2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan
- No significant changes for 2019
- Part of the first-generation Chrysler Pacifica minivan introduced for 2017
- 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
- Fairly high base price, for a minivan
- Exhibits some transmission drone noise under hard acceleration
- Can't fold second-row seats into floor due to hybrid battery pack
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Pacifica Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
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.
Trim levels & features
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.
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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 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.
The 2019 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. For city dwellers or minivan shoppers who are looking for a leg up in the mpg department, this is a huge deal. The Hybrid doesn't rely solely on its gasoline engine to help generate electricity; it can tap it from the utility company and it's got a significant range to start. When it's fully charged, you can expect to drive about 33 miles on battery power alone. Otherwise, it's very similar to the standard Pacifica minivan, with lots of available safety and tech features. It also has a few minivan tricks up its sleeve.
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, blind-spot monitoring and 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 includes hands-free doors and a hands-free 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 a federal tax credit, in addition to any state or local incentives. That helps reduce the sticker shock on this hybrid minivan. It's also worth noting that there's a big cost difference between electricity and gasoline, so if you're more often than not using the Pacifica's estimated 33-mile electric range, you could go a long time between fill-ups and save a significant amount of money. What's more, the Pacifica Hybrid has an EPA rating of 32 mpg combined, while class leaders such as the Honda Odyssey are rated at 22 mpg combined. 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.
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Overview
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan is offered in the following styles: Touring Plus 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), Touring L 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), and Limited 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT).
What do people think of the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan 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 2019 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Pacifica Hybrid Minivan featuring deep dives into trim levels including Touring Plus, Touring L, Limited, 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 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan here.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 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.