100 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$37,990.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is11.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 45 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,090. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is trending $4,787 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,787 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,303.
The average savings for the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) is11.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 40 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.